As an event photographer I often run into situations where images need to be hand-delivered to my clients on a very short timeline, and sometimes even same-day. This is common at corporate events and conventions where the day's schedule of presentations, workshops, trade-show booths, and educational seminars are followed up by an "after hours" social hour, cocktail mixer, or awards program and dinner. For these functions the event coordinator will typically present a photo slide-show so attendees can relive the activities from their time at the conference.
To meet these tight timelines I usually hole-up in a quiet corner of the convention center or head back to the hotel, run a quick edit on my laptop, and download the photo set onto a USB drive for client handoff. I then run down to the banquet hall and give the USB stick to the client, but there's something about using store-bought USB drives that always seemed a little hokey to me... and I felt it was time to step up my marketing and branding game!
To freshen things up with my USB memory sticks I partnered with the folks over at USB Memory Direct on a custom branded solution. They offer a variety of thumb drive options and after reviewing their product line I decided on the Tower Custom Flash Drive. This is a an elegant wood based drive with a magnetic snap-closing lid that, I must admit,, really adds a touch of class.
The printing on the drive itself is top notch. My AKPHOTO logo is emblazoned across the front of the drive in super crisp black and white that really pops. I'm not going to lie - these things really turned out awesome!
Feast your eyes on this flash drive goodness...
I really cannot wait to start handing these out at my corporate functions. As a professional event photography they immediately bring a higher level of quality to my image delivery needs, and will keep my logo and business name in front of my clients well into the future.
I also have to give a shoutout to the team at USB Memory Direct. They were amazing to work with, from setting up the logo files and getting the online proofs, to shipment and final delivery. They were responsive and professional throughout the entire ordering process and just a pleasure to deal with. If your'e looking to get some of your own branded USB flash drives, definitely reach out to USB Memory Direct and check out their offerings!