First principle: Everything that can be made can have your logo on it. Everything.
The issue for planners is to decide which is the most appropriate for the particular individual or event and since the possibilities are infinite, that can be a daunting task. Who can help guide the process of what can be gotten, how long it will take, where can it be delivered, and at what cost?
One side point… when deciding what is the most appropriate gift, amenity, or swag item, remember that it is not about you. It’s about them. To continue…
Every individual manufacturer has a corporate gifts salesperson that can help you with their particular brand so if you know what you want you can go directly to them (and the contact is usually on their corporate web site). But if you do not know exactly what you want, there are third parties that can do everything. But in the same way that there are a zillion product possibilities, there are a seemingly infinite number of vendors out there who say they are the best.
And then there are some smaller start-ups that do custom orders for welcome amenities and gifts… a whole “other thing” when it comes to figuring out what is the best option.
I don’t know most (or even a fraction) of the providers (like I said, there are a lot), but here are a few to get started (and I will add more to our Resource Library over time but have to start somewhere). Some are big, some small… but they seem to know what they are doing…
So… this is a start. An extremely small start. But… in they go to the Meeting resource Library on allthingsmeetings.com so you can always find them if you need them. We keep adding stuff. Stay tuned.
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