Updated Meta Team Engagement Swag Guidelines

Updated Meta team Engagement Swag Guidelines

Updated Meta Team Engagement Swag Guidelines as of March 24, 2022

Hello Meta (FB) Folks! As you may know, there have been recent changes to the Meta Team Engagement program that may impact how we can best fulfill your swag needs. To help you with making the best choice for your team swag we’re providing the corporate guidance details & links to more details! 

Note: info below is specifically for Team Engagement Swag and not related to 1) Virtual Event Swag, or 2) IRL Event Swag, 3) FBRGs or 4) other one off projects.

 

Meta Team Engagement 2022 Budget Update:

  • 2022 $150pp Max Swag Budget entire calendar year  – this is different from the 2021 year where swag budgets varied by quarter.
    • Team Engagement budget is owned by the people/employee’s manager and it requires internal coordination to ensure that it is being used according to small AND large team needs
    • VPs and Directors might have access to additional budget funds and can use these funds at their discretion
    • Purchases are no longer tied to a specific quarter! Billing is now easier for either credit card purchases or a Purchase Order (PO)
  • Shipping does NOT cut into the $150/per person budget – shipping costs are covered separately We use the following best practices related to shipping:
    • 2 Most Common Options: 1) Individual Direct-To-Their-Door Shipping or 2) Bulk Shipping to some office locations 
    • We can help you & your team to select the most cost-effective option
    • Whenever possible, we invoice for the entire amount (product + fulfillment + shipping) to make it easier for you
    • Orders over >$10K will need a Purchase Order. We’re here to help make it go smoothly.
    • Order less than <$10k can be paid via a Purchasing Card.
      • Swag items only invoice, up to the max budget you set
      • Separate invoice for shipping & fulfillment. Allows you to more easily submit to your expense reporting system via the “swag shipping” drop down (see links for all details below). 
  • Links for Meta employees with detailed info on budgets & how to enter team swag expenses in Concur: Swag and Team Engagement Spend Guidelines and People Portal  These resources linked above are only available internally for Meta employees.

Service Options:

3 Options: choose the best service level for your needs, as FAST as you want:
  • 1) Concierge Service Request – fill out Swag Concierge Request Form form and curated ideas will be sent to you in 2-3 business days
  • 2) Buy Gift Packages or Swag Item(s) – from our Meta teams tailored site (items added weekly) ShopSwag.OutBranding.com
  • 3) FASTEST: Buy Now, Choose Later –  “Swag Certificates”  in $50//$75/$100/$150 enabling managers to delegate & stay within desired budget. A credit to be applied to your soon to be placed order. Allows the manager to delegate & time for the team to decide on the swag to order.

Next Steps Overview:

  • We’ll send you options to choose from with pricing info & you select your favorite item
  • Shipping Addresses Form – we create a specific, customized google form for your team to securely provide their mailing address & selection(s) as applicable: style, selection, color & size, etc
    • You will review & approve the look & layout and then send link to your team
    • Production usually starts AFTER all recipient info is received
  • Credit Card Payment – we’ll send a link to pay the swag only invoice & shipping will be invoiced later
  • Production Timing – varies by order & usually starts after ALL recipient info is received
  • Fulfillment & shipping begins when production is completed
  • Last Step – invoice sent for fulfillment & shipping related costs & link for cc payment
    • these are shipping costs covered by the Engagement budget; above & beyond the $150 pp swag amount
We are a growing, minority-owned company that gives back over 20% of our profits to charities annually. Every order placed makes a bigger impact because 80% is retained in the community AND benefits non-profits dedicated to helping transgender kids, fighting for LGBTIA+ rights, BIPOC equity and animals in need.
 
We Thank You for all opportunities to earn your business and WOW you with our OUTstanding level of service.
-Team OutBranding Promos
 
Email us at MetaSupport@outbranding.com
or call 512-872-5000 M-F 8am-6pm Central

Meta (Facebook) Order Process Overview

December 17th, 2021

Hi Meta (Facebook) Folks!

