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How to Choose the Perfect Bar Runner

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Bar mats and runners are essentials for any bar, pub or club. A branded bar runner is an exceedingly useful promotional tool – when patrons are chatting at the bar, a well-designed mat is sure to catch their eye. It’s only natural that more hospitality venues are seeking to design their own promotional bar runners.

There are many different types of runners and mats available, so it can be rather daunting to begin looking at choosing one. This list will note the most prominent and popular bar runners and explain what makes them different, helping you to make the right choice for your own business!

Premium Bordered Bar Runner

Premium Bordered Bar Runner

The premium bordered bar runner is the quintessential modern bar mat. With a knitted polyester surface for absorbing spillages and a nitrile backing for grip, it’s no wonder that the bordered bar runner has become so popular. One of the main benefits of this runner is its price effectiveness, offering premium quality for extremely competitive pricing.

Absorbent, durable, and hardwearing, the premium bordered bar runner is one of the most longstanding promotional favourite for bars.


Woven Bar Towel

Woven Bar Towels Woven bar towels are the classic bar topper. Composed of fabric, these towels are ultra-absorbent to deal with spills. Additionally, the main distinction for these classic towels is their ability to be used as a regular towel for cleaning other messes. Like the bordered runner, bar towels are cost-effective options for bar tops.

Bar towels are absorbent, cost-effective, and double as a traditional towel for cleaning any spills.




Drip Tray

branded drip tray Drip trays such as this long stainless steel drip tray are not technically bar runners but can serve similar purposes. These trays often feature inserts between two steel surfaces in order to catch spillages. This allows for easy cleaning of your trays and provides a handy area for pouring drinks without worrying.

Drip trays are sturdy and easy to clean, providing a handy space for catching any spills!





Premium Rubber Bar Runner

Premium PVC Rubber Bar Runner

The premium rubber bar runner is one of the most striking mats available. If you’re looking to go all out when setting up your bar, these could be the perfect choice. This rubber bar runner is sturdy, durable, and easy to clean. These custom-made mats are also known as “hedgehog mats” due to their unique design.

The rubber bar runner is an utterly gorgeous mat that offers a completely bespoke mold.




Rubber Bar Mat with Stainless Steel Frame

Rubber Bar Mat with Stainless Steel Frame These bar runners offer a middle ground between the premium rubber bar runners and drip trays. With a sturdy hedgehog mat interior and a steel frame on the exterior, these runners offer the best of both worlds. The rubber mat provides grip and a removable layer for easy cleaning while the frame grants additional sturdiness and catches condensation and overflow from spillages

Durable and easy to clean, the rubber bar mat with stainless steel frame offers a unique hybrid between two popular choices.





Whatever bar runner you feel is right for you, we can provide! If you need any help making your choice, we’re here to help! We’re able to produce almost any promotional barware imaginable. The only limit is your imagination! Contact us today to find out how we can help you create some truly unique promotional merchandise.

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Limited Edition Beer Glasses

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Bespoke merchandise is well known as the most powerful and effective form of promotional merchandise. Unique, stylish beer glasses are certain to turn heads towards your brand. Your own promotional products can be handcrafted to fulfil whatever roles you desire. This freedom allows for the creation of a wide range of bespoke products with many different purposes – enter limited edition merchandise!

Limited edition merchandise can do something new and exciting while still remaining authentic to your brand’s core identity and values. Whether it’s a bold new design or a surprising collaboration, limited runs allow for flexibility with your marketing efforts. One of the most effective and popular forms of limited merchandise comes in the form of limited edition beer glasses.

How popular are limited edition beer glasses?

The market reacts to limited edition campaigns very predictably. Customers will want to rush to become one of the lucky few to own an exclusive glass by their favourite brand. It’s human nature to be drawn to that which stands out, and even those outside of your core customer base may have their interest piqued. The demand for exclusive beer glasses can be seen in the collector’s market.


Asahi Limited Edition glasses

Commemorative glasses are a common form of limited edition glass, and are highly sought after as keepsakes. Asahi’s commemorative Tokyo 2020 beer mugs are just one example of this phenomenon, and still a beloved piece of glassware.

