In sales, relationships are everything. So you can imagine how important the little touches are when it comes to keeping those relationships on solid footing.
January is a big sales month in the world of office supplies. That’s because businesses are starting off the year with new budgets and money to spend. To get their sales team excited about the big season, Staples thought it would be fun to kick it off with a “design your own greeting card” contest using Sharpie. The winner would have their design made into note cards that they could send to customers as a personalized follow up or thank you note in appreciation for their business.
The Staples team was inspired. Entries came pouring in. In the end, Staples’ own Scott Baker from Staples’ New Cumberland, PA office took home the grand prize. Here’s his awesome entry:
Here’s how Scott created the card and why he loves Sharpie markers:
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to use as many colors as possible and tried to think of something that people would associate with multiple brilliant colors. I chose the hot air balloon because you can use a multitude of colors and patterns and it would not look too busy.
What products did you use?
The Sharpie 12 pack fine assorted markers, the Sharpie pen, and the Paper Mate Biodegradable mechanical pencil.
Tell us why you love Sharpie.
Their products are always top of the line, when you use one of their pens or markers you know its not going to dry out.
What is your favorite Sharpie marker & why?
I like Sharpie markers for their vivid colors and smooth flow.
Check out some of the other entries and get inspired!