Q: My company is launching a range of toys for children aged three and upwards. It would be great to have a few recognisable characters from children's TV to help us promote our products. Which is the best company to contact?
A: Rainbow Productions (020 8545 0700) provides quality licensed costume characters and manufactures tailor-made mascots. The London-based company has a wide range of licensed characters including The Flintstones, SpongeBob Squarepants and Garfield.
It also offers help in field marketing activities such as sales promotion and leafleting. Clients include Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Nickelodeon. Rainbow Productions can also provide training in character portrayal through workshops.
BRANDED FOR LIFE
Q: I am organising an internal summer party and would like to provide branded goodies for all staff. I would like products on offer to suit all tastes. Can you suggest who might be the best person to contact? I want to be able to choose from a wide variety of products.
A: Under the Sun (01929 450 090) delivers promotional gifts and is able to source goods to exact requirements on a quick turnaround. Its products range from pens, mugs and mouse mats to executive toys, brightly coloured bubble calculators and a mini punchball for relieving pent-up stress.
The company can also brand clothing, accessories and novelties. Quantity is not a problem as it can supply customers with anything from 50 to 50,000 units.