What do your promotional items say about your company and brand? When an attendee takes home your give-a-way from your meeting or event, you want them to keep it and use it, and have a positive association with your brand every time they see it. The days of cheap promotional knick-knacks are gone, and an era of branded sustainable and high-tech items have has taken their place. Just make sure you pick something that’s useful to attendees, relevant to the event or topic, and high quality. You don’t want your logo on a dud!
Can’t stomach the cost of the tech gadgets? Try holding a raffle, or give the items to customers and warm prospects that engage with you. Including and planning for promotional items as part of your overall event strategy will ensure you get the best prices and that attendees walk away with an item they’re excited about. It’s marketing that has the potential to pay dividends down the road.
This handy little tracker can be attached to a purse, keys, or anything else you might misplace frequently. With a free app, you can easily find it again. Lost your phone? Pressing a button on the tracker will prompt your phone to ring so you can track it down as well.
For a truly immersive experience, branded virtual reality viewers take it to the next level. It takes less than a minute to fold up the headset from a flat piece of cardboard—add in a phone, and presto.
A great way to reveal the location of your next incentive trip! Show this at your next team meeting to get your attendees motivated to perform. This is an example of a client video we created for Hawaii.
American Meetings was thrilled to provide staff, marketing and logistics support around South Florida’s Anti-bullying Summit. What came about from conversations during 2012 Lobby Day with South Florida Congressman Hastings (D-F), Wilson, (D-F) and Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida), as well as Capitol Hill staffers regarding anti-bullying legislation came into bright focus and reality Wednesday night in South Florida. Over 400 students, administrators, parents and community activist took part in South Florida’s 1st Annual Anti-Bullying Summit hosted by Sunrise Middle School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The concept was simple…’let’s start the conversation with our community about bullying’. The steering committee worked closely with HRC’s Welcoming Schools team, their political contacts and the events team to pull off the Summit. During the development of the program, the team brought on the Broward County School District (the 6th largest in the nation), the Broward County Sheriff’s department and six other partner organizations to assist in the promotion of the event. Event co-chair Rob Lopardo commented, “The anti-bullying summit was full of energy and enthusiasm. There were hundreds of students and their parents, teachers, community leaders, and all in our small group sessions brainstorming on how to stop bullying in our schools… you could tell from the group discussions how the students and their parents really accepted the challenge how to celebrate diversity….” The content and agenda was a collaborative effort with the steering committee, HRC Welcoming Schools, The Broward County School Boards Office of Diversity, Cultural Outreach and Prevention, and the schools peer counselors and administrators. What was most impactful for HRC was the total inclusion of the LGBT message, while not diminishing the focus on other areas of bullying such as cyber, verbal and social alienation.
Back dropped against colorful artistry students had created on bullying, 20 facilitators took the parents and students through a list of scenarios, after watching the Sunrise Middle School Drama Club showcase a bullying play, “The New Kid”. It was truly a night of active involvement from the entire school community.
From the political vantage, the summit allowed the steering committee to engage with the districts congressional offices getting letters of support and involvement. In addition, Mayor Jack Seiler of Fort Lauderdale brought the auditorium to its feet with his passionate message for acceptance and diversity. Stephan Lampasso, Chair of the South Florida’s Political Committee, stated, “I was so pleased that Representative Hastings and Representative Frankel share our concern that all incidents of bullying must be addressed immediately, effectively, and that such behavior will not be tolerated. Mayor Seiler’s support for a safe and equitable learning environment for all students is vital. The summit provided a new angle to approach our elected officials, and it worked!”
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