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Holiday Parties are Out, WFH Swag Bags are In

It is no surprise that with a record number of employees working from home this year, most of us will also be spending our holidays at home. For many businesses, 2020 has brought a major shift to staff working remotely, zoom meetings (with the occasional dog, cat or baby cameo), and even turning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) into, not only essential, but fashionable accessories.

As we enter the 4th quarter of this year, that is no exception – businesses must adapt to the way holidays are celebrated. Have you thought about how your business is spreading cheer to your employees during the holidays this year? That may mean planning a virtual corporate gathering, hosting an outdoor socially distanced event – or shipping a holiday swag bag straight to their home office!

What is a holiday swag bag?

We like to call it a party in a box – it can also be described as a collection of curated promotional products or employee appreciation gifts that are personalized with your company’s logo.

These are not just branded holiday gifts for employees, this is a totally new experience for your work from home staff – a surprise swag bag they get to unwrap at the end of the year.

The best part is, to build your own remote employee swag kit, all you really have to do is choose the items – the rest can be taken care of by your promotional products vendor; from the printing and assembly, to even drop shipping each package directly to your employee’s doorstep.

Follow these 5 steps to create your ultimate holiday swag bag:

  1. Sdownload the swag bag checklistet a budget.
    • Decide how much you are willing to dedicate per employee and stick to it. Remember this amount will cover the swag bag itself, the promos inside, art set-up charges, tax, and shipping. At Executive Advertising, our set-up fees are always free! That means more dollars in your budget to spend on your employees. An average starting point for a holiday swag bag is $30-40 per person.
  2. Determine the number of items.
    • Too few items, and your employees will be left feeling underwhelmed and underappreciated. Too many items, and your budget may start to spread too thin. Our recommendation is putting between 4-6 items inside your custom holiday appreciation kits.
  3. Choose your bag.
    • How do you want your items to be packaged? We suggest a zippered tote bag or sporty drawstring backpack. Another option is a custom gift box with die cut foam, however, be aware these may increase both your budget and production time.
  4. Select your items.
  5. Place your order and send in your logo.
    • Contact us for a quote or to place your order. You should also receive an art proof with your logo on each item before it heads to production. As the cherry on top, you can tell your employees “Happy Holidays!” by sending an insert card to be included in each kit.
  6. BONUS STEP for the lazy gift giver.
    • Forget about distributing the swag bags yourself — for a flat fee per box, we will drop ship your custom kits directly to each of your employees.

Show your staff that you are grateful for their loyalty and hard work this year by sending these employee appreciation gifts. You will not only end the year on a positive note with these swag bags, but will also be gearing up your WFH team to start out 2021 stronger than ever.

Head to Executive Advertising now to pick out the items for your customized holiday kits, and we will do the rest of the work! Don’t forget to download the holiday swag bag checklist to help build your perfect kit.


Custom Office And Desktop Giveaway Ideas For 2016

Gift Ideas For Employees and Clients: It’s a new year so it’s time to spread your name around again and deliver the message of your company information. You say you need promotional office ideas on a budget, so here at The Executive Advertising we have tons of marketing office promos on a cheap budget!  To get your year going for your business this year we want to show you some advertising ideas for your company name.

If you have a limited budget but want to handout office supplies to employees and clients then we can sure assist you with that, we have marketing promos that start as low as under $0.50/each and up! We want to show you some pretty cool custom office supplies for your brand that would be on a low budget, like these 5 promotional office ideas!

Promotional Magnets these are for sure a marketing tool that can be handed out or mailed to clients to show your business information, name and color logo. Clients can stick these to their refrigerators to have a business close to them to call when they need them. We have several choice advertising magnets under the $1 range for your free logo.

Custom Letter Openers these reach out on personal level to those that receive mail on a daily basis and have to open it! These make a perfect office gift and make opening mail so much easier. They come in fun different colors for your company logo. Advertising letter openers are so budget friendly and don’t go to waste with it’s daily opening mail strategy.

Imprinted Mouse Pads would be a great customized gift idea for all your employees for sure. Clients will also love the free gift, due to computer work on the job and needing a mouse pad anyway, it will make this a great gift idea with the business logo. These marketing tools can have a personal message to connect with everyone and even have the business information imprinted.

Personalized Pens Are probably the #1 marketing tool advertising for all businesses. When you advertise about your company, you probably want to handout pens with the logo first to everyone. Here at The Executive Advertising we have thousands of marketing pen choices. There are tons of different pen ideas, colors and shapes for your advertising logo. Customize your logo for free with no set up fees!

Customized Sticky Notes the personal note taker, that is probably on everyone’s desk! There is to much to keep up with in a days time while at work. You need imprinted sticky notes for all your note taking and important reminders. This budget friendly item will be a fantastic idea to customize and handout to clients. Marketing sticky notes make the company name stand out and look stylish in the eyes of the consumers. Let us know how to customize your business sticky notes with your color logo.

And of course this is just a few ideas for promoting your brand this year! Our website is ready for you to view the thousands and thousands of promotional products for all your marketing ideas. When it comes to custom promos there are so many ways to advertise, you may be looking for special drinkware, keychains, stressballs and pen cups as well, we have it all to make an office complete and to complete your brand marketing this year!