5 Inspiring Ideas for Creative M&A Tombstones

August 16, 2022 by David Parry

Given the choppiness in financial markets this year, M&A tombstones might seem like a pretty untimely subject. M&A activity is obviously down year-to-date; but just as obviously, that’s measured against what had been a record year for...

Warren Buffett’s Deal Toys: Just in Time for BH 2022

June 17, 2022 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...

Special Event Commemoratives That Will Stand the Test of Time

April 21, 2022 by David Parry

Any time you order an award to commemorate a special event for your company or organization, you obviously want that award to stand the test of time. After all, that’s the entire point of commemorating the occasion: to ensure that years, and even...

Oil and Gas Deal Toys That Will Leave an Impression

March 21, 2022 by David Parry

When ordering oil and gas deal toys, one of your top priorities should be making it memorable. Most deals require a significant amount of time, effort, and expertise, and you want your deal toy to reflect and truly commemorate that achievement....

Financial Tombstones: 7 Things You Should Know

March 9, 2022 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...

7 Corporate Gifting Opportunities for Pharmaceutical Companies

February 15, 2022 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...

Promoting and Displaying Company Values in a Hybrid Workplace

February 3, 2022 by David Parry

The hybrid workplace has been an effective---not to mention necessary---adjustment since the advent of the pandemic, but it's also inevitably presented a number of challenges to both employers and employees. One of those challenges involves...

Do Lawyers Get Deal Toys?

January 28, 2022 by David Parry

Yes, lawyers do, in fact, get deal toys; and 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 either the most relevant or...

End of Project Gift Ideas – Project Completion Awards

January 20, 2022 by David Parry

Most organizations appreciate the importance of recognizing individual achievement and accomplishment; but many organizations fail to appreciate the necessity of recognizing that same effort and accomplishment when it comes to teams and groups,...