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Corporate Gift Essentials

Aug 16, 2008
When you are looking for a promotional corporate gift for a client, you want to keep a few things in mind. These are some of the essentials of buying branded corporate gifts and giving them out to people. When you remember them, you will find that you are making good decisions when it comes to corporate gifts.

1. The first thing that you should do is check and see what the company's policy is about a monetary value of the gifts that they are given. When you check beforehand, you save yourself and the client the embarrassment of having to return the item to you.

2. One of the hardest things that you can do is to figure out what a client is going to enjoy receiving. If you are comfortable with it, you can call your client and ask them what they enjoy - what their hobbies are, what they enjoy doing, if the collect anything. This will help you to give an idea of what they would like to get from you.

3. When you are sending clients in other countries printed corporate gifts, be sure that you research the different customs when it comes to sending them corporate gifts. For example, you should not wrap a branded corporate gift in white because white symbolizes death.

4. Make sure that the gift that you send to people is of the best quality. After all, you are representing your company and your company's logo and name is going to be on the gift that you are sending them. You want to make sure that you have the best quality that your budget will allow.

5. Instead of just signing your name to a printed card to a client, adding a handwritten note along with the card is going to really show your client that they are valued. They know that you know them and that he or she is just not another client.

6. Once you have chosen the right printed corporate gift for your client, the next thing is to get it all wrapped up nicely. The packaging that the gift is wrapped in is as much of a reflection of your company as the gift itself. It's a good idea if you wrap it yourself, but if you don't wrap gifts well or you don't have the time, having it wrapped at a shopping mall or a retailer is the next best thing.

7. If you are able to do it, delivering your branded corporate gift is something that is really going to make your clients smile. When you deliver the gift yourself, it's going to make them remember you for a very long time.

When you are picking out branded corporate gifts, you are going find that there is a lot more to it than picking out a gift. The gift that you choose is a reflection of your company and yourself. You want to do everything you can to put your best foot forward and show the client that you appreciate them and their business.
About the Author
Miles Lovegrove is director of Fluid Branding, the UK's largest supplier of Promotional Corporate gift and other Promotional Products at www.fluidbranding.com. For Eco Friendly promotional products, including Recycled, Organic and Sustainable items visit www.ecoincentives.com
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