Typically, if you see a sticker in the shape of a long, horizontal rectangle, you know what it’s called and what it’s for. But not all long rectangular stickers have to end up on your car’s bumper. People are exploring new opportunities for these traditional unitaskers. Bumper stickers are popping up everywhere and in surprising new ways.
Car bumper stickers have a variety of purposes. They can be funny phrases, decoration, declaring allegiance to a certain band, expressing political affiliation, or advocating for a social cause. “If you can read this you’re driving too closely” can commonly be found on the rear of an automobile. Now this product is showing versatility that can be used in advertising, the workplace, schools, and more.
Creativity in Marketing:
Rectangular stickers have endless uses in marketing your business. You can leave some on the counter for your customers to take. Create a dedicated hashtag and social media contest. Have your customers place your stickers somewhere, upload a photo with the hashtag, and draw a prize from all of the entries. Your business and logo will gain exposure, and you will create excitement among your customers.
Custom square stickers are perfect for packaging when you are just starting out. You might not be able to afford custom bags with your logo and brand information. A sticker on a bag is a great way to get started. You can use them on boxes for your product, containers of food if you’re in the food service, or even in your mailing packaging.
Bumper stickers are weather-proof so you can leave them outside. That means you can use them in locations where other stickers or advertising might not hold up. You can stick them on windows, walls, and posters and they won’t be damaged by the elements.
How Teachers Can Make Their Lessons Stick:
The classroom is a great place to use bumper stickers. Younger students need reference points for their letters and numbers. Teachers often order cards and signs that can be applied to students’ desks, then laminate them and tape them to the desktop. Bumper stickers are a durable, water resistant alternative that can save teachers and school districts money and be customized for their grade level.
Additionally, bumper stickers can be used all over the classroom for labeling shelves and materials so students can learn organizational skills. They can be used for cubbies and closet hooks. They can help keep the art supply closet neat and orderly.
In the lunchroom or cafeteria, bumper stickers are great for identifying which tables belong to each class, and to designate allergy-free areas. Since they are durable, they will last all year.
Coaches can use bumper stickers to label equipment. This is a great solution for games where schools are traveling to other locations and can easily get their supplies mixed up. The stickers are resistant to water, so they will still remain after a game in the rain.
Work Your Stickers in the Workplace:
Taped up notices with office policies can be an eyesore. Use custom bumper stickers instead and you won’t have any more papers flapping everywhere. Alert your staff that cell phones are prohibited in the work environment. Remind the lunch crowd that food in the microwave must have a cover. Any policies or notices can be posted with a sticker for a more durable solution.
Stickers can be used to label offices or desks. They can be affixed to computers with network log-in information. You can create an important phone numbers list with technical support, ordering, managers, shipping, etc.
There are so many uses for custom bumper stickers. They can be found where you’ll least expect it. Now that you’re looking for them, you’ll start to see them everywhere. A sticker with the words “Eating Animals” on a STOP sign. A band name on a bus stop wall. A sticker discreetly placed in your shopping bag. A restaurant counter with a stack of stickers next to a display of business cards. Bumper stickers are jumping off bumpers and into the marketing mainstream.