Corporate gifting companies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with a range of virtual offerings to make memorable online gifting and incentive experiences.
CompanyToast is a new virtual happy hour and mixology class program by Overproof, which provides event planners with a unique spin on online gifting and gives back to bartenders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Event planners can create a customized package online that meets their needs. Overproof will then pair planners with a professional bartender who will collaborate on sourcing liquor and ingredients and delivering cocktail-making kits to virtual attendees with a no-contact drop-off. The bartender will then host a virtual event including a 30-45 minute cocktail-making tutorial using the delivered ingredients. Clients can then follow along and mix their own craft cocktail before toasting their accomplishments with other virtual event attendees.
The program can be used as an incentive to replace live happy hours, as an addition to any monthly company meeting or as an engaging ending to a corporate update or announcement meeting.
CompanyToast’s newest cocktail kit is the Cafe La Trova, created in collaboration with the bar of the same name owned and operated by award-winning bartender Julio Cabrera and celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein. The company is donating 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of the kit to BEAP (Bartender Emergency Assistance Program), dedicated to helping out-of-work bartenders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information visit overproof.com/companytoast.
Revo Gives Back
Sunglass Brand Revo has teamed up with Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute to donate 1,000 pairs of prescription eyeglasses in support of the eye center’s community outreach program, Vision First. The new give-back initiative will feature with each Revo purchase, either on-site or virtually, made with corporate gifting company wet paint group.
Revo’s donation is valued at around $50,000 and will help ensure that children in need can continue to receive critical eye care services during the ongoing pandemic. The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute initiative provides a mobile vision van that offers free eye exams and glasses to elementary school students enrolled in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Revo will additionally work with the eye center to provide services and funding for a number of vision research and patient care projects.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to team up with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute and more specifically, their mobile van that focuses on helping children,” said Cliff Robinson, Revo CEO, in a press release statement. “We have long admired its work throughout the country and on a personal note, with family in the area, I’ve seen firsthand the great work the health system does in and around Cleveland.”
For more information on Revo corporate gifts that include this give-back opportunity visit wetpaintgroup.com.
2020 Holiday Look Book
Gifting company Cultivate has unveiled its 2020 Holiday Look Book. The company allows meeting planners to create an individualized experience for each gift recipient by allowing attendees to shop well-known brands and pick out a gift that they want and will enjoy.
The 2020 Holiday Look Book contains curated product collections with tiered pricing to suit any online gifting budget and features aspirational brands from housewares and electronics to work-from-home essentials. Options include J.A. Henckels International Knives, Le Creuset Stovetop Kettle, Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, Sony XB700 Headphones, Amazon Echo Smart Speaker, Crosley Voyager Portable Bluetooth Turntable, and more.
Maui Jim Goes Virtual
Maui Jim Sunglasses, the premium polarized sunglasses company, has adapted its gifting experiences program for the digital environment.
Event planners can give gift recipients the choice of any pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses for one flat per person rate. The online gifting option can be delivered with physical choice cards or in digital e-card format with a quick 24-hour lead time. Recipients can also choose from a special collection of Maui Jim styles customized to the client’s ideal price point.
Delivery options can include a live group consultation, where a Maui Jim employee interacts with the group and explains the perks of owning Maui Jim Sunglasses. A pre-recorded virtual group consultation is also available, where a representative will guide attendees through what to look for when ordering their gift. Other video options are also available to include with the announcement that groups will be receiving a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses, which cover the technology behind the sunglasses brand.
Maui Jim Corporate Gifts are well known for their live events, which are still available for groups meeting in person, operating under safety standards that include face masks, social distancing, hand sanitizer stations and more measures based on local, national and state guidelines.
For more information visit mauijimcorporategifts.com.