Round Car Magnets or Oval Car Magnets?

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Round Car Magnets and Oval Car Magnets

Round Car Magnets or Oval Car Magnets?

Here we go. Another “either or” argument. Follows the other age-old major decisions like “boxers or briefs”, and “paper or plastic”.

Well, it’s one of the most polarizing topics in this very polarizing time. Let’s get into the weeds and determine which is better… round car magnets or oval car magnets.

To begin with, both the oval and round magnets are the most durable shapes. They both offer a single, continuous edge with no sharp corners that can wear over time. Square magnets and intricate die-cut magnets (we make those also) have sharp corners that can start to fray over time, which can lead to the magnetic material failing (doesn’t happen often, but the potential is there). And by “over time”, we mean several years so don’t be too worried.

Our standard round car magnet is a 5-inch circle. Normally we put your logo, mascot or other graphic into the center. We try to make the “center” of the magnet a 4-inch circle, leaving a half-inch border for text.

Our standard oval car magnet is 6 inches long and 4 inches tall. Again, we will put your logo or other graphic in the center. The center of both magnets is where your eye is drawn toward, so the most impactful part of your magnet should go there.

We like to make the type as large as possible without running into kerning or spacing issues. We want the type to be a strong contrasting color to the border color so that it stands out and can be legible from the car behind you at the stop light.

The oval magnet works better for linear logos (logos that are wider than they are tall) since this shape offers more room from left to right. The oval magnet works better also for designs that have a lot of words. You can fit more words on the top and bottom arc of the oval magnet because the curve of the arc is more subtle. On the round magnet, longer phrases tend to invert slightly when they reach the midpoint (9 and 3 o’clock).

I realize that none of this really settles the argument of Round vs. Oval magnets, but it might help you decide on the best shape for your magnet.

Let our team of professional graphic artists help you with your new car magnet. Round or oval, we’ll find the best design for you!

Friends of Scouting Car Magnets

Scouting Car Magnets

Friends of Scouting Car Magnets

Friends of Scouting Thank You Gifts

Friends of Scouting is your council’s annual giving campaign. In most councils, Friends of Scouting (or FOS) represents the council’s largest source of income.

Here’s a great way to say “Thanks” to all those individuals who contributed to your successful FOS campaign; a custom car magnet designed for your council.

The people who donate during your FOS campaign do not want to remain anonymous! They are proud to support scouting and they want the world to know. As a result, they prefer Thank You Gifts that have your Scout Council logo or patch on it. But they also want the world to see it, so your gift should be used in a very visible place. Clothing certainly fits those requirements. And here’s an even better idea; a custom car magnet printed with your Council Logo. Using a custom car magnet as a gift to them allows them to proudly show your community that they believe in the values and ideals that you are teaching the Leaders of Tomorrow.

Imagine your “Thank You Gift” becoming an advertising machine for your council. Picture your council magnet on hundreds of cars in your community. Eventually, everyone will have seen this magnet dozens of times. That type of advertising usually isn’t cheap.

This magnet will broadcast an image of your Scout Council

  • 24 hours a day.
  • 7 days a week.
  • 365 days a year.
  • Nonstop. And the best news… it not expensive!

ARC Marketing has been designing and printing custom car magnet for scouting for more than 15 years. Let one of our talented magnet designers show you what we can do for your council.

For more information, visit our website by clicking here.

Featured Car Magnet – Oak Park Elementary School

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Oak Park Elementary School custom car magnet

Featured Car Magnet – Oak Park Elementary School

We design a print a lot of car magnets for the schools in the Brentwood Union Free School District, and Oak Park is one of those. There are 19 primary and secondary schools in the Brentwood Union School District, and we design and print car magnets for 7 of those schools.

Oak Park Elementary wanted us to design a magnet to use to acknowledge their best and brightest students. They already had a Student of the Month program in place, so instead of reinventing the wheel we built on that existing foundation.

Most schools in the Brentwood Union School District use a variation of their “B” logo. Oak Park’s variation places a bold “OP” over the B logo.

Since we use the most advanced ultra-violet resistant inks, the colors are bright, bold and vibrant. These inks will not fade, so this magnet will look awesome for years.

Also, since there is a steady turnover of students (new kindergarten students coming in while the older students are moving on to middle school), this is a fundraising program that can continue forever. This means that every year, the school and their PTA can raise thousands of dollars.

We can do the same for your school. To get samples and a free magnet design. Just give us a call at 760-743-6340 or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Custom Car Magnets

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Custom Car Magnets for Fundraising

There are many fundraising options available to you. Unfortunately, most of them are ineffective. Not only do these not raise enough money to justify themselves, they waste an enormous amount of time.

