We’re recommending that you ask your top clients to tell you what you stand for.
By conducting a simple survey with our clients, we discovered that many of them didn’t know what else we did… (This was finding Number 1)
So we started including an abbreviated list at the foot of our monthly marketing idea-mails, below we’ll talk you through it visually*.
We also discovered that it is Sales Teams that LOVE us! (Finding Number 2)
Is that surprising, when we’re here to help Marketing teams, to stay loved by Sales; Win more and Get Results? (This then benefits both the Marketing and Sales teams.) In short, we do their job for them.
In short, we do the Sales job for them.
Branded Presentation of Goods for Promotion Sample Presentation, Product Launches
Packaging that works Magic for your Brand
New Client Welcome Packs so Sales teams can step out with confidence, making a great first impression
Onboarding packs, on-brand, perfect PR for HR
Unique sample presentation for the ultimate promotion of your brand
Send samples of your product straight to the Decision maker
Original and Creative promotional items never seen before
Products to talk about – say “Hello” and “Thank You” and generally Shout about you
Winning client confidence with outstanding quote presentation
Products that Win Projects
Innovative & unforgettable Helping our clients to get their point across, through innovative direct mail, an effective way to communicate your all-important Unique selling propositions
Time-critical and Time sensitive Promotions
We oversee fulfilment in-house ensuring that Mail reaches destination on the date designed
Physical Mail-Merge – We oversee fulfilment in-house
We work with you to ensure that your message is carried through
Get your message to the End User / Consumer
Ideas that Work & Win
Designed with the brand in mind we produce product packaging, for industrial, retail and OEM
Bringing your whole idea together in one box
Out-of-the-box Product Packaging ideas that Promise Off-the-shelf Sales
Not-so-standard Presentation Packaging
As unique as your brand
Not just shelf-packaging! But purpose built and designed to slide into the sock drawer
Make a big hit with Counter top displays and display cubes in a range of sizes, along with coin collecting boxes and leaflet dispensers
Keep Your Brand out there
Stay in control of your products – Keep things tidy when they are on display at your Distributors
Please take one
Product Packaging that becomes Display Packaging – Branding all the way
Raising awareness of forth coming events & offers
Easy off the stock options or branded for the Ultimate Customer Experience
Packaging to enhance the Unboxing Experience
We are the manufacturers of the Polysmart collection, the Overboard range and the Alusmart system.
With a range of regular and unique styles available for personalisation to improve your presentation, including ring binders, document wallets, portfolios and bespoke solutions to enable your business efficiency.
Document wallets – Sign Up takeaways
Branded Presentation Folders & Files
Going Global? Take your brand with you
Training tomorrow’s World with your Corporate Image
Bringing everything together for you & your client – We call it a Win-Win situation
To discuss your brand needs, call us on 020 3011 0211
The following was written to assist a friend who recently started work, and called himself a Marketeer…
“Account Manager” – I will only look after you if my Manager has past you across
“Brand Manager” – I check you haven’t spelt our company name wrong
“Business Development… [Manager/insert]” – I visit exhibitions and Google new Clients
“CEO / Managing Director / Director” – I am pretty important, there really isn’t anyone higher up than me
“Chairman” – I come into the business once a month for a board meeting
“Corporate… [insert]” – this is a business and I work here
“Creative… [insert]” – I have all the ideas
“Database Manager” – I am good at Excel
“Digital… [insert]” – I stare into a screen all day
“…Excellence” – I just won an award
“Head of… [insert]” – I look after my Office/team/area/plant really well
“[insert]… Doctor” – I mend things that need fixing
“[insert]… Manager” – I look after a small area of the business that no one else looks after
“[insert]… Specialist” – I am new out of University
“[insert]… Trainee” – I’m new
“IT” – I have a hectic life looking after everyone else’s computers
“Logistics Specialist” – I look after the servicing of the company cars
“Marketeer” – I completely harass people
“Marketing Assistant” – I get stuff done
“Marketing Coordinator” – I make sure that the Marketing Assistant gets stuff done
“Marketing Executive” – I tell the Marketing Coordinator what stuff needs to be done
“MD” – I’m a one man band, and far too busy to type Managing Director
“Owner / Founder” – However many other people work for the same company, don’t forget that I started this
“PA to [insert]” – I am seriously hard working
“Partner” – I teamed up with a friend and have spent my money / life / effort on this
“Production Director” – I look after a team of people that do all the work
“Quality Control Manager” – I double check other people’s work
“Regional Director” – I go round smiling at all our branches/sites/teams
“Senior… [insert]” – I’ve been at work a while, way back before you millennials
“Systems Quality Assurance Manager” – I check other people’s work
“Team Leader” – I am the only person in the team who you can speak to
No doubt there are more, but these are my favourite!
First and foremost, what is “onboarding”?
The action or process of integrating a new employee into an organisation
We frequently see great examples of onboarding, desks laid out in a welcome-fashion. On LinkedIn (home of head-hunters!) there are often updates with images, like those shown below, typically getting a high number of likes and comments.
