Category: Tips & Tricks

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...

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...

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...

Exploring the Possibilities of Custom Lucite Award Designs

March 21, 2024 by David Parry

"Custom Lucite" is a term that's been subject to a good deal of misuse and confusion. Some vendors offer "custom" Lucites, especially "custom Lucite awards", with promises of off-the-shelf availability and next-day shipment. But if these vendors are...

The Crucial Employee Awards Opportunity You’re Probably Missing

March 20, 2024 by David Parry

It’s understandable that employee awards and recognition programs might have taken on added significance during the past several years. After all, employee engagement is a very real and immediate workplace challenge. A recent Harvard Business...

7 Often-Overlooked Standard Deal Toy Shapes

March 14, 2024 by David Parry

You probably don't spend a lot of time monitoring trends in deal toy design, specifically classic deal toy shapes. Certainly, no one's suggesting that you should be. You're much more likely to be attuned to even subtle changes in the world of...