Think of the time and effort your team invests into a fundraiser like a car wash. How many hours are spent getting these set up, finding a location to host it, putting up signs, and then getting your team in place to do the hard work? And what’s the end result? A few hundred dollars and 10 poorly washed cars.

Let me offer an alternative; Custom Car Magnets. A well-designed custom magnet will practically sell itself. You just need to collect the money.

A fundraising car magnet does more than just earn money, it creates awareness. Imagine hundreds of cars, driving around town with your magnet. You can safely assume that each of those cars will be seen by at least 100 other cars every day. You do the math; it works!

Getting a custom car magnet design is simple if you’re working with ARC Marketing. We have a team of experienced designers and they are here to help. With a little input from you, our art department will create a design that will impress everyone.

Now, all that’s left is the timing. Production typically takes 2 weeks plus a few days for UPS delivery. Designing your magnet could take a few days in our art department, including any revisions that you’ll want to see. Add that all up and it will take about 3 weeks to receive your magnets after contacting us. What’s this mean? It means plan ahead!

Just give us a call at 760-7473-6340, or email me at russell@arcmktg.com can we’ll get busy!

School Fundraising Magnets

Okay, school has started, and your PTA or PTO still does not have all of their fundraising options lined up.

Well, there’s still time to run a successful custom car magnet promotion.

Combine our brilliant art department with our amazing production facility and we can have your new, custom magnets in your hands in about 2 weeks.

Car magnets are a year-round fundraiser, but it’s always best to start before the beginning of the school year. But with all the other things going on in your PTA or PTO, fundraisers tend to get put off. In fact, most of our customers call about this time a year and explain that they are late getting started. This is where we take over for you.

We will design your magnet at no charge, and we will use a professional human designer; not some automated do-it-yourself online template program that will leave you wondering how your magnets will look. We’ll print them on our state-of-the-art printing equipment, using the best magnetic material and the most durable UV resistant inks. We’ll package them with care and deliver them to your door via UPS. All you need to do is sit back and take all the credit!

Getting started couldn’t be easier. We just need a little info about your school (colors, mascot, wording on magnet, etc.), and we have a simple questionnaire that makes it simple.

Are you ready to get started? Click here to go to the “Design Questionnaire” and prepare to be amazed.  

Using Car Magnets for Fundraising

Fundraising Car Magnets

Fundraising Car Magnets

NEWS FLASH!!! Fundraising is NOT FUN!

Fundraising is a thankless task. Asking people for money to support your cause (but not necessarily their cause) can be humbling at times and most people dislike it enough to never do it. Selling items as a fundraiser seems a little easier since you’re at least giving the donor a token gift for their money.

Most people find fundraising so distasteful that they won’t even attempt it. How many people in your group opt out when asked to solicit donations?

ARC Marketing offers a solution to your fundraising dilemma; customized car magnets. We can design and print beautiful, weather-proof fundraising car magnets for your school, your kid’s sports teams, your church and just about any other group. Our car magnets use the best magnetic material and the best UV resistant inks, so your new magnet will look great for years.

Since you will be “selling” these magnets to parents at your school or Little League Baseball Team, the stigma of “asking for money” is removed. Sure, the parents are still donating money, and they will be given the car magnet as a “thank you” gift. But now it becomes more of a transaction and it feels a little more normal than just asking for money.

In most instances, you will be selling these magnets to people who already have a vested interest in your cause, so most people are already on-board and this makes the entire process a lot easier (and a lot less demeaning). In fact, if you are raising money for your school, most parents will gladly buy a car magnet from their children’s school. Having their school’s magnet on the back of their car is cool, and almost no one will say “no” when offered the magnet for $10 each.

We realize that there are many other ways to raise money (car washes, bake sales, etc.) and these labor-intensive fundraisers are still humbling and thankless. Also, we realize that there are other fundraising opportunities that involve selling merchandise (candy sales, Christmas ornaments, magazine subscriptions, etc.), but most other merchandise items are things that no one really want. But a car magnet with your school logo is something that everyone will be glad to put on their car.

Here’s an overlooked advantage to fundraising with car magnets… awareness. 250 cars driving around your town with your car magnet is not going to go unnoticed! In fact, your logo is going to become very familiar. Try doing that with Candy Bar Sales!

Getting started on your new magnets is simple. In fact, we’ll do all the heavy lifting. Just go to our website (www.arcmktg.com) and click on the “Free Magnet Design” button and our art department will get to work. Easy!

