Award Engraving Words and Tips
More often than not, people are at a loss for words when it comes to award engraving. First, remember that it is an award and thus meant as recognition. People want to see their names on trophies or plaques, but they also want to see for what they are recognized.
With the above in mind, always include the name of the award first when engraving. After that the name of the recipient is also very important, and then why the recipient has received the award. Finally also include the date. Although it may seem insignificant at first, people need to have the date for the achievement recognition included.
An example of appropriate wording when doing engraving on an award is:
- SERVICE AWARD
- Presented to NAME
- In recognition of
- Excellence in Customer Care
- SPONSOR or COMPANY
Apart from the wording, another consideration is the method for engraving. Although hand engraving is certainly romantic, it can take a while and is also a bit more expensive. Laser is the latest and most affordable means to add names and details to an award.
Note that colored metals are more difficult to engrave and as such the process can cost a bit more. Wooden plaques also seem to be difficult because they tend to get a dark lacquered appearance. For such we recommend adding a plate to the award and then engraving on the plate.
We normally place the awards in landscape form for the process since it ensures an accurate result with no stops. When a person engraves by means of laser, the sides of the product may appear different. The most important tip though, is to select a company such as Trophy & Medal Boutique that is experienced in award engraving for a professional end-result.
Custom Keyring Options And Benefits For Corporate Branding
What makes a keyring such a perfect promotional item as well as gift to a client is the fact that it is practical. One can argue that many such items are received by clients and will just be put away without ever being used.
Although true also for a keyring, the secret is to ensure that the item is attractive and worth keeping. For such then engraving and branding can be done. If it looks cheap, the client most probably will throw it away or simply store it. You need to ensure that it is so stunning that the client will want to use it.
One way of ensuring that the gift will be used is to custom print it. Provide company contact details and something essential such as emergency numbers. People who drive a lot will keep keyrings that have the numbers of police and emergency services on. They will use the items in their vehicles and every time they pick up the keys will see your company brand. They item can thus also act as a business card, rather than just another promotional item.
If the items are used in office buildings or perhaps for home usage, add information suitable for the location such as emergency response numbers or perhaps a medical tip. For the corporate client, you may want to add a bit extra to ensure that the item is well appreciated and used often. In such an instance, we recommend the die cast metal types which can be done in various colours and will also be representative of your company as well as the person’s status.
Ideas for Corporate Gifts That Will Also Promote Your Brand
Corporate gifts branded with the company logo are perfect to promote the company image and at the same time show appreciation for the client’s support or an employee’s commitment to the company. One must be careful when selecting corporate gifts as to ensure that the items are universally acceptable and also reflect the standing and quality of the company and their services.
Corporate Gift Ideas
When browsing for gifts, keep the budget in mind as well as the purpose of the gifting. If it is for an executive, a set of stunning glasses engraved professionally and placed in a padded high quality wooden case, will be most appropriate.
Likewise, a leather diary with a pen can also be an excellent idea. Personalise it with engraving done by a company such as Trophy & Medal Boutique to ensure that the person will keep it for years and at the same time promote your company brand.
Another corporate gift suitable for both genders is the stylish San Pedro business folder. It is also ideal as a present to a loyal client and one that will be used for a long time.
For promotional gifts, keyrings are always well appreciated. The secret is to ensure that the keyring represents your company and it must thus be branded effectively. Bags, photo holders, coffee mugs and writing instruments are excellent for gifts to employees. Memory sticks, tool sets, drinkware and watches are amongst the more practical gifts and are very popular with clients and employees alike.
Branding with Gifts
Make use of the opportunity to not only present corporate gifts, but also to market your company or department through engraving done on the items. In this way you not only make someone’s day and show appreciation, but also get a chance to promote your company.