Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets are HOT

School Car Magnets for Fundraising

Car magnets are hot, and it’s easy to see why! They make your message visible to your entire community. They also make amazingly easy fundraising items.

Here’s a classic example of a car magnet success story…

Meadowbrook Elementary School PTA was looking for a new fundraiser. In the past, they had tried selling magazine subscriptions, chocolate bars, wrapping paper and similar items to raise money for their programs. All of the money raised from these fundraisers went to the school for new playground equipment, vests for the crossing guards, gifts for teachers and many other good causes. The sales usually meant that the children had to go door-to-door to sell these items. Obviously, this is not the safest way to conduct a fundraiser. In addition, almost everyone had a very good reason for not buying those products… “We already subscribe to every magazine we want”, or “I’m on a diet; I don’t want chocolate in the house!” This type of fundraiser was becoming unpopular and obsolete.

Then the Meadowbrook PTA had a brilliant idea. They had seen other schools and groups that had car magnets designed specifically for them. They searched the internet and found several companies that offered custom car magnets, and one of them was ARC Marketing. Most of the other websites made it difficult to get basic information, and even more difficult to figure out how to get started on their new car magnet. The ARC Marketing website was clear, concise and made it very easy to get started (just click on the Free Virtual Magnet button

Car Magnets for Elementary Schools

Car Magnets for Elementary Schools

Clicking on the Virtual Magnet button was the beginning of a very easy process to get their new magnet designed. Answering a few simple questions was all that was needed for an artist at ARC Marketing to create the first “Virtual Magnet”. This first Virtual Magnet was created and emailed directly to the president at the Meadowbrook PTA. After showing the Virtual Magnet to the board members, they requested a few changes via email. Within an hour, the revised Virtual Magnet was emailed back to the president. One more simple change was requested by the PTA, and again, another Virtual Magnet was emailed to the president. The board unanimously agreed that this version of the new Meadowbrook Elementary car magnet was perfect!

 

The PTA ordered 500 car magnets at $1.55 each (with UPS shipping charges, the total came to $815.00). They sold them for $7.50 each (our suggested fundraising price is $5 each, but most schools sell them for $6, $7.50 or $10 each). After selling all 500 magnets, the total amount collected came to $3,750. Subtract the $815 cost and they made a profit of almost $3,000!

Can you think of another fundraising item that returns a profit like that?

Here’s another benefit of using car magnets instead of big chocolate bars… awareness. Now, 500 cars have the Meadowbrook Elementary School car magnet on it. It is almost impossible to drive around town and not see dozens of cars with the Meadowbrook Elementary magnet.

Want another benefit? Car Magnets do not have a “shelf life”. If you have unsold chocolate bars after your fundraiser, they go bad after a certain date. Any unused magnets can sit in a storeroom until the next school year (if you have any leftovers), and they will be as good as the day we delivered them to you. Let us help you make your next fundraiser a success!

And car magnets are not just for schools…

Little League Baseball Teams make a lot of money with car magnets, as do Youth Football Teams, Swim TeamsDance Schools,Elementary SchoolsMiddle SchoolsHigh Schools, you name it.

We make car magnets for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts.

We make car magnets for Church groups,YMCA and Kid’s Camps.

We make car magnets for Cancer Awareness,Autism Awareness and Epilepsy Awareness.

We make car magnets for Animal Shelters and Humane Societies.

In fact, I don’t think that there is a group in America that would not benefit from the revenue and awareness created by a custom car magnet from ARC Marketing.

Your group can benefit too, and it is so easy. Just click here to get started on your Free Virtual Magnet.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets for Cancer Awareness

 

 

Cancer Awareness Car Magnets

Cancer Awareness Car Magnets

Car Magnets for Cancer Awareness and Fundraising
Team CMMD recently had us produce a custom car magnet for their running team. The magnet will be used for two main purposes: to raise awareness for Team CMMD, and to raise money for the American Cancer Society. You can help support Team CMMD by buying one of their magnets.  Just click  on the link at the end of the following blog. Here is their story…

TEAM CMMD — Running Strong. Fighting Cancer.

December 31, 2012—The Beginning
Winter was upon us. I felt fat and tired. Everything hurt—especially my broken heart. My dearest aunt and mentor had just been diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer and was fighting for her life. I can honestly say that was one of the lowest, darkest times of my life.

