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TCMPiLatest Gifting trends for Incentive Travel Programs

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FitbitAs many of us prepare for another hectic holiday season, many corporate meeting planners are entering the final stages of organizing Q1/Q2 Incentive Trips, National Sales Meetings, Corporate Retreats, etc. In honor of Black Friday & Cyber Monday, we wanted to share some hot gift ideas and trendy items that the Choice Gifts team has seen for the upcoming incentive travel season. If you typically include gifting as part of your program, now is the time to begin brainstorming and sourcing gifts to avoid last minute delivery delays while inventories are still plentiful. Continued…

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TCMPi3 Things You Should Know About Giving Gift Cards

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3 things you should know about giving gift cards

Practical though they may be, giving gift cards to employees, clients or business partners can backfire if you’re not careful. These tips can help you avoid embarrassment or outright disaster.

Before jumping to the conclusion that gift cards are the solution to showing appreciation to your employees, clients or business partners, take a second look at these three common considerations. Continued…

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TCMPiChoose-Your-Own: The New Look of Brand Name Business Gifts

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Emotional appeal skyrockets when companies offer a selection of brand name gifts to reward their employees.

Imagine yourself in this scenario: it’s reward time for your sales force. Hundreds of hardworking employees and their significant others are about to show up for three days of rest, relaxation and recognition. There are activities from daybreak to well past sunset. You’ve got speakers to inspire, presentations to give, and gifts to …

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TCMPiWhat Not to Do When Rewarding Employees

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Employee RewardsCommon mistakes can lead to incentive program disasters.

Even reward programs implemented with the best of intentions can fail miserably when common mistakes occur. The best cure for incentives-gone-wrong is preventive planning. Sidestepping just a few common errors can help your program become an unqualified success. Continued…

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TCMPiTis the Season for TCMPi

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Greetings! I’m Larry Jacoinski, the Inside Sales Manager here at TCMPi. I always enjoy having fun with my team – especially this time of year. Last week, just for fun I wrote a little poem and shared it with everyone in the office. Somebody said “It should go on the Blog”! – so here it is! Happy and safe holidays from everyone at TCMPi. Continued…

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TCMPiCorporate Gifts in a Hurry: What to Give When You’re Out of Time

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While it’s always “better late than never” there are ways to deliver holiday gifts on time even if you’ve put off your shopping to the last minute.

Despite the fact that the holiday season comes at the same time every year, not everyone has the time or the inclination to prepare a corporate gift program before the deadline looms. If you’re caught in the last minute rush to find brand name business gifts for clients, business partners or employees, there’s still time to shop – and deliver – before the season’s over. Here are a few ideas to get you through the crunch. Continued…

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TCMPiIt’s in the Mail: Nine Tips on How to De-stress Holiday Gift Shipping

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It’s difficult enough to select the gifts you’ll send to clients, business partners and employees; getting the gifts delivered on time is yet another stress-laden problem.

Now’s the time of year when shipping corporate gifts for the holidays commands the foresight and precision of a finely tuned military maneuver. If such activity falls under your job description (you know, the “and other duties as assigned” line at the bottom of the page), you may benefit from these sure-fire ways to avoid shipping stress and delivery dilemmas. Continued…

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TCMPiHow Much Would It Cost to Give the “12 Days of Christmas” This Year?

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Think your corporate gift budget is too high? Try giving all the items in the “12 Days of Christmas” song (adjusted for inflation, naturally).

Whether you think of it in the aggregate (five gold rings multiplied by eight verses equals forty rings total) or verse by verse (just five rings), the cost of gifts in the famous song has gone up since the song first was heard back in the early eighteenth century. Continued…

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