Holiday Parties & Gifting: 'Tis the Season to Plan Ahead

August 11, 2021

Let’s talk about why you should be starting to plan your company holiday party or online gifting store now. Employees who feel valued are more productive, motivated, and develop a positive attitude that really contributes to your company. Showing customers that they are appreciated boosts loyalty and retention. Overall, spreading holiday cheer creates a sense of fulfillment and joy which leads to meaningful and long-lasting relationships.

Why Plan Early?

A well thought out event that ties back to your overall business goals take a substantial amount of time, energy, and ingenuity and tailoring your event to align with your company culture, values, ideals, and beliefs is of utmost importance.

For in-person events, we recommend starting the event planning process as early as possible! There is competition vying for the best venues on the best dates. If you do not book ahead, chances are you will have to push your event into the new year or compromise on the date or location. With late bookings, you are less likely to have any negotiation opportunities. This could pertain to venue, rentals, catering, or other party necessities. If you are planning on bringing in entertainment such as a band or DJ, the best ones get booked quickly. It takes time to research, review the samples of their work and manage contracts.

In-person gatherings build bonds among employees and socialize new members, however, if in-person events are not in consideration this year, it takes just as much time to organize a fun, engaging and interactive virtual event that aligns with your culture. There are a variety of different ways to plan a virtual event that will reflect company values and help strengthen and maintain a positive culture.

Thinking of Branded Swag?

COVID has significantly impacted inventory, manufacturing, shipping times and more. It is highly recommended that holiday orders are placed as soon as possible to guarantee product availability. Some companies do not host events and offer a company swag store, which is a place where your employees and customers can shop and select their own gift.  Swag stores offer more variety and provide an opportunity for recipients to choose the gifts they want. We have access to high-quality branded and curated merchandise, provide a seamless ordering process, warehousing, fulfillment, packaging, shipping, and tracking.  We will work with you to select a wide range of promotional products and swag creating a personal experience that will bring major benefits to your business including consistency with your brand. This is an engaging way to excite, reward and help’s companies establish an emotional connection with your employees and customers.

Whether planning an in-person or virtual event or hosting a branded online company swag store, MTG Logistics will take the burden of planning and professionally manage all of the details. With 21 years of expertise, we have access to the best resources and when it comes to creativity and design, you can depend on us to develop impactful themes, environments, and unique gifting ideas.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make your holiday season merry and bright!