Duvel Limited Edition Glass

On the collaboration front, this Duvel glass boasts a limited edition design from artist Mike Perry. This striking piece is an exclusive that marries both the customer bases of Duvel and Perry – all while creating cross-promotion between these two brands.

Budweiser limited edition christmas tankard

Seasonal glassware is another prominent form of limited edition glasses. Special glasses can be created for virtually any holiday and will often be kept and re-used year after year!

Making a difference

Additionally, limited edition glasses can be used to help a good cause. Stella Artois produced limited edition chalices in association with For every limited edition beer glass sold, Stella Artois donated 5 years of clean drinking water to someone in the developing world.

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These striking glasses became ever more desireable. Customers sought the unique glassware due to its appealing design and status as a limited run product, but also to play their part in a charity campaign that had already done so much good. Limited edition glassware is a flexible promotional tool capable of doing good for the wider community as well as your company.

Stella Artois Limited Edition Glass Charity Visual

Video Screenshot of Matt Damon speaking about Stella Artois Glass and collaboration

What do we provide?

Here at All In One Marketing, we provide completely bespoke glassware services. We’re able to produce almost any design you can think of! While limited edition beer glasses may be some of the most popular examples of bespoke glasses, this is in no way the limit. We can create bespoke gin, wine, champagne, whisky, or any other glasses you require!

When organising your next limited edition glass campaign, contact us here! We’ll be more than happy to help with any and all stages of the design process.

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Most Popular Gin Glasses

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Here at All In One Merchandise we have over 20 years of experience in the marketing industry. Throughout this time we have seen various trends come and go, but have also seen many products that are truly evergreen. Among the pantheon of eternally popular merchandising options stands glassware, in particular gin glasses.

Drinking is a basic human function – and many would argue that drinking alcohol is as well! Gin is an immensely popular drink, and promotional gin glasses have proven themselves to be incredibly effective promotional merchandise. This article will reveal the most popular gin glasses within our catalogues, helping you decide on the perfect glassware for your next promotional campaign!

Havana Gin Glass


Havana gin glass

The Havana gin glass is an exceedingly common sight in many bars and restaurants, and for good reason. This glass is stylish and versatile, capable of serving a wide selection of cocktails. The large bowl provides ample space for ice and garnishes.

This style of glass is considered the supreme way to enjoy a G&T. The shape of the glass is designed to prevent ice from melting quickly and diluting your drink.

Juniper Gin Glass

Juniper gin glass

The Juniper boasts a rounder, larger bowl than most other gin glasses. This large bowl gives the beverage within more room to breathe and accentuates its aroma and flavour. In addition, the Juniper is durable and sturdy, ideal for use in busy pubs and clubs.

Finally, this extra large bowl provides even more space for all your favourite garnishes! The Juniper is a fantastic choice for the hospitality industry.

Amsterdam Gin Glass

Amsterdam Gin Glass


The first glass on our list to not feature a stem, the Amsterdam’s simplicity has made it iconic. Still featuring plenty of space for ice and garnish due to its height, this glass has another added benefit. Highball glasses such as the Amsterdam keep carbonated drinks fizzier for longer thanks to their reduced surface area.

Outside of gin, a wide range of cocktails would go down a treat when served in this glass. If you’re looking for elegant, simple and practical, then you can’t go wrong with this one!

Vina Balloon Glass

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The Vina Balloon glass may at first glance appear to be a wine glass with a shorter stem. This is hardly surprising considering that the Vina Balloon aims to utilise many of the same benefits offered by wine glasses, chiefly the amplification of scent and flavour.

What’s more, the Vina Balloon is also perfectly viable as a wine glass in and of itself! This versatile glass is popular due to this flexibility.

Vigne Highball Glass

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The final stemless glass on our list is the Vigne Highball. This glass bares some similarity to the simple brilliance of the Amsterdam, albeit with an incredibly subtle curve. Like the aforementioned Amsterdam, this glass works exceedingly well with a variety of cocktails and keeps carbonated drinks fizzy.

