If you’re not a follower of the “beautiful game” then you might be best to turn off your TV and radio and avoid buying a newspaper for a few days. The resignation of Fabio Capello as the England Manager combined with the timely ending of the court case against Harry Redknapp has led to a bit of a media frenzy!

With Euro 2012 looming large and with England players already coming forward and calling for Harry Redknapp to be given the England Managers job this is a story that’s going to run and run. So if you want to avoid wall to wall speculation and conjecture over the next few days or weeks you might be best to take a long vacation to a deserted island.

We have a bit of a vested interest in following what happens in the world of football because we supply printed USB memory sticks to a number of top flight clubs and the English FA.

Football USB Memory Sticks

Football USB Memory Sticks

Ironically lots of the USB sticks we supply are to help businesses raise their profile and to generate consumer interest in what they sell or do. Clearly “raising their profile” is not an issue in the world of football has to worry about!

If your business does not benefit from the level of media coverage that that football seems to attract then you might want to consider buying and distributing USB memory sticks printed with your brand or logo on. Make sure if you do that you pre-load the USB sticks with your sales material, web site details, media files (video clips etc.) and anything else that you think your customers or the press (if you are targeting them) might appreciate.

Don’t think promotional USB sticks are just for large companies or football clubs. The minimum order quantity for printed USB sticks is typically only 25 which bring them into the reach of small start-up companies and local “little league” football clubs!

There are lots of different styles and designs to choose from and they come in a range of different memory sizes (typically ranging from 1GB all the way up to 32GB). Pricing is rarely quoted on-line because it changes daily as a result of changes in currency (flash is traded in USB $’s) and daily changes in the price of the core flash components. As a broad rule of thumb expect to pay around £2-£4 per UBS drive (subject to quantity, memory size and design).

Perhaps if you’re bored with all the football talk you could start planning your own marketing or PR initiative with USB memory sticks at the heart of any plan.

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