Monday, November 16, 2015

Tips on Business Gifting for the Holiday Season - The Gifts Can Keep On Giving!

What to do about Holiday Business Gifting!
With a busy years-end it is to easy to forget the importance of your BUSINESS GIFTING in 
2015! This oversight could affect your success in 2016 & Beyond! 

Think about the recipients! Your recipients should include:
a) Loyal Clients
b) Previous Clients
c) Potential Clients
d) Suppliers of Essential Services
e) Employees & Independent Contractors with whom you work

It is the thought that can count BIG! Not all gifts need to - or should - be of the same cost. It is important that you have a plan, a budget and get started early! Last minute efforts often get lost in the Holiday Mayhem! Your and the Competitors will be Remembered!

Here are some facts - As the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) reportsU.S. organizations spend nearly $6 billion for business gifts annually, according to a study by Gfk Custom Research.
Who: Respondents noted that decisions about business gifts were made company-wide, with senior-level management choosing 53 percent of the time, followed by sales and marketing professionals (38 percent).
What: 35 percent, most organizations shelled out between $25 and $49.99 on gifts. Another 34.8 percent spent $10-24.99 per gift. It’s important to plan for this expense in your integrated marketing budget.
When: You guessed it: Most businesses dole out gifts during the holiday season.
Why: The most common response to the question of why business gifts were given was “to thank customers,” at 70 percent, followed by “to build goodwill” and “to develop business.” Some professionals considered business gift-giving as a habit; 12.2 percent of those surveyed said they give gifts “because customers expect them.” Surprising, some noted that “damage control” was another variable. (marketingtango – Oct 1, 2015)

The Importance of Gifting - "Corporate gift giving is serious business. As part of a well-considered program, it can help establish or enhance critical relationships and become a cost-effective means of recognizing activities that benefit the business..."
"Most business gifts are given to major clients. After that comes employees, then prospective clients. Reasons for gift giving range from thanking long-standing customers for their business to recognizing a valued employee for working on a weekend. The basic reason is the same: to affirm relationships and enhance the personal connection between giver and recipient." (ESM – Engagement Strategies Media)

Who should be on the receiving side? "If you’re wondering when to give business gifts and who to give them to, a general rule of thumb is to send gifts to the people who help make your company great.
In general, this includes clients, employees, and certain service providers. Read on for some tips about when to give business gifts and who you should send them” SmallBusinessTrends - Sep 30, 2014 by Annie Pilon
Some of the top reasons for your company to give promotional gifts include: (Drew & Rogers)
1) Advertise your business
All organizations depend on advertising in order to thrive. Distributing promotional corporate gifts is essential to this growing process. When a client receives a gift with your company’s name and contact information on it, they will remember your business every time they use it. Branded gifts like t-shirts and hats are both appreciated by your client, and act at the same time awareness for your organization.
2) Improve Company Morale
Letting your employees know that you value their hard work is a traditional benefit of corporate gift giving. These gifts are also ideal for showing appreciation and strengthening relationships with key customers during the holiday season. Generally, the most appreciated holiday gifts are those that are not perceived as promotional products. Incorporating your company’s name or logo tastefully into the gift is usually the best way to go.
3) Reward Your Customers
Building strong relationships with your customers is a huge advantage of corporate gift giving. Your most valuable clients deserve to be thanked for the business they bring to your company. Personalized corporate gifts are most appropriate to give you top customers, as they best represent your close business relationship.

Hopefully you’ve had a great year - This Holiday Season, be sure to keep the above points in mind when you are thinking about giving Holiday gifts! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Marketing Update & Surprise! A New Way To Promote Products, Plans and Services! Take a look at Instagram Ads as well as Facebook Ads!

ExclusivePurchases.com discusses a new marketing strategy - Instagram Ads!

Instagram Ads are now open for all to use! It can be effectively used by the Insurance & Benefits Industries! WOW - Something more to learn! Instagram & their Ads seem to be a Great Way to build a following and to promote Products, Plans and Services! In future Blog Posts we'll provide updates on how to effectively use not only Instagram but also Facebook to make your business more successful! I think you'll be surprised at the depth, reach and effectiveness of these entities in the world of Inbound Marketing!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Benefits Season & Holiday Shopping are Just Around The Corner - How Will You Find The Time? Here's A Solution For One!

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Father's Day - The Perfect Gifts For Making It Special & Fun!

Don't Make Father's Day About Ties, Cologne or Goofy Gifts! Make It Special!!
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  • Permits super stable flight. With 4 channels
  • Lightweight airframe with nice durability
  • Camera: 0.3 MP video recording module included (requires a Micro SDHC card)
  • 4-ways flip(left, right, forward, backward)
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  • Road worthy and built to travel easy
  • Cast aluminum firebox and lid with dual stainless steel latches and temp gauge
  • High-impact frame with legs and carry handles
  • No flare-up TRU-Infrared cooking system
  • 200 sq. in. stainless steel grilling grate
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Monday, June 1, 2015

BENEFITPLACE -- All About Insurance, Benefits & Related Services: It's Almost Father's Day - June 21st! 6 Gift Ideas That Will Help Make Dad's Day Special & Some Things To Avoid!

