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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.

Soccer Car Magnets

Put your team on the map!

Soccer Car Magnets

Soccer Car Magnets for Fundraising

We make fundraising car magnets for every conceivable team sport, and soccer is one of the most popular.

Soccer teams and soccer leagues face the same fundraising hurdles faced by every youth sport. Without fundraising, the parents would need to pay even more in league fees and the other associated expenses. I’m not sure why, but some leagues are still trying to sell candy, popcorn and other food related items. It seems as though the food fundraiser’s time has come and gone. What’s really popular now are “team branded” fundraising items.

Team branded fundraising items can include things like t-shirts, notebooks, hats, and of course… car magnets. The reason that these team branded items are popular with the kids is that it gives them a chance to show off to the rest of the world who they play for. The reason that parents love team branded items is that they provide a larger profit than almost any other fundraising item.

Which of the above items provides the most exposure? T-shirts provide tons of exposure… when you are wearing them. But you can’t wear them every day; eventually they need to be laundered. And after several cycles through the washing machine these t-shirts are good for nothing more than waxing the car.

Stick your soccer team car magnet on the back of your car and the exposure is amazing. How many cars a day do you think will be staring at your magnet at stop signs, in the mall parking lot, on the freeway… hundreds every day if you live in a small town and thousands every day if you live in a larger community. Your car becomes a moving billboard for your kid’s team. And if you think this does not matter to your young soccer players, you are wrong! This car magnet will turn your pathetic family car into a totally rad soccer car. Seriously, ask your soccer playing kids.

Our design team can take your soccer logo and turn it into a car magnet that your young stars can be proud of and it is so easy to get started. We just need to know a little bit about your team… colors, mascot, logo, etc. and then we’ll unleash our talented artists on your project. In about a day you’ll have a magnet design that any MLS team would be proud of.

To get started, call us at 760-743-6340, or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Basketball Car Magnets

Basketball Car Magnets

Basketball Car Magnets for Fundraising

It’s hard to believe, but the 2019 – 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year will be playing for a high school team this year. Before he played for his high school team, he probably played for a local rec league or in a local AAU Basketball League. Right now, he’s probably in his drive way practicing his 3 point shot on a hoop his dad installed above the garage door when he was only 5 feet tall.

Basketball is one of the quintessential North American Sports. Invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith (who just happened to be Canadian) in Springfield, MA.

Just like every other youth sport, Youth Basketball is not an inexpensive endeavor. Heck, just a pair of the coolest new shoes can set you back $200 And just like every other youth sport there are expenses that the parents need to pay for (uniforms, shoes, coaching, etc.) and there are expenses that the entire team needs to pay (Spoiler Alert… you parents are going to pay for those too!). These team expenses (such as court rental for practice and league games, travel, referees, etc.) add up and the teams usually try to offset these somewhat with fundraising.

I’m not going to sit here and make fun of all of the other lame fundraising ideas out there (just read some of our previous blog posts to see what I’m talking about), but the best fundraiser out there, IMHO, would be a fundraising car magnet customized with your team name and colors.

Think about it, this is an NBA quality magnet, and every car it’s put on will become a rolling billboard for your team. You’ll be just like every other professional team, but without the salary cap.

Here’s another huge plus for the car magnets versus the other fundraisers (I’m looking at you, car-wash) … it adds a ton of fame to the equation. 250 cars with your team’s magnet stuck on the trunk lid is going to create a lot of awareness. Every car with your magnet will be seen by at least a hundred other cars each and every day. Instant street cred. That’s an awesome responsibility, and now you’re going to need to step up your game on the court.

Want to see what your basketball magnet will look like? We’ll design your new magnet for free, with no obligation to buy anything ever! Just let us show you what our talented team of artists can do. All you need to do is answer a few simple questions about your team logo, colors, etc. and sit back while our art department throws their mad skills at your project. Magically, in about a day your design will arrive in your in-box. To get started on your free basketball magnet, just click here.

Car Magnets for Middle Schools

Kilmer Middle School car magnet

Kilmer Middle School car magnet

Kilmer Middle School has ordered magnets from us 3 times over the past several years. Each time, they have opted for the same design (why fix it if it isn’t broken, right?). This magnet design can be seen on hundreds of cars around the Vienna Virginia area.

The original magnets (first printed in 2010) are most likely still on their original cars and probably still look perfect. Why? ARC Marketing uses the best materials, the best inks and the most modern printing equipment in the car magnet industry. Our magnets do not fade, will not de-laminate and will look vibrant and new for years.

Your school should consider a fundraiser with a custom car magnet from ARC Marketing. Getting started is easy, and all design-work is free. You will work with one of our artists to get just the “look” you want, so call us today at 760-743-6340. Or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

Now, unless you are a graphic artist by trade, designing your new custom magnet can seem daunting. There is a unique spatial relationship going on with all of the elements in a custom car magnet. It’s easy to get carried away and use too many words. More words means the letters will be smaller, so fewer people in the cars behind you will be able to read your magnet. Your logo should be as large as possible, right? Well, kind of. Your logo (or any image) should be in the center of the magnet. Make the logo too big and the words, again, will need to be smaller. There’s that spatial relationship again. What about the colors? Your school has official colors. Your magnet colors need to match your school’s colors.

