Burger King recently retired their long-standing slogan, “Have It Your Way,” following a 40-year run. During that time, customers knew that they could order their Whopper with extra pickles, no cheese, half the onions, or mustard instead of ketchup. Of course there was a standard Whopper recipe, but accommodating the specific tastes of their customers was paramount to the success of the burger giant.
Amazing Celebrations, LLC thrives on unique, one of a kind events, and always encourages clients to think out of the box when planning their special occasions.
Recognizing that not everyone has the same budget, tastes, personalities and expectations allows us to make appropriate vendor recommendations and suitable design proposals. We have done a fabulous number of basketball themed events but would like to think that each Bar Mitzvah client was satisfied that their particular celebration was distinctive and memorable.
Partnering with venues and vendors with similar event philosophies is always a win-win situation. Good for us but even more so for the client. Nothing is more exciting than finding a chef who is willing to go the extra mile to match the menu to the theme or a DJ who will take the time to create a playlist that spans multiple genres for both the bride and groom.
One major roadblock to this ideal scenario is the phrase, “We’ve always done it this way.” Imagine walking into a salon hoping to get blond highlights and a quick trim only to walk out with a total buzz cut. The stylist claims that she only cuts hair one-way and chooses to ignore all special requests because “I’ve always done it this way.” A bit of a stretch, but something that we hear all too often.
The least successful site visit is with event managers who ‘talk at’ clients. They’re so concerned with getting through their pitch that they don’t take a breath to ask even one question. “This is where the band will be, this is how you will walk in, the tables are always set in this configuration, our package includes…” and on and on. If we cut in to express a different flow or format, we are often told, “this is what works best for us” with no consideration for the client’s needs or wishes.
Realizing that many venues and vendors have certain policies and restrictions that must be taken into consideration, we still will always stress creativity and personalization as the key to every successful event. Venues and vendors should periodically ask someone to critique their sales calls and presentations. Take some time to get to know the client even before launching into the sales schpiel. Picking up on just one of their special requests will go a long way in helping the client to move the venue to the top of their list.
“Be Your Way” is Burger King’s new motto because “self-expression is most important and it’s our differences that make us individuals instead of robots.” We would all do well to chew on this adage for a bit…
If you’re looking for a reason to hold a corporate event, look no further. Amazing Celebrations has compiled a list of the top three reasons why every company, even yours, should throw at least one major event per year.
Whether it be for your company holiday party or your annual awards dinner, a corporate event is more than just a reason to let loose. It’s also a reason to validate your employees, raise morale around the office, and create a stronger, more productive team.
Corporate events can be designed to show appreciation to your employees, your business partners, your clients, or all three! For instance, you can throw an awards dinner where you spend the night recognizing top achievers, hard workers, and valuable assets to the company.
Some of the most successful events we’ve put on at Amazing Celebrations have centered around the idea of rewarding employees and/or clients with awards, prizes, and public acknowledgment. It makes for a great party where everyone can get involved and have a little fun.
Furthermore, not only will every guest go home feeling special, but they’ll come into work feeling reenergized, appreciated, and ready to work hard for your company! A holiday party, an awards dinner, or even a quarterly luncheon can be exactly what your employees need to move their productivity into high gear.
Build A Team
In this modern day and age, when most employees sit in front of a computer, often isolated from their co-workers, it can be difficult to establish a feeling of community and teamwork amongst your employees. Since they’re cut off from each other during the day, you might find that it’s difficult to get your employees to bond with one another.
Corporate team building events are an excellent way to combat the lack of camaraderie around the office, and a pretty fun one at that. As event managers, team-building activities are one of our favorite events to organize because we get to see the fruits of our labor bringing employees closer together.
We’ve also noticed that off-site events where your employees can play various games to learn important company values boosts morale and results in a fun, productive time for all! You might be surprised at how much more efficient and dynamic your company can be when everyone is working together.
Whether you’re trying to get the word out about a new product or service, or simply wanting to raise awareness for a charity or your company’s reputation, a corporate event is the perfect way to go about it. Nothing tells people to pay attention more than a soiree full of fun activities and tasty treats. It’s true, your guests might only come for the free food and drink (and we’ll make sure it’s absolutely impressive!), but believe us when we say that they’ll stay for the message behind the party.
Over the years, we’ve noticed that the parties we’ve planned for companies looking to raise awareness is much more effective than a simple announcement. We have seen first hand that people don’t just want to be told about a new product, but they want to demo it, discuss it, and perhaps be wined and dined while they’re at it. A corporate event could be just the ticket to raise awareness for your product or cause. Pair it with a theme, some fabulous centerpieces, and a keynote speaker to boot, and you’ll have one successful party on your hands!
Start planning your next corporate event with Amazing Celebrations! Contact us today for more information.