In a moment of desperation, I started Team CMMD; a charity team to run Philadelphia’s 10 mile Broad Street Run. Our team’s charity was the American Cancer Society, and our original goal was $10,000.

From the day that team was born, amazing things happened. On May 5, 2013, just 126 days after its inception, my team of forty seven runners crossed the Broad Street finish line. Many, many of those 47 had NEVER run a single mile before—in those 126 days, they accomplished more than many of them believed they could.

We had trained for this ten mile race together in mind, body, and most of all spirit. All told, we, with the help of local businesses, family, and friends raised over $65,000 for the American Cancer Society. That translates to 65 colonoscopies, 65,000 occult stool tests, or 650 doctor’s visits—in a word that money SAVED lives by providing screening and treatment for individuals who wouldn’t have received them otherwise. Three of those people had cancerous tumors and they were able to be treated.

My aunt is doing great this year: colostomy and cancer free and back to doing what she does best–doctoring. She just threw her son the most beautiful wedding that was a celebration of so many things–love, life, good health.

Not everyone we ran for was so lucky. Debi M. lost her fight with ocular melanoma at 43. Debi was at the Broad Street finish line cheering for us. She died less than a month later. She left behind 5 kids and a devastated husband. Joe D., who supported our team endlessly, now is nearing the end of his eight year battle with colo-rectal cancer. Rosella W. battled a ruthless breast cancer bravely for three years but lost her fight just days after we ran Broad Street. Her last words to me were “I don’t want to die, Christine.” Those words haunt me. I cannot sit back and watch cancer do its evil without doing something…can you?

Year Two

This year our goal is big…but not bigger than the brutality and mercilessness of cancer.

100 Runners. 10 miles. $100,000. We’ve surpassed our runners goal with 152. We’re training individually and doing weekly group runs—even in the extreme cold and snow this winter. We’re raising funds and raising awareness, and now that we’ve got an official logo, we’re selling car magnets to enhance our fundraising efforts.

At our last group run, our cars filled the parking lot at our meeting spot. Someone stopped us on the trail and asked us who we were and what we were doing. When we told him, he said, “I knew it had something to do with those magnets.”

If you’d like to buy a magnet to support our team, please visit http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/23723
If you’d like to make a direct donation to our team, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/DetermiNation/DNFY11PA?team_id=1550029&pg=team&fr_id=62089
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Christine Meyer, MD
Exton, Pennsylvania

 

Fundraising Car Magnets

Lollipop vs. Car Magnet

Car Magnets for Fundraising

Car Magnets for Fundraising

Fundraising Car Magnets

Literally, just now, I bought a lollipop for a dollar. It was for a fundraiser for a local school. Two children were going door to door selling them. The lollipop looked just like any other lollipop, and I don’t know what makes it worth a dollar (is that the going rate for a lollipop these days?). Anyway, it is just a small round lollipop the size and shape of a tootsie-roll pop. I probably wouldn’t pay a quarter for it at a Convenience Store.

I wonder how much money the school is making off of each lollipop. Not knowing the cost of lollipops at wholesale, I guess the school could have paid 50¢ each for them and is doubling their money. I almost said “no thanks” because I don’t eat much candy and I don’t really want it in the house. But I bought one anyway (good neighbor policy). It’s 2014 and I would assume that most people are looking at high fructose sugary snacks a little differently than they did in the past. I wonder how many other neighbors are wondering what to do the lollipop they just bought. I also don’t even know which school they attend. Maybe they just bought 20 lollipops at the 7-11 for a 50¢ each and are making money for themselves; you never know.

Now, if they had ordered custom made car magnets with their school name and school logo, they would probably have an easier time with this fundraiser. Nobody looks at a car magnet and wonders if it will make them fat, or affect their health. They also wouldn’t need to wonder what school these kids attended; it would be printed on the magnet.
Perhaps the best news for the school is that a car magnet fundraiser will make a lot more money and even raise awareness for the school. If that school had ARC Marketing print 500 car magnets, they would have made $1,685 in pure, clean profit. At 50¢ profit per lollipop, that’s 3,370 lollipops (and about 10,000 cavities). Maybe the local dentist should be selling the lollipops.

