It’s the word you’ve probably heard a thousand times over the last eighteen months… Kitting. Although a new concept for a lot of distributors and their buyers, it’s nothing new to the team here at Maple Ridge Farms. We love when we get to explore really creative and unique ideas – often utilizing other promotional products sent to us to kit with our tasty treats. Let’s start with a fun case history of a project that really embraced holiday gift-giving in a way that celebrated the company’s culture. Then we’ll share some tips and tricks to create custom kitted gourmet gifts!
October 27, 2021
August 12, 2021
Wellness programs have become commonplace in corporate America, but they tend to have the same goal: weight loss. While that can be beneficial, don’t neglect other areas of your employees’ health and wellness that are just as important. Keep these tips in mind as you plan your wellness program or relaunch it with new goals.
July 15, 2021
In this day and age, nearly everything in marketing is done electronically. Email is the go-to method for corresponding with co-workers and clients. Search engine optimization helps companies jockey for prime position on search engine results pages. Social media has ingrained itself not only as a marketing tool but also as a leisure activity for anyone with 15 minutes or less to kill. Yet even with all this technology embedded within our lives, a different marketing channel continues to thrive: direct mail.
June 10, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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