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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 […]

How to Improve Corporate Social Responsibility: 7 Effective Strategies

Posted on Mon Mar 25, 2024.

The workforce is about to undergo significant changes. By 2025, 60% of employees will be millennials—a generation that places Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the forefront of their priorities. It involves environmental stewardship, community engagement, and ethical practices. Why should businesses pay attention? Let’s explore actionable steps you can take to enhance your Corporate Social […]

Sustainability Initiatives to Use in Your Workplace

Posted on Fri Mar 15, 2024.

As global environmental awareness increases, it is now an expectation from consumers and workers that businesses have sustainability initiatives in place. In fact, 88% of employees believe it is no longer acceptable for companies to just make money; companies must positively impact society as well. In another survey, 83% of millennials said they’d be more […]

How Gifting Nurtures Business, Relationships, Community

Posted on Thu Mar 7, 2024.

Technically we’re not scientists. But we do consider ourselves experts in the science behind brand experiences. We call it The Gifting Effect (so do researchers Michela Balconi and Giulia Fronda). It goes far beyond your company’s holiday party or branded merch. It’s ingrained in nearly every facet of our lives. The Gifting Effect entails more […]

Trying To Avoid a Sh*tshow? You’ll Need a team of All-Stars.

Posted on Thu Mar 7, 2024.

Behind every big win is an all-star lineup of talent, whether they’re playing a game or collaborating at work. You’ve heard there’s no ‘I’ in team, so why tackle a project as complicated and nuanced as a company-wide brand experience all by yourself? Sure, it may seem easy enough — sourcing affordable yet desirable products, […]

Your Current Supplier May Be Screwing You And Your Inventory

Posted on Thu Mar 7, 2024.

So you’re thinking about how to best manage your inventory. To bring in a third party or not to? What if owning inventory ourselves turns out to be a waste of money? Are stock and inventory the same thing? What if we over-purchase? What if I mess it all up and get uninvited to the […]

It’s Time to Stop the Cycle of Sh*tty Appreciation Gifts

Posted on Thu Mar 7, 2024.

If planning this year’s gifts and brand experiences feels like a checkbox on your to-do list, you’re going about it all wrong. Tokens of appreciation prove again and again to be effective in engaging your team, boosting morale, increasing productivity and strengthening company culture. But you’ve heard ‘quality over quantity’ or ‘haste makes waste’ and […]

How to Celebrate Remote Workers on Employee Appreciation Day

Posted on Fri Mar 1, 2024.

In an era where your company’s culture is one of your brand’s most potent statements, acknowledging every team member’s contributions becomes crucial—especially those who work remotely. Remote Employee Appreciation Day is September 22nd. However, you do not have to wait until Fall to say “thank you” to those who work in different states, coasts, or […]

Gifting Is Now Easier Through The Acquisition Bluebird CX

Posted on Wed Oct 4, 2023.

In a strategic move, Imprint Engine recognized the burgeoning demand for an automated gifting solution. “We’ve made significant tech advancements over the years, especially in developing company stores where employees or customers can seamlessly shop,” stated Imprint Engine CEO Caleb Gilbertson. “Acquiring Bluebird CX was the logical next step to enhance our service offering and […]

Going Green versus Going Greenwashed

Posted on Wed Sep 27, 2023.

The promotional industry keeps getting bigger, amassing over $26 billion in branded merchandise just last year. Despite its global reach and aggressive growth, it’s an industry that still manages to fly under the radar. Clearly there’s a market for personalized gifts and out-of-the-box brand experiences but consumers don’t know a lot about all of the […]

6 Key Elements For Effective Global Account Management

Posted on Wed Sep 13, 2023.

11 years ago, our co-founders Caleb and Travis saw a stagnant promo industry that was ripe for disruption. They knew brands were ready to push creative boundaries and work with innovators rather than transactional vendors, so they started Imprint Engine. One of the best parts about our job is being able to help companies show appreciation […]

Our Top 50 Product Picks for the 2023 Gifting Season

Posted on Thu Sep 7, 2023.

Showing appreciation for your team should never be complicated. But with increased focus on sustainability and 66% of employees preferring heartfelt and personalized gifts over generic ones, it’s not always easy to track down conscientious brands and creative inspiration. Luckily, we’ve done the leg work for you by pulling some of our favorite products from […]

Carl’s pro tips to achieve operational excellence

Posted on Thu Jul 20, 2023.

We’re not shy about our all-in-one approach to creating stellar brand experiences. Full-service, end-to-end, one-stop-shop from ideation to fulfillment… It sounds great however you spin it but what exactly does it entail? Behind the curtain, there are loads of moving parts our clients don’t think about. And to be honest, they don’t have to think […]