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2009 Holiday Trends for Promotions, Incentives and Gift Ideas

By Brad Duarte – BRAVA Marketing Promotions


2009 has been a tough year for business but smart companies are thriving thanks to loyal customers and key employees!


A recent study by the Incentive Research Foundation found that 61% of companies have reduced their marketing promotion and incentive programs, but all continue to invest in carefully selected products to thank their best customers, employee superstars, trusted partners and valued colleagues.


The dominant theme this year:  Meaningful, memorable, eco-friendly, “discreet chic”  gifts that are high impact and low cost.  


Wondering what to do for Holiday Gifting? Here are a few ideas to get you started….


·         Customer / Client Appreciation

High-end desk top items


·         Employee and Staff Appreciation

Household gifts


·         Top Sales / Fundraisers Appreciation 

Tech gifts and gadgets


·         Board Committees and Volunteer  Appreciation

Chocolates & Goodies


·         Colleagues and Co-Members Appreciation  

Clocks and watches,


·         Reward and Recognition

Award plaques, Waterford crystal, sterling silver, customized rings…. 


·         Welcome New Clients or Partners

Uniquely varied  eco-friendly products


BRAVA Marketing Promotions www.bravamarketing.com offers more than 400,000 unique custom imprinted promotional products to increase your corporate brand and marketing. Contact us at 877-239-1227 toll free for ideas on the best values in low cost promotional marketing items.