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  • Where Do Trophies Come From?

    Where Do Trophies Come From?

    If you turn on a major sports network these days it is common to see highlights of champions parading around golden basketballs and cups made out of gold and silver. If you were an alien to this planet it wouldn’t add up. After all, shouldn’t their name in the history book and bragging rights be enough? Where did this tradition of bringing home gaudy objects come from?

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  • How to make a new trophy seem timeless

    How to make a new trophy seem timeless

    A large degree of what makes a trophy seem timeless comes down to design choices we can utilize when generating a brand new trophy.

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  • Bronze, a brief history the other precious metal

    Bronze, a brief history the other precious metal

    Bronze is a historically significant metal to the development of human civilization. The low melting point of the tin and copper used to create bronze alloys allowed it to be worked on before iron was a feasible option.

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  • How the Cup Came to Dominate Awards

    How the Cup Came to Dominate Awards

    Have you ever sat down and wondered why many of the top trophies in the world are cups?

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  • ​How to Avoid “Hoteling”

    ​How to Avoid “Hoteling”

    Hoteling has become a dirty word around the gifting space. It refers to the act of a gift recipient, usually a VIP simply leaving their gift where they found it or taking it back to the hotel and leaving it. This process is often painful for those giving the gift as there is almost always plenty of thought, time and money that was put into the gift.

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  • The Dilemma with Crystal Awards

    The Dilemma with Crystal Awards

    A full table of identical etched or engraved monolithic shapes awards being presented is a common sight these days. While crystal and glass are an affordable award option they aren’t without issues.

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  • ​A Guide to Building Award Traditions

    ​A Guide to Building Award Traditions

    Building a new award tradition can be an exciting and anxious task for anyone. On one hand you’re crafting a legacy that if done correctly will outlast you.

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  • Reaching for the Brass Ring: a brief history on how to better motivate your team.

    Reaching for the Brass Ring: a brief history on how to better motivate your team.

    We have all heard the proverb of reaching for the brass ring at one time or another. With both sports teams and sales meetings; leaders are always looking for the next person who will go above and beyond the call and “reach for the brass ring.” The phrase has embedded itself in our culture so deeply that few people even know what it originally refers to. Where does the phrase come from and how do we embody that spirit?

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