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10Best

Custom Meeting

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of 2014


Welcome to the Taraci Collection’s Best Custom Meeting Gifts of 2014. As a Meeting or Event Professional, I know you are constantly striving to create an unforgettable experience for you meeting attendees. When your attendees walk in the door, the word you want to hear is WOW! In the pages of The Taraci Collection, I’m going to share with you how to achieve that WOW EFFECT, by adding the excitement of custom products to your meetings as well as making the meeting a completely interactive experience.

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As CEO of Taraci Motivation for more than 30 years, my firm has been involved in incentives and pillow gifts of every kind-from French designer handbags in Paris to offering the first laser disc players for a meeting in Hong Kong. I thought I had seen and done it all…until last spring. Indeed! In May, we were at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, where we created a gift pavilion for our client, a Fortune 25 Financial company.

The Problem… Every attendee was to receive a completely individualized gift, which they needed to be WOWED by.

Our Solution… Each of the 2500 attendees received a customized pair of ADIDAS sneakers. With the designers at ADIDAS, we created an online portal where participants could enter and design their own sneaker from a variety of styles. We brought Design Concierges to the meeting, who worked with each invitee and guided them through the design process. Each guest left with a gift they could not have received anywhere else. The event created more excitement than anything I’ve ever done in the last 30 years. Best of the Best Custom Products! Building on that success, I am proud to share with you Taraci’s selection of The Best Custom Meeting Gifts of 2014. We have carefully chosen each vendor for their quality products as well as their reputation for extraordinary customer service. Scroll through these pages to discover a completely unique meeting gift experience for your company! Please give me a call with any questions you may have. We’re here to help.

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Contents 8 TaylorMade The ultimate corporate golf experience

10 Trek Custom fitted performance bike program

12 Blank Label Custom dress shirt for executives

16 Scarosso Elegant European shoes for your meeting attendees

6 Feature How Taraci Motivation Created a Historic Custom Sneaker Event for a Fortune 25 Corporation

18 Vilebrequin A classic swimwear gift for a warm weather offsite event

20 Jean Shop Custom jeans are the perfect meeting gifts

22 Shoes of Prey Pamper your female executives with customized shoes

24 Kate Spade Handbags that offer stylish edge for your corporate events

26 Michael Kors Head-turning timepieces are an executive essential

28 Jo Malone A personal fragrance experience for your guests

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How Taraci Motivation Created a Historic Custom Sneaker Event for a Fortune 25 Corporation

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In an event that became one of the most successful meeting gift events in the company’s history, Taraci Motivation held a threeday custom sneaker event for 2,500 employees of a Fortune 25 corporation. “This exceptional live event was the most exciting and memorable recognition gift meeting our Fortune 25 client has ever held,” said Tom Taraci, the CEO of Taraci Motivation, the 31-year-old incentive marketing company. The Fortune 25 company’s executives approached Mr. Taraci to helm the planning and execution of an interactive event, which would take place in July 2013 in Colorado Springs. Among the requirements, said Mr. Taraci, was that the prestigious event was to appeal to both sexes, fit within the clients’ given budget, and be executed seamlessly for an unusually large group of 2,500 guests.

“The first step was connecting my design team with Adidas to create a welcome page...”

Selecting the Right Partner “After considering several alternatives, Taraci Motivation chose to partner with Adidas to develop a unique, custom footwear event,” said Mr. Taraci. “Each guest was to receive their own unique, custom-designed pair of Adidas shoes. We were able to incorporate Adidas’ web-based customization option into our program, and to provide on-site assistance for the guests to design their own shoes.”

Preparation and Execution “The first step was connecting my design team with Adidas to create a welcome page as a gateway to their gift,” Mr. Taraci explained. A welcome page was customized with a selection of men’s and women’s shoes for the recognition gift event. Adidas created colorful gift cards with redemption codes that were distributed to the event’s guests. At the event, Adidas also provided signage for the website, and samples of selected shoes to enhance the guests’ overall interactive experience, and make it exciting and fun. To accommodate the flow of guests, the Taraci Motivation team worked diligently on Excel spreadsheets of event analytics that included estimates on the average number of times a guest might design their own shoe, an important piece of information to keep the event running smoothly.

The Event

The Design Team Factoring in the number of days and hours his team would need in order to work expertly with each guest, Taraci Motivation built a team of Design Concierges. “The team’s function was to help each guest navigate Adidas’ customization process, redeem their gift, and help personalize the overall experience,” said Mr. Taraci. Eight highly knowledgeable Concierges were constantly on site to assist attendees.

Perfect Location A large ballroom was secured at the site hotel to act as Adidas Design Headquarters for the “Design Your Own Shoe” portion of the recognition meeting, complete with eight laptop stations for the Design Concierges to work on. The Adidas display, featuring the wide array of styles and colors available for guests, was located centrally for guests’ convenience.

