Blog

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.
June 11, 2020
Mikelti Metropulos, Sales
One of the hardest things we must do as salespeople is to always make sure to stay positive and upbeat, even when the times are challenging. One of the biggest things I have learned to adapt is Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). In simple terms, that means to leave your baggage aside when you start work for the day. That may sound a lot easier than it is! Below are some simple steps that can help you start with a positive attitude the very moment you wake up in the morning, and keep it throughout your day:
May 21, 2020
Maple Ridge Farms Team
You’ve educated your clients on the power of promotional products, so they want to use them in their next marketing campaign or promotion. They’re looking for quality products, so you need name brand products. Right? While we love name brand products, we also recognize the quality of brands that may not be widely recognized and other private label products – especially in our industry. Let’s talk about how to fit promotional products (and food gifts) into your client’s budget without sacrificing the quality they want.
April 22, 2020
Stephanie Bishop, Contributor
As we celebrate our 50th Earth Day from the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been given a rare opportunity. With global quarantines and stay at home orders in place, we are witnessing first-hand and undeniably the impact our business, industry and daily habits has on our environment.
How to Make Multi-Channel Marketing Work for You (& Why It's Important)
March 12, 2020
Maple Ridge Farms Team
Sally checks email and Twitter before she even gets out of bed. Like most people, she interacts with a variety of channels every day while she navigates life. So, how do you connect with her—and so many other members like her in your target audience? Meet them where they are with multi-channel marketing.
Maple Ridge Farms Donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau
March 11, 2020
Shana Gardner, Operations
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Maple Ridge Farms delivered a check for $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau.  The donation was the result of a “Give Back” program started in September of 2019.  In that program, Maple Ridge Farms offered to donate a percentage of the profits from a specially selected line of gifts.
February 28, 2020
Shana Gardner, Operations
The Maple Ridge Farms line has a classic appeal, but we are more than just a classic.  Through initiatives and planning, we are pushing beyond traditional to embrace new opportunities for not only product, but also company culture.
February 12, 2020
Shana Gardner, Operations
You did it! You rocked that sales call, trade show, or event, and you made some absolutely fabulous connections. Now you’re back in your office, and it’s up to you to turn those connections into relationships, but follow-up becomes daunting as you approach it. Where do you start? The Maple Ridge Farms sales team has seven tips to help you conquer that follow-up peak!
January 30, 2020
Jacob Bolanda, Sales
As someone who has never been to Las Vegas, has had very little experience traveling for business, and is still learning proper “social cues” I was excited and nervous for the opportunities to meet people I had previously only known through phone calls and emails at PPAI Las Vegas. I was truly ecstatic to showcase our product to people who have not known the Maple Ridge brand. I was grateful for the time I would have to bond and grow with my team as well as humbled to learn more about our industry. Overall, I didn’t know what to expect, but kept an open mind to others and their ideas—while hopefully maintaining a closed wallet. Here are my takeaways from a “First Timer” experience.
January 16, 2020
Stephanie Bishop, Contributor
Branding is an intangible but powerful technique to launch and promote the sales, growth and awareness of every product and service imaginable. Your branding communicates the identity of your business to consumers, most often in whimsical, entertaining ways. It isn’t however by accident. Successful marketing and execution is a strategy – methodology that takes thought, planning, investigation and investment. Every business strives to become well known, establish itself as a household name, a brand that can be trusted, and the go-to answer, but the journey takes some preparation.