So you could go to night school, take a couple of courses in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, and then design your school magnet. Or, if you want to start this fundraiser ASAP, you’ll let the art department at ARC Marketing take care of the design work. It’s free, and we’re pretty darn good at it. Besides, don’t you have better things to do with your spare time?

So let’s get this partnership started. The best way to get started is to give us a little info about your school (School Name, School Colors, Your Mascot, etc.), and the easiest way to send us that info is to complete a simple questionnaire on our website. You can go to that questionnaire by clicking here. It will take you about 2 minutes to complete, click the SUBMIT button and it will be sent to our art department. In about a day, you’ll get the preliminary design delivered to your inbox. Magic.

Questions? Give me call at 760-743-6340, or visit our website.

Car Magnets for Military Schools

Military School car magnets is a small, but important category here at ARC Marketing. Our deep respect for our military is why we get so excited when one of these schools reaches out to us to design and print their custom car magnets.

Military Schools have been a part of the American Education System for more than 100 years. The primary goal of these schools has been to teach children and teens the discipline needed to become successful in life and to help them choose a career in the military or to follow other career paths. Most of the top military schools in America have a rich tradition of preparing their students for a military career as an officer. Contrary to the norm when military schools were first founded, girls and young women are now accepted into military schools across the country.

The New Orleans Military and Marine Academy (NOMMA) is located in New Orleans. They reached out to ARC Marketing to design a custom car magnet to promote their school. Here is their magnet:

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy car magnet

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy car magnet

Here is a little info about NOMMA, taken from their website.

“The New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy (NOMMA) is a Type 2 charter high school serving students in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. NOMMA is dedicated to the education of high school students, no matter their background or previous school experience. Students at NOMMA study in a focused, college preparatory environment guided by a team of teachers and retired military instructors who bring unparalleled experience to the classroom. All NOMMA students are cadets of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Program. The mentoring support provided by the JROTC instructors and instruction from the master’s level academic faculty ensures that cadets achieve their personal and academic potential. The acquisition of core knowledge and the skills of analysis, problem-solving, communication, and global responsibility will ensure the cadets success as future local and national leaders.”

Promote your school with a custom car magnet. Our team at ARC Marketing is ready to help you design a magnet that your school will be proud of. Call us at 760-743-6340 today.

Youth Hockey Car Magnets

Hockey Car Magnets

Hockey Car Magnets

Hockey car magnets for fundraising. This is a no-brainer, easy score. Kind of like shooting on an open net. So your kid decided that ice hockey was the sport he or she wanted to be in. Wonderful, right? Not so fast; hockey might be the most expensive youth sport in America. When you add in the outrageously priced equipment and the insane expense of “ice time” for games and practice, the bottom line is staggering. You might as well take out the equity loan right now. Your team or league can help offset that huge bill and the parent’s share by selling custom car magnets designed and printed by ARC Marketing.

Here’s another custom car magnet designed and produced for a youth hockey club.

The Skokie Flyers Hockey Club is located in Skokie, IL. Founded in 1983, the club is celebrating its 31st year in 2014. Here’s a little more info about the club, from their website

The Flyers Hockey Club provides the youth of our community (ages 6 – 18) with the opportunity to take their hockey play to the next level of advanced development and levels of competition. Flyers Hockey Club instills in our players the positive values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, self-discipline, and responsibility through the sport of ice hockey. If you are looking for a higher level of competition, involvement and greater commitment to the game of hockey, Flyers Hockey is for you.

Let the design-team at ARC Marketing create a similar magnet for your team. It doesn’t matter if your team plays hockey, football, softball, soccer or whatever… you can benefit from a high quality fundraising car magnet. Visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Promote your Small Business with a Small Car Magnet

Advertising Car Magnets for your business.

We’ve all seen them; those huge 24” x 18” magnets on the doors of business cars and trucks. They really help advertise your business when you are out driving that vehicle. Let’s say that your business has 10 employees and 10 company cars.

Advertising Car Door Magnets

Advertising Car Door Magnets

Those “car door” magnets will be seen by about 100 cars every day! That’s 1,000 views of your advertising magnet every day… 365 days a year (as long as your employee is driving that car). Pretty impressive, huh? These large car magnets can cost anywhere from $10 each to $25 each, depending on the artwork and the quantity that you order. Certainly a cost-effective advertising tool no matter how you look at it.

If you are looking for more bang-for-your-buck, consider this… instead of using those over-sized, overpriced car door magnets use our smaller oval or round car magnets. For the same $250, we can supply you with 200 more subtle, more creative and more colorful car magnets. Imagine the impact you will gain if there were 200 cars driving around with your magnet on them!

