Best way to tell you who we are is where we started with this great promo company.
Isn’t it strange how businesses get started. Sometimes its just organic & for others it comes from a question that translates into ….mmm…I could do something with that! (What was your “defining question or moment” if you have a business?)
For Eye Catcha Promotions it came about when I (Al Taylor) was doing a real estate course in 1995 & a fellow student Phillip (we haven’t changed his name…) asked me a question that would change our future totally. (well 19 years so far).
“Have you got a business card mate” to which l grabbed what I thought was a good looking card being creative only to have Phillip open a display folder of very cool looking full colour glossy business cards. They just had so much impact with photos of shops, signwritten cars & people on them. You see these type of colour cards had never been printed in “gang runs” before & really only existed only on photographic paper or as a single print run which was way too expensive.
So I (along with my wife Chrissy) saw the potential straight away and went on the road selling full colour cards door to door naming the business aptly “Eye Catcha Promotions”. Oh…what happened to Phillip? Cards were just a small new part of his portfolio, so we worked out a price to buy the agency as Phil wanted to do other things anyway (eternally thankful to Phil for sharing and being so gracious).
We built great relationships with many clients through printing to which the next question was asked that would change everything again…. “do you do promo gear?” We researched, sourced wholesalers & then became Eye Catcha Promo Products & Print opening a fabulous modern store on the cusp of Tamworth CBD. That was just so exciting to do.
If you are going to put a shop somewhere put it where you get free traffic hits (ours was opposite a stationery supply house & on a busy corner) with the largest awning in Tamworth on which we branded so you couldn’t miss us!
Nearly 10 years later to the day we started, we opened up the Gold Coast office & ran both for a couple of years however with the advent of the internet & people ordering via phone or the net it was decided to work out of one office on the Gold Coast.
We now service nationally & proudly still maintain a very healthy Tamworth & surrounding district customer base. Some of these have been clients since our inception back in those TAFE years! (1995)
Original shop in Tamworth
So if you are chasing a motivated, fun, genuine, caring company who wants to put some fun back into investing in promoting, that’s exactly the way we do business ourselves. You only need to see our “Eye Pad” Notepads or “Catch More Business With Eye Catcha” Frisbees to see how we promote. So shoot us a note or call soon. Be great to hear from you. Catch ya soon!