Fundraising Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnets vs. Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Custom Car Magnets vs. Cookie Dough Fundraiser

 

Choosing the right fundraiser isn’t easy. There are so many choices today including custom car magnets and cookie dough.

So, the lesson of this blog post is to which makes a better fundraiser. Custom Car Magnets vs. Cookie Dough Fundraiser…

While both offer a unique way to raise funds for your school, sports team, youth organization, church, or other cause, they are certainly not the same. Let’s look at these two fundraising options to see which one is the better choice for your specific needs.

The Downfall of a Cookie Dough Fundraiser

If you choose to sell cookie dough as a fundraiser, you will need plenty of refrigerated storage. You might even need to store it in a freezer.

It will start with going around and taking orders for cookie dough. Then, once all the orders have been placed, you will order the cookie dough from your supplier. It will arrive and you’ll need to keep it safe until it can be delivered.

Keeping cookie dough safe requires special refrigerated/frozen storage. This means you need to use a large cooler or freezer unless you simply didn’t sell much.

Another issue with a cookie dough fundraiser is the limited shelf life. It will be eaten, and then those purchasing it will have nothing left. In addition, they have to do the work of baking it to create cookies.

Why a Custom Car Magnet Fundraiser is Better

The obvious point here is the storage issue. With a custom car magnet fundraiser, you don’t need any special storage. This makes a custom car magnet fundraiser more appealing for many groups and organizations.

Along with the storage issue, custom car magnets provide long-term value. They don’t go bad or run out. Instead, you can show your pride for the organization or group for as long as you want.

Custom car magnets also offer a way to grab your audience and make a statement. Cookie dough can be found at any grocery store, but a custom magnet is a one-of-a-kind item with a message. If you’re trying to make a lasting impression, cookie dough isn’t the answer.

Spreading Awareness & Raising Money

The decision between custom car magnets and cookie dough for your fundraiser really shouldn’t be difficult. With cookie dough, you gain hassle, stress, and obstacles to delivery. Custom car magnets are easily sold, delivered, and make any statement you prefer.

Cookie dough won’t do anything to spread awareness for your organization or cause. With a custom car magnet, you get a one-two-punch. You can raise money and spread awareness as your supporters drive around with the magnets on their cars.

While there may be some merit to a cookie dough fundraiser for some groups, most groups will find custom car magnets easier to sell and more profitable. Raising funds isn’t easy, but the item you choose to sell can make it quite a bit easier.

The convenience, durability, flexibility, and custom options make running a custom car magnet fundraiser the right choice. Cookie dough just doesn’t offer the same one-two-punch. It may taste good, but you can buy it in any grocery store, likely for a cheaper price.

When it’s time to raise funds for your group, design a custom car magnet. It’s an easy fundraiser allowing you to spread awareness throughout your community.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Choose the Right Fundraising Magnet

 

Best car magnets in America

Best car magnets in America

Why Car Magnets are so Popular

Fundraising car magnets are great way to raise money for your school, little league team, football team, church and many other groups. Because they are removable (very different from those permanent old-fashion bumper stickers), nobody will object to putting this on their car. It doesn’t matter if it’s a brand new 2020 Cadillac or a rusted out 1999 Honda Civic, your fundraising magnet will look great on any car.

You couldn’t pay me enough to put one of those old bumper stickers on my car. They are almost impossible to take off and you need to scratch and scrape them to remove them. The result is a ruined paint job. Thanks for nothing!

With a fundraising magnet from ARC Marketing, the bumper sticker has finally been perfected. Our magnets are weather-proof and fade-proof. They are easily removable for car washing. The “pull strength” of our magnets is amazing. This means it will stay on your car at freeway speeds.

Are you using our magnets in a fundraiser? I have wonderful news for you. You can easily double, triple or quadruple your money with an ARC Marketing car magnet. Most schools and teams sell their magnets for anywhere from $6 to $10 each, but they only pay an average of $2 each to have us design and print them.

Watch Out for Those Cheap Car Magnets

Choosing the right company to make your magnets is critical to the success of your fundraiser. Choosing the least expensive magnet is going to come back to haunt you. Many car magnet companies use low grade inks, substandard magnetic material, and poorly maintained printing equipment. On top of that, a lot of these companies are buying their cheap magnets from Chinese suppliers; yuck.

ARC Marketing uses the best, most robust outdoor inks. We use the newest one-piece magnetic substrate (cannot de-laminate). We have the best printing equipment in the industry. And all our magnets are made in America with American components.

Here’s why that’s important.

First, let’s talk about low grade inks. Many car magnet companies cut corners everywhere they can in order to make their production costs as low as possible. One way they do this is by using standard printing inks. These inks were designed to be used indoors, so they don’t need to be concerned about fading from sunlight. Newsflash: car magnets are OUTDOOR MAGNETS and they will be exposed to the sun every day. ARC Marketing uses the best outdoor inks and they are designed to be UV Resistant, meaning they will not fade.

Next, let’s talk about substandard magnetic material. Many companies use the least expensive magnetic material they can find. Just like using low grade inks, the reason they do this is to make their magnets as inexpensive as possible. These magnets usually do not have the “pull strength” to stay on your car at freeway speeds. Also, many of these magnets can peel apart. Once the top clear coating peels off, your low-grade inks are exposed to rain, grit and sunlight. These magnets become unreadable in just a few weeks. ARC Marketing uses the newest generation one-piece magnetic material, so there is nothing to peel off. Since we also use the best UV resistant inks, we can print right onto the permanent vinyl magnet (no clear coat to peel off). This means your new fundraising magnet will look brand new for years (we guarantee it!).