But you don’t have 200 employees or 200 company cars. That’s the beauty of this advertising concept. You have the cars of your customers and your friends become your mobile “billboards”.

However, most people will not want a blatant adverting magnet on their personal car. Really, who would? The key here is to design a clever magnet that will appeal to your community. The advertising part is really secondary to the non-advertising message. Our design-team is here to help you create a magnet that will both be willingly attached to your clients car, and will also provide an advertising message for your company.

Here’s an example. If you are a cyclist (and there are millions in every state in America), one of your common goals is to educate the driving public to “share the road”. You see this phrase on Bike Route signs, you see it painted in the Bike Lanes, you see it on t-shirts and cycling jerseys. Cyclists actually buy car magnets that say “Share the Road” and put them on their cars.

Share the Road Car Magnet

Share the Road Car Magnet

By combining a popular catch-phrase of your target audience (Share the Road in this example) with your company name, you have created an advertising magnet that will be eagerly displayed on any cyclist’s car. Keeping your company info small and subtle (to avoid the appearance of a blatant advertisement) will make it even more likely that the magnet will end up on that car.

Now you have 200 magnets on 200 cars, and just like the big car door magnets, each of your smaller magnets will be seen by about 100 other cars every day; broadcasting your company name. 6th grade math tells us that those 200 magnets will generate about 20,000 impressions every day. Does this sound more effective than those large car door magnets?

For more information, and to have one of our expert designers show you what we can do your you, just visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Swim Team Car Magnets – North Georgia Aquatics

Swim Team Car Magnets

Swim Team Car Magnets

Swim Team Car Magnets are an important piece of our business. Swim teams are a unique sports club, when compared to the other sports you can participate in. Most amateur sports outside of schools are designed for the younger portion of our population (football, baseball, soccer, etc.). Swimming is a sport that you can continue from your school-days into old age. In fact, most of the swimmers on these teams are parents and grandparents.

North Georgia Aquatics is a Cumming Georgia-based competitive USA swim team that practices at the Aquatic Center in Cumming, Our low coach to swimmer ratio, practice flexibility, no-contract pricing and a strong focus on teaching the correct techniques in the water are what set us apart.

The NGA program is dedicated to providing opportunity and encouragement for all of its swimmers, teaching the proper techniques of the four strokes, starts and flip turns – all while having fun.

Keeping the team small allows the coaches to provide one-on-one attention to each swimmer and to focus on their individual areas for improvement. The coaches know all of the swimmers, their strengths and what areas need to be worked on to achieve improvements at each swim meet.

North Georgia Aquatics employs only certified professional USA Swimming coaches. Our coaches have completed classes preparing them for their roles on deck, and they have cleared the national background check system

ARC Marketing can design an  Olympic Quality car magnet for your swim team too. Just reach out to us at 760-743-6340, or visit our website  for a free magnet design.

Assets School: Learning that transforms lives

In our “Client Spotlight”, we enjoy letting the world know a little bit more about our clients, in their own words…

School Car Magnets

School Car Magnets

Assets School 60th Anniversary Car MagnetSchool Fundraising Car Magnets is the best way to raise money for the programs that your standard budget does not cover.

Assets School is a critical and vital part of the educational system in Hawaii that provides premier educational services to students who learn differently, such as students who are gifted and/or dyslexic, or simply bright learners struggling in school. Assets provides a learning environment for youngsters who faltered in typical, mainstream settings and need an alternative approach. There is no other school like it in the State.

Over the next several years, Assets School will experience unprecedented growth and expansion. Recently, Assets purchased the three-and-a-half acre campus that they had leased for the last 21 years with plans to build a new campus for their K-8 program on it. The two-year construction project is scheduled to begin in June 2015. A capital campaign will be launched to raise funds, support, and awareness for building the new campus.

Also in June 2015, Assets High School will move to a new location and will be named: Assets High School: Academy of the Pacific Campus. This will provide Assets a greater capacity to serve students who learn differently.

2015 marks Assets’ 60th anniversary. Assets School has been transforming students’ lives since its inception in 1955. Our theme, “60 years of learning that transform lives,” celebrates Assets’ vision to create a community in which all children thrive and realize their own potential, so that society benefits from their unique talents and abilities.

With so many incredible milestones in 2015, we plan to share our pride with the greater Hawaii community in a variety of different ways.

The 60th anniversary car magnet will be given to parents who join our parent association group, Assets Parent Ohana (APO), this year. The magnet will also be given as a gift to some of our major donors to celebrate our school. Our hope is to raise Assets’ visibility in our community as many of us proudly display our magnets on our cars. Living on Oahu, we tend to spend a fair amount of time sitting in our cars during our commute. During our valuable commute time people will come to know that Assets has been transforming lives for 60 years. We couldn’t be more proud and will show off our beautiful custom car magnets with pride!