Bruce Fox Blog

More Than Awards

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Mar 19, 2019 12:04:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 12 Minutes


It all started with an artist -a commercially trained artist whose early career was in advertising in New York as well as a sculptor and self-described “bon vivant.”

Throughout his travels, Fox had learned the traditional ways of metalworking and he was eager to bring his knowledge to the post-Depression American market. In 1938, he founded the company which still bears his name as the outlet for his artistic energies – Bruce Fox, Inc.

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Precious Metal Plaques

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Mar 12, 2019 2:10:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes


Marble, gold, and silver are common for awards and plaques, but few people realize that they can (are typically are) too expensive for the budget. That’s especially so when the client wants something “more along their branding and company’s personality." That sounds more like a custom piece.

However, if custom is not possible, distributors have to find alternatives to the heavy marble awards to stand on desks or the shiny silver plaque that hangs up on the wall. However, there are ways to get that look without having to deal with the hefty weight, as well as avoid having to spend large amounts of money.

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17 Employee Recognition Facts You’ll Love

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Feb 12, 2019 12:17:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 4 Minutes


Employee engagement and employee recognition might not be the hot button topics that they once were, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not still in-demand or relevant. On the contrary, statistics are showing that employees are wanting (and needing) recognition and engagement even more.

Here are 17 statistics discussing employee recognition and engagement that’s perfect for any employee recognition project you’re working on right now. Enjoy!

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Cause and Effect: The Positives and Negatives of Employee Recognition

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Feb 5, 2019 12:10:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 16 Minutes


When you buy products for your employees, how do you decide what to get?

Price? That’s typical but shouldn’t be the sole factor.

Because you like it? What you like might not represent the majority of the recipients.

Because it’s useful? Useful to whom? A retiree most likely won’t need dishware or a blender; they will just give it away, likely to a child or grandchild. My mother would not appreciate some modern tech gift because she wouldn’t know how to use it, but my brother would.  

The point is, when was the last time you looked at how your recipients see your gift? Does it mean anything to them? Or does your gift come off as a slap in the face?

That’s a nightmare situation to say the least.

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DYR – Diamond Acrylic

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Jan 15, 2019 1:09:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes


I went to the St. Louis City Museum not too long ago. If you have kids, or are a big kid yourself, I highly recommend it. It is basically a giant indoor/outdoor playground with interactive (and educational) exhibits.

But what in the world does the City Museum have to do with DYR’s Diamond Acrylic?

Well, when I walked up to the front desk, I noticed a few things.

  1. The person behind the counter taking payment and giving out tickets.
  2. The glass panel separating us.
  3. The two desk signs. One talked about how they were rated as one of St. Louis’ top attractions while asking for us to go online & rate them on the that same site. The other was promoting “The Roof.” It seems if you pay a little more, you can get into another area of the museum that is only open during certain times of the year, depending on the weather.

How smart is that? The desktop signage didn’t take up much room, looked professional, and caught my attention.

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Picking the Right Present

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Dec 26, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 8 Minutes


The holidays are finally here (and over for some of us).

The eggnog was bought, the halls were decorated, and the endless holiday parties were (mostly) attended.

With all that running around, from setting up your out of office to wrapping up any last-minute projects, I want to take a moment to discuss one of the most thought-about subjects this season – presents.

Yes, you heard me.

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DYR Holiday Specials

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Dec 18, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes


It’s the holidays! So, we decided to get into the holiday spirit by celebrating it our own way (and no, I’m not talking about insights into what Bruce Fox does for the holidays) – I’m talking about giving back to our Distributor partners.

We want to end the year with specials that make you feel special (it’s the holidays, we can be corny).

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Don’t Fear the Tariffs

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Dec 11, 2018 1:57:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 8 Minutes


I was inspired by Dave’s blog – in topic and imagery. The main image of the blog has a reaper, which is rather poignant for his argument.

Despite the perfect symbolism for the blog, I can’t help the Blue Oyster Cult song “Don’t Fear the Reaper” playing in my head each time I look at the photo.

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Thanksgiving – Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Nov 20, 2018 1:52:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 10 Minutes

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Having too much turkey and pumpkin pie? Spending time with your friends and family? Rushing from house to house, trying to make all the different get-togethers while wondering why you do this to yourself? Or is Thanksgiving just the day before Black Friday?

Thanksgiving means something different for many people; however, it did not start as all of those things. Thanksgiving started as the most basic definition – giving thanks.

Being thankful and celebrating what you have by giving thanks for it.

That’s the definition I want to remind everyone about – be thankful for what you have; whether that’s your friends, your family, your health, a roof over your head, or even your employees. Everyone has something to be thankful for.

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Meet The Box

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 16, 2018 1:10:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes


Have you met The Box yet? It’s a nice box.

But seriously, this is not a box that you ship things in and then hand over to your cat. The Box is new to our lineup and has quickly become a popular DYR item.

This could be because of its ability to define a brand in a small but professional manner or due to its recognition prowess while taking up minimal desk space.

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