For the most part, I prefer things that a customer will keep. You know, the pens, pencils, mugs, etc. For some reason these tend to stick with a person after they have met you and left. And don't get me wrong, the impression you leave will make a big difference in the customer's opinion of you and your business, but at the same time, if they can't remember your name or your company site, it won't do you any good. That is why I tend to go with business cards or pens. They could throw them away when they get home, but not normally. They can always use them at home:)
The one exception I make for this is a promotional t-shirt. I LOVE how a customized shirt gets attention from people walking by or someone you meet at a convention. I have gone to the fairs and events where you may not have time to talk with everyone or give them something with your name on it. That is where the shirt comes in handy. If they see it, and it sticks out enough, they will remember it for later. Just make sure it is relevant to your product or site and that it makes them think of you. What promotional items do you use for your blog or company?
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