Why Order Deal Toys?

Posted on September 2 2021

So, You’re Wondering Why You Should Order Deal Toys?

The world of banking may not seem to change, but you know what does? The world of deal toys. Deal toys, or also known as, financial tombstones, are an old tradition that dates back to the 1960s. Financial closings were announced in column width newspaper ads, without any illustrations. This quickly became the format that companies and banks used to publicize financial transactions. From then on, law firms and banks started immortalizing said ads by creating lucite slabs that encased these ads. By the 70’s most deal closings were similarly encased.

Flash forward to present day and they have evolved to be some of the most creative parts of your day! With advanced technology and creative minds, you have created some exceptional designs. We have designed deal toys that float, have lights, and even sing to you. We bet they never imagined tombstones like this back in the ’70s.

Beyond the creative factors that are financial tombstones, they hold a great amount of meaning. No one knows better than you do, how tough it is to close most of these deals. You have put in a copious amount of time, missed hours of fun with friends and family, and might have missed a dinner or two. So, you let out some steam at the closing dinner… but then what?

Let’s dive into the importance of deal toys

  1. Camaraderie – when ordering a deal toy, you not only order for yourself (or just because your MD requested it!), but you order for the team and everyone who touched this deal. Deal toys can bring you a sense of teamwork and physically embodies the work that everyone put into this transaction. It is a keepsake or memento of your hard work; not a lot can beat that. They’re like friendship bracelets for your desk… or coworker.
  2. Recognition – in a career where there might not be time to make sure you get a gold star on all your assignments; deal toys are a great embodiment of a “job well done.” They not only say “thank you” or “congratulations,” but they give you a pat on the back. It’s like the souvenirs you get after attending the Oscar after-parties, but more personal.
  3. Competition – you know it, we know it, everyone knows it. You like competition; you like numbers. When you can be better than Suzie or Kevin a few cubes (or Slacks) away, you become even more motivated. What screams motivation more than beating them at deal toys – designs or quantity!
  4. Status – Sort of like the above, “competition,” deal toys can easily be used as a form of status. The more you have, the more experience you’ve got! Picture this: you walk by an analyst cube, maybe 4 deal toys. Walk past your MD’s office, and he’s got a shelf and bookcase full of them.

But Don’t Just Take it From Us

Studies have shown, that while it’s of course always great to have some extra cash in your pocket, it’s not something you feel in the long hall. It’s a quick form of a pat on the back that simply becomes expected after a certain point. While an award, or shall we say deal toy, holds more sentiment than simply an extra dollar amount in your paycheck. At the end of the day, awards obviously hold more meaning than monetary rewards.

From the giving end, it also holds a lot of value. Let’s say your clients receive some deal toys as well; who do you think they’ll call when they have another deal? We don’t know, but we’d think if they looked down and saw your company logo on their desk, adorned on an awesome deal toy, it’s a pretty safe bet that they’ll be giving you a call. Check out this article here to learn more about cash vs awards.

Now It’s Time to Order Your Deal Toys

What next you ask? Time to gather inspiration for your next deal toy. Whenever you have a financial transaction, feel free to do the following:

  • Reach out to your designated Sales Executive with any ideas you might have. When you’ve worked with us multiple times in the past, your company gets assigned to a designated team. You will always have the same Sales Executive, who will get to know you, your company, and your deal toy preferences.
  • Call into our House line. This is also your one-stop-shop if you’re not quite who your Sales Executive is or if you’re new to how Altrum works.
  • But before the above two, you might want to check out our online gallery. Here, you will see some recent designs that we have not only work designed but produced.
  • We also have some printed catalogs that you might see around your office, or even digitally. These are the most notable designs we’ve produced since printing.

We always recommend you reach out directly to your designated representative our calling our line. Whether you have no ideas or have a lifelike sketch in your notepad, we’ve got team members ready who are ready to help your ideas (or lack thereof) come to life.

You can find our 4-step process here. In our sixty-plus years of business, we like to think that we have not only simplified our process but ensured that it is a smooth and hassle-free experience, each and every time. Being the leaders in the industry, you can trust us to make sure that you receive a deal toy that is worthy of the hours that you have put in. You can trust Altrum with all your deal toy needs.

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