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Corporate Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

 

Personalised Corporate Christmas gift ideas – perfect for any customer!

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – are you ready?

Okay… Maybe we are a tad early to be decorating our living rooms, eating mince pies and belting out Mariah Carey. BUT, if you are a business and haven’t yet thought about your Christmas marketing, then you’re actually quite late.

From Christmas cards and calendars, to wallplanners and corporate gifts – We can help!

Your business simply wouldn’t work without your client base, so how are you saying “thank you” to them for their business in 2019 and securing future business in 2020?

Speak to your local Printing.com for more personalised corporate Christmas gift ideas to make the most of the festive period!

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Wallplanners

Send your clients personalised wallplanners. It advertises your brand and stays on their wall the whole year round.

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Christmas Cards

Tempted to send an ‘e-card’ to your top clients? Think again. Better to send a traditional printed card, and send it early.

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Other Christmas gift ideas

Calendars, Diaries, Notebooks, Cheese boards, Photo canvas, Mouse pads, Bags, Drink bottles, Stress ballsMugs, Recipe books, Pens …the options are endless! 

Get in touch with us, we’d love to help you with your customer Christmas gift ideas.

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Corporate Gifts – Why Bother?

Corporate Gifts – Why Bother?

We’re heading into summer and New Zealand’s holiday season. Staff and customers alike are full of excitement about Christmas and the forthcoming holidays. Most businesses shut down for a few weeks to ensure everyone enjoys some down-time. And yet despite all this joy and happiness, it’s amazing how the words ‘What are we going to give as corporate gifts this Christmas?’ can strike fear into office managers, marketing departments or business owners throughout New Zealand. Most people love to give gifts to their friends and family, so why the hang-up with gifts to customers and staff?

Let’s first consider why you would want to present a corporate gift to your customers. Here are five reasons why corporate gifts at Christmas and throughout the year represent a GREAT investment.

1. Gifts help develop your relationships – everyone loves a gift and most people feel kindness to the person giving the gift. The psychology is no different in corporate gifting – your customers will be grateful and a little more loyal to you. It’s so much harder for a customer to stop doing business with you when they have received gifts from you.

2. When you’re in the early phase of what you hope will be a profitable relationship with a customer, it’s important that they remember who you are. Perhaps they’ve simply trialed your products or services, but you’re yet to be on their regular shopping list. Send them a branded corporate gift and there’s more chance of them remembering you, and ordering from you in the future.

3. A corporate gift is in fact a cheap advertising medium – consider a branded gift vs advertising and you will soon realise that it more targeted, more memorable, more long lasting and so delivers much better value for money.

4. It’s always nice to get a thank you, so consider a gift to say thank you to a customer for their business. New Zealand is a small country and your customers often have a choice in who they do business with. A simple thank you gift goes a long way to maintain loyalty in the face of stiff competition.

5. Don’t think of your corporate gifts as a cost, but rather as an investment. Why not even run some analytics? Identify your top twenty customers and then gift the top ten twice in the year and measure your return from those customers vs the other ten customers – you may well be surprised by the result, but we won’t be!

Then of course there are your staff, who have rallied around you all year to grow your business. It’s easy to say that that’s what they get paid to do, but remember that our employment pool in New Zealand is very small. Good staff are hard to get and even harder to keep. It’s the little things that keep them loyal, those thoughtful words, kind deeds and small gifts that surprise and delight them and remind them why they love coming to work for you each day.

Remember it’s not just about Christmas, so why not consider a range of gifts that are ready to hand out in recognition of good work. Perhaps it’s a pair of headphones or a branded Tee or an umbrella. Consider gifts that are thank you presents vs gifts that are rewards for achievement. Having a range of useful branded items, given for hitting sales targets can be a great trick for motivating staff. This is especially true if the item can be used each day but recognises someone’s status as #1 salesperson that month. The recipient will have immediate bragging rights and other staff will know they are a high achiever.


Christmas Corporate Gift Ideas

At Christmas, what options do you have for corporate gifts? How do you do something a little different? How do you stand out from the crowd?

Food and Drink Inspired Corporate Gifts

How about a branded set of cheese knives, with your company logo etched into the lid, along with a selection of fine cheeses and a bottle of wine?

Consider a range of coffee/tea mugs with your branding – every office needs cups in the staff room, and they normally stay in the cupboard for years! We have a broad range of mugs that can be branded both on the inside and outside. Dare to be bold – talk to us about creative ways to get your message across.