We are experiencing an extraordinarily high volume of requests & orders at this time. In order to serve you as quickly as possible, please review options below and myself or my team will respond according to your next response.
Production Timing: We CAN get your order placed now and all direct-to-their-door or bulk shipments will be in January. Due to extremely high volume & holidays our production schedule is full thru end of the month.
3 Options: choose the best service level for your needs, as FAST as you want:
  • 1) FASTEST: Buy Now, Choose Later –  “Swag Certificates”  in $50/ $100 enabling you to buy online immediately, credit to be applied click for details
  • 2) Meta (Facebook) Teams: Buy item(s) from our new pop-up shop tailored to to you (more items are being added weekly) : https://ShopSwag.OutBranding.com
  • 3) Concierge Service Request – fill out Swag Concierge Request Form form and curated ideas will be sent to you in 2-3 business days

Next Steps Overview:

    • We’ll send you options to choose from with pricing info & you select your favorite item
    • Shipping Addresses Form: we create a specific, customized google form for your team to securely provide their mailing address & selection(s) as applicable: style, selection, color & size, etc
      • You will review & approve the look & layout and then send link to your team
    • Credit Card Payment – we’ll send a link to pay the swag portion of the invoice before quarter end
    • Production Timing – varies by order & usually starts after ALL recipient info is received
    • Fulfillment & shipping begins when production is completed
    • Last Step: we’ll invoice you for fulfillment & shipping related costs & link for cc payment
      • these costs are typically covered by your Quarterly Engagement budget; above & beyond the $50 pp amount
From all of us here at OutBranding Promos we  appreciate your patience during this extremely busy holiday season.
As a growing, minority-owned company that gives back over 20% of our profits to charities, every order & opportunity to earn your business makes a difference in a lot of lives.
Sincerely,
Logan Wick, Founder & CEO
He/Him
Team OutBranding Promos – offering OUTstanding concierge level of service since 2007
Email us at concierge@outbranding.com
or call 512-872-5000 M-F 8-6pm Central

Our Austin Top 5

Powerbanks aka Mobile Chargers

One of the hottest business gifts ever are Powerbanks (a.k.a. power banks, backup chargers, portable chargers, mobile chargers etc). Powerbanks are wonderful tech gadgets are fantastic promotional marketing items as they are worth their weight in gold when you are on the go – providing valuable juice for iPhones, smart phones, tablets, iPads & more when […]

Excellent Pen’s from Names You Trust

Pen’s are a fantastic & economical way to get your logo seen over and over again – people love pens!  Finding the right pen for your promotion may seem like a daunting endeavor – there are literally thousands of options.  But we are here to help!  We have some favorites that we have tested and names that you have trusted for years, like paper-mate, sharpie & uniball.

Yes, it’s true, you can put your brand on one of the most popular permanent markers around…the Sharpie!sharpie

 

Take a look at the catalog linked to the picture or reach out to us and we will come up with options that we think

would work best for your brand or event.

 

 

LogoStuff@PTwoPromo.com

866-764-7635

 

 

Hot Tech Gifts

Below are some of the hottest tech gifts for 2014 so far.  Give as a special trade show gift, business appreciation, or to a star employee – whomever you give it you they will love it!

#1 – Powerbanks – allow people to charge all sorts of tech while on-the-go, including iPhones & iPads!

Powerbank - Backup Charger -Business Gifts Mobile Tech - Power Of Two PromotionsPowerbank - Backup Charger smaller -Business Gifts Mobile Tech - Power Of Two PromotionsPowerbanks are sure to be a BIG hit with whomever you give it to.  Your logo will travel lots of places as battery backup will keep iPhones & iPads charged when on-the-go.

The large high grade battery on the left will re-charge an iPhone almost x2 before it needs to be charged again (depending upon usage). It features a very useful LED light & so you know just how much battery life you have left. Includes a USB to Micro USB connecting cable to recharge the battery or be used to charge any devices with a Micro USB input (i.e. smartphones from Android, Motorola, HTC, Nokia, etc).

All items we offer are of the highest quality & have undergone numerous tests for quality assurance.

 

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#2 – Bluetooth Speakers – play music wirelessly from your smartphone via bluetooth of nfc technology & enjoy good sounding music from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. Battery lasts for 6-10 hours.  (Make it last longer with a powerbank!)

 

 

 

 


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#3 – Powerbank Backpacks Backpack specifically designed with a dedicated pocket for mobile powerbank, complete with internal cord management mobile devices can be charged without removing them from the bag. Get your logo on the BOTH the backpack & the powerbank for the biggest impact & exposure.

 

 

 

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#4 – iPad Folio – the iPad folio cover folds open for upright landscape viewing & multiple working positions. On the back there is an anti-slip material to keep your iPad from slipping off a flat surface. Perhaps the best feature is the polycarbonate shell protecting your iPad from dings, dents, and scratches.

 

Things to watch out for:   Super Low, “Too Good To Be True” Pricing   The old saying “You get what you pay for” is definitely true when it comes to tech.  Bargain basement prices can lead DESTRUCTION or DAMAGE to smartphones, iPhones, iPads, any device plugged into it  potentially computers.  The cheap stuff has not undergone rigorous testing and there are too many stories of them destroying devices when plugged in and even fires.

 

There are thousands of options! Give us a call & we will create a presentation with specific ideas just for you. Call 866-764-7635 for fastest service or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.

