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Getting Good Shots without a Professional Photographer
June 10, 2021
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Have you ever needed a product shot to send to a client?  Maybe you have the perfect item in your showroom for a project and want to send them a photo of it.  Maybe you received a sample and would like to give them a preview before presenting the sample itself.  Maybe you just want a photo for your or your client's records.  There are plenty of reasons to need a product shot that don't require a professional photographer, but that doesn't mean you need to compromise on quality!  Even mobile phone shots can be brought to the next level by keeping a few simple things in mind.
April 22, 2021
Maple Ridge Farms Team
What does your brand stand for? People want more from companies today than just products and services. They want to buy from organizations who reflect their values, so they can help make a difference in the world. Developing brand values is essential to succeeding in business and can help you connect on a deeper level with your customers.
March 11, 2021
Mikelti Metropulos, Sales
Over the last year, our world has changed drastically. Instead of going into the office every day, people are working from home. Events and meetings alike are getting canceled, including lunch, dinner, and coffee meetings.  Many people are itching to get back to face-to-face meetings, while the others are comfortable in all-virtual meetings. However, face-to-face meetings, in some form, are here to stay. As beneficial as using the virtual world has become this past year, there is simply no replacement for meeting in person for that connection you can only create in a face-to-face environment.  However, coffee meetings are still important, whether it is meeting over a video app like Zoom or Skype, or across a table!
February 25, 2021
Isaac Buttke, Contributor
It’s no secret that social media is an integral part of any marketing strategy; however, actually developing and executing a social media strategy can be a daunting task. Never fear: we’ve got a few tips to help make social media marketing easier this year.
January 28, 2021
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Cheese is an amazing gift option for 2021.  Event gone virtual?  Send attendees a cheese board to replace the nosh they're missing from the in-person event.  Dinner meetings canceled?  Connect with a charcuterie tray to allow them to creatively customize their own dining experience.  Onboarding new employees?  Help them feel welcome with a gift that will leave a lasting impression.  The applications are limited only by your imagination.
November 4, 2020
Maple Ridge Farms Team
Just over forty years ago, we stumbled across the promotional products industry, and we’re so glad we did. What a journey it’s been! We’ve been inspired by our peers, made lifelong friendships, given back and grown tremendously. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons, so we want to share them with you. Read on for five key do’s and five key don’ts to succeed in the industry we call home!
October 8, 2020
Shana Gardner, CAS, Operations
Over Maple Ridge Farms’ 40+ years of business, we’ve become experts in providing stellar service—including extras you may not know that we offer.  One of those hidden gems is individual shipment.  Find out why individual shipping with us is as easy as 1-2-3, and how it can smooth your holiday gift-giving and allow you to focus on building relationships instead of stress over shipping.
September 10, 2020
Maple Ridge Farms Team
The world is an ever-changing place. Fads go in and out, companies adapt, and nothing stays the same for very long. Gourmet food gifts are no different. Customers are less inclined to simply make decisions based on price alone. Instead, they’re looking for an experience, a way to interact with the product beyond consuming it and being done with it. You might be wondering, “How can I accomplish that?” Well, an easy way to do it is with kitting and other custom-designed gifts from Maple Ridge Farms!
August 27, 2020
Krista Polka, CAS, Sales
The time has come again to get those holiday orders placed and taken care of! While some are pushing the holiday season to the back of their mind, and possibly even dreading the mere thought of it, others are taking advantage of placing their orders early. Here are just some of the reasons why: Ordering Early May Mean Significant Discounts
June 18, 2020
Maple Ridge Farms Team
You just registered for an event, and you can’t wait to meet the attendees, online or in person. What should you do with your space? How can you stand out at the event and encourage buyers to engage with you? Whether you’re planning for an upcoming virtual event or a future in-person event, people are looking for more than products and services today: they want an experience. Here’s how to create an immersive experience at your next virtual or in-person event that attendees will love—and remember.

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