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7 Sustainable Merchandise Ideas for Eco-Conscious Brands

In 2024, 90 percent of global consumers want companies to care about social and environmental issues. How can you become an eco-conscious brand that people want to interact with and buy from through sustainable merchandise ideas? Imprint Engine has more than a decade of experience helping brands create products that don’t end up in landfills […]

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Alyce vs. Sendoso vs. Imprint Engine: Key Differences

Posted on Fri Apr 26, 2024.

Corporate gifting platform Sendoso recently announced its acquisition of Alyce, combining two of the more well-known companies in the promotional marketing space. However, the two platforms continue to operate independently. A growing industry means an ever-changing landscape of platforms available to streamline your business’s gifting goals. Let’s take a closer look at Alyce vs Sendoso, […]

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9 Creative Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas for 2024

Posted on Mon Apr 22, 2024.

Are you searching for the perfect gift for your employees? Perhaps it’s for the holidays or a birthday, but the pressure is on to find something within your budget that won’t receive a skeptical side-eye.  Hi, we’re Imprint Engine, a global merch curator, designer and distributor with access to all sorts of goods for your […]

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How to Set Your Swag Budget: Balancing Costs & Impact

Posted on Wed Apr 17, 2024.

So you’re in charge of your organization’s promotional products and brand experiences. Congrats! You may not think so yet, but this is going to be fun. Before we get into curating the perfect set of products and experiences for your team, you have to learn how to set your swag budget. Budgets for promo products […]

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Sendoso vs. Reachdesk vs. Imprint Engine: Key Differences

Posted on Tue Apr 16, 2024.

Gifting and promotional marketing are incredible tools for boosting sales and employee retention. But it’s not as simple as sending out products and waiting for the benefits to flow in. There are many different factors on your plate such as budgeting for quality products, sourcing said products, mastering the complicated art of logistics, managing ongoing […]

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5 Best SwagUp Alternatives 2024

Posted on Fri Apr 12, 2024.

It’s a simple fact: gifts are always worth the investment, but the promo industry can be an intimidating one to jump into. With the countless features and capabilities available, it’s hard to narrow down which brand marketing partner is the best fit for your company and goals. SwagUp is a popular option for managing brand […]

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How to Keep Remote Teams Connected: 8 Tips

Posted on Thu Apr 11, 2024.

Remote work has become the norm in recent years, and businesses are still exploring the best ways to support and connect their teams from afar. While smaller or more localized companies are beginning to engage in more in-person events, global companies are still facing a familiar challenge: How do you keep a large, remote team […]

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10 Creative Corporate Gift Ideas to Try in 2024

Posted on Tue Apr 9, 2024.

Picture this… a sea of generic mugs, pens, and stress balls collecting dust in everyone’s desk drawer. It’s not cool. What makes someone want to keep your gifts? Well, number one is to get creative. Who is your audience—employees or clients? As for number two, you need to have options. Imprint Engine is a global […]

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Best Sendoso Alternatives 2024

Posted on Mon Apr 8, 2024.

Best Sendoso Alternatives in 2024 There’s a lot to consider when looking for the right gifting and brand marketing partner. Sendoso is one commonly used gifting platform, but as the promotional industry continues to flourish, it’s a good idea to explore all your options as other platforms emerge and evolve. We did some research so […]

How to Build a Corporate Gifting Strategy

Posted on Thu Apr 4, 2024.

Forget boring business tactics. Corporate gifting is your secret weapon to improve your brand image and relationships. Enrich your relationships: Each thoughtful interaction deposits currency and builds rapport. The more personalized and timely your corporate gifting strategy is, the more your balance grows—turning clients into loyal fans and employees into brand advocates. Imprint Engine empowers […]

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Why is Corporate Gifting Important?

Posted on Mon Apr 1, 2024.

Imagine it’s the holiday season, and your company is gearing up to express gratitude to clients, partners, and employees. You want to make a lasting impression that reflects your brand’s values and appreciation. How will they feel when opening the box? It’s the warm, small gestures that count. Plus, it is strategic. To answer the […]

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Planning Your Marketing Spend Effectively

Posted on Thu Mar 28, 2024.

Promotional Budget Methods According to Bizzabo, 80.4% of organizers identify in-person events as their most impactful marketing channel. However, when it comes time to get the paper and pen to start budgeting, skilled individuals from marketing to HR often need help knowing where to start. This guide will discuss four simple and actionable promotional budget […]

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Global Team Building: Initiatives That Work

Posted on Wed Mar 27, 2024.

Remote work is transforming the workplace and empowering organizations to hire people from all over the world. Having a global team undoubtedly makes for great business. Dispersed employees provide increased diversity, local expertise, and an edge in an increasingly competitive global economy. But with physical distance, there are plenty of challenges when it comes to […]