The Swag Showcase

Share Your Awesome Swag Ideas


Swag noun \ ˈswag \
Free items given away to promote a resource, event, or product

Marketing an ombuds office isn’t always easy. Eye-catching promotional items really help spread the word and create excitement about what ombuds have to offer. However, limited time (and budgets!) can make it tough to come up with clever slogans and nifty designs.

The Swag Showcase is here to address that challenge by celebrating all the promo items #IOA2020 attendees care to share! Please join the fun and collective problem-solving by bringing a sample or two of any marketing items from your ombuds practice for display in Portland. Drop them off at the registration desk when you check-in, and they’ll be displayed for all to see (and find inspiration in) at the Communications Committee vendor table throughout the conference.

Any item is welcome--brochures, water bottles, keychains, you name it. If it fits in your suitcase, it belongs in the Showcase. So don’t forget to pack your swag!

Learn more about the word swag’s stylish and shameless past from Merriam-Webster.