The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is the labor organization representing professional football players in the NFL. Each year the NFLPA hosts a post season game for NFL draft-eligible players,known as the Collegiate Bowl, at the StubHub Center in California. Players are given the opportunity for draft into the NFL, while the winning team and MVP of the bowl game are each awarded a trophy.READ MORE
Viacommunity is an internal department of entertainment leader Viacom who hosts such prestigious award ceremonies as MTV, CMT and BET. Its mission is simple and noteworthy: to better the communities in which Viacom serves and make a positive social impact on the people and areas in which its employees work and live. Real, lasting, far-reaching differences in the areas of education, health, environment and citizenship. The organization asked Society Awards to design and manufacture awards for their philanthropic and community outreach programs, Get Schooled and their own internal Spirit Awards.READ MORE
Managers are often asked to consider what is their greatest corporate asset. Is it a new research and development facility, a secret sauce recipe, a large cash surplus on your balance sheet? While any CEO would be envious of any of these equities, the greatest asset that a company has is its employees. It is the employees that man R&D facilities, who create proprietary formulas and recipes, who manage a balance sheet to optimize a company’s performance. Yes, the greatest asset that all successful companies have is its people, and it is a proven fact that corporate recognition programs help to protect and nurture this valuable asset.READ MORE
We are excited to share the news that our Creative Director, Gabrielle Rein, has been selected as one of Luxury Daily’s 25 Luxury Women to Watch in 2015! Each year Luxury Daily, the news leader in luxury marketing, picks who they think are the 25 smartest executive women with potential to make a difference in luxury marketing. As Creative Director for both Society Awards and Mode Design Group, she is integral to both companies past and future successes and a role model to luxury marketers.READ MORE
Trends like luxury toast – seriously, luxury toast – are to blame for your holiday gifting troubles this year. Luxury, it seems, has grown a broad definition where, with marketing spin, it can be just about anything. Luxury ice, garbage cans, doorstops, vacuums and so the list could continue ad infinitum.
So, how do we spoil the people we care about this holiday season? Money alone doesn’t buy it. The brands that create true luxury do so through masterful control of the nuances; it’s the details by which a luxury gift succeeds or fails.READ MORE
When gifting corporately this season, or any time, as with all relationship building exercises, think about what you want to achieve first.
At Society Awards and Mode Design Group, we take gifting seriously – we custom design our own gifting platforms, and we also utilize our own great selection of readymade designs. When we think about corporate gifting, we treat it like any other branding initiative and consider strategy first: what objectives are we trying to achieve?READ MORE
There are three interrelated reasons why Society Awards products are superior. The first is emotional, the second is practical and the third is experiential.
The Most Prestigious Brands & Award Shows Trust Us
First, when you get a product from Society Awards, you are buying from a prestigious awards brand name. There’s a pride and a guarantee that backs a brand name, and a reputation to uphold. It means that everything we do is thought through, viewed through the lens of our brand values, and is rigorously tested to be up to our standards.
Design and aesthetics are major components of our values. We put together a total package that imbues our products with more value, because our recipients value them more highly. This is due to the value of our brand and our experience with awards. When you work with Society Awards, you know you’re with the company trusted by most famous award shows.
In my small company, everyone helps customers. Everyone is educated, capable, smart and interesting. We’re well spoken, intelligent human beings. When a customer calls (or emails) I want the first thing they notice to be that they have reached a human – a helpful, friendly human who appreciates their contact and is an expert in the product category, who is interested to know all about the customer’s needs, and who has set aside the whole world to focus exclusively on giving full attention to that customer. As opposed to someone who is keeping up a wall of impersonality, or who is apparently busy or disengaged. Customers will quickly realize that they have reached a friendly person who is there to help them.READ MORE
Since pre-Hellenistic culture, through the Roman Empire, and even still to this day, money is often the prize awarded for competitions. It can be direct, as in the case of charitable grants and Nobel Prizes, or indirect, as in the case for entertainment awards which raise an artist’s earning potential – or even with corporate employees where awards can do the same and make the recipient more marketable.
But what about the object, the trophy? And why was it so often a cup?READ MORE