Q&A: Perfect Your Networking Strategy With Custom Ribbons

Two badge ribbons attached to a name badge to improve the wearer's networking strategy.

Like many of our customers, you may have wondered how custom ribbons can improve your networking strategy. After all, what do ribbons have to do with such an essential part of your career? The answer: everything. Ribbons bring awareness to your brand like nothing else thanks to their bold colors and high-quality printing. Using them to catch people’s attention gives you valuable opportunities to make a great first impression. Custom ribbons are also incredibly versatile, which means you can use them to accomplish almost any networking goal. Whether you are looking for a better job or the ideal candidate for a position, custom ribbons will make it happen.

From getting clients to landing your dream job, custom ribbons improve your networking strategy.

To show you how to perfect your networking strategy, we have answered four frequently asked questions about our custom ribbons.

Question: What should I include on ribbon rolls for my business?

Answer: That depends on whether your goal is to increase brand recognition or strengthen business relationships.

If you want to increase your brand recognition, customize ribbon rolls with your company name, logo or both. This will expand your brand’s visibility as you use these ribbons to wrap best selling products and giveaways.

A corporate ribbon tied around a candy bar as part of a company's networking strategy.

To strengthen business relationships, add a personal message to your ribbon rolls to congratulate the recipient or wish them well. Then, use these ribbons to wrap corporate gifts for potential clients and business partners. Adding this personal touch to your gifts will show each associate that you value your relationship with them. As you nurture your relationships with personalized ribbons, you will grow your business by gaining new clients and forming new partnerships.

Question: How can custom ribbons be used as handouts?

Answer: Turn Custom Top Ribbons into eye-catching handouts by adding information about your company, products and services.

To recruit talented employees, personalize Custom Top Ribbons with full-color text and graphics that highlight the benefits of working for your company. Pass these ribbons out at job fairs or mail them as part of recruitment packets to attract your ideal candidates. Everyone will be so impressed with your ribbon handouts that they will hold onto them long after receiving them. The longer they have them, the more likely they will apply for the jobs you need to fill.

You can also use Custom Top Ribbons to create promotional handouts for conferences, trade shows and direct mail marketing. Add text and graphics that educate people on the value of your brand. Or, turn your ribbon handouts into coupons. However you choose to attract new clients, you can be sure the full-color printing on these custom ribbons will grab people’s attention and grow your clientele.

Question: Why should I wear a badge ribbon with my name tag?

Answer: Badge ribbons allow you to share more information about yourself and set you apart from other professionals.

At job fairs (virtual or otherwise), use badge ribbons to convince employers to hire you. First, customize badge ribbons with short descriptions of the skills and experiences that make you the perfect candidate. Then, attach the ribbons to your name tag so they are easily visible. Not only will wearing badge ribbons make you memorable, but it will also show recruiters that you qualify for the job before they even see your resume.

Pro Tip: To get the most professional look, use a 3.5 inch horizontal badge ribbon on a 3.5 inch name tag. Or, place two vertical 1.625 inch ribbons on a 3.5 inch name tag.

Question: What can I use blank ribbons for?

Answer: Use Blank Ribbons to spark conversations at networking events and get insights for your business.

Add text to blank ribbons as part of a networking strategy.

Add questions to your Blank Ribbons using a marker. Then, attach the ribbons to your clothing or name tag so they are easily visible. As you wear these ribbons at networking events (virtual or live), you will gain valuable insight into how to improve your business. You will also form new business relationships that may lead to future opportunities for you and your company.

While you can use custom imprinted badge ribbons the same way, keep in mind that the questions you want to ask your peers may change over time. Therefore, it is much easier and more affordable to order blank ribbons and add text when you need it.

Perfect Your Networking Strategy

Let us help you improve your networking strategy by asking your own questions in one of three ways.

1. Join us on July 22, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. (Mountain time) for our first ever Live Video Q&A Event.

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By sharing your questions with us, you will learn how to achieve your networking goals with the quality and versatility of custom ribbons.

