Swag bags can be a great way to thank your guests and give them a lasting memory! However, you want to make sure that the items you include are unique and memorable so that they don’t get thrown in the trash. Here are some tips for creating meaningful corporate swag bags that your attendees will love!
Eye Masks are a great way to advertise your event if you put your logo on it. They’re useful and can easily be packed into a carry on. This is an especially good option if your guests are traveling to your event!
Corporate events can often last the whole day or even multiple days and many attendees rely on their smartphones for navigation, emails, networking, etc. They’re bound to run out of battery at some point. Make their lives easier by giving them an easy way to charge their phones while at your event! They’ll be happy to skip the stress of searching for an outlet.
Cord tacos keep all the different cords your guests are most likely traveling with nice and organized. From phone chargers, headphones, computer chargers, and more, your guests are guaranteed to find this cute tool useful!
Corporate events can be long and stressful. Make your guests’ lives easier by providing them with a kit filled with all sorts of essentials. From tissues and pens, to stress-relieving toys and lotion, there are many things you can include that will make your guests’ experiences at the event and traveling to the event more comfortable.
Hydroflasks always come in handy and will help your guests stay hydrated. Also, adding a logo to it increases the likelihood that your guests will use it! It’s eco-friendly and reusable as well, which is a huge plus!
6. Unique Snacks
Snacks are always needed, especially for long events. Even though food is often provided at corporate events, snacks are a good option that your guests will love!
It’s always nice to find a fun item in your swag bag, so put in an LED ring! It’ll stand out and is an item your guests will find especially useful if there’s an after party!
People love experiences! Give your guests a reason to keep your bag by including a voucher for a special, VIP experience at your event, or tickets to a nearby attraction! This will make them feel more excited about being at your event and they’ll feel like they’re getting something out of it.
9. Seasonal Items
Seasonal items can be extremely useful, especially if they apply to your event location. For example, if your event is in a sunny, warm area, consider including sunglasses or flip flops with your event’s logo on it! Try using attractive colors and patterns to make your swag bag stand out!
By choosing a book as one of your gifts, you’re showing your guests that you care about their growth and well-being. Find books that align with your brand and industry that can inspire your attendees. If you don’t want your guests to have to carry around an entire book, you can always provide access codes to professional ebooks, so they can easily read them on their electronics!
Which bag ideas will you use for your swag bags?
ABCey is always on the lookout for new tech trends that can change up the way attendees experience their events. We’re highlighting some of the best and brightest apps and trends so that you can be up to date on the ever changing event planning experience.
Here are 5 of some of the best new tech trends to help your guests network and connect to create a more immersive experience!
Apple has introduced another cutting edge technology that will change the distribution of information from phone, places, and people. Using Bluetooth (LE) signals iBeacon can identify location instantaneously, sense other phones, and gains information on people around them. Using the iBeacon for events can link attendees by being alerted to exactly who is where during an event which allows for easier navigation through the event, finding recognizable colleges, and recommend networking.
See what the Eventbase app did with iBeacon here.
2. Wearable Tech
Wearable technology is vastly growing in variety and complexity. Whether it be a pair of glasses, a shirt, or accessory this kind of tech is a great way to track engagement and allow attendees to see information in a more convenient way. Guests can get into the competitive spirit and participate in more activities with freedom from their smartphone.
Find out just how effective wearable tech can be in this article by BizBash.
3. 3D printing
3D printing was once an exclusive privilege because of the high price cost of equipment but has recently become more affordable. Attendees can have a keepsake to take home with them that they created with the printers to remind them of the event. It allows guests to be interactive with the event tech which makes for a more immersive experience.
Check out the low cost 3D printing that Carbon 3D offers here.
4. Engagement and Interaction with Speakers
Head speakers are largely the main focus of any corporate event but can lose guest attention if unable to connect with them in a personal way. Hand raising questionnaires are a thing of the past with new mobile apps that allow the guests inquires and participation to be apart of the speakers presentation experience. The Livecube app allows guests to gain “points” for checking into conferences on their mobile phone and getting prizes at the events for the tweets they post through out the event.
