8 Gifts for Your Messy Co-worker (or the Office Neat Freak)

Need some ideas for the co-worker or friend who always has a clutter-covered desk, and just can’t seem to get it together? Or maybe your cube-mate is intensely tidy and appreciates gifts that help them stay that way. Here are 8 great ideas (and you can get them all from Perry Office Plus):

1. Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Location Trackers

Perfect for the person who misplaces everything! This set of 2 Bluetooth tracking tags use a free app to locate anything it’s attached to. Shop on perryop.com (SMD02218)

2. Grip-A-Strip Display Rail, 12 x 1 1/2, Aluminum Finish

This streamlined alternative to bulletin boards lets you display important papers, posters and other items up to 1/8″ thick, without the need of tacks, pins or tape that can get lost. Shop on perryop.com (AVT1025)

3. Bankers Box Premiere 6-Piece Organization Kit

This lightweight kit contains one eight-compartment sorter, one four-compartment organizer, one three-drawer organizer with bin and three magazine files. Made of corrugated cardboard with 60% recycled content. Shop now on perryop.com (FEL7647801)

4. Smead Project Organizer

This multi-pocket organizer includes pre-printed templates for optimal organization and project planning! Shop on perryop.com (SMD89200)

5. Dotz Cord Catcher

Keep charging cords from dropping behind desk or workstation. Holds up to four cords in two channel sizes. Weighted, non-stick silicone base grips to surface without leaving residue. Shop at perryop.com (PRBDCC40MCK)

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6. Monitor Riser

Puts your monitor at a comfortable height, plus it has a mini sorter and accessory tray on the top shelf (or you can use them separately). Shop at perryop.com (FEL8037401)

Justick Bulletin Board by Smead

7. Smead Justick Bulletin Board

With just 4 batteries, this bulletin board uses an electric charge to hold items — no pins or magnets, since you know, those get lost pretty easily. Watch the brief video on this great new line of products. Ask your Perry Office Plus rep about it today!

HON Flagship Mobile Pedestal with Seat Cushion Top

8. Mobile File Pedestal with Seat Cushion

Store, move, sit… Add the optional seat cushion top to the HON Flagship mobile pedestal and you’ve got a multi-purpose piece of furniture that will roll away under a worksurface, serve as an extra seat (or stacking area, for the stacking types), and has plenty of room to keep files and other items off your desk. Contact the Perry Office Plus Furniture team for a quote!

3 Iconic Chairs that Inspired Modern Copies

We can’t help but notice some characteristics of these classic designs popping up in current office design.

Eames Lounge Chair

Released in 1956, Eames Lounge Chair was the first chair that Charles and Ray Eames designed for a high-end market. Examples of these furnishings are part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Our modern versions are definitely not “copies”, but there are enough similarities in the steel base style and segmented bodies to imagine they could be distant relations.

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Fauteuil Chair (aka “Louis” Chair)

Perhaps the most recognizable homage to this chair originally designed in the early 17th century France,  is the Ghost Chair by Philippe Stark.  We continue to see the more traditional style in formal office settings, but love Stark’s bold variation.

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Model 3107

This is one of the most copied chairs out there, and for good reason!  It was designed by Arne Jacobsen, using a new technique in which plywood could be bent in three dimensions. Over 5 million units have been produced exclusively by Fritz Hansen ever since its invention in 1955. It is THE most copied chair in the world. Such a versatile style.

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Want to give your office a classic look? Let our designers steer you in the right direction. Contact us today!

Infographic: Perry’s 2015 by the Numbers

We were busy this past year! Here is a look back at how it shaped up, by the numbers:

year in review infographic 2015

12 Promotion Ideas for Quirky Holidays in 2016

Every month is a reason to celebrate! And in some cases, they make great opportunities to market your business, promote a special program, or boost employee morale. Check out these quirky holidays and get them on your calendar for 2016.

January: Shape Up U.S. Month

This month is dedicated to improving the health of children and teaching kids that the new year’s health focus is not just for grown-ups!

Promotion Idea: Imprint your logo on this fun “I Can Be Healthier” Activity Book and hand out at a youth event or local school for parental brownie points.january

February: Launch of Awards Season

Starting with the Grammy’s on February 15th, awards season begins in Hollywood.

Promotion Idea: Host your own watching events or have your own awards show for employees and hand out these fabulous flashing LED microphones, emblazoned with your logo!

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 March 12: International Fanny Pack Day

They may be out of style, but they are convenient.

Promotion Idea: Bring them back with your own custom imprinted Fanny Pack! Runners, travelers, and festival-goers will all appreciate these handy accessories.march

April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day

There are so many kinds of pizza to love — this is just really specific!

Promotion Idea: Give a Supreme Pizza Cut-It to customers for whom you’re “deeply” thankful! Share them with prospects to get them on board with your “deep” discounts or extra “dough”.april

May: National Barbecue Month

Celebrate the warming weather and get ready for those cookouts.

Promotion Idea: The LogoTec BBQ Master Grill Set makes a great “gift with purchase” or door prize at your spring event.

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June 23: Runner’s Selfie Day

There is an art to taking a selfie while running!

Promotion Idea: Custom imprinted selfie sticks can make this process a little easier — use them as a door prize at races.june

July: National Ice Cream Month

As if we need an excuse to enjoy delicious, creamy desserts all month!

Promotion Idea: Remind your customers how “sweet” you think they are with this fun Ice Cream Cone Pen.july

August 15: Relaxation Day

Sunday might be a day of rest, but who couldn’t use another one?

