June 2009 Hot Button Winners

Congrats to our
June 2009 Hot Button of the Month Winner!

June's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Terri Thompson from Huntsville, AL. Terri's "Chris Young Black Dress Brigade" button was designed to promote country music singer Chris Young's single "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)". During the 2009 Country Music Awards, the single was promoted during a black dress party, where these buttons were distributed.

"With thousands of country music fans in Nashville for the fest, we were able to make them aware of Chris's new single song by handing out these buttons at all the events and at his fan club booth in the convention center," said Terri. "People were hunting us down asking for them!"

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Terri received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
It seems like EVERYBODY's making buttons! We received lots of entries to the Hot Button contest in June. It was fun going through them all, but sad that we couldn't make everyone a winner. We narrowed the entries down to six to make up our June 2009 Hot Button group. We hope you enjoy them and that they give you ideas for your own button-making endeavors!

Keep those entries coming in! You could be one of our next winners! Remember, the more unique, the better! Each Hot Button winner receives a coupon for 10% off their next purchase at Badge-A-Minit.com.
NAFCAree 2010
Marty Moore from Millbury, MA, submitted this promotional button. "Each year our camping group organizes a week-long rally. The event will be in Gettysburg in 2010, the third week of July," Marty said. While they're just at the start of the promotional stages for this event, everyone who has seen the button is anxious to learn more about the week. Marty notes each participant will get a button. We liked that the group is doing plenty of advance promotion and that the button design ties in perfectly for an event being held at "Drummer Boy Campground"!
Peacock Marbled Paper
Mark Menard from Santa Fe, NM, made this button for a group of friends he makes marbled paper with. "We get together about once every two months to marble paper and talk," he said. The paper used for this button was the first paper Mark ever marbled! What a great reminder for the get-togethers - and to show off their work!
We Kick It Old School
Jeneva Powell of Columbia, MO, submitted this button that is being used to build awareness of the need for a new, updated building for MU School of Health Professionals. The button aims to show alumni, donors, students and staff that they are making do with a very outdated facility to meet the growing demand for health professionals. Jeneva is happy to note that their promotional efforts have begun to pay off - money has been appropriated to begin the groundwork for building a new facility for the School of Health Professionals.
KCC Name Badge
Debby Sleight from the Korean Culture Camp of Eastern Michigan uses this button to identify the children who attend the camp by their name and grade. The Camp is for children who have been adopted from Korea and is designed to introduce the children to their Korean heritage and help them make friends with children like themselves. Debby notes that the children like their name badges, especially because their names are written on it in both English and Hangul (the Korean alphabet). They proudly wear their buttons every day of camp and many keep them as souvenirs.
I Make 'Em!
What better way to promote your button-making business than with a button? That's what Arnold Bentley from Buttons and Lavels and More in Laconia, NH does! We know it works great!
Brownie Name Tags
Yvonne Pribyl, a co-leader for Girl Scout Troup 463 in Winterville, NC, uses buttons to identify the girls in the Troop. "During some of our events, there were parents who didn't know the names of all the girls and leaders," said Yvonne. "So I created these buttons as name tags." The Troop wore their name buttons to Girl Scout events. The other troops loved them - and Yvonne ended up making extras to give to them!