Made in America.

That’s more than just a selling point, it’s your guarantee of high quality. Every magnet made by ARC Marketing is designed and printed in the USA. Magnets made by ARC Marketing 5 years ago are on cars across the country and they all still look great.

Don’t ruin your next fundraiser with the cheapest magnet you can find. Saving 10¢ per magnet might make you look like a hero during your next budget meeting, but it’s going to make you look like a zero when all those magnets start getting returned to you for a refund.

We’ll talk about design tips for creating the perfect design in an upcoming post, so stay tuned!

To get started on your fundraising magnets, just visit our website at www.arcmktg.com or give us a call at 760-743-6340.

Fundraising Car Magnets

Choosing the right Car Magnet Company

I just Googled the search phrase “car magnets”, and I received 116 million results! A lot of those are for “car door magnets”, and those are intended for advertising your small business (contractors, realtors, etc.).

Google “fundraising car magnets” or “school car magnets” and you begin to find the companies that you will want to reach out to. “Fundraising car magnets” returned 548 Thousand results and “School car magnets” returned 57 million results. Not sure about you, but I don’t have time to go through every one of those to pick the best company.

Google will help…

To thin the herd, Google makes it a little easier. Google ranks all searches by relevance, company history, and other factors. So, not going too deep (only search the few top pages) should show you the companies who have been around the longest and have a positive reputation. Personally, I never click on the “sponsored listings”. These are the ones that have the small square with the word “Ad” in the heading. These companies have done nothing to earn this placement; they merely paid a lot of money to Google to get this listing at the top of the page. I could open a new company today and have my listing at the top of Page 1 tomorrow by doing this. Then I could go out of business in a week and never return any money for product that is unproven. So, avoid the “sponsored ads”.

Now that you’ve brought those 57 million listings down to 30 or less (only the first 3 pages), you can begin looking at their websites. There are a few (very few) companies like ARC Marketing that offer a full-service art department to help with you design your magnet for free (with a real live human working with you). Most have a computer-generated on-line design-tool that might work if you are happy using the same clip art and templates that they offer to everyone.

Okay, so now we know that there a lot of companies out there offering “car magnets”. With so many choices, how do you choose a company that won’t let you down? How can you tell a high-quality car magnet from a low quality car magnet?

Let’s “Bottom Line” this… is the least expensive car magnet the car magnet that you want for your fundraiser? Companies that advertise “Cheap Car Magnets” are not just talking about their price, they are also talking about their quality.

Saving 10 cents or 20 cents on your fundraising car magnets is going to make you look like a hero… for about 2 months! After that, those less expensive magnets begin to fade and fall apart. You see those cheap magnets on cars everywhere… only you can’t read what they say! Are you ready to start refunding money to the people who bought your magnet and now are complaining that it has fallen apart?

ARC Marketing makes the best car magnets in America, and we guarantee that they will not fade or fall apart. Request a sample magnet from us and compare it to any other car magnet. The difference is obvious. Don’t ruin your fundraiser by using the cheapest magnets you can find!

Are you ready to start making money for your group? Then give me a call at 760-743-6340 or email me at russell@arcmktg.com immediately!!!

Fundraising Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnets

 

Custom Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnets…

When you search for “custom car magnets”, Google returns more than 5 million results. Each company offering custom car magnets has a different definition of the word “custom”.

Quite a few of these companies, to reduce staff and payroll expenses have eliminated their art departments completely. They now have you design your own magnet using software that they have built into their website. I guess their philosophy is that over a year or so, the money that they saved by firing their artists will pay for the new software. The downside to that is their software is not ready for prime-time. It really doesn’t work well. When it does work, you get a choice of maybe a dozen fonts, and perhaps a few pieces of clip-art. The resulting finished magnet is anything but appealing.

At ARC Marketing, our definition of “custom car magnets” is different. When you first request a free magnet design from ARC Marketing, a living, breathing human will work on your magnet. We will choose an appropriate font from a selection of thousands. We will use your logo if possible so that this new custom magnet is truly custom; unique to your school or team.

That same artist will continue fine-tuning your design, working closely with you, until you have a design that you love. You want your new car magnet to be something you will be proud of, not something spit out by a computer program and from a company without a design-staff.

Honestly, go to one of those websites and try designing a magnet. Your 4-year-old can do better with a sheet of construction paper and a box of crayons.

Here’s our advice, leave the magnet design to the experts at ARC Marketing. You have better things to do than stress out over how to center your text, and change the color of some random piece of clip art while trying to navigate a poorly designed graphics program.

Here’s the best part; all artwork is free at ARC Marketing. We don’t charge you anything for the first rendering, the next revision or the next dozen revisions. It’s all free, and you also have no obligation to buy our magnets even after we’ve invested hours in your project.

Want to get started on your new car magnet right now. All our artist needs is a little info about what you have in mind (colors, shapes, logos, etc.) and you can give your artist all of this info by filling out a simple form that we call at “Virtual Magnet Request”.

This is where the fun begins. After submitting the form, one of our artists will create your initial design. More than likely, this first design will be perfect, and you’ll want to go with that. But if it’s not perfect, you just let us know what to change and we’ll take care of that too.

Let’s get started! Click here to meet your artist!