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Promotional Items

Procurement Agent(s):
Alec Johnson


Promotional items may include items such as coffee mugs, mouse pads, pens, and other small dollar items given to promote an event or department. For items that will have an Iowa State logo, please refer to the trademark management policy. Iowa State has a contract with Staples for promotional items. Please see the Staples contract page or visit cyBUY to view the Staples Promotional Item catalog.


Promotional items do not include hanging banners, retractable banners, foam core signs, printed buttons, and nametags, or magnets.  Departments are to contact Printing Services at 294-3601 for these items.

Procurement Procedure:

To find the best way to procure the goods or services in this category,
please answer each of the following questions by clicking [yes] or [no].

Have you contacted Staples for a quote on your promotional items?

[yes] [no]

Are you placing your order with Staples through cyBUY?

[yes] [no]

Proceed with your order through cyBUY after completing any trademark processes. 

Contact Procurement Services or the Trademark Licensing Office to find a licensed supplier or work with the Trademark Office to get the supplier licensed.

Please contact Staples Promotional Products or Contact Procurement at 515-294-4860 or