A representative was always stationed at the display and a staff member stood at the entrance to check guests in seamlessly, and offer them their individual gift cards. Guests arrived in three waves of approximately 825 people each. “In addition to the eight design stations, there were two extra laptops available for guests who wanted to shop on their own or needed more time to consider their design,” said Mr. Taraci. He and the Taraci Motivation team considered this event among their best work. “The amount of excitement and interest created by this event was beyond anything we had anticipated,” he said.

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TaylorMade Brings“The Ultimate Corporate Golf Experience” Bring the business meeting to the green with Taylormade’s worldclass, golf equipment fitting events. Taylormade, which is the #1 Driver and Fairway wood worldwide as well as the #1 Driver at the Majors 13 years in a row, offers on-site fittings with experienced professional staff members who provide state-of-the-art equipment for your executives’ needs. TaylorMade Performance Labs utilize the company’s exclusive “Motion Analysis Technology” that provides your golfing executives with a 3-D club fitting experience, unlike any other fitting from other providers. While your executives chat business in one of the 19 relaxing facilities where Taylormade offers events, detailed data is produced on executives’ swing measurements down to a tenth of a degree. Taylormade’s fitting professionals analyze the data to choose a club perfectly tailored to each employee. Choose from a wide variety of equipment to test, from clubs, to highly-rated footwear bags, apparel and accessories. Offer your executives a chance to chat business outside of the office, and bond over top-of-the-line equipment while mixing work and play.

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Gift a Trendy Customized Trek Bike And Invest in Your Employees’ Well Being What better way to encourage healthy living among your employees than with a topof- the-line, tailored bicycle from one of the world’s most prestigious companies?

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Rhymes with Orang

Display team spirit with decal text of your company or employee’s name. From boldly simple to outrageously cool, you’ll be guaranteed to gift your employees with a bike brought to life by the best artists in the business.

Trek’s Project One customized program has a specialized Trek retailer who can walk you through every design step for each handmade bike. And if your employees use them to commute, there’s a bonus tax break.

WHEELSET

Select the model, styling, fit and components, and they’ll build your dream bike. Trek offers literally thousands of design schemes, like the uber cool Starry Night color combo, the Trek white/catalyst orange configuration, or a classic like the popular matte black or liquid red.

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Paradigm RL

Paradigm RRXXXL

Aeolus 9 D3 Clincher

Aeolus 9 D3 Tubular

Aura 5 TLR

Race TLR

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ACCESSORIES

SIGNATURE SERIES

Spoke Color

Arenberg

Bontrager

Custom Flames

MTN Qhubeka Team Edition

Radio Shack-LEOPARDTrek Team

SRM PowerControl 7

Garmin Edge 810

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Blank Label is the Ideal Custom Dress Shirt for Executives Blank Label men’s dress shirts are in hot demand for corporations looking to give their executives a sophisticated and stylish edge. Touting itself as the “anti-brand” of the fashion business, Blank Label creates shirts with 80-120 thread count in gorgeous patterns, including solids, stripes and grids in a multitude of colors that surpass offerings of many mainstream men’s dress shirt stores.

With nine different collar options and a choice of button or French cuffs, an executive can customize shirts based on the prevailing office culture. Each shirt can be personalized with monograms on a cuff edge, chest pocket or collar point available in a variety of colors like navy blue, lavender and grey. The company’s mission–“make custom the new standard for men around the world”– has proven true, with unbelievable care put into the entire craft experience that goes into creating the shirts.

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Scarosso Italia Offers Elegant European Style for Your Meeting Attendees

With a passion for European sophistication, this Milan label’s chic custom shoes offer your employees the chance to make the perfect shoe for themselves: casual, formal, or anywhere in between. With a focus on business shoes for the fashion-conscious executive, Scarosso hand-crafts each pair in the traditional Italian method, to the specifications of the gift recipient. There are styles for men and women to fit your gift-giving budget, starting with suede moccasins built for

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all-day business casual comfort all the way up to Oxfords and dress boots. Choose from a number of different leathers like calfskin and suede, in colors ranging from traditional to bright and bold, and a host of details like lining color, stitch type, and broguing. The handmade shoes are delivered a few short weeks after the order is made, and your employees will wear them with pride, knowing that they had a hand in designing them. Your gift of Scarosso will be the talk of the water cooler all season.the Oxford and Derby, and Chelsea boot, among others. Choose calfskin, deerskin, or suede and an alluring color palette. These shoes will be your employees’ water cooler talk for the season.

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Vilebrequin’s Swim Trunks are the Ideal Gift for Warm Weather Offsite Events

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With Vilebrequin’s ready-to-wear line, step up the style and fun factor! –at an offsite business meeting. Specializing in classically-styled swimwear since 1971, Vilebrequin’s festive swim trunks for men feature tropical patterns, safari scenes, and prints of their signature image, colorful turtle. Accents include braided tying cords with sterling silver or engraved faux tortoise shell aglets and a water resistant wallet pocket. Vilebrequin also offers adorable father-andson matching trunks. Accessorize with soft, cotton caps in classic colors, or elegant, longsleeved shirts made with fine Italian linen and short-sleeved, collared shirts, all paired perfectly with the trunks. The newly launched women’s line, “neat, elegant, with an unforced air of SaintTropez in the 70s,” offers sexy and smart bikinis that sit smoothly under linen trousers. The terry cloth dress with silver-tipped cord, the line’s signature women’s item, offers an elegant and casual look. Like the father-son line, Vilebrequin offers an array of matching clothing for mothers and daughters, too.

