Even though “sweater weather” won’t set in here in LA for another month or so, we’ve certainly been feeling the change in the air when it comes to holiday gifting inquiries. On this edition of ASK THE EXPERT, our business development manager, Claire, is addressing a really timely question we received from a client just last week: "How can I get a head start on my holiday gifting if I don’t have all the details?"
First, things first: the fact that you’re being proactive and already beginning the information gathering process around your holiday gifting needs is HUGE. We always try to remind our clients that you don’t have to have all the answers to open a dialogue with us about a gifting suite you want to create. We’re a full service creative gifting agency - we can work with you to build something from the ground up and help you fill in the holes as needed. Here are a few ways to get a head start:
Do a quick audit
Take a look at what your team, company, or office has done in the past and make a few notes about what’s worked or what hasn’t worked. If you’ve never sent a corporate gift before, take a couple minutes to jot down any must haves or grab links to products that inspire you. When you speak with your BOXFOX Concierge, the info you provide will lead to an open dialogue and productive brainstorming session. Plus, it’ll arm us with parameters for giving you the most creative proposal possible.
Request a proposal
Reach out to our Concierge team or head over to the BOXFOX Concierge portal and set up an account. You’ll be connected to a BOXFOX project manager to get started on the information gathering process. We can work with you to meet your exact needs. Clients often find that offloading the process of product research and curation onto us frees them up to handle the other aspects of the project. Not to mention, having a beautifully designed proposal ready to go for your next internal meeting makes you look proactive and will win over your manager that much more quickly.
Get internal buy-in
If your boss has final say on your gifting project and you’re still trying to chase him or her down for any number of details, we can help! We’ll work with you to craft the perfect pitch, develop a project timeline, share testimonials, send a sample or provide further details on the ROI of gifting with BOXFOX. We also love meeting our clients IRL, so if you’d like us to visit you at your office we’re happy to set up an in-person consultation with the right people. Whatever you need to make it easier to get all the details — we’ll help make it happen.
We can’t wait to see what you create this year and we’re excited to help you get there. Have a corporate gifting question for our experts? We’d love to hear from you. Shoot your questions (or comments) to firstname.lastname@example.org for one-on-one advice from our Corporate Concierge team aka The Best in the Biz.
Now, get to gifting!