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Employee Awards to Boost Company Morale

Without your employees, where would your company be? Yes, your company is your idea and livelihood. But without your employees, you wouldn’t be able to do what you do. Every business has at least one employee, if not multiple, that continually makes sure the business is doing everything they can to keep customers happy. Now it’s your turn to make your employees happy with employee awards that will also boost your company morale.

When you have good ways of rewarding your employees, it makes keeping them motivated to do their work easier. Sometimes, good things also come in simple packages. Try keeping a stash of custom top ribbons. Or take the time to pick out a gift and wrap it in personalized ribbon rolls. No matter what, ribbons are here to save your day (and make your employees feel extra special).

giving custom rosette ribbons as employee awards helps with company unity

There are so many ribbon products that will help you with your employee awards. Here are some ways to use ribbons to make your employees happy they work for you.

Employee Recognition

Recognition drives productivity and company morale. We all liked getting gold stars when we were in elementary school, so why not continue with that tradition? Use badge ribbons to recognize when an employee completes a new level and can move up to the next step in their employment. Badge ribbons are also great for attaching to employee name tags to help customers see that your employees have been trained to help them. Add status markers (job titles work, too) to ribbons and help your employees have the confidence in themselves that you already see.

What is employee recognition?

Employee recognition is the acknowledgment of a company’s staff for exemplary performance. Essentially, the goal of employee recognition in the workplace is to reinforce particular behaviors, practices or activities that result in better performance and positive business results.

Why is employee recognition that important?

One of the biggest motivators for employees is to be held in high esteem by their peers. The best way of earning this respect is by being acknowledged for being good at what they do.

While most would relate rewards and recognition to monetary bonuses or extravagant awarding events, employee appreciation doesn’t have to be that expensive or glamorous. Employee rewards can be as candid as a pat-on-the-back and a genuine compliment. It can also be as simple as a ‘thank you’ email or a friendly greeting at work.

Company and Employee Unity

Give the gift of unity with corporate branded ribbon rolls. Choose from a variety of colors and ribbon materials that best match your company branding and logo. Ribbon rolls are perfect for just about everything you need a ribbon for. Wrap these around gifts for employees and clients alike. Use them to decorate an employee’s desk on their birthday. Or just as a thank you for a job well done. No matter why you need these ribbons for employee awards, every roll comes with 100 yards of pure goodness.

Teamwork and Employee Awards

People work better together when you show them the way to stronger teamwork. Give your badge ribbons the strength they need to help with teamwork. Add fun titles onto bright colors to make them stand out. Some titles could be: MVP, Most Innovative, Best Creativity or Going the Extra Mile. No matter your choice for titles, your employee awards will be perfect with these badge ribbons.

Recognition leads to better retention and harder workers.

Remember, an employee who feels appreciated and recognized for what they do is more likely to continue employment with your company. Someone who feels happy at their job will also be willing to work harder. So, help your employees see how much you care by putting some thought (and ribbons) in your employee awards.

Create a Fun Work Culture with Badge Ribbons

Create a fun work culture with a purple badge ribbon that reads, Helps kids talk back.

Culture is the environment that surrounds us all the time. A workplace culture is the shared values, belief systems, attitudes and the set of assumptions that people in a workplace share… A positive workplace culture improves teamwork, raises the morale, increases productivity and efficiency, and enhances retention of the workforce. Job satisfaction, collaboration, and work performance are all enhanced. And, most importantly, a positive workplace environment reduces stress in employees.

When it comes to creating a fun work culture for your company, custom badge ribbons are a perfect solution. They make it easy to do team building activities, recognize outstanding employees and promote your business in unique ways. Their bright colors and imprinted designs also bring a festive feel to your workplace. By using badge ribbons to create a positive environment for your employees, you retain a talented team that wants to help your company succeed.

Here are five ways you can create a fun work culture for your company just by using badge ribbons.

Build Teamwork

A blue, custom badge ribbon used for creating a fun work culture.

When employees feel connected to their co-workers, they enjoy working with them on a regular basis. Help your team members build close relationships by encouraging them to get to know each other. Customize badge ribbons with hobbies, fun facts and personality traits. Then, have each employee wear the ribbons that describe them. You will then have a strong team that knows how to collaborate effectively to meet company goals.

