Basketball Car Magnets

Basketball Magnets

It’s almost November. That means it’s almost basketball season.

We make basketball car magnets for college teams, high school teams, AAU teams…you name it, we’ve made them.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to raise money for your team and to make them famous. Did you know that every car with your magnet will be seen by at least 100 other people every day? And that goes on forever!

Now that the NBA season has started, it’s time for you to get your basketball team’s fundraising moving down the court. Just like every other youth sport, youth basketball is an expensive endeavor. Have you priced basketball shoes?! How about a league approved basketball? Talk about expensive.

Your team or league has their own expenses, and those tend to become “shared expenses”, paid for by all the parents. It’s these expenses that are easily covered by fundraisers. And as far as fundraisers go, none are as profitable or easy to manage as a custom car magnet fundraiser.

And by “easy”, I mean EASY! You just need to make one phone call (or send one email) and our team will get busy helping your team. Within a day, our art department will come up with the initial magnet design. You might love this first design so much that we can begin production immediately. If you want to see changes made to your design, our art department will handle that too. Once you have the design you want, just let us know how many you want. In two weeks, your custom magnets will be delivered to your door. Stick on your car and then just wait for the other parents to ask for one.

It really is that easy! Let us prove it to you.

Call me at 760-743-6340 or email me at russell@arcmktg.com and let’s get this partnership started!

School Magnets

School Magnets

Fundraising is a Year-Round Job!

I know, school started more than a month ago, and you had spent the month before that getting all of your fundraising projects in order. So now, you can just sit back and relax, right?

Wrong! You can never quit fundraising. In the old days, your PTAPTO was little more than a way for parents to stay involved with the school and your teachers. Your big fundraiser (if you even held a fundraiser), was a cupcake sale. Well, the 80’s aren’t coming back. It’s 2019 and fundraising is an on-going 12-month cycle of ways to raise money for your school. Your PTA/PTO has become a critical source of “gap funding” for your school. You supply extra money for everything from school supplies to playground equipment.

You already conduct enough labor intensive high-maintenance fundraisers (car washes, social nights, etc.). To make your life just a little easier, you also need a couple of fundraisers that are “set and forget”. You know, the fundraisers that run themselves.

Well, custom car magnets are exactly that. ARC Marketing will do all the heavy lifting. We’ll design your school magnet for free. We’ll print them and ship them to your school. All you need to do is slap one on your car, let the other parents know that they’re for sale, and collect the money.

But will the parents want school magnets for their car? Absolutely! When properly designed (we have the most talented art department in the school magnet industry), this magnet will look classy on any car. Plus, your parents love to brag about their kids and their school. The design of your school magnet is one of the most important parts of this fundraiser and we have that covered. The other important part is the quality of the magnet. We make the most durable car magnet in America, and our magnets will not fade or fall apart. Guaranteed.

So let us help. Give us a call or shoot us an email, and we’ll turn our art department loose and create a car magnet that you can be proud of. You can call us at 760-743-6340, or you can email me directly at russell@arcmktg.com

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.

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!!!

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!