Once upon a time tailgating was simply a six-pack and some hot dogs in the stadium parking lot. Fast forward to today and tailgating is its own event – and people are willing to spend big to make their tailgating time memorable. In fact, up to $12 billion is spent on tailgating activities in the U.S. every year.  Here’s our take on how promo fits into this lucrative market and how you can score big selling to tailgaters.
No one knows exactly when the first tailgating party happened, but according to the American Tailgaters Association, the first occurrence in the US was in mid-summer of 1861 – a full eight years before the first football game. (2) Tailgating has certainly evolved since those early days. Tech accessories that enhance the party with music, keep devices powered-up, or help take that perfect selfie are in-demand and now considered essential tailgating gear.
myCharge® RazorXtra Power Bank – With fast charging technology to significantly shorten charging time, this power bank helps keep devices charged for the full event. Two USB ports deliver 2.4A shared output and can even charge two devices simultaneously.
Mobigrip® Cellular Leash – Keep you phone secure while playing cornhole or taking tailgate selfies with this phone “safety belt.” Stick directly to the back of your phone and wrap the bungee around your finger to help stop your phone from slipping out of your hands.
Bluetooth® Key Finder and Selfie Remote – Speaking of selfies, this handy remote helps snap pictures while also helping find any keys that may have gotten misplaced at the party. Includes a tracker with pad print or britePix® imprint, instructions and charging cable.
Xoopar® Bluetooth® Sound Block Speaker – This speaker is the same size as an average cell phone to take up minimal space but deliver quality sound. Bluetooth® 4.0 connects wirelessly up to 30 feet away and provides up to 4 full hours of play time.
It just isn’t a tailgate without KOOZIE® koolers! Can/bottle koolers and bag koolers are essential for any tailgate or “homegate” to keep food and beverages on-point leading up until the main event. The KOOZIE® brand offers a wide variety of insulated materials in on-trend colors to match a team or corporate branding. With two out of every five tailgaters attending 6 to10 tailgate events per year, KOOZIE® brand products will have you covered all season. (3)
According to Tailgating Magazine, cold temps and freezing wind chill are no match for extreme tailgaters! When the weather turns cold master-tailgaters don’t watch from home, they just turn up the heat. Items that keep everyone comfortable, provide wearable warmth and heat up the eats are sure to help parking lot parties last right up to game time. (5)
Stadium Blanket – The gray fleece lining on this 48” x 57” blanket will help keep you cozy if the weather cools down. Conveniently folds into its own carrying case with handle, imprinted front pocket and removable, adjustable shoulder strap.
KOOZIE® Hartwell Vacuum Tumbler – 20 oz. – Keep your coffee or cocoa warm for hours in this high-performance tumbler! The stainless steel outer and inner walls have added copper lining for exceptional performance in a stylish, modern design.
2-in-1 Neck Warmer and Hat – Stay warm all day with this convertible hat and neck warmer combo. Features an adjustable drawstring with toggle to use open as a scarf or closed as a hat. One size fits most.
More than Just a Game
People eating, drinking and having fun while tailgating are also building community with like-minded people in the process. That sense of sharing and participation is what has brought tailgating to more than just sporting events. Concert and festival-goers are tailgating head of the event more each year, expanding the audience and opportunity for tailgate promos. (6)
Bold Sunglasses – These sunglasses sport UV400 protective lenses with bright and bold frames. Great for tailgate sponsor giveaways and special event promotions. Available in ten different frame color options to match any brand message.
KOOZIE® Color Changing Can/Bottle Kooler – Keep drinks cold while having fun with this temperature changing can/bottle kooler. The outer layer changes color with the touch of a warm hand!
LAMZAC® The Original – The perfect buddy for your next concert or festival tailgate! Fill this comfortable seat or sofa for two with air in seconds to hold up to 440 lbs. Easily deflates to fit in a convenient carrying pouch.
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