So the moral of this story is: schools should get out of the business of unhealthy snacks and get into the business of branding themselves with a custom car magnet.

We would love to design a custom car magnet for your school. Request a free Virtual Magnet and one of our artists will unleash their mad skills on a design just for you. To get started on your free Virtual Magnet, click here.

Fundraising Car Magnets

What is a Virtual Magnet?

Free Professional Design for your New Car Magnet

What is a Virtual Magnet, and why is it so important? A Virtual Magnet is really nothing more than a digital copy of the design that our art department is working on (at no charge!) for your new custom car magnet. More than likely, there will be several revisions of your magnet design and a new Virtual Magnet will be emailed to you after each revision so that you can see it and comment on it. If more changes are requested by you, then our art department will create a new, revised Virtual Magnet and email that to you also. Eventually, you will have a car magnet design that you love and then we can begin printing and shipping your new custom car magnets to you.

Remember, the Virtual Magnet is a free service from ARC Marketing and is the most important phase of the entire car magnet process, so get involved!

Getting the perfect custom car magnet is easy at ARC Marketing! Visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

 

Fundraising Car Magnets

Custom Shape Car Magnets

Crest Car Magnet

Crest Car Magnet

Custom Shaped Car Magnets

ARC Marketing does not charge extra for custom shaped car magnets, but what is the best outside shape to use?

For durability, the best car magnet shape is either a circle or an oval. Both oval magnets and round magnets have a single, unbroken, continuous outside edge. Unlike squares, rectangles or intricate die cut shapes, round and oval magnets don’t have any sharp corners that can begin to tear over time.

But if a unique, irregular outside shape will make your magnet look better, then go with that! We do not charge extra for custom shapes. We also do not charge more for extra colors, so no need to compromise there either!

ARC Marketing is America’s leader in custom car magnets. Custom means just that… custom!

Visit our website for all of your custom car magnet needs.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets for Autism Awareness

 

Autism Awareness Car Magnet

Autism Awareness Car Magnet

One of the many ways that car magnets can provide a powerful message is through “cause marketing”. Autism Awareness is one of the causes that have embraced car magnets as a tool to get the message out to the people.

Most websites that offer Autism Car Magnets have generic magnets that are preprinted and stocked in inventory. The advantage to this is that you can order 1 or 2 of these generic autism magnets, and you can get them pretty fast; usually shipping to you in about 3 days. These generic autism magnets usually cost about $5 each, plus shipping. Putting this type of magnet on your car makes you one of a thousand, if not one of 100,000. While this autism magnet will help the autism cause as a whole, it will do nothing to advance your own personal autism story.

But if you have bigger plans, and if you want a customized car magnet for your Autism Awareness Program, then ARC Marketing can offer a solution. Let one of our designers create a magnet specifically for your group. Customized magnets can provide more impact, create more fundraising dollars and shine the spotlight on your specific cause.

Also, since you will be buying at least 50 of your very own custom car magnets, the price could well be lower than the generic magnets. 50 custom 5” oval magnets (designed exclusively for you) will cost only $3.50 each. Buy more and the price is even less. For example, buy 150 custom autism car magnets and the price goes down to $2.10 each. Sell those magnets for $5 each and the fundraising potential is huge! Mention this blog post and we will also pay your set-up charge (normally $50).

Don’t wait! Start creating awareness and start making money! You can do both with a custom autism car magnet from ARC Marketing! Call us at 760-743-6340 for more information.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets – Best Design Wins

Free Designs for your new car magnets.

Car magnets could be your most profitable fundraiser this year. Everybody loves car magnets and we make the best car magnets on this planet. But when it comes down to creating a car magnet, do you need to hire a professional artist? Computer artists charge about $50 to create logos, letterhead, and other designs.

Save your money! ARC Marketing will design your new magnet for free. We have a team of amazing artists and they design the most compelling car magnets in America. Let us take over your car magnet project while you move on to more important matters.

Perhaps the most critical part of the entire personalized vehicle magnet process is the design. Design work can be time consuming and expensive. Designing your new car magnet can take hours of artist-time. There could be numerous revisions. But it’s all worth the time and effort if you end up with a magnet that you love!

