Bruce Fox Blog

9 Ways to Celebrate a Corporate Anniversary

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 15, 2019 9:59:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 4 Minutes


Your business took countless hours, decisions, and people to make it where it is today. So now that you’ve hit one of the big milestones (and they tend to come faster than you realize), what do you do to celebrate?

Yes, you should do something to mark this special occasion – you, your employees, and your stakeholders deserve to commemorate it.

But what in the world should you do?

Throw a party?

Take your executive team to an exotic location?

Give everyone in the company branded gifts?

There are plenty of options out there, so we’ve put a list of the 9 most popular we’ve seen as a corporate recognition company.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Send a Special Message with Branded Greeting Cards

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 8, 2019 1:04:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 1.5 Minutes


Whether it’s for the holidays that are seemingly never-ending in the fall/winter or the various other occasions throughout the year, branded greeting cards are perfect for sending a special message.

The benefit of customized printed cards is that your organization can not only tell its story and represent its brand in a unique way, but the message will also be clear in a creative and graphic way.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients

Boosting Events with Custom Awards

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 1, 2019 10:35:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 6 Minutes


Every business event requires planning – from the laid-back lunch meeting to the opulent corporate awards ceremony.

Quick turn-around events usually require minimal planning: just book the meeting space, order lunch, invite attendees, and ensure the room is stocked and ready.

However, once you launch from those minor events or meetings, more intricate and detailed planning is required. So for those events that take more planning, you create a checklist on what you need – venue, catering, décor, and countless other items.

However, where are the awards on that list? Near the bottom, right?

Unfortunately, that’s pretty typical. But let me ask you this – what is the event for? If you have awards, then that’s likely the focus of the night.

So why would you want to leave the awards until the last minute, meaning that you will have a rush job and stuck with whatever you can get? Or worse.

That’s a nightmare for any event planner.

Thus, here are some tips to help avoid disaster and create an experience that will leave everyone delighted.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Glass and Crystal Awards

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Sep 24, 2019 6:45:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 2 Minutes


When you think of an award, you typically think of glass or crystal awards, right?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

They’re sleek, elegant, and typically easy to sell – everyone knows and understands glass awards.

But did you know that Bruce Fox’s DYR line offers glass and crystal awards?

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Benefits for the end clients

Honor Walls

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Sep 10, 2019 3:13:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 4 Minutes


 

So, when you think of an honor wall, what do you imagine?

Do you envision universities, hospitals, or churches honoring their donors?

Do you think of Fortune 500 companies showing off their top salespeople?

Do you picture organizations and companies displaying their board members?

All of those are common and highly popular versions of honor walls.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Bruce Fox, Challenges faced by companies

14 Soft Skills Required for a Great Sales Leader

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Aug 27, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 18.5 Minutes

As I delve into my tasks for the day, my alarm goes off for my morning meeting. My boss calls it the Morning Roundup.

I grab my notebook and pen, making my way to the main area with my co-workers. We chat as we wait for the routine meeting to get started.

My boss (the VP of Sales and Marketing and a co-owner of the company) walks up to the front of the room. As he stands in front of the whiteboard, I notice something different from the usual sales figures and numbers on the board.  

The Account Managers’ names are on the side of the board with squares next to them. What are they plotting now?

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients

Stop Selling

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Aug 13, 2019 2:06:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 3 Minutes

I know it sounds counter-intuitive. A supplier should want a distributor to sell, right?

Not in this case.

We want you to stop selling.

Instead, we want you to…

  • Think
  • Ask questions
  • Have a real conversation
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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Benefits for the end clients, Bruce Fox

Trophy Value

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Aug 6, 2019 1:31:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 7 Minutes


You hear the phrase often enough – “trophy value.”

But what does it mean?

In the promo world, it offers recipients recognition and a long-lasting feeling of appreciation for their hard work and loyalty. According to DCR Strategies, “Much like winning an actual trophy, such as in a sporting event, a trophy value reward serves as a cherished memory that continues well after the life of the reward itself, creating long-lasting satisfaction.”

That makes sense, trophies create a cherished memory. They create a sense of pride when done right. They are a symbol to others of your success and triumph.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by distributors, Objections posed by distributors, Benefits for the end clients

Do You Know Bruce Fox’s Diamond Acrylics?

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Jul 16, 2019 1:43:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 3 Minutes


Next on our list is… DIAMOND ACRYLICS.

  1. FULL-COLOR PLAQUES
  2. STAND-OFF PLAQUES
  3. VALUE PLAQUES
  4. GALLERY PLAQUES
  5. DIAMOND PLAQUES – Today’s feature
  6. CERTIFICATE HOLDERS – July 18
  7. SIGNAGE – July 23
  8. FRAMED AWARDS – July 25
  9. PERPETUAL PLAQUES – July 30
  10. CLASSIC SOLUTIONS – August 1
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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Bruce Fox

The Recipe for Print On Demand Plaques for Company Stores

Posted by Kristina Hublar on May 21, 2019 1:04:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 4.5 Minutes


The recipe for success can be a tricky one. Those creative recipes can be disastrous when not done right. We’ve all seen those “Nailed It” photos, right?

That’s why bringing in a professional is vital.

At Bruce Fox, we have experience creating seamless programs utilizing online company stores.

The most popular due to its fast turnaround time and ease of use?

Our print on demand plaques.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Benefits for the end clients