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Best piece of swag you’ve ever received?

 

Answer this question to get one entry into a drawing for one of three mystery prizes, as mentioned here (the rules for the game also live there).


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This one is difficult for me, because I get a lot of swag. Or I used to. Now I give a lot of swag. I always love the hoodies (Especially when a company has sizes from toddler to xxxl - there are lots of people in my life who need hoodies). But I think my favorite things to receive is snacks hahaha. Send me cookies, candy, jelly beans, crackers, CHEESE! and I will be brand loyal forever. Even if you don’t even sell any of that stuff IRL.

 

 

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The BetterIT mug (RIP :cry: ) and Death Wish coffee was the best so far.

I know a few of us have “lost” our mugs, may be time for a reprint. :wink:

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I had a vendor that really got to know me over a several year working relationship (or, at least enough to know how much I absolutely LOVE everything Disney). They ended up giving me an 8-inch replica of Cinderella’s Castle (the centerpiece of Disney World in Florida) with their company logo and a nice “thank you note” printed on the bottom of it. 
Was perfect for me, because the branding wasn’t in your face, but it still had something that helps to remind me where/who it came from. 

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I don’t know about best, but definitely the one that made me feel the most seen was a Onsie. A lot of swag can be generic so when I had a vendor who remembered I was going on paternity leave soon and sent me it I felt unique. 

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This is a tough one, because a lot of companies give out some great swag! BetterCloud has given me some pretty sweet stuff, but I did get to customize a pair of Nike sneakers once from one vendor, and that was pretty awesome (as are the sneakers!).

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I also had a vendor who sent me a onsie just as I was going out on paternity leave and it really made me think of them in a positive light. 

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I love the onesiessss!! 

Also, what happened to the mug @chris.gallion?! 

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I have three favourite swag items and they're all from BetterCloud, funnily enough.

- One of the early hoodies from BC headquarters from about 6 years ago, which I was wearing when my son was born and do is in all those early pictures! Still salty I missed that first Altitude though!

- my tile keyring from a BetterCloud evening meetup in 2018 from the wonderful Kim Solow! I haven't lost my keys in a very long time, but if I ever do I know I'll be good!

- my gift box from Colorado that was a bunch of stuff from Denver, and the classic Altitude notebook!

I think my favourite non-swag stuff was during my paternity leave, getting messages from Kim, Mike Stone, and Tim wishing me well and such, and then at a meetup after (the tile meetup!) being asked how the baby was etc. It really makes a difference when you're seen as a person first, and there are some life events that stick in your mind, too!

 

 

 

 

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I love the onesiessss!! 

Also, what happened to the mug @chris.gallion?! 

Pulling it from the dishwasher one day, and the handle separated. Had a handle in my hand and a shattered mug on the floor. :cry:

IIRC at least one person found out the hard way that the silver color was actual foil and they weren’t microwavable.

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Lineup poster from lollapalooza 2010

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