Top Giveaways for Your Sales Kick Off Meeting
You don’t want to have a bland giveaway item at your Sales Kick Off (SKO). You don’t want to do the same old giveaways. Your company is spending a lot on an SKO to get your coworkers and sales team excited for the new year, provide sales training and the right swag can go a long way towards team building and firing up your entire sales organization. A smart piece (or two) of swag can help get your sales team fired up for the upcoming year.
But what are the top giveaway ideas to do this with maximum success?
The best giveaways will be something your coworkers want and can use for a long time. This will get them excited for the next year because they have something new to use at work, and it will keep them motivated throughout the year by helping them remember back the annual sales kick off meeting that started it all off. It can also bring your salesforce closer together through giving away items that will make them feel like they are part of a team.
Here are a few examples of items you can use for your giveaways at SKOs, all available at swag.com.
Clothing is an easy option to brand with your logo and buy in bulk. However the options are seemingly endless. Here are a few suggestions.
Custom T-shirts are always popular. However there are two things that will make your shirt stand-out, the fabric and the fit. See our article on How to Choose the right tshirt for more information on this.
Zip-up Hoodies are another popular option. A few of our most popular are the Bella Zip-up, which comes in a ton of different color options and the Alternative Unisex Rocky Eco™ Fleece Zip Hoodie.
Another fine option for Sales Kick-off swag is Outwear. Fleece vests are always popular, but maybe try something different with a North Face puffer vest, available and in both men’s and women’s sizes. Or another option is a standard windbreaker. This Independent Trading Co Windbreaker is a great option.
A nice journal or portfolio is the perfect giveaway item for your sales kickoff meeting. It’s something your team can use at the event, at home or in the office for a long time. A nice moleskine journal or leather portfolio will motivate your coworkers and make them feel respected and more comfortable in the company because the gift is a nice material that shows you put effort into the gift.
You can have these journals ready to go as part of the welcome kit to the sales kickoff meeting. It can be waiting for your team in their hotel room or at the check-in to the event. This kit can also include some of the other swag items mentioned here and the Sales Kickoff agenda (see the ideas for bags below to hold it all).
3. Custom Water Bottles and Tumblers
Similar to the leather and moleskin journals, a stainless steel mug or water bottle will show you put in effort for your attendees. Plus, these are something anyone will use and appreciate. However, these can be a dime a dozen. So go the extra mile and give your sales team something they want. We have great options for Custom Yeti Tumblers and Water bottles. Or something like our SIlo bottle which comes in great, stand-out colors.
4. Custom Bluetooth Earbuds and Wireless Headphones
Another functional and exciting gift perfect for any sales rep is bluetooth earbuds or wireless headphones. Your sales reps are probably on the phone and/or traveling a lot. Giving them something to make these parts of their job easier and more enjoyable is a great option. Our Acepod wireless earbuds or the Wrapsody bluetooth headphones are great options.
5. High-end Swag for Prizes and Awards
Your sales kickoff meeting might want to recognize your top reps from the past year, or give awards to team members that standout or have gone above and beyond. Or you might want to encourage team building or other sales enablement exercises in breakout sessions by providing prizes to the teams that do the best jobs (or have the funniest skit).
Good prizes can help award winners feel appreciated and help motivate everyone to stay involved in the activities at the event. Some ideas for good branded prizes are Bose Wireless Headphones, Amazon Kindle or Sonos Speaker.
6. Custom Backpack or Branded Duffel
Another great option for your team is a high-quality custom backpack or duffel that they can use when on the road or commuting into the office. Having your entire sales team carrying a branded bag is another great way to get visibility while they are traveling to clients or other sales events.
Again, you want to give your sales team something they will use, so it is important to choose a bag that is high-quality and that they will like. A few good options are the Topo Commuter Briefcase for everyday use. Or the Timbuk2 Division backpack to carry all your sales materials, new products and tech gear. Or the Weekend Valise for the quick overnight or short trips for sales meetings or the hard earned days off.
Also, you can use these bags to load up with all the materials they sales team will need for the sales kickoff meeting, including the agenda, new sales enablement or marketing update materials or other giveaways.
You can include these with a clothing item with your company logo on it as well to create a gift bag, which is also fun and exciting for a giveaway because it creates a sort of mystery about all the different items in the bag. Of course, a gift bag for a giveaway will need more items, so number five lists multiple item ideas you can include for a gift bag.
While there are a lot of other things to consider for a successful sales kickoff , all of these items create a fun experience at your SKO to motivate your entire sales team and kick off your upcoming year on a positive note.