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Called “The Cristal of the Denim World” by GQ magazine. Zagat proclaims, “Jean Shop is to jeans what Tom Ford is to a men’s suit”. Jean Shop New York, located in Manhattan’s super trendy Meatpacking District, is a specialized clothier offering your company custom-finished jeans with a look worn by the stars. Nicole Kidman, Hillary Swank, Jay-Z, Ellen, Jeremy Piven, Kobe Bryant, Will Ferrell, Bryan Adams and Jonah Hill have rocked the line, seen in Rolling Stone, Elle, Men’s Health, and ESPN. The jeans are handcrafted with exclusive Japanese selvedge fabric. All jeans are sewn in California and “Made in the USA” (they even have a cheeky “Born On” date per pair). Some highlights are the women’s ‘Stretch Skinny,’ a 98 percent cotton, f lawless fit perfect for casual Fridays at the office, or a night on the town. The ‘Rocker’ fit for men is a smooth pant that offers an impressive modern twist to black denim and is perfect for work or play.

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Dress Female Executives to the Nines with Customized Shoes of Prey Every one of your female executives will be pining for these handtailored shoes, created by women, for women, in a stunning array of colors that pair gorgeously with a chic suit or a group business outing. With the 3D designer, you can select from 12 shapes, including irresistible stilettos, mid heels, or wedges, or more casual sandals and ballet flats, and pick colors, styling, and materials for almost every part of the shoe. Play with over 170 fabrics in sassy shades and textures, like red, mauve, midnight blue, or teal, paired with sophisticated Italian silk that has a pearlescent luster and smooth touch – their “crown jewel” fabric. Choose from a plethora of other textures including soft and patent leather, and suede, or be more daring with snakeskin, sparkle, or a lace overlay. Your female executives with have extra confidence in every step.

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Kate Spade Handbags Offer a Stylish Edge to Corporate Events

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These chic Kate Spade bags are a perfect purchase for the organization looking for a smart and sassy gift for any type of employee event. The bags are available in a variety of vibrant colors like maraschino, coral and blue yonder, and look just as sleek in standard black, shadow grey, or ostrich egg, one of the line’s most popular and classic hues. Make a decision based on which handbag models best suit each of your employees’ personalities. The patent leather satchels, shoulder bags with comfortable handles for an alternate carrying option, and trendy nylon laptop and iPad bags are all a fabulous fit for both office and after work. Or go with a more festive option with the fun, glittery holiday clutches in blush that include14-carat gold plated hardware and sequins. And with the solid credibility behind the designer’s name, these voguish options are an easy and obvious choice.

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Michael Kors’ Click Here Head-Turning for FREE Webinar Timepieces are Executive Essentials Stock your corporate event with these beautiful watches from Michael Kors – and help stop hunger with your purchase. These watches in silver, gold, tortoise, horn, and leather designs pair gorgeously with a suit, or casual attire. For men, the popular Watch Hunger Stop Oversized 100 Series Watch has an intricate, navy dial featuring an etched world map, white and silver-tone accents and date window, packaged in a clamshell box. For each of these watches that is sold, 100 meals are provided to children in need through the UN. Prefer a sportier look? The new Oversize Brown Chronograph Watch has silver-colored stainless steel and brown leather band, black dial with white accents, and chronograph movement. For women, the gorgeous Watch Hunger Stop MidSize 100 Series Watch features an eye-catching turquoise dial with white and gold-tone time accents and stunning world map. The attractive Mid-Size Sand Acetate Bradshaw Chronograph Watch has tortoise acetate and brown dial with gold accents. All are water resistant. The Michael Kors line of watches is sure to have something that fits your style and budget.

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Jo Malone Creates a Personal Fragrance Experience For Your Guests

With a large selection of wellappreciated gifts for your executives, Jo Malone London offers standout scents for home or personal office space. The company offers a complimentary corporate gift service with personalized attention from a stylist who can help your guests choose products from the cologne, bath, body and home lines that are suited to their personalities. Gifts are festively wrapped in a cream gift box and black ribbon, with a personalized card.

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The experience includes a pampering hand and arm massage to go along with the scent experience. The selections can be curated for women’s, men’s, unisex products, or a combination. Some of our favorites include: The Grapefruit Luxury Candle, with a refreshing scent of fruits from Spanish coastal groves, along with rosemary, peppermint and pimento. The Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffusers, add a scent of peppery basil and thyme with a lime twist and represent Jo Malone’s signature fragrance. The Wild Bluebell Body & Hand Wash, suffused with lily of the valley and eglantine, and a hint of persimmon.

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