It's Almost Father's Day - June 21st! 6 Gift Ideas That Will Help Make Dad's Day Special & Some Things To Avoid!

It's Almost Father's Day - June 21st! 6 Gift Ideas That Will Help Make Dad's Day Special & Some Things To Avoid!

When it comes to #Father's Day most Dads would admit that many times they didn't get something they could use & enjoy! Here are 6 ideas that can Make His Day!

Introduction - According to DoDo.com, "Father’s Day is all about showing Dad how much you love and appreciate him. There’s no 'one size fits all' gift for dads, but fortunately there are tons of wonderful gift ideas that are a perfect fit for dads of all kinds. You just have to know where to look."
6 Ideas for Making Father's Day Special!

Can't Wait - 6 Ideas Now! Great Gifts with LInks for those in a hurry! Order Now & Make His Day!

1) For Your Grilling Master or Amateur Outdoor Cook - Grills & Tools!
2) Feast on Father's Day & Special Bonus Gifts - Steaks, Burgers & More
3) The Ultimate Outdoor Toy For Dads - A Personal Drone That Soars!
4) Sport Shirts That Look & Feel Great - Perfect For The Summer!
5) The Ultimate Work-Out Machine - Great Savings on the TreadClimber!
6) The Stylish Way to Monitor Workouts, Calories & More - For Your Man's Health! 

We wanted to give you some guidance and & the Ideas!

Things You May Want To Avoid!

1) Funny gag gifts and novelty goodies!
2) Tools for making repairs!
3) Neck ties, golfer socks & underwear! 
4) Cologne!
5) Gift certificates!

Thinks you might want to consider - See the Above!

Most Fathers want to enjoy the Summer months - Grilling Out! - Enjoying Great Food! - Looking Good! - Enjoying a Workout! & New Technology! Our ideas will help Dads fill
6 Gift Ideas to Help Make Father's Day Special!
their "Bucket Lists"! 

A Special Thought About Fathers -

"A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt." -  Author Unknown

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend - Things to Remember & To Do!

Memorial Day - Let's never forget those that made the ultimate sacrifice!
Things To Remember for Memorial Day!! 

MEMORIAL DAY - 1st and foremost Memorial Day is a Day of Remembrance! Why? - "Memorial Day started off as a somber day of remembrance; a day when Americans went to cemeteries and placed flags or flowers on the graves of our war dead. It was a day to remember ancestors, family members, and loved ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice." Memorialday.org The remembrance started in the years following the Civil War and became an official holiday in 1971! 
Many of my direct family members fought and survived fighting in WW I & WWII. Many of my friend fought and survived Vietnam! They have passed along the importance of remembering those who fought for our freedom and gave their lives to keep us free! We encourage you to observe Memorial Day by at least displaying the U.S. flag! For more ideas for observing this day visit Sheknows.com

Enjoy Memorial Day Fun!
Things To Do!
HAVE FUN -  In addition to a day of remembrance, Memorial Day weekend has become a time to enjoy life and the transition from Spring to Summer - after a long brutal Winter for many of us! I was rather amazed when I Googled "What to do on Memorial Day weekend?".It appears that:
  • Almost every city has a Series of Events! 
  • Stores provide Incredible Sales! 
  • Families Open Their Patios & Plan to Grill Out!
  • Pools and Backyards Open For Play!
Here are some Time & Cost-Saving Suggestions we've gathered for you!
1) Google the city where you live or visiting - As an example, if you plan to be in or around Boston go to their events website - Celebrations Landing Page.
2) Visit these stores for their SPECIALS for Look'in Good & Having Fun:
          a) Lacoste - For Your Summer Styles! 
          b) Lord & Taylor - For Incredible Savings for the Entire Family! 
          c) Nautica - For the Whole Family to Welcome the warm days in Style! 
          d) Orvis - For great Men's & Women's Sports Wear!   
3) Plan your Outdoor Events!
           a) Chicago Steak Company - Make Your Grilling a Great Experience!
           b) Home & Patio Decor Center - Everything for Your Patio Experience! 
           c) Wicker Paradise - Turn Your Yard into an Adventure of Comfort!
4) Plan Your Outdoor Fun!
            a) Step2 - Their Specialty is Kids Play!
            b) WillyGoat - The Ultimate in Swing Sets, Playhouses, Trampolines & Much More! 
            c) Brookstone - Outdoor/Indoor Speakers, Fun Items & So Much More!  
Let's all Remember those that made the Ultimate Sacrifice for us! While we are enjoying a long weekend keep in mind that those Men & Women made it possible! 
Freedom is not Free -  it is Earned!!
Have Some Ideas for Observing or Enjoying Memorial Day? Comment or Email - phil@exclusivepurchases.com 
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