SSPCA Doggy Dash 2014

 

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Every year the Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash raises $230k+ to help animals in need. Power of Two Promotions is proud to be an ongoing large supporter for such a great cause. We do all the screen printed t shirts and  imprinted gifts provided to donors. This will be our 5th year donating & helping to make the Doggy Dash a howling success!

Join us at the event on Saturday, June 7, 2014! The 2k-5k walk starts at 9am but get there early to get your t-shirt and see the first agility course demo at 8am. There are plenty of fun things to do with your dog(s)and  family throughout the morning:

8 a.m. Fun First agility demonstration
8:30 a.m. Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate demonstration
10 a.m. The Running of the Pugs
10:15 a.m. Top fundraising and team awards
10:35 a.m. Sacramento PD K9 Unit demonstration
11 a.m. Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate demonstration
11:15 a.m. Disc, Toss & Fetch ContestRuff Mutter SSPCA Doggy Dash - ptwopromo

If you really want to test you & your dog’s “ruff”ness then enter in the first ever Ruff Mutter event! This special event is sponsored by Lasher Elk Grove Subaru. You & your best friend will compete for the fastest time on a challengingly fun K9-friendly obstacle course.

Be ready to dart around tires, crawl through a tunnel & make your way into a mud pit! It will be the ultimate Ruff Mutter experience! Plus you can win great prizes! (Sign up on morning of the event)

Sittin’ pretty more your style? Well there is stuff for you too! You can enter in your winning pooch / mutt / pure bred companion to compete in “The Pup Show”:

10:20 a.m. Most enthusiastic wag
10:30 a.m. Smile Generation’s best smile
10:40 a.m. Best kisser
10:50 a.m. Fluffiest dog
11 a.m. Best tricks
11:15 a.m. Best look-a-likes
11:25 a.m. So ugly I’m cute
11:35 a.m. Best costume
11:45 a.m. Tallest dog
11:55 a.m. Smallest dog
12 p.m. Best in Show

It’s a lot of family friendly fun for a great cause – to raise money to keep the Sacramento SPCA’s doors & services open to help the thousands of abused or neglected animals find new loving homes. It also helps fund the low-cost spay & neuter clinic which benefits everyone.

We hope to see you there!

 

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It’s Trade Show Season Again!

It’s that time of year again so we thought we would re-visit this trade show event tip list for your promotional pleasure.

Do you want to get more qualified leads to stop by your booth at your next trade show event? Of course you do! Here are a few tradeshow tips to keep in mind as you are planning your next event.

1. SHOUT OUT – Make sure your existing, and  potential clients know you are going to be there…

No-Brainer: Add a link to the event on corresponding emails, add a link on your social media sites and of course use your voice to get the word out.

Big-Brainer: Send out teasers in the mail to peak interest in your booth. (By the way, we have some fantastic ideas about this!)

2. FREE STUFF – People always love their “free stuff” when wandering the aisles at tradeshow conventions…

No-Brainer: Make sure to have something to give away to the potential customers that stop by your booth.

Big-Brainer: Have a tiered giveaway strategy in place to hone in on the most promising prospects. (In case you are wondering, we happen to know a little something about this too!)

3. ON-SITE – I’m here, so now what?

No-Brainer: Make sure to offer unique “show-exclusives”, keep your booth space open so that people can “come in”, and out easily and make handouts readily available.

Big-Brainer: Incorporate an on-site marketing BUZZ campaign that will significantly increase your booth traffic. (You guessed it, we got you covered!)

Final Note: If you haven’t combined a lead retrieval concept into your plan – what were you thinking? Make sure you have a way of reaching out to the people who stop by your booth.

 

We are here to help save you time – so Call 866-764-7635 for fastest service or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.

 

Stressed out? …Say goodbye with stress balls

Are you feeling stressed? Me too!

According to the 2000 National Health Interview survey (which was before the recession!) 75% of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks.

So, you take a hot bath. Go to the spa. Take a nap. Have a glass of wine. Go for a run. Or you could squeeze something REALLY REALLY hard!

Stress balls

The first stress ball originated in China during the Ming Dynasty in 1368 A.D and they were called Baoding Balls. Since then, the stress ball has evolved. They can now be so much more than a ball:

You could use a stress stoplight (stop the stress….get it?):

Traffic Signal Stress Reliever

Or a stress heart (squeeze the life out of an imaginary person):

HEART WITH BLUE VEINS

How about a beer mug (until you can have a real beer later this evening):

BEER MUG

 

Match the perfect stress reliever with your business message and put your logo in the hands you need it in.

 

Call 866-764-7635 or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com to save time – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.