It’s been a while (a long while) since I’ve posted on here. You can thank Ipower (aka Ipowerweb) for that. They were recently bought out by another company and have been transitioning their once fast hosting accounts to the slowest servers in the world. Currently, most sites hosted by them that rely on php and MySQL are as slow as a bucket of thick molasses on a frigid winter day. But, welcome to Ipower. Where else do you spend 2 hours on hold just to renew a domain name. [Postnote: Just moved the site from Ipower! Yes!]
Back to the topic. CFgear, the family run, one-of-a-kind custom flash drive business based in frigid South Dakota, recently announced that they had just launched a website targeting the growing trend among colleges to offer students, faculty & alumni flash drives branded with the college’s emblem.
And, not only can these flash drives be used as souvenirs, but these drives can also be used for marketing the college (whether to prospective students, hopeful new faculty or even alumni). Just preload these snazzy drives with marketing materials such as video shorts, computer games, files, and links to the website (or particular pages). Every time an alumni plugs in the flash drive, you could even have your school’s name & logo shown on his/her computer screen for a couple seconds. Burn it in their brains! Don’t let them ever forget.
College flash drives can also be preloaded with school handbooks–for faculty, teaching assistants, staff, and even students. Not only can you preload a student handbook, but you can also preload an entire curriculum for a class. A professor could keep all the handouts, quizzes, tests, powerpoint presentations and more on a single flash drive. What a way to get organized! The possibilities for branded university USB drives are indeed unlimited.
For more information, contact the gurus at CFgear.com. The site aims to reach out specifically to colleges and universities looking to go high tech with their student recruiting and communication.