Generate Interest with Invitations
While you shouldn't neglect online event marketing, sending out snail mail invitations can help add a personal touch your guests are sure to appreciate. Include a handwritten message to make your custom invitations extra special.
Keep Track of Attendees
Not only do event tickets help add legitimacy to your event, but they also allow you to track how many guests have shown up. You can also provide wrist bands to guests if there are restricted areas, such as a bar or VIP section.
Keep Guests on the Same Page
Customer appreciation events are meant to be social gatherings, and name tags ensure that everyone is called by their preferred names. Whether you're greeting a colleague or making a new friend, you may never have to second-guess yourself when saying hello.
Network with Business Cards
Business cards are a classic advertising medium that never go out of style. This event is an opportunity to market your business, so print up new business cards to help you make an impression.
Hand Out Branded Swag
When people attend a business function, they tend to expect some freebies. Plus, promotional gifts can be a great way to increase brand exposure, boost customer loyalty and increase your company's following. Pens, key chains, aprons and apparel are all great options.
Raffle Off Prizes
Holding a raffle can turn an ordinary event into a thrilling party. All you need is some tickets, a container to hold them and a few prizes. You can sell tickets individually, or include them free with entry. Consider selecting the winning tickets at the end of the night to keep guests around longer.
Show Attendees Your Gratitude
After a successful event, you have a perfect opportunity to remind guest attendees how much fun they had. Send out personalized thank you cards to let your customers know you appreciate them. You can even include a coupon, business card or promotional gift with the card.