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Corporate Gift Ideas For The America's Cup

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The 34th America's Cup in San Francisco will be one of the most exciting events ever for sailing. The San Francisco Bay is a natural arena for corporate spectators and events. Companies planning events for their employees or customers will want to include memorable gifts with the same name cache as this world class event.

The Waterford Crystal Tall SailboatToday's catamarans are a far cry from the first America's cup where captains where seen raising a glass during the race. Waterford Crystal was established in 1783 and makes a perfect gesture to the sport's long history.

The Waterford Tall Sailboat, item 125354, is 9 inches tall will be cherished for generations. Waterford can even engrave the bottom for a one of a kind corporate gift.

Waterford Tall Sailboat
Item Number 12535
Retail Value $150.00

Bushnell Image View Binoculars If you're not on the boat bring along a powerful pair of binoculars. The Bushnell Image View is a binocular and digital camera in one. 10 …

Bush's Grilln' Beans Bold Cookout Sweepstakes Highlights Emile Henry

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Wouldn't you love to deck your kitchen out with new dishes from Emile Henry and glasses from Duralex? Running a consumer promotion with a highly recognizable brand ties the qualities of each brand together for the consumer.

Both Emile Henry and Duralex can be used for employee gifts, consumer premiums and of course...a consumer sweepstakes.

The Duralex brand is distributed by Emile Henry.

Need help writing rules for your own sweepstakes? Learn from the experts. See Bush's sweepstakes rules below.
Rules for Bush's Grilln' Beans Bold Cookout Sweepstakes 1. How to Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 2, 2011 until 12:00 p.m. ET on July 1, 2011 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”), you may enter the Bush Brothers & Company (“Bush Beans” or “Main Sponsor”) “Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Bold Cookout” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). To enter, visit the Food Network Website (www.foodnetwork.com) (the “Website”), and fill in the online entry f…

Hidden Valley Ranch ad features the Emile Henry Classic Pie Dish

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The classic pie dish from Emile Henry was featured in this fun ad for Hidden Valley Ranch. Great art direction choosing a kid with carrot top hair reaching for a pan full of broccoli and creamy Ranch dressing.

I wonder if they'll follow up with a consumer offer? Redeem Hidden Valley proof of purchases for your own Emile Henry pie dish.

Emile Henry pie dishes make great summer corporate gifts for employees and the highly recognizable brand can add to the story of any consumer premium.

The Emile Henry Pie Dishes com in Apricot, Figue, Nougat, Olive, Pink, Red, Sand, Slate, Sky Blue and White.

Inexpensive Wireless Security Camera

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Just because it's made for the great outdoors doesn't mean you can't use this inexpensive trophy cam from Bushnell for office or warehouse security.

The camera shows is the 119466C 8MP Brown Black Night Vision Trophy Cam from Bushnell. This trophy cam has a 1-year battery life and 1-second trigger speed, plus now gives you the big picture of game movement, or intruder movement, with Field Scan time-lapse technology. For a more vivid viewing experience, Bushnell has added audio record to the video mode. You can also record more images and video than ever thanks to 32GB SD card compatibility.

How Do I Start A Corporate Gift Company?

Specializing in corporate gifts is a great way to make money and create more customers for your business. They key is to understand how to purchase merchandise at discount and how to provide additional value to your customers. Most corporate gift companies are actually promotional product distributors who have learned their customers don't always want a logo on every project.

Purchasing versus Hunting Start by understanding who you will buy merchandise from. Many suppliers have a Special Markets division. This allows you to buy merchandise at wholesale prices without opening a store. When a supplier ships to a store it's not really important that the merchandise arrives on time or that even the exact same product is shipped. Imagine the disaster if you are providing cameras for a sales meeting and only half of them arrive!

Once you've identified your suppliers now you can help your customers find the right gift for their company. Many people make the mistake of trying to …