And what is the cost for all this?  Nothing if you are working with ARC Marketing. We do not charge for artwork or design-time.

We think we have the best designers in our industry. Our designs are clean and crisp; easy to read from a distance but able to broadcast your message powerfully.

Are you ready to have one of our designers unleash their mad skills on your next car magnet? Visit our website at www.arcmktg.com and let’s see what we can do together.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Promotional Car Magnets

Promote Your Business with a Custom Car Magnet

There are a number of companies selling the large “car door” magnets. These are great if you want to advertise your business on your personal car, but none of your clients will want a magnet that big on their car (plus, those over-sized advertising magnets can cost $20 each or more)! As mentioned on an earlier blog post (Car Magnets go Viral), the more cars you can get your magnet on, the better. For about $1 each, we can design and print a thousand bullet-proof outdoor magnets (5″ Oval or 4¼” Circle). Give one of those to each of your clients and soon the world (or at least your part of the world!) will be seeing your company name all over town.

Now, the key to getting these customers to put that magnet on their car is in the way the magnet is designed. If it looks too much like a 100% advertisement, then most likely they won’t want it on their car (I know I wouldn’t). But if we make the design a little edgier, more colorful, more fun… then you have something that they will eagerly put on their cars.

As mentioned before, each car magnet will be seen by approximately 100 cars every day (7/24… 365 days a year). It doesn’t take a math wizard to figure out that  this is a tremendous way to get cost-effective advertising. See, the magnet is just the medium that your advertisement is printed on… but your client’s car is the key. You are using his or her car as a free mobile device to broadcast your advertising message. You are such a GENIUS!

Here’s a magnet designed and produced for Shred 415, a high-intensity workout  facility with studios  in the Chicago area…

Promotional and Advertising Car Magnets

Promotional and Advertising Car Magnets

Imagine this magnet on 500 cars around town. You wouldn’t have to imagine it if you were in the Chicago area… you would be seeing this several times every day on different cars!

If your business needs a shot in the arm, consider a promotional magnets from ARC Marketing. For more information about our car magnets, visit us at www.arcmktg.com

Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets Go Viral!

Increase Awareness with a Custom Car Magnet

Car Magnets Go Viral… Most people associate the word “viral” with digital devices (cell phones, iPads, computers, etc.) because of their ability to take information and allow an unlimited number of people to eventually see it. Car magnets do the same thing, though on a slightly smaller scale! Imagine that you have a talented ARC Marketing designer create your custom vehicle magnets, and suppose you order 500 of them. Eventually, you sell them all, so now there are 500 cars showing off your fundraising vehicle magnets. How many other cars do you think will see each of those magnets every day, if the car was driving around town? 25? 50? 100? Maybe more. Let’s say 100, just to keep the math simple. 500 cars multiplied by 100 unique views equals… 50,000 views a day. And that’s everyday; 24/7. It never quits, it always broadcasts your school name, team name, etc. The only way it won’t broadcast your message is if that car is in the garage.

Go Viral. Let us design your new custom fundraising car magnet today.

Click here to get started on your free Virtual Magnet.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets: What makes a strong car magnet design?

How to Design an Effective Car Magnet

Fundraising car magnets can certainly make money for your projects, but they can also create a lot of exposure for your school, your team or for your cause. So the questions is, how do you design your new car magnet to be both a strong fundraising tool and a recognizable symbol around your community? On personalized vehicle magnets, simpler is usually better. Remember, most people are going to be reading your new car magnet from at least a car-length away, and sometimes at freeway speeds, so having a lot of words (which means the letters will be smaller) is going to be less readable than just 2 or 3 words. We like to design our magnets with the most emphasis at the top of the magnet (your school name, your team name, etc.) in large letters. We like to put your logo or mascot (or any artwork) in the center of the magnet. Any other words can be put at the bottom of the car magnet in a slightly smaller font. This is just our suggestion! Since we do not charge for the time our artists spend on your design, why not experiment with 2 different designs? Remember, we do not charge more for extra colors, or for custom shapes, so get creative on your new car magnet.

Are you ready to get started on your new car magnet? Click here and fill out our Free Virtual Magnet form and one of our artists will get started on your new custom car magnet.