Promo Idea: Encourage your customers to relax and pamper themselves with the Bamboo Relaxation Bath Set.august

 

September: Fall Hat Month

As we all go out to enjoy football and soccer games, don’t neglect your noggin!

Promotion Idea: A perfect hand out for the cooling weather is this Custom Embroidered Double Layer Fleece Beanie.september

October: National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Enjoy this delicious snack, and be sure to share it with others!

Promotion Idea: This Personalized Popcorn Bag is a fun way to share a message with your audience.october

November 15: America Recycles Day

A day to remember that recycling helps!

Promotion Idea: This Mini-Eco Note Combo is made of recycled cardboard with 60 pages of ruled recycled paper and includes a paper barrel pen for an eco-friendly gift.november

December 17: Maple Syrup Day

It’s good for pancakes, waffles, and many other yummy treats — breakfast or otherwise.

Promotion Idea: Use custom-printed bottles of maple syrup to tell your best clients or employees how sweet it is to work with them.december

 

Like one of these ideas or need more? Call or email me today — and be sure to visit our online promo gallery of past projects. 

5 Promotional Gifts Your Employees Won’t Throw Away After the Company Picnic

by Debbie Yearwood, Promotional Consultant | Perry Office Plus

Putting together a Company Picnic or employee team-building event and need a fun reminder of the day or special gift for your staff? Koozies are a reliable standby, but consider one of these cool products to help make a memorable event.

Item MJ25 | 25 oz. Old School Mason Jar with Lid & Straw by Magnet Group

1. Mason Jar Drinkware

The popularity of mason jars as drinkware is everywhere — first at chic country weddings and now as plastic or acrylic promotional cups.

A great option is this 25oz Mason Jar mug made with BPA-Free, recyclable Tritan plastic to meet FDA requirements. It comes in a variety of festive colors and has a wide mouth to easily add ice.

 

Eyevertising Sunglasses2. A Cool Pair of Sunglasses

Hand out a little style with a fun pair of sunglasses. Cheapies will get chunked fast, so make it something fun with a great imprint. These Eyvertising Sunglasses are a great option. New printing technology offers the unique ability to print full color directly on the lens or anywhere on the frame! These are a high-quality frame and will be fun for group pictures!

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3. A Fun-in-the-Sun Toy

Beach balls or a flying disc can be a fun, reusable gift that can be used at the event and taken home for the family to enjoy. There are a tone of color options and some, like this Zippy Flyer, come with a carrying pouch.

 

4. A Playful Picnic Blanket

Playful Plaid Picnic BlanketA gift the whole family can enjoy at the event or on their next camping trip! Your employees will appreciate a picnic blanket, like this 50″ x 52″ Plaid Picnic Blanket printed with your company’s logo or message of employee appreciation.

 

5. Hats or Visors

Most people like to receive some kind of wearable promotion — it’s not something that gets thrown away and when it’s used, it becomes a walking billboard for your company, too!

 

15-can cooler bag with picnic / BBQ setBONUS: Add a Great Door Prize!

If you need a nice gift for a team member’s special achievement or just a fun door prize for the party, you can keep the picnic or outdoor theme and add your logo to something fun. A great idea is this 15-Can cooler with Picnic and BBQ Set that will be appreciated and used for years.

 

Get a Custom Package!

Call or email me with the details of your upcoming Company Picnic or Employee Appreciation Event and I can put together a custom package of gifts and giveaways that can help boost morale and create a great event for everyone! Let’s get started: Call me at (800) 234-6605 x 112, email me at promos@perryop.com or use the Custom Products Information Request Form on our website.

HON Company shares Vintage Office Furniture Photos & Facts

HON’s post on their blog, Forward, today is a great #throwbackthursday look at some vintage offices and what office life was like back in the day. If your office furniture still looks anything like these old photos, be sure to give us a call! 😉

Check out the post on HON’s Forward>

3 Things Your Marketing Department Wants You to Know

#1. “Brand Guidelines” really ISN’T about our OCD.

There are very good reasons we ask you not to use the logo in a certain way, or to have crazy fonts in your email signature — and only some of those reasons are that we have control issues. Mostly, we want to maintain a united face, a cohesive brand appearance across all our communications. Clients need to connect our advertisements, emails and websites — instantly — with our company in their head. Creating standards of colors, fonts, messages and other communication aspects means that’s more likely to happen over time than if everything our company put out looks completely different or “speaks” with different “voices”. You know?

#2. We take privacy very seriously.

Yes, we want everyone in the world to know how awesome our company is. But our customers’ privacy is non-negotiable. Here at Perry Office Plus, we guard our customers’ email addresses very tightly. We don’t provide or even sell them to anyone — including our vendors or other partners — for any reason. If information gets sent out, it’s because WE send it out. Sales data, usage, contact information — it’s all held in very high regards in terms of privacy and security, and that includes both digital and hard copies. We also use a shredding service to make sure we comply with privacy laws. It’s a pretty safe bet that your Marketing Department (or maybe IT or Human Resources) is thinking about those things, too.

#3. It’s mostly guessing.

A lot of marketing really is about making educated assumptions — but it boils down to guessing nonetheless. A good marketing team can be confident, but can never make guarantees about marketing efforts. Even things that have worked in the past might not work again because of various market conditions, the economy, shifts in buying behaviors or a multitude of other reasons. So have mercy on us. We’re doing the best we know to do.

What are some things you’ve seen your marketing team/person produce that have gotten good results?