The holidays are right around the corner, and for those of you working in the marketing or public relations industry, now is the time for you to start thinking about media gift ideas for the friendly reporters in your life. And if you’re not, remember that reporters are people too and all people love gifts.

Instead of sending a traditional holiday gift this year, consider sending your media contacts a New Year’s gift. What better way to start off a new year than with some new swag accompanied by a press release detailing new initiatives for your organization.

We recommend sending a New Year’s gift featuring the following promotional products for the members of the media in your life. And, while some of these promotional products may seem obvious, marketing and public relations professionals all know the importance of them.

The YETI Tumbler

Can you imagine a cup that keeps your coffee hot all day? No more surprise cold sips or reheating your coffee from the morning (yes, people do that). Now your media contacts can stay alert while writing a follow-up article to your New Year’s press release.

Waterproof Messenger Bag

The weather won’t stop a reporter from tracking down a lead for a story so why should their old canvas bag. From pens, pencils, laptops, phones, recorders, notebooks and more – there is a lot of stuff a reporter carries with them. Help them keep it all dry this year.

Handheld Tripod

Nowadays reporters are also the camera person, digital content manager, social media manager and on-air talent. Make their lives easier as they hold their oversized smartphones with the convenience of a handheld tripod. And if you really want to splurge, find one with a portable charger.

Find all of your media gift ideas and other promotional products by visiting your local Proforma Owner’s website. Or visit for more information.