Entrepreneur, social media expert, and author Gary Vaynerchuk was in Boston this fall sharing ideas around his recent book The Thank You Economy. Gary’s bottom-line advice? New social media tools are an outstanding way to scale—and profit from— old-fashioned good manners. Listen to your customers, learn what they want and need, deliver in ways tailored t0 their needs, and never, ever forget the follow-through: thank them, either in words, actions, or both.
Sure, we know you keep meaning to thank that new client for his business. Or finally get that employee recognition program up and running. Or let your “always there for you” supplier know how much you appreciate it. With the holiday season upon us, there’s no time like the present to give a present to those who help make your business successful. Send a thoughtfully selected gift featuring your company’s brand, and the recipients won’t be the only ones thanking you. You’ll thank yourself when your new customer becomes your largest account, your hard-working employees break all previous sales records, and your supplier faithfully ships your custom orders on time.
Here are a few branded merchandise ideas to put some holly jolly into everyone’s holiday season:
The ideas are endless, as are the potential rewards of giving branded thank you gifts. So what are you waiting for? Go say “thank you!”