Distinctly Bamboo

Your clients and prospects will be excited when they receive a high quality bamboo cutting board on your next visit.

Your logo will look impressive laser engraved on one of our bamboo boards. You can pick from a 5×8 for only $5* each, 8.5×11 for $7.50* each and a 11.5 x 13 for only $12.50* each.

Order 100 boards and mention this blog post to receive a free set-up charge valued at $50!

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* Price includes laser engraving approx 2″ x 1″
* A larger engraving is possible with an upcharge based on laser run time.
* Standard Setup Fee is $50.00
* Min order of 48 boards (absolute min of 24 for additional up charge)
* Standard production time is 5 – 10 working days from proof approval plus transit time,
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Men Like Pink Too

Some Interesting data from Barbara Sulik from our marketing teams blog…

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cancer is the #2 killer of both females and males, just a few percentage points below Heart disease.   One of the most talked about and recognized cancer is Breast Cancer.  While not nearly as common or well publicized, men are diagnosed with breast cancer as well.  The Susan G. Komen foundation shares the following statistics regarding rates of breast cancer incidence amongst men and woman in 2010 (most recent data available)…”

More Here…

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Proforma Distinctive Marketing | Indianapolis, Indiana

Hole-In-One At Your Next Golf Event

BlogImage_AprilSpring is here and now is the time to plan your outdoor events.  Golf events are among the most popular corporate sponsored events.   A golf event allows the host to conduct business meetings outside of the office, often times reducing the prospect’s defense walls and commanding the attention of the decision maker for an entire day.  Most importantly, a golf event allows you to further build relationships with clients and employees.

Just as you would for a meeting, establish an agenda to include a formal business message delivered prior to anyone getting into a golf cart.  Most attendees would expect to hear a relevant presentation, but do attempt to keep the message brief.  General rule of thumb is that this is the event kickoff and shouldn’t exceed 30 minutes.

When planning a golf event, the following should be considered:

•    Set a budget.  Your budget should be considerate of green fees, event promotions, food and beverage, the cost of any non-playing attendees and any prizes you wish to give away.

•    Determine the maximum number of attendees.  Include your guests and individuals you intend to invite from your organization.   This should include your host players and non-golfing staff.

•    Select the location and time of your golf event.  The most popular tee times are 8AM and 1PM.  Be considerate of travel times to and from the golf course and ensure that the facility has an adequately sized clubhouse for your event.

•    Develop an agenda.  Build in time for your welcoming message and closing ceremonies, if applicable.  If your event includes 18-holes, make sure to build in time to break for lunch.

•    Send out invitations.  You’ll need to present a final count to the course, so make sure you state all of the details of the event, provide the event agenda, and an easy way to RSVP on the invitation.  Many hosts choose to elect an online event registration form.

•    Determine food, beverage and prizes.  Continental breakfast and boxed lunches are among the easiest choices.  Popular prizes include a sleeve of golf balls, golf shirts, golf accessories and trophies.

•    Select the event format.  Scramble and Best Ball are the most popular formats for golf events.  Scramble allows each player to tee off and the play continues from the best tee shot.  Best Ball allows each player to play their own ball, but the best score in a foursome is recorded.

•    Invite guests and determine pairings.  A host player should be included with every foursome.  Pairings are typically due to the golf course 24 hours prior to the event.

Looking for ways to make your golf event one-of-a –kind?  Try adding a theme to your event to encourage the fun!

GUEST POSTING BY: Melissa Gutschmidt, programs coordinator at Proforma

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Get BIG, Creative Results on ANY Budget!

moneyHere at Proforma Distinctive Marketing we are extremely budget conscience. Whether your company is huge or small, you need to follow that marketing budget and your goal is to make every dollar count.

Looking for big results consider this…

Look at what you’ve done in the past. What’s worked and what hasn’t? Get rid of the bad and keep the good. Don’t change a campaign just because you are bored of it — change a campaign because you aren’t getting the customer response you want and need, otherwise leave it be and keep it up to date!

Be smart about your traditional advertising. If you are going to spend the big bucks on print, TV, and radio advertisements, use them wisely. Always include a call-to-action and multiple ways to contact you: phone, website, email and address. If you choose to distribute printed handouts or direct mail pieces, order them in bulk and redistribute on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Always use both sides of the printed piece—whether it’s for advertising, product specifications, or a map — you pay for the space, use it!

Check out our new 2013 catalog for more great articles and Ideas.

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