Branding - Client Gifts

Ever since I started my catering business years ago, I have always believed in hand delivering corporate gifts. I used to either go myself or send my children. The cute little boys always got passed the receptionist guard and went straight to the hearts of my clients.  Today when I work with clients, and Hickok Cole architects are a terrific example, I try to think of fun gifts and exciting ways for their clients to experience that one to one sensation. Over the past nine years working with Hickok Cole I’ve managed to find great popup books, telescopes, kaleidoscopes and, even this year, Bucky Balls. I saw them in a WIRED magazine and just thought they would perfectly fit my concept for the sensory experience. It takes a great deal of organizational skill to coordinate delivery especially in a January snow but it is also a terrific way for my teams to have a little fun, get to know contacts better, and make the marketing extremely personal.

 

Feedback From Gift Recipients:


Thanks for getting us to this point. Josh

"Thanks for getting us to this point."
Josh






My favorite Architecture firm!
Thanks so much for the gift and the thought!
I am trying to make the magnets into the shape of an A/C unit right now.

Steve Millnick
Principal
Girard Engineering
7600 Leesburg Pike
West Building - Suite 310
Falls Church, Va 22043

GO Campaign for client Hickok Cole Architects' 25th Anniversary
GO Campaign for client Hickok Cole Architects' 25th Anniversary





Blunt Umbrellas get delivered to clients for Hickok Cole 25th Anniversary
Blunt Umbrellas get delivered to clients for Hickok Cole 25th Anniversary





“Hi Marilynn—   Today it’s raining cats & dogs, and sometimes a little water, so I pulled out my trusty Blunt and off I went!  I always think of you when I use it.”  
Marcy Stanley, Hon. AIA  Director of Business Development
Weidlinger Associates, Inc.,  



Concept Black Book Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC (Photo of Cindy Allen, Interior Design Magazine)
(Helene Oberman, Interior Design Magazine in the photo)
Concept and plan for 2005 Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC
(Photo of Cindy Allen, Interior Design Magazine)
Concept and plan for 2005 Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC
(Photo of Cindy Allen, Interior Design Magazine)
Concept Black Book Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC




Client Gift Examples


          
Concept: 4D Puzzle, packaged in map mailer
2011 Client Gift, Hickok Cole Architects





Concept: Bucky Balls, packaged in re-usable bag
2010 Client Gift, Hickok Cole Architects

Bucky Balls, packaged in re-usable bag           Bucky Balls, packaged in re-usable bag





Concept: 600 Black Spots pop-up book
2009 Client Gift, Hickok Cole Architects

600 Black  Spots pop-up book           600 Black  Spots pop-up book






Concept: Telescope and Star Chart
2008 Client Gift, Hickok Cole Architects

Telescope and Star Chart           Telescope and Star Chart





Client: Hickok Cole Architects 2011
Promotional Piece Local Real Estate Networking Even



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