can claim “billions and billions served” on its signs. We’re not quite to that
level yet, but we’re gaining on them! We recently had some fun putting together
the key numbers behind Maui Jim
Corporate Gifts. Take a look:
1,606,596 (and counting): number of sunglasses gifted
11,305 (and counting): number of events executed
5,127: participants at our
largest event (so far)
267: years of combined
experience in the industry on our team (that works out to 17.8 per person)
106: countries visited
6: continents visited
(who wants to plan the first event in Antarctica?)
truth’s right there in black and white: Nobody has more experience helping you
plan and execute a gifting experience than Maui Jim. No matter where you’re
hosting your event, and no matter what the size, we’re here to make it as
simple, stress-free and memorable as possible. But don’t take our word for it —
hear what these event planners and guests have
in the tech sector, planning an event for a group that is or just wanting to
learn a lesson or two from these out-in-front thinkers? The Incentive Research
Foundation recently released this interesting report on how the best
technology companies handle incentives and rewards.
what we found interesting — compared to average-performing firms, top tech
- Two times more likely to view their reward and recognition
programs as a competitive advantage
- A third more likely to see their reward and recognition programs
as effective recruiting tools
- 15% more likely to believe rewards and recognition are
critical for managing company performance
know more about trends and best practices for rewards and incentives? Check our
What’s New page. We always have an
eye out for the latest research, studies and articles from industry experts and
share what we find here. It’s just one more way we’re working to make your gifting experience as effective and
memorable as possible!
they bear some similarities to other events, incentive trips are unique
animals. Attendees have different expectations, and planners have different
goals. This article from
an incentives and events company, offers tips on how to make the memory of a
trip last — and no surprise to us, the gifting experience plays a big role!
to the article, when you’re thinking about gifts for an incentive trip, you
want attendees to remember three things: where, why and who. The right gift,
the authors say, will take care of all three. That’s why they love Maui Jim sunglasses — because incentive
trip attendees remember the event “every time they put them on.”
another way to make incentive trip memories last with Maui Jim: You can add your company logo, event artwork or
monogram to our sunglasses cases, pouches and cleaning cloths. Find out more
about how we can help you plan a memorable incentive trip or any event. Email
us at email@example.com today.
orders, pick-and-ship programs, shopping sprees, branded gifts — there are so
many gifting options available these days, it can be hard to keep them all
straight. Here’s a quick cheat sheet on what’s what, along with the pros and
cons of each.
- Bulk order. You choose one item for your entire group.
Pros: Easy to execute. Cons: No element of choice, interaction or brand
- Pick-and-ship. Your guests choose from a list of options and
the gift is shipped to them. Pros: Element of choice. Cons: No interaction,
brand experience or instant gratification — plus too many options can be
- Shopping spree. A reseller offers your guests an onsite
experience with multiple brands. Pros: Suits a wide demographic. Cons: Limited
inventory, additional markups, high minimums, lack of brand knowledge and
danger of “choice overload.”
- One “branded” gift. A reseller offers your guests an onsite
experience with a single brand. Pros: Element of choice. Cons: Limited
inventory, additional markups, high minimums and lack of brand knowledge.
- True brand experience — what we offer at Maui Jim. As the manufacturer, we
have access to the full product line and latest styles, with low minimums and
easy, upfront pricing. Your guests’ experience is our top priority, and we only
staff our events with employees who have extensive brand, product and warranty
Discover what makes Maui Jim the
of event planners and gift recipients alike — then get in touch to start planning your next event!
new to planning events or evaluating a new gift provider, you probably have
lots of questions. And even if you’re an experienced pro, it pays to revisit
some key topics with your suppliers every time you plan an event.
put together a list of 25+ questions based on our 19 years
of experience in the field. They’re all important, but here are the top 10 we
suggest you ask of every supplier you’re considering:
you offer the most current styles for the gifts I’ve selected?
you guarantee my gift won’t be found online at a discounted price?
warranty is available for my gift?
will staff and execute my event?
is your onsite staff-to-attendee ratio?
you charge extra for onsite staffing?
pays your onsite staff’s travel costs?
are your cancellation fees?
can you help me save on shipping, taxes and duties?
custom items available for event or company co-branding?
Want to hear our answers to these 10 questions — and any others you’re curious about? Reach out anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
learned a lot after 19 years in the business of experiential gifting, and our
team members bring plenty of great insights from their previous experiences,
too. Lindsey Richmond, who manages Corporate Gifts West for Maui Jim, has spent
12 years in the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions industry, and
she recently created a three-part video series to share gifting best practices.