Want to go “Old School” and speak to a human being? Call us at 760-743-6340.

Car Magnets for Boy Scout Fundraising

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts; all can benefit from a custom fundraising car magnet. Scouting troops and packs from all over America use custom car magnets from ARC Marketing to raise money and increase awareness.

Most of the “Boy Scout” magnets that we make are for FOS (Friends of Scouting) thank you gifts. The Boy Scouts, like many large, philanthropic organizations, relies on private donations to fund a lot of their programs. These Scout Councils thank their donors with some token of their gratitude each year. The perfect Thank You gift would be one that would let the donor show the world that they support scouting. What could possibly be seen by more people than a magnet on the back of your car? Now what if that Thank You gift also created a ton of awareness for your Scout Council? Okay class, does anyone know where I’m going with this?

You are correct! The perfect FOS Thank You Gift is a car magnet, custom designed for your Scout Council.

It checks all the boxes:

  • Donor gets to show the world he supports scouting
  • Scout Council gets a ton of exposure
  • It’s cost-effective! Won’t bust your budget.

Our expert magnet designers will create an eye-catching magnet for you at no charge (all artwork is free at ARC Marketing), so you have nothing to lose.

Reach out to us at www.arcmktg.com or give us a call at 760-743-6340 and let’s partner-up to create a car magnet that will both make money and make your scouts proud!

Custom Car Decals for School Fundraising

Car Window Decals

Car Window Decals for Fundraising

The Lawrence School is located in Broadview Heights, Ohio. They recently purchase a large quantity of both car magnets and windshield decals. Both the magnets and the decals used the same design (most school do it this way), with the main difference being the size. Typically, our oval magnets are 6″ x 4″ , but we prefer to make our Rear Windshield Decals just a little smaller (5″ x 3″), so that your view through your rear-view mirror is not blocked.

Our car window decals offer a cost effective way to raise money and increase awareness for your school. At about half the price of our world’s-best car magnets, you can save a substantial amount of money, but you can still raise the same amount of money for your fundraiser.

For more information about our car magnets and our car window decals, visit our website at www.arcmktg.com, or give us a call at 760-743-6340.

Play Ball!

Custom Car Magnets for Little League Baseball

Lake Norman Little League car magnet

It may still “officially” be winter, but spring is in the air. Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just a few days. Youngsters everywhere are breaking out the mitts and bats getting ready to Play Ball. If this is an annual ritual in your home , then your children play organized youth baseball.

As the parent of a budding super star, you know the expense and preparation that goes into youth baseball. As parents, you need to pay for all of the individual expenses on your own (a new mitt, new cleats, uniform expenses, etc.). But the team and the league you play in has huge expenses also. There are league fees, facility fees, coaching expenses, travel expenses, etc. These add up in a hurry.

Fundraising plays a big part in paying for these shared expenses. In fact, the portion that is not covered by fundraising is usually passed along to the parents, simply adding to the already staggering amount paid for the individual expenses. This is why so many leagues now have a dedicated “Fundraising Coordinator”, whose job is to make sure that fundraising gets the support it deserves.

Most leagues run several fundraisers. Some are profitable, some are not. Some are eagerly anticipated by the parents and kids, and some are very unpopular. For example, if you Google “Baseball Fundraising Ideas”, you find things like “Cookie Dough Sales”, “Lollipops” and “Magic Melt Wax Bars” (what the heck is that?!). Most kids are embarrassed to be associated with fundraisers like this.

In contrast, selling items with your League Logo, or Team Logo on them are very popular and not at all embarrassing. Your kids take pride in their team and would proudly sell custom car magnets and custom windshield decals. Not only that, they are going to insist that you put one on every car in your family.

Let our expert designers create a custom car magnet for your team. The design is free, and you are under no obligation to buy the magnets even after we’ve spent hours designing your magnet. You have nothing to lose! for more information, and to get started on your free design, just click here!

Custom Vehicle Magnets

Customized Car Magets

Custom Vehicle Magnets

Add impact to all of your fundraising efforts with a custom vehicle magnet from ARC Marketing.

Perfect for schools, youth sports teams, churches, scouting… you name it! Any group can easily get an affordable, high quality, weather-proof car magnet for fundraising or just showing off!

Works on almost any vehicle, this is a great way to increase awareness for your group as you raise money for your worthwhile cause.

ARC Marketing designs and produces custom car magnets for hundreds of schools and sports teams every year. Our magnets are the best, our designers are the best and you will definitely be proud to put this magnet on your car.

For more information and a free vehicle magnet design, just give us a call at 760-743-6340!