About Us

Cool Ideas Marketing


We are a full service advertising specialties company offering a wide range of promotional items to promote your company.

We can assist your marketing objectives with these quality programs:

  • Corporate Recognition Programs
  • Premiums and Incentives Sales
  • Trade Show Programs
  • Safety Programs
  • Service Awards
  • Employee Recognition
  • Product Introductions
  • Business Gifts
  • Sports Tournaments
  • Company Outings
  • Thank You Programs
  • E-Commerce Services: Online Stores and Fulfillment Services

We help you find a cost-effective way to market and promote your business with custom promotional items that speak to your customers and clients. With the number of companies we work with the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.


Catching and maintaining the interest of clients in a manner that leads to them making further purchases is very important. Every business needs loyal customers to thrive and gaining the loyalty of customers can make your business reap numerous rewards. It is for this reason that promotional marketing is very important in the marketing strategy of a business. Promotional marketing is marketing that offers special treats to both old and new clients to pique their interest and raise their awareness of the service being offered. Promotional marketing typically uses unique methods to differentiate a business from its competitors and can be done subtly or aggressively as the case may be.

Strategies in promotional marketing typically include giving out some incentives to customers to get them interested in what you have to offer. You can give out pens, shirts, water bottles, lunchboxes and so many other free gifts to consumers who use your product. This show of goodwill towards your clients can create warm and pleasing thoughts towards you and your products and can help foster good relationships.

At cool ideas marketing, we will help you plan and strategize your marketing campaigns to ensure that you're getting to the right audience and doing so at the right time. Our tactics would ensure that your brand is viewed in the right light by customers and keeping everything tiptop and brand relevant. We make use of all forms of social media and emails to get your campaign out and thriving so as to introduce your product to a wide variety of consumers.

We also help create low cost but high-quality products for your customers as a means of showing appreciation to them. Our campaigns create unique and interesting views towards your brand and increase customer engagement with your real products.

One of our marketing strategies is to save our clients money on their printing materials. This will help increase money to spend on promotional marketing, which will help grow your business. Promotional Products are one of the most effective and misunderstood forms of marketing and show our clients how to use it effectively. Promotional Marketing can be a very powerful tool if used correctly, but most do not use it correctly. The use of poor quality and useless items will have a negative effect on your business. Think about it... someone gives you a cheap pen and it leaks in your pocket or breaks, you will have a negative opinion of that business. If someone gives you a very nice pen and it becomes your favorite pen, you have a positive effect on that person.  We help our clients find high quality items that are on sale so they can keep on budget. 


I am Brian Coolbaugh, founder of Cool Ideas Marketing. I have been providing clients with an affordable resource for their printing and promotional needs since 1996. Not only are we a massive resource with over 1500 suppliers, we help our clients develop effective programs. One of the most powerful programs we offer is our client reward program. "Sales people who gave clients branded promotional gifts received 22% more referrals than salespeople who did not" -Baylor University. Gift giving has always had positive effects on people. Since the beginning of time, we have given gifts to friends, family and loved ones. What happens when you give someone a gift is truly amazing and what makes me so passionate about what we do. In today's world we need more gift giving, acts of kindness and appreciation for each other. Promotional gifts are such a fun, easy and rewarding way to grow your business. Start giving without expectations and you will receive more than you ever imagined. We will show you proven strategies that will provide amazing results. This is why promotional products ranked #1 form of advertising to prompt action across all generations!

Hello, I am Steph Coolbaugh and I am the Chief Financial Officer at cool ideas marketing. I was born and raised in Muncie, IN. I have been here now for 5 years and have meet many of you personally.  I was in the banking industry for 20 years, and now I am in charge of the daily accounts receivables and payables. I also oversee all of the mailings and deliveries to the post office and clients. If you have any questions about your invoices or need to pay one, please let me know. I love my little four legged fur baby and copilot Peypey!

Hello I am Kelly Garrett and I am the Creative Director at cool ideas marketing. I was born and raised in Anderson, IN. After I graduated high school I went into the U.S. Army active duty. I did basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Then went to Ft. Gordon, GA for A.I.T. as a 35J10. I spent a year at Ft. Bragg, NC with the 50th Signal Battalion in support of the 82nd Airborne. Then, I spent the remainder of my service at Ft. Campbell, KY in the 626th FSB in support of the 101st Airborne. I was honorably discharged and went into the VA Vocational Rehab program. I started my graphic design career at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, TN and later transferred to Horry- Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach, SC  where I obtained an Associate's Degree in Digital Arts. I then enrolled in Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design. Art has always been an important part of my life, and I am glad that I can use my digital knowledge and physical artistic knowledge to create cool designs for you. Let me help you design logos, business cards, EDDMs, or any art you need for your business and branding. When I'm not doing really cool things for cool ideas, I like to spend time in nature, and you might find some of my kindness rocks around the Myrtle Beach area. I'm looking forward to helping you achieve the coolest branding!

Hello, I am Peyton Coolbaugh AKA Peypey, I am Head of Security here at cool ideas marketing. I am also in charge of sticking my head out the window when I go to the post office with my mama and being the door greeter here at work.  I also have my own cubicle and I get paid in treats.   Ask my papa about using pet items as part of your promotional marketing.  People love pet items and so do I. Did someone say squirrel, lizard???


Welcome to our showroom! This is a great place to get your hands on many different styles and varieties of promotional items. A picture is worth a thousand words, but actually seeing and touching promotional items is comparatively better. You will have a first-person opportunity to see how certain items work, feel, and look. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, no worries, we have many catalogs to help you find just what you need. We want to help you find the best items to represent your brand. Don't forget that we offer print, apparel, graphic design, and web services along with promotional items. When you schedule a private viewing by calling or email, we will work with you to get the best and coolest ideas tailored for you and your brand. We will help show you how to use promotional items to build your branding. 


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