5. Projection Art
We like how guests can add input and post during an event via a social media app but when we can take that interaction and make it into tangible art that is something we love! Projecting attendee tweets on the wall in a creatively is a unique way for guests to see their comments being a part of the over all experience.
See more amazing projection mapping here.
All the new tech trends facilitate guest networking and connection in the event atmosphere. Which tech will you incorporate to add a little more to your events? Let us know with a comment or find us on Twitter and Facebook!
Having trouble getting your employees on the same page? Need to build a stronger, more connected corporate team? ABCey Events has compiled a list of team building activities around the Bay Area sure to get your team interacting in fun, new ways!
1. Mr. Treasure Hunt
Get your team out of the office and on an urban adventure! Mr. Treasure Hunt is a scavenger hunt that emphasizes problem-solving and team work. Bring out the competitive spirit of your employees with clues, puzzles, and races throughout the city! Locations include Peninsula and South Bay, SF Neighborhoods and Museums, Marin, North Bay, Wine Country, and East Bay.
2. Urban Putt
If you’re looking for a unique experience to share with your employees, then Urban Putt is the place for you to host your next team building event. SF has brought a new concept to miniature golf– playing indoors! Choose from 14 obscure mini-golf courses and let the games begin. Pick teams or play one on one. Either way it is sure to be a great time with fun and food!
3. Paint Night
Take part in a relaxing night over drinks and paint! Paint Night is a great opportunity to bond with fellow co-workers and friends. No painting experience needed! A performing artist will guide a lesson where your group is free to let out their inner Picasso, all while sipping a cocktail or two. Locations are spread throughout the Bay Area at your favorite local bistros. Click here to find your closest Paint Night!
4. Food Truck Challenge
The Food Truck Challenge is a hands on activity sure to get your team’s creative juices flowing! Hosted by TeamBonding.com, The Food Truck Challenge is a culinary competition where individuals are divided into groups and encouraged to create their very own fast-food truck. Market, promote, and allow your ideas to come to life! At the end of the day, share and enjoy the gourmet foods you’ve created!
5. Nerd Improv
Get your corporate team to break out of their shell! Nerd Improv is a great way to foster interaction and good communication skills with your employees! Through building exercises and improv, your team can learn better work ethic and build open relationships. Inquires can be made here for your next event.
Hosted by San Francisco State University’s Pacific Leadership Institute flagship program, the Fort Miley Adventure Challenge is a challenge obstacle course consisting of cables, ladders, and ropes within the woods of Golden Gate Recreational Area at Lands End. Fight through physical, emotional, and mental challenges together to build a stronger team! The event takes place every first Sunday afternoon of the month.
7. The Go-Game
Too busy to plan an extravagant team building event? The Go-Game simplifies the fun! Choose from indoor, outdoor, or training games that enable competition and growth for you and your team! The accessible app makes team building easy and convenient. With the help of The Go-Game team, you’re sure to come out a more improved team– in and out of the office.
8. House of Air
Take flight at your next corporate event! House of Air is a trampoline house offering team building facilities for all ages and skill levels. Activities include games, planned activities for your party, food, and dodge ball. Experience the art of bouncing with your team! Located in the Presidio of San Francisco.
9. Mystery by Design
Do you know the people you work with? Mystery by Design is a great way to break the ice all while solving a mystery! With more than 20 plot lines and twists catered to your event, you’re sure to be a stronger group by the end of the game. Get into character and let your imagination take over. To have the “crime of your life!” click here.
10. Laser Quest
Laser Quest laser tag is another fun way to bring out competition and fun with your employees. Run through lighted multi-leveled mazes, dodge laser bullets, and strategize the best ways to conquer the quest! Located in Mountain View. Book your next quest here.