Every year, in early autumn, we start brainstorming ideas for our annual client holiday gift. We ask ourselves, “What would we be excited to get in the mail?” The process engages the entire team and encourages us to access new creative reservoirs in order to live up to, but not repeat, our successes in past years.
In 2019, we found inspiration in the classic game of Jenga. Why? Well, at NB, we believe that communication, trust, and respect are the building blocks of a true partnership. From strategy and creativity to planning, patience, skill, and responsive thinking, it’s all about making smart decisions. Like the Grail Knight in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade said, “You must choose. But choose wisely.” (I mean, it’s true, right?!) In that spirit, the idea of Jenga emerged as the perfect gift to share our appreciation and holiday wishes with clients.
First, we designed and fabricated a clear acrylic piece to slide into the wooden game holder. Then, we used our in-house CNC router to etch an inspirational message onto the piece. We also designed and wrote a custom bellyband and holiday card. The result? A playful gift with a heartfelt message that our clients enjoyed receiving.
Our annual gifts allow us to express gratitude to our clients and partners, who trust us to dream up and create bold, innovative marketing tools and experiences.
- “I’m admittedly a little hard to impress, but Novak Birch’s sophistication, creative design, and flawless execution never fail to blow me away! Brava once again!”
– Asrah Mohammed, Marketing and Communications Associate, Integrity Management Services, Inc. (formerly Brand USA)
- “This is a very cool idea! You guys always come up with something classy and great.”
– Alex Vitalo, Managing Director, Creative Services, Maryland Public Television (MPT)
- “We LOVE our office Jenga! We are going to play it all day!”
– Marcy Trader, Project Manager, Adler Display, Inc.
- “Thank you for the Jenga set! What an amazing gift!”
– Tara Gabaldon, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Brand USA
Interested in sending your clients and partners a memorable holiday gift this year? Let us know!
We deliver eye-catching holiday gifts that help businesses show their customer appreciation, including engaging videos, animated e-cards, printed cards, and custom corporate gifts, like branded board games, desk calendars, and themed boxes filled with branded treats, handmade ornaments, and more.