In exchange for a small amount of space, the glass’s curve helps to slightly funnel the aroma of your drink towards you as you sip. The Vigne Highball offers a tempting alternative to the ever-popular Amsterdam.

Thin Stem Gin Glass

Thin Stem Gin Glass

The Thin Stem is, like the Vina Balloon, very reminiscent of a wine glass. Also like the former, the Thin Stem is versatile enough to function especially well as a wine glass in general. This glass differs in its more rounded bowl, which helps the experience of drinking with amplified fragrance and flavours.

The especially thin stem is not only attractive, but also particularly helpful in preventing your drink from warming up. Stems on glasses are designed specifically for this purpose, holding onto a stem instead of the bowl slows the warming of the drink via body temperature. The longer and thinner a stem, the more time your beverage has at the perfect temperature!

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Branded Eco Serving Trays

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In the modern day it has become far more common for the British public to eat meals on their sofa as opposed to at the dining table. This behavioural shift has likely been influenced by the increased prominence of streaming services such as Netflix. Enter the serving tray! This new eating habit has created a demand for trays to ease the practice of eating dinner in front of the telly. Here’s why our eco serving trays are the perfect promotional product.

Practical and green

Most available trays are made entirely of plastic, creating a notable problem of spills and slippages. Our eco serving trays suffer no such issues. One segment of the tray is composed of cork, creating extra friction and preventing spilled drinks! This cork section provides some truly impressive grip.

Eco serving tray grip

In addition, (and as the name suggests!) the eco serving tray is environmentally friendly. These trays are produced from pressed wood as opposed to plastic.  Manufactured under strict food safety standards, no solvents or water are utilised during production of these wooden serving trays. This product is both lightweight and dishwasher safe!

Serving trays represent an invaluable marketing opportunity. These products will be used whenever recipients choose to eat on their sofas – and as this practice is becoming ever more popular, that could even be daily! Both the front and back of our eco serving trays are customisable with any logo or branding you desire. Associating your brand with something as essential as eating dinner is an excellent way to build both brand awareness and familiarity.

Interested in your own eco serving tray with a bespoke design? We can help. Contact us now to speak to a member of our team. We are here to assist development of your designs and bring them to life! Why not also take a look at our other promotional food and drink trays or eco tableware?




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Branding on Dog Bag Dispensers

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With the current petrol crisis it has become harder than ever to travel by car. If you can’t drive there, why not walk? And take your furry friend along for the trip! Our dog bag dispensers are an integral part of any dog walk. Dog poo bag holders have become increasingly common among owners, gone are the days of simply stuffing an assortment of bags in your pocket as you rush out of the door – and rush people have. In the wake of the COVID-19 lockdowns, the public have embraced the outdoors more than ever before.

Poo bag holders provide an easy to use method of both storing and using doggy bags. Simply unzip the dispenser, place the desired amount of bags inside and pull them through the designated gap. Bags can then be easily removed from the dispenser at will. The bags themselves are just as important as the dispenser they’re stored in. We offer various kinds of biodegradable pet waste bags to suit every need.

Marketing Potential

Dog bag dispensers and bags


But what kind of potential lies in marketing with these products? As these items are so essential for pet owners, you can be sure that they will receive near daily use. Every time your recipient takes their dog for a walk, they’ll be reminded of your brand as they gather their supplies. They will likely associate your brand with spending quality time with their pet. In addition, dog owners often tend to be just as sociable as their four-legged companions! Dog walkers will often chat with each other as their pets play, and the subject of conversation will almost always begin with their shared interest of dogs – their own breeds, their favourite toys and their invaluable supplies.

It’s clear that dog poo bag dispensers represent a surprisingly effective marketing opportunity. Here at All In One Merchandising we offer many customisation options to help you craft your ideal promotional merchandise. Our pet dispensers are customisable with your own logo, branding or design and are available in a wide range of different colours. What’s more, we offer customisable doggy bags as well! Bags can also be branded with a design of your choice, and are available in a variety of colours.