The Right Attitude

Create a positive work environment by reminding employees why they love what they do. When you have them focus on the positive aspects of their jobs, they are more likely to enjoy coming to work every day. Give them badge ribbons that highlight job perks such as meeting new people, solving problems or discovering new solutions. Make sure also to include company benefits such as free lunches or extra paid time off. These ribbons will motivate your employees to take pride in their work and put in their best effort.

Crack a Joke (Seriously)

A green badge ribbons customized with a movie quote, used to create a fun work culture.

Research shows that humor not only makes work fun, but it also increases productivity. So, give your employees something to laugh about by customizing badge ribbons with work appropriate humor. Use clever puns, dad jokes and funny pop culture references. If you and your team have inside jokes, stick them on a badge ribbon too. Wearing funny badge ribbons around the office will reduce stress levels and keep your employees smiling. The more your employees are in a good mood, the more productive they will be.

Something to Do

Help employees have fun at work by giving them a chance to promote your business in a unique way. Personalize badge ribbons to advertise a company event, product or sale. Then, have your employees display these ribbons on their name tags. Wearing promotional ribbons will make your employees feel like they are making a positive impact on your company. As you help your employees feel useful, they will enjoy working for your company.

Recognize Achievements

Even in a fun work environment, employees want to feel appreciated for their hard work. Thank each team member for their contribution by customizing badge ribbons that highlight their achievements. From perfect attendance to closing a big sale, recognizing these accomplishments increases company loyalty. It also encourages team members to congratulate each other on their accomplishments. By creating a work culture where everyone feels valued, your employees will love coming to work. You will also attract new talent as word of your positive company culture spreads.

These are only five ways to use badge ribbons to create a fun work culture, but there are many more. So, get creative and customize badge ribbons with almost any combination of text, colors and graphics. As you put these colorful ribbons to good use, you will have a talented, productive team working to make your company thrive.

Order badge ribbons today!

Stay Connected Using Custom Ribbon Rolls

By wrapping your gifts with custom ribbons, you stay connected to the people who matter most.

A gift wrapped using a custom ribbon, used to stay socially connected with other people.

Gift giving is one of the best ways to stay socially connected because you can do it from anywhere. No matter how far you are from the recipient, sending them a beautifully wrapped gift makes you feel closer together.

To form a deeper social connection between you and the recipient, wrap your gift using Custom Ribbon Rolls. Made of high-quality material, these ribbons let you share a unique message with the other person. Adding this personal touch shows the recipient how much they mean to you. As you use custom ribbons to make them feel special, your relationship with them will become stronger.

Why does social connection matter?

There are so many benefits to strengthening your social connections. Scientific studies have found that connecting with others not only makes you happier, but it also helps you live longer. It reduced stress levels, which in turn improves your immune system and general well-being. If you want to receive these health benefits, then making a greater effort to deepen your relationships is key.

On top of health benefits, social connections also help you reach your professional goals. By building relationships with people at work and in your community, you form a strong network of people who trust your abilities and are willing to support your business.

Now that you know the benefits of social connection, here is how you use custom ribbons to connect with the people in your life.

Connect with Your Co-workers

A gift wrapped in a red ribbon that reads Thank You, sitting on an office desk, used to stay socially connected to a team member.

Use custom ribbons to build a strong relationship with each of your team members. Surprise them with a quality gift, wrapped up in a pretty ribbon that reads, Great job! or Thanks for Your Hard Work. Make sure to also send a wrapped gift to your colleagues who work from home. As you express appreciation for what your co-workers do for the company, you will form a closer connection with them and work better as a team. Your recognition will also motivate them to continue to put in their best effort.

Connect with Your Clients

When it comes to building a relationship with your clients, nothing works better than custom ribbons. Add your company name and logo so your clients will always remember who gave them such a generous gift. Or, personalize ribbon rolls with a short message to thank your clients for their business. As you use custom ribbons to make your clients feel valued, you will gain their trust and increase your brand loyalty.

Connect with Your Friends and Family

Show love for friends and family by adorning your gifts with customized ribbons. Create ribbons to use all year round with endearing messages such as Sending You My Love or With You Always. To be prepared for special occasions, get ribbons for graduations, weddings and other milestones. And, don’t forget to customize holiday ribbons with the colors and graphics of your choice. With your unique design on quality fabric, your loved ones will know how much you care.

