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Company Anniversary Planning: “Oops!” The 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid

By , March 2nd, 2022

Does your company have an upcoming anniversary? Not sure when or how to start planning? We’ve covered the “5 P’s” that can make your anniversary a memorable success – read about it in our post “What Makes a Company Anniversary Memorable? The 5 P’s!” However, whether you’re planning for a corporate, hospital, or association anniversary, there are also 5 Big Mistakes you’ll want to avoid:

    1. Omit a leader in your recognitions—especially if they or family is still alive
    2. Leave only 4 months’ time for your planning
    3. Fail to have a contingency plan for an outdoor celebration
    4. Fail to appreciate the inspiration that past history and past leaders bring to an anniversary commemoration
    5. Ignore the opportunity to communicate your accomplishments and acknowledge your people

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What Makes a Company Anniversary Memorable? The 5 P’s!

By , February 24th, 2022

Your company’s anniversary is on the radar—but too far out to be concerned? Or it’s in 6 months? Suddenly you need to move ahead. Looking for anniversary ideas?

Whether for a corporate, hospital or association anniversary, there are “5 P’s” that can make your celebration a memorable success. After helping hundreds of organizations celebrate major milestones with One Of A Kind 3-dimensional commemorative art, we are always impressed by the same five best practices that maximize an anniversary’s success:

Plan   Promote   Party   Praise   Preserve

One Of A Kind personalized, custom-made art can help you achieve the 5 P’s by showcasing your history, leaders, mission and accomplishments in an extraordinary, meaningful way.  We transform your photos and memorabilia into museum-quality art to communicate your corporate story at your celebration, in your lobby, and digitally on your website. Our clients rave that their One Of A Kind 3D collage is the highlight of their celebration. Celebrate your past and present, and create a lasting legacy to be enjoyed for future generations! For free professional advice as you plan your anniversary, contact Donna Rome: 301.495.3361 x 102 or donna@oneofakindinc.com. We’ll send you an Anniversary Planning Guide along with brochures and examples.

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Looking for the Best Business Anniversary Idea? It’s One Of A Kind!

By , January 20th, 2022

Regardless the size of your company, reaching a milestone anniversary is an occasion to celebrate! It provides a unique marketing and communications opportunity to preserve and showcase the story, past and present. According to the Small Business Administration, less than 1/3 of new employer establishments survive the 7th year. Considering how few companies survive, let alone prosper, your anniversary is an accomplishment worth commemorating.

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Client Spotlight: Clay Blackmore

By , January 16th, 2022

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One Of A Kind has had wonderful collaborations with photographer Clay Blackmore. The first collage Clay commissioned commemorated his road from Texas to D.C., which included his journey from protégé of the legendary Monte Zucker, to one of the most sought-after photographers in the world. Working with Clay, Lawrence and I came to appreciate the exquisite artistry of his work—including his amazing wedding photography.

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An XTRA-ordinary CEO Retirement Gift for an XTRA-ordinary Leader

By , December 10th, 2021

One Of A Kind recently worked with XTRA Lease to create a personalized 3-dimensional retirement tribute for their long-time CEO. A custom-made, bespoke shadowbox was the perfect gift to show appreciation for this leader who was also a mentor and a friend. Our collaborator at XTRA Lease wrote that the celebration send-off was a huge success, and when the CEO was presented with the gift, he was “overwhelmed, as were all the attendees at the event…folks are still looking at the piece noticing items they overlooked the first time.”
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C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. 75th Anniversary Art: “The Road to Success is Always Under Construction”

By , December 8th, 2021

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co.’s 75th anniversary art is as big and bold as the roads they build. The 3-dimensional commemorative art tells the story of how CWM paved their way to success, from their humble beginnings as a grading business with four employees, to becoming an industry leader of transportation projects and materials. Now a 4th generation family owned business, the art was presented to the Matthews family to celebrate their 75-year history.
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A One Of A Kind Bespoke Shadowbox Gift – Personalization in Every Detail

By , November 30th, 2021

Personalized, custom-made, bespoke shadowbox created for a CEO retirement gift. Contains miniaturized photos, publications, and 3D items.

Bespoke /bəˈspōk/ adj. custom-made; handcrafted; specialized; made or fitted to the needs or preferences of a specific customer.

When you’re looking for a personalized gift, you’ll find different levels of personalization. “Bespoke”, by definition, is more than simply engraving or etching the recipient’s name on a present. The word “bespoke” is best known for its centuries-old relationship with tailor-made suits, certainly the opposite of suits “off the rack.” So when you want a gift that is truly personalized in every detail —rather than “off the shelf”— One Of A Kind bespoke shadowboxes provide the ultimate level of personalization.
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