Two dog poo bags



If you have been looking for a new and innovative way to market your pet shop, groomers or veterinary practice, give us a call. A member of our team will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiry and help you craft your ideal merchandise. If pet dispensers aren’t quite what you’re looking for, why not browse our vast catalogue of branded pet products? We look forward to hearing from you!

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New paper cup technologies a major boost for recycling

New paper cup technologies a major boost for recycling

Did you know that more than nine out of 10 paper cups sent for recycling end up in landfill or the incinerator?   

Why? Because despite appearing “green”, most traditional paper cups are difficult to recycle because of a plastic (Polyethylene) coating designed to hold them together and stop them from leaking. 

Although the plastic can be removed, many recyclers are loathed to do so. The reason?  The cups must be collected and processed separately from established recycling streams, and while this can and does happen it all adds to the cost of the recycled material, so making the process uncompetitive for manufacturers.

The result is that countless millions of paper cups a year around the world are rejected for recycling. They are either burned or put into landfills – and this is why recycling rates across the globe remain so low. 

An unwanted by-product of disposable paper cups

It is estimated that in the UK, only one in 400 disposable cups is recycled. One unwanted by-product of this is the creation of 152,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. The same emission as 33,300 cars.
The problem is fuelled by a lack of consumer understanding. As many as three out of four people wrongly believe that these plastic-coated cups can be recycled. And as things stand today, according to the World Wildlife Fund it is only set to get worse with the growth of disposable cups set to grow in the UK by 33 per cent by 2030. 

What then is the answer? Although dedicated recycling schemes have had some success, the solution boils down to simple economics. The only true way forward is for cups that can go straight into pre-separated recycling streams.

Over the last few years, a new generation of paper “eco” cups has emerged that is not laminated with plastic. Instead, they are coated with a water-based barrier or with a mineralized resin blend.

Both are strong enough to keep the cups together while being used but the key advantage is that they can be recycled directly with ordinary paper and board waste.

Branded Paper Cups All Sizes

A comment from All In One Merchandise

Damien Ellis, managing director of All In One Merchandise, said: “These technologies are a real game-changer. For no longer do we have to accept paper cups that cannot be recycled. The environmental benefits are simply staggering.

“As a direct replacement for traditional single-use cups, they are ideal for use in a huge variety of environments. From schools to canteens, offices to gyms, not to mention all kinds of events. The list goes on and on.

“An added advantage for businesses is that they can demonstrate to users, through clear content messaging on the cups, their full commitment to the drive to a more sustainable future in foodservice and general packaging.

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Wheat Straw Promotional Products

Wheat straw is the stalk left over after wheat grains are harvested. Traditionally, it has been treated as a waste. In some countries, farmers burn it, contributing to air pollution and creating a public health hazard. However, these stalks still have value. By using wheat straw in our products, we are diverting material from the waste stream and using a reclaimed resource to make durable, lightweight, and compostable goods. Wheat straw production facilities are also located near wheat fields, to minimize transportation in the supply chain.

We have an extensive range of products made from wheat straw including cups, speakers, USB chargers, and sunglasses. Brand any of these products with your logo because branded is always best! Wheat straw promotional products are a great way to promote your brand whilst helping to protect our environment for the future.

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Copper Bar Accessories, Tools and Cocktail Making Equipment

Copper Bar Accessories. One of the great things about copper is that it can work with many different interior styles and themes. And if there is one reason many bar owners and managers opt for a style of barware, it is usually because it looks good with the decor or fits the theme and style of the bar.

Our copper bar accessories have been designed to provide a premium sheen to your cocktail service. Our range of copper barware gives a unique mixologist presentation on the bar top.



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New Bar Accessories

Just when you think we had covered every possible bar merchandise product, we’ve found even more products to bring you even more variety and unique products!  Whether you’re looking for illuminated ice buckets, branded point of sale products like beer towers, coasters, bottle openers or trays, we have a huge variety and variation on these products.   Bar accessories are some of our most popular product and for good reason, there are huge benefits to putting your logo on bar merchandise.  We have a huge range of price point and cover materials from plastic to copper.