Creative Deal Toy Ideas: 7 Frequently Overlooked Sources of Inspiration

May 21, 2024 by David Parry

Coming up with creative deal toy ideas can be a chore for bankers Especially when they’re faced with the same predictable, stock design suggestions. Fortunately, there are a number of imaginative–though commonly overlooked— design...

Planning a Business Anniversary: 5 Crucial, Preliminary Tips

May 17, 2024 by David Parry

If you're planning, or even just considering a business anniversary celebration, you may already be aware of an overwhelming array of options and suggestions. These range from opulent black-tie events to more subdued gatherings. They also run the...

Warren Buffett’s Deal Toys: Just in Time for BH 2024

May 1, 2024 by David Parry

He’s been called “the greatest investor in history”… “The most fascinating American success story of our time”…. “The inventor and caretaker of a rare persona that has no equivalent in American business”… Who is...

7 Corporate Gifting Opportunities for Pharmaceutical Companies

April 26, 2024 by David Parry

It’s no wonder that there are abundant opportunities for corporate gifting for pharma companies. The very nature of the industry tends to lend itself to seemingly endless milestones and achievements that could potentially be commemorated.  The...

Lucite Vs. Acrylic: The Differences And Uses Of Both

April 23, 2024 by David Parry

Acrylic: it's one of those words that's become part of everyday life. Having said that, most of us would probably struggle to define exactly what it is. We just know what it looks like. Lucite is a term that probably isn't as familiar. What...

Financial Tombstones: 7 Things You Should Know

April 18, 2024 by David Parry

What exactly are "financial tombstones"? You can find some good definitions online, though some are slightly inaccurate, or just incomplete. For instance, you may have come across this: "Financial tombstones (also known as 'deal toys') are...

Do Lawyers Get Deal Toys?

April 3, 2024 by David Parry

Yes, lawyers do, in fact, get deal toys. That's been the case since the practice of giving out deal toys first took root among investment bankers and dealmakers back in the 1970's. But that's probably not the most relevant or illuminating...

7 Memorable Code Name-Themed Finance Tombstones

April 2, 2024 by David Parry

Code names unleash all sorts of creative possibilities for finance tombstones. A code name explains, for instance, how a tropical drink invented and popularized in Cuba could provide the inspiration for a tombstone commemorating a private equity...

How to Make Tombstone Awards More Memorable

March 25, 2024 by David Parry

Here are a couple of creative sparks for distinctive tombstone award designs Tombstone awards tend to have their own built-in cachet and perceived value. Even the most conventional tombstones have tremendous significance for recipients---for the...