Here’s how we get there:
1. Product prowess. Let’s face it: many branded merchandise and incentive suppliers are simply order takers. You want 2,000 mesh caps? And 3,500 baby Ts? Sure, no problem. But how many take the time to truly understand your brand, your audience and what’s most likely to move minds? (And, we hope, wallets?) How many are bold enough to question your request for—say—Lucite paperweights… when they know a messenger bag would be a better fit? How many will survey the catalogs from established manufacturers and do the heavy lifting to bring in new ones when the regulars don’t have the perfect thing?
OK, we see your blank stare.
2. Process perception. Corporate machinery runs on approvals, purchase orders, decision points and contracts. Believe us, we get it. That’s why, for large companies, we take great pains to understand every detail of your process. After first engaging us, a member of our team will work with you to build a decision tree: a visual map of how you work. The advantage? We’ll be on board with your process—and budget—every step of the way. This renders the chance of cost overruns, missed deadlines and wrong specs roughly zero. And here, at least, zero is good.