Here at BoxcoUK, where perfect presentation is really our thing, we regularly get asked for on-brand, onboarding sets, packed-perfect (and all’s well, when you have a staff onboarding budget and in-take of 80+ per year – but it doesn’t work out quite the same, when you’re averaging less than one new member a month). None-the-less it’s important to get it right, if you want to secure a loyal employee.
With this in mind, we’ve come up with an easy way of doing onboarding, that still looks great, alongside some content-ideas to help engage staff from the point they agree to join your team.
Obviously, you’re going to have your own ideas about what important elements are needed to make up the perfect onboarding pack, but we hope this helps.
In the run up – 4 Ways to engage
Thinking about the time between when the person agreed to come to you, and their start date (LinkedIn Talent Solutions calls this Pre-boarding). If this is a few months, you may want to think about engaging your client in a regular way during this time. Even an email would help. How much you put into this is down to you – think about the potential value of that staff member to your organisation, the value of securing them for the long-term, and whether you want to save them having second thoughts during that period and staying with their current employer or, worse case, looking elsewhere.
1.Your company strategy, culture, overview, brochure
Have they got this information from earlier interviews, or could these be part of your engagement programme, sent to the candidate in a structured way.
2.Were there any perks you discussed in the initial stages that you could elaborate on
Staff lunches, cars, company traditions, differing opening hours… e.g. early close Friday.
3. Explain what a typical day will be like
Add some humour, nothing to put them off but here’s your chance to mention when they might be expected to help out, which day the cleaner comes and when to avoid tripping over the hoover.
4. Overcoming the fear of first day – How will they get to work (do you need to send information about their car)
Do you need to let them know about where they should park, where staff are expected to hang their coats, put their bag, all the hum-drum things that are going to turn that first scary moment into an easier ride and a more enjoyable experience for both the new staff member and their colleagues.
Whether you send it ahead, or you put it on their desk (or both)… Why not “Invite them to join your family” – build a pack that appeals to their family situation, spouse, kids (whether you’ve taken an interest to find out will speak volumes) and gain a long-term commitment to your company. Clearly, for this, you’ve got to have a family to join, so you’ll need to think about setting this up with your existing staff ahead of pushing it out through HR.
Gifts you could include in your Onboarding pack
These are ideas that we’ve seen used in great onboarding packs. Pick the winners for your brand:
Chocolate Bar/Choc Orange
Something personalised with their own name (spelt correctly of course!)
“Onboarding in a Box”
The complete guide to Onboarding – Click below & print off
Look great, for less
OUR SUGGESTION is a pack of 12 Luxury gift boxes (we have these available in a range of colours), with a magnetic closure and coloured grosgrain ribbon. Pick a ribbon colour that works well with your brand, and possibly tissue paper, to hold the gifts, and add elegance.
CONTENTS Fill with gifts from the list above. No limits here.
GIFT TAG OR GREETINGS CARD You can add a gift tag made from a business card or compliment slip, or a greetings card, for a personal and welcoming touch.
Tel 020 3011 0211
Email your details with a best time to call, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The PEK is an ingenious presentation pack created from card folded around a foam centre. Very quick and easy to produce and very effective and modern in impact. An entry level presentation pack, with custom cut foam inlay, tuck in lock, and all-round branded card wrap.
Welcome New Club members, or to make new staff welcome.
An unforgettable presentation for house builders and property developers.
Good for events, and financial companies.
Are you unlocking the potential with a bespoke and branded Welcome pack?
Call today to discuss your requirements 02030110211
BoxcoUK worked with Exposure to manufacture award-winning “Trail Blaze” board game… Exposure is a youth media organisation
Established in 1996, Exposure is a charitable enterprise assisting vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to thrive in all areas of media, advertising and publishing.
The game was produced for Haringey Council – who came up with the concept of designing a board game to teach young people about drugs.
The Trail Blaze Knowledge Game won the National Communicating Youth Justice Award for best promotional work…
Luke, Designer at Exposure Organisation says
“This project often gets picked out. I think because it’s fun and looks interesting. It was really good working on it.Exposure were approached by Haringey Youth Offending Service with a plan for a Cannabis Knowledge board game. We designed everything from the packaging to the board and counter stickers. We also ran it through testing to optimise playability and we used BoxcoUK to help when it came to sourcing and managing the production. Thanks Boxco.”
Elspeth from Production, comments on behalf of the BoxcoUK team
“We worked alongside Exposure to produce the Trail Blaze game, giving advice on board-type and inks. Our team has a lot of experience now when it comes to producing high-end creative projects. Knowing what to use and how to use it saves time and extra cost involved in using the wrong materials.This was a knowledge game for a council teaching adolescents, we’ve done other board games designed for training staff.”
What game will you play? For highly effective marketing communications that win more
Don’t miss a turn! Call BoxcoUK on 020 3011 0211 and speak to Ronnie Devine
And for youth design, Visit Exposure www.exposure.org.uk