Triple Award Winners in 2019!

APPA Award for
Promotional Product Marketing Excellence

Platinum Award

For overall excellence

Gold Award for Promotional Product Innovation and Design

Our Submission

The promotional gift we innovated pushed the boundaries of creativity in product design and ‘wowed’ our client the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), a prestigious organisation which develops standards to ensure the provision of high quality world class health services to all Australians. In October 2018, RACGP submitted a bid to host the 2022 World Organisation of Family Doctors (Wonca) Conference. Their goal to be the successful winning bid and bring the international conference to Australia. To help support their bid RACGP wanted a gift which would allow them to stand our from the other conference host contenders, something that would be memorable. This gift would be presented to Wonca delegates at their upcoming conference in South Korea.

The Result

Innovating and designing a truly Australian inspired gift, an exquisite executive gift in the shape of an Australian Sea Turtle embedded with Black Australian Opals from Lightning Ridge presented in elegant packaging. We were able to take a client’s brief from concept to final product including sketching, designing, sourcing and all the logistics required to deliver their goods to South Korea. The final product highlighted Australian culture and promoted its natural wonders and beauty befitting RACGP’s expectations. RACGP won the right to host the 2022 Sydney Conference. “This project was successful and genuinely confirms Get Smart’s ability to go above and beyond” stated RACGP’s Head of Events and Experience, winning them the GOLD APPA 2019 Product Innovation and Design Award and the top award of the evening, the Platinum Award for Overall Excellence.

Gold Award for Distributor/Supplier Collaboration

Our Submission

Our client Donaldson Australasia, wanted to roll out a new initiative to increase brand awareness through their retail distributors nationally. Their aim to encourage consumers and large commercial clients to select Donaldson products over competitor products. Their objective was to create a customised set of POS merchandise kits which would be tiered in their product selection and value to reward different levels of distributors. The product range would span more than 35 different custom items which were to be kitted into four packages and they needed a supplier to also manage logistics, importing, warehousing and distribution.

The Result

The project we knew would be a challenging one taking into consideration the importance of achieving consistent branding across such a vast array of different products with different substrate materials. Get Smart Promo partnered with a supplier that had specialised knowledge of ethical sourcing with a full end to end solution and we were able to deliver all products with 100% brand consistency for our client.

Get Smart Promo successfully delivered on time and under budget, providing high level custom designed and sourced products to create brand awareness. Part of our brief was that the kits would be delivered as an out of the box solution with every component considered including installation instructions and hardware/mounting brackets so the recipients could easily install the products into their outlets. “The level of collaboration, creativity, attention to detail and commitment from Get Smart Promotional Products was outstanding” said Donaldson Australasia’s Marketing Communications Specialists. “They kept us informed every step of the way with regular meetings and weekly conference calls to ensure everything was kept on track. Every component of the merchandise kits including the packaging and the product’s fit for purpose exceeded our expectations”.

How Unipromo became



In collaboration with our valued clients, Unipromo won SILVER and BRONZE at the top awards ceremony for their industry – the Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA) Awards. The APPA Awards celebrate the most creative part of the industry, bringing together recognition of industry professionals for their outstanding use of promotional products in business and marketing programs.

Do you need distinctive, cost-effective merchandise for your marketing programs? Contact our award winning team today. They’ll work alongside you to create products for your organisation, that your clients will remember for years to come.


Unipromo, in partnership with University of Tasmania Accommodation Services, won SILVER in the category: CREATIVITY IN LOCALLY STOCKED PRODUCT PRODUCTION.

Our client wanted a functional product range that would appeal to the target audience and achieve their specific objectives as well as, where possible, be environmentally friendly and reusable.

What the Judges Said:

“A campaign that really delivered on the objective: This was an exceptional result – with a direct link between the campaign and more than a quarter of applicants.”


Unipromo, in collaboration with Bond University, won BRONZE in the category: MERCHANDISE PROGRAMS.

Our client, sought a marketing partner who would appreciate the significance of their brand recognition and to help manage and simplify their merchandise ordering. Unipromo were given a brief to provide consistently branded, quality products, as well as deliver on cost savings. The range needed to be flexible enough to appeal to a wide demographic.

What the Judges Said:

“Unipromo have understood the local and international audience. The e-commerce solution and warehousing provide simplified management of the program with great cost impact. A comprehensive, diverse range of products.”

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