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TCMPi6 Things No One Wants to Talk About when It Comes to Holiday Business Gifts

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No matter how well you plan your corporate gifts this year, you should be prepared for some mistakes and have a plan for how to correct them.

It can happen to anyone. But it doesn’t have to. “It” is the dreaded gift giving mistake. Gaffe. Blunder. Faux pas. The holiday business gift that somehow goes awry. The corporate gift that turns out to be inappropriate at best and an insult at worst. Continued…

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TCMPiCorporate Gifts in the Time of Global Business

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Giving business gifts to international partners can be tricky. Knowing the basics of cultural traditions can go a long way toward ensuring your gift meets with approval.

Business gift giving customs vary so widely from country to country that even U.S. Presidents and globe-trotting executives have been caught in embarrassing situations. To avoid potentially awkward moments, take the time to learn a few pointers on giving corporate gifts in international relationships. Continued…

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TCMPiHoliday Corporate Gifts: How much is enough and how much is too much?

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When it comes to giving business gifts, there’s a fine line between creating goodwill and bad vibes.

If you’re expecting a resounding “Oh, thank you so much” response from everyone who gets a corporate gift from you this year, you may be in for a surprise. In the eyes of the receiver, a gift that seems “over the top” may be met with narrowed eyes and “What’s this all about?” attitude.  And a gift that seems puny may meet with “That’s all I get after all I’ve done for that company?”

So what’s a well-meaning company to do when it comes to budgeting for holiday business gifts?

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TCMPiBranded, Customized or Personalized: 3 Ways to Add Emotional Appeal to Corporate Gifts

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Adding a customized message or an individual’s name or even a company logo can add emotional value to a business gift far beyond its purchase price.

Put yourself in this scenario: You’ve worked long and hard all year. You know your company appreciates what you’ve done but now it’s the end of the year and, let’s face it, that time when you’ve come to expect a little extra acknowledgement of your contribution. Your VP calls you in, shakes your hand, tells you what a great contributor you are and hands you a gift wrapped box. Continued…

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TCMPiThink Pink: Corporate Gifts that “Give Back” for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Corporate gifts can do double duty: once as a thoughtful acknowledgement to an employee or business partner and once as a donation to the awareness and cure for breast cancer campaign.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and what could be more thoughtful than choosing a business gift that also gives back to a program that promotes research, diagnosis, treatment and survival of breast cancer? Even if you are not giving gifts this month (although who says “holiday” gifts have to be given during the holidays?), by choosing to “think pink” you can add emotional appeal when you select items made by companies that donate portions of their proceeds to this ever more meaningful campaign. Continued…

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TCMPiCorporate Gifts for the Holidays: How Giving Now Gives Back Later

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Giving holiday gifts because “it’s the right thing to do” shouldn’t preclude planning for a healthy ROI.

It happens every year around this time. It starts with the simple question “What are we doing about holiday gifts this year?” That leads to the furrowed brow, the wringing hands, the gnashed teeth and the Scrooge-like question “Why do we have to do anything?” Often that’s followed by the mumbled “It just costs us money.”

Well, yes, and no. Continued…

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TCMPiHow to be Green without going into the Red this Holiday Season

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When it comes to giving business gifts, what’s good for the pocketbook can also be good for the environment.

Environmentally conscious companies face a dilemma when it comes to choosing corporate gifts for clients, business partners and employees. The desire to give business gifts that show their appreciation must be weighed against their desire to protect the world in which we all live. For many, the mere thought of giving petroleum-based, excessively packaged, or downright discard-able gifts is abhorrent. However, with a little careful planning, companies can find eco-friendly gift ideas to help save the planet while saving dollars. Continued…

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TCMPiThanksgiving: Christmas in Disguise

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Thanksgiving. Christmas in Disguise

How to Avoid Getting Lost in the Crush of Holiday Corporate Gift Giving.

More and more companies find that sending business gifts in late November allows them to beat the rush, stand out from the crowd and sometimes even save money.

For most of us, the Christmas holiday season seems to get more and more frantic each year. And when it comes to giving corporate gifts to clients, business partners and employees, the pressure seems even more intense as the years go by. Continued…

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