Longer Lasting gifts

We have a range of canvas pictures in various sizes which can be printed with any message or design you like. Perhaps get a drone picture of your customer’s premises and then let us print it to a picture canvas – what a great gift! Or how about inviting a photographer to take local images and then gift these as a unique present.

It’s a Date

Desk diaries, desk calendars and wall planners are still as useful today as they were 20 years ago. The more time poor we become the more important it is to organise our time better.

But also think more outside the box – how about a diary that encourages you to improve your work/life balance a little more. How about a diary that invites you to set goals each month against certain criteria such as family, financial, personal and life.

We all know that Christmas is a time for giving so don’t be a scrooge, invest and reap the rewards this holiday season – we know you won’t regret it!

Defining a Brand

So what is branding? Historically branding was used by cattle ranchers to identify their animals, however, it changed in the 1880s when branding started being used to differentiate goods from their competition.

Today, The Dictionary of Brand defines a brand as “a person’s perception of a product, service, experience, or organisation.”

As we now know a brand can mean different things to different people so we have to get this right to ensure engagement and loyalty as successful brands work on reaching a variety of different customers.

Your brand has to reflect what you do and create an impression of your business personality and reflect where you sit in the market. This overall feel will need to be used in the logo, slogan, business cards and pretty much all marketing material including your online presence.

Brands can be unique to each individual so this can change depending who interacts with your brand however you can market to a certain consumer group but remember that you need to build trust and loyalty with all potential customers and smart brands reach different customer groups while creating individual relationships.

So how do we start? One of the first steps is to come up with a business name and logo, both of these things need to represent your business and stand out in the crowd!

The logo needs to be eye-catching and memorable, often a simple design works best. The design will also need to adaptable so it can be used in a variety of situations. A good place to start with creating a logo is to research what you like and why you like it and from here start to sketch some of your own logo ideas to get a feel on how they feel.

If you are wanting to create or change your brand get in touch with one of our local printing.com studios and they can help you with this.

 

Tips on How to Make Yourself Stand out on Instagram

Apparently, there are over 500,000 active influencers on Instagram. Among this group, these influencers can range from a following between 15,000 to 100,000 followers. But how do you make yourself stand out from these influencers and businesses that are flooding the social media market?

Here is 5 tips on how to make you business stand out…

  1. Try getting onto Instagram’s Explore Page. The explore page has an estimate of 200 million visitors each day! That’s a lot of people viewing content. The explore page is a great way for you to be seen not by just your followers but also new non-followers.
  2. Use video and motion! Post videos and if you like to use Instagram stories add stickers, Gifs etc. to create more dynamic and visually pleasing content.
  3. Is your account set up for business? If not we highly recommend it. This is useful because you will then have access into the insights and analytics of your posts. Analytics is helpful because you can check out what hashtags are working for you, and what content your sharing is working with your audience.
  4. Find your best posting times. This will increase your audience engagement in general, but also with great content it will boost your chances of getting onto the explore page on Instagram so that other users can engage as well.
  5. Last and final tip we have is to tag and mention other relevant brands. Have you collaborated or worked with someone else or another brand? If so share this news because you can both benefit from each other, and it is also a greet way to create a great working relationship.

Hopefully these tips are some food for thought for you and that you can utilise them within your business!

Get More Leads by Pimping up Your Google Business Page

72% of people who conduct a local search will visit a store within 8km

There has been a 900% growth in ‘near me tonight/today’ searches in the past 2 years. 97% of consumers say reviews influence their buying decision. Your Google Business page is an important part of our online strategy. Arguably a more important part of your online strategy than Facebook or Instagram. We recommend putting studio time into your local social media strategy and GMB pages should be included. You should all have a Google Business page by now and have the ability to edit it. If not – here is a great video explaining how to claim your business – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdCZMWkYDJQ. These business pages are most important for local searches and are tailored for people searching for your business services in your local area.
The more you add to your page, the better Google understands what you offer in order to put in front of more people searching for your services.

So what do you need on your page?
At the very least you need –

  • business name
  • address
  • phone number
  • hours of operation
  • business category
  • web address (check your link!)

What can you do to pimp up your page?

  • add an in-depth description of your business
  • upload better images of your team, studio and products
  • encourage reviews and respond to them
  • did you know you can add posts for products, events and offers!?
  • upload videos

By doing the above, you can move your listing result further up the list, and get noticed by more people.