Stay Connected Using Custom Ribbons

If you want a closer connection to the people in your life, customize ribbons for all your gift giving needs. They make your gifts personable by sharing your unique design. And they are tons of fun! Choose from different ribbon materials and customize the color, font and more all in one place. With continuous print ribbons for gift wrapping and favor print ribbons for bows, you won’t be disappointed in our product selection.

What other ways can ribbons help you connect with people? Tell us in a comment.

Pageant Ribbons for Your Event Preparation

Even though many pageants won’t start for a month or two, now is the time to get all of your pageant ribbons! Getting your orders in now will ensure that you have all of your ribbon needs before your pageant even starts.

Now, maybe your future event isn’t a traditional beauty pageant featuring all women. Perhaps it is even more of a fair or festival. It doesn’t matter which type of pageant you are hosting, it still needs ribbons. But, what you do need to remember is that some of these custom ribbons take a while to make and ship.

badge ribbons with text to use for pageant ribbons

Award ribbons can be a flat piece of ribbon, such as our prize ribbons, or a fancier use of a ribbon material, such as a rosette. Every award ribbon can be presented as a mark of recognition to honor recipients for their accomplishments. Award ribbons also come in all shapes and sizes. So, let’s go over all of our award ribbons and get you started down the right path toward your pageant ribbons needs.

Making Rosettes Work for Your Pageant Ribbons

From adorning pageant sashes to giving them as awards, rosettes have a definite place at your event. Whether they are large or small, each rosette should be chosen specifically for how they will be used and who will receive them. If you need an award ribbon, make sure your prize suits your champion.

For a beauty pageant, you may want one of our larger ribbons like an Amesbury Rosette. With its multiple colors and beautiful pleats and tucks, this ribbon will suit your prize winning beauty. And, if your pageant has a theme, you can customize the center button to match. Add personalized text to the front streamer, and your winner is sure to know how much you admire them.

Pro Tip: Use rosettes to number all of your contestants with pretty pageant ribbons!

But, don’t underestimate our stock rosettes. Some events need pageant ribbons for everyone in attendance, especially when it’s an event for teens or children. We have colors and award names for everyone involved in your pageant (even a participation award).

rosette used for a contestant number for pageant ribbons

Check Out These Prize Ribbons

Even our stock options for flat prize ribbons will make your pageant entries swoon! From our brightly full-colored place ribbons to the pretty imprinted victory torch, each ribbon will be happily received. Use these simple ribbons to include everyone and make sure they know you appreciate their hard work.

And, these ribbons are a blast to collect. Each pageant participant will be excited to return every year for a new award to add to their hoard. Even give these ribbons to parents and anyone else who supports the pageant and the participants. Make sure everyone is recognized and thanked for their help in making your pageant the best.

Looking for something more custom but still just as simple? Check out our custom top ribbon selection. All of these ribbons are available with full-color printing so you can add anything you need. From text to graphics, these are the perfect answer to quick and great looking pageant ribbons. And, most of these ribbons come with record cards to personalize for the winner.

And, don’t forget the ribbon rolls!

Full-color ribbons come in your choice of size (up to three, four or six inches), so they make the perfect sash for your next winner and attendees. Simply provide the design you want to see for all of your sashes, and we’ll give you the highest quality ribbons that will make your contestants shine.

Once you have your pageant sashes, add some flair with a rosette for the winners. Choose from many styles to fit the many different participants. Customize each rosette and attach them to sashes at the bottom, or pin them onto the contestant for added flair.

Other ribbon roll tips for pageant ribbons:

ribbon rolls with text that can be used for any pageant ribbons
  • These sashes can also come in handy for identifying parents and other VIPs during your event.
  • Use the ribbon rolls for decorations during your event as well. All pageant goers will be excited to see your creativity and the glamour that only ribbons can provide.

No matter what your custom or stock ribbon needs are, we are your go-to pageant ribbons headquarters. So, get your ribbons today and make your future event stand out. And, your winners and participants will keep coming back for more.