PHOTOS: The Wackiest Ways to Promote Your Brand

What do a motorized cooler, the sole of a flip-flop, and a guitar-playing t-shirt all have in common? All of these products can be found at the Promotional Product Expo at McCormick Place this week, and each can carry your company's logo.

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This motorized cooler was just one of the uniquest products and the 2011 Promotional Product Expo at McCormick Place. The cooler, which can hold 24 beverage cans, travels up to 16 mph.
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The cooler can be customized with your company's logo on both sides of it.
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Beware! This is not your average sweatshirt.
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This hoodie has a USB plug in for your iPod or iPhone and music controls on the sleeve to give you full control of your tunes while you jog.
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This solar-powered briefcase has plug-ins for any of your electronics' charging needs.
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This slap-on watch can be customized with any logo on the wristband.
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Fashionable, fully functioning slap-on watch.
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While this pen appears to be a normal pen...
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... it multi-functions as a compact USB drive!
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Any logo or image can be placed on this customizable umbrella.
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A sure case of "in with the new, out with the old": replace your traditional business cards with Mingle Sticks. Simply plug the Mingle Stick into the computer and load your contact information. When you meet another person with the gadget, point your Mingle Stick at the other stick... and Voilà! You and the other person have exchanged contact information without physically exchanging anything (such as a business card, which so often gets lost).
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These eclining leather chairs- with coolers as foot rests- can be customized with any logo.
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These larger-than-life bag chairs- which also function as mini basketball hoops- are great for any business promotion during March Madness or the NBA playoffs.
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Customizable snow globes
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Personalized lunch boxes
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Who knew your logo could go on eye wear? Plus, these shades can be seen through perfectly from the inside of the glasses. Great wearable advertising!
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Customized food items
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Edible advertising! Put your logo on edible plastic that is placed on food items like cupcakes, pizza or cookies to take a bite into your brand.
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Customized, edible pizza
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Customized, edible gingerbread house
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Eco-friendly items, like these reusable bags, are a hot trend for promotional products right now, said Dave Vagnoni, staff writer for Advertising Specialty Institute. Other trends include products that can be used in conjunction with electronics and multi-use products, he said.
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Reusable duffel bags
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Leather bags and wallets are functional products where your logo can be displayed.
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Louisville Slugger creates customizable bats that can display your slogan, company name or message on them.
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Promotional water bottles
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Display your logo on these cozy socks!
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Customized ribbons, like the Jenny Craig "ruler ribbon" one shown here, are great promotional products for weight-loss companies.
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Personalized poker chips make a great gift or great way to advertise your brand.
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Customized sports balls
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Branded cooler sleeves
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Customized bathrobes
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