Watch and learn!
- Part One: Do you want your guests to leave your gift in
their hotel room? Or walk through a store a couple days later and see the same
item on sale? Of course not. Lindsey’s first video offers expert advice on
avoiding these problems — and the benefits of choosing one gift with high
- Part Two: Enhance your gift with an experience. Check
out Lindsey’s second video to see why it’s so
important to leave lasting memories along with your gift.
- Part Three: Do you think gifting is only for incentive
trips? In Lindsey’s third video, she shares some
creative ways you can use the right gift to motivate individuals to action!
Our LinkedIn page is a great place to
connect with experts like Lindsey and stay on top of the latest news and best
practices. Follow us there!
been charged with finding an incentive gift AND planning a team-building experience,
too? Or would you like to achieve both objectives at your next meeting?
Jim sunglass fitting experience is a great way to get more from your event. Your
guests will go home with a highly valued gift — Maui Jim sunglasses are the #1
selling premium polarized brand worldwide. And the experience of trying on and
selecting sunglasses brings teams together in a relaxed, fun environment. Watch a typical fitting experience to see what it’s like!
Plus, killing two birds with one stone saves you time, effort
and money, too. Make it easy on yourself — let us help you create a memorable
reward and team-building experience in just three easy steps. Email us at email@example.com to get started!
question we get a lot: “Shouldn’t I give a different gift every year? Won’t my
guests expect something new?” If you haven’t landed on the ideal gift, it’s
only natural to keep trying out new products to see what gets the best
reaction. But if you’ve already given the gift of Maui Jim sunglasses, you know
how unique and memorable one of our fitting experiences is. And it’s one we’re confident your guests
will continue to enjoy. Here are four reasons to give Maui Jim year after year:
1. We add
new styles to our product line
every year, which means you can always offer your guests something new.
people aren’t satisfied with just one pair of Maui Jim sunglasses. Our typical
customer owns 3-5 pairs!
130+ styles (aviator, wrap, cat eye, sport and more), there’s something
different for every guest, every year.
matter where they live, everyone needs to protect their eye health from
damaging glare and sunlight.
another great reason to go with Maui Jim year after year — we make it easy for
you to plan and host a great event. When you work with us, you’re working with
a company that pioneered the art of experiential gifting. We’ve conducted more
than 10,000 fitting experiences over the past two decades. Let us streamline the process for you!
reading this on your computer, right? Or maybe your phone or tablet? Do you
ever think about what the light produced by that device does to your eyes? Most
of us don’t. But studies show the average person spends about nine hours a day
on devices that emit harmful blue light.
A recent VisionWatch survey found that six out of
10 American adults today report digital eye strain symptoms — things like neck
and shoulder pain, blurred vision, headaches and dry eyes. It’s like the new
carpal tunnel syndrome for office workers, causing eyestrain, blurred vision,
headaches and fatigue as well as advancing macular degeneration.
news? Our new Blue Light Protect line features lens
technology to combat harmful blue light and protect the eye health of those who
spend much of their time in front of digital screens. (In other words, most of
us.) And now, you can make these crystal-clear, non-prescription lenses part of
your next Maui Jim fitting experience!
a traditional sunglass fitting
we come to your event with a combination of Blue Light Protect
to fit a variety of ages and demographics. There’s sure to be one that appeals
to every guest’s lifestyle and fashion preferences. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
about predetermined or custom packages available for your next event!
yourself at the grocery store. You need spaghetti sauce, and you’re staring at
a shelf of 12 different brands and 47 different varieties. Once you finally
make a decision, you’re on to cereal — where you encounter even more options.
And so it goes throughout the supermarket. No wonder so many of us dread
is what scientists call “choice overload,” and research shows it triggers
frustration, mental fatigue and sometimes even a sense of loss when people
realize they can’t choose everything on offer. We know those aren’t the
feelings you’re looking to generate at your next event, and that’s why we
chuckle when we hear other gifting providers say, “But you can’t just offer
sunglasses. You have to give your guests a choice of products!”
beauty of a Maui Jim fitting
is that you ARE offering a choice — the option to pick the perfect pair of sunglasses — without overwhelming
your guests. “If you have to waste your time choosing between options that are
marginally different then it takes too much energy,” says Axel Linder, a
neurobiologist at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research. “It takes so
much effort, and the effort discounts the value of what you eventually get.”
Go with the right choice, not multiple choice. Keep
your guests happy and your value high — start planning your Maui Jim fitting experience today!