The ways in which specialized lapel pins can be used are numerous and varied. Whether you decide on a cloissone pin, a soft enamel, photo etched or die-struck pin, the pin tells everyone who sees it what you do or what you have accomplished. An additional benefit is that people who see them can more easily remember not just your name, but your individual business or service.
Lapel pins can be used by just about any type of business to identify and promote the company and its services. Pins send a quick and clear message that says “This is who I am (or we are) and we are proud of it!” So whether it is plumbing or electronics, medical supplies or landscape design, a specialized pin is a very effective way to let people know what you you can do for them.
A specialized pin is the perfect way to identify employees who are recipients of awards and achievements. Hospitality businesses are a great example of this. Hotels, restaurants and food deliveries can show their appreciation of their employees with pins that identify the wearer as an employee of the month, the salesperson of the month, or the employee who has received the best reviews from clients. And since positive reinforcement has repeatedly been shown to be a highly effective way of motivating people, a noticeable reward like a pin can help inspire employees who want to work up to their potential.
Employee recognition for the individual who has remained at the company for many years is both traditional and important. A lapel pin can memorialize that loyalty because it demonstrates an employer’s recognition and respect for the lengthy service with a “years of service” pin. This is a great morale booster as it gives the recipient the kind of grateful recognition that people don’t often receive in the business environment.
Conventions and Special Events
An effective use of the lapel pin is in promoting a special event such as a team-building exercise, a retreat or a convention. What better way is there to bring attention to your company at a huge convention or trade show in Las Vegas than to have your employees sport a bold, smartly designed pin that helps your business stand out in the crowd?
Charity events are often in the form of high-end dinners or galas, and are given expressly for the purpose of raising funds for a variety of good causes. Lapel pins can let people “remember” your name and cause without having to search their memories, and they provide a personal touch when you are talking to potential donors. And volunteers who often work without any recognition at all can be made to feel valued and included with pins that identify them as a special part of the effort.
Sports award pins are as good as, if not better than ribbon awards, and they are much less expensive than trophies. A pin that identifies its wearer as the most valuable player or most improved player can be kept for years and worn whenever the recipient wants to let people know about their achievements. And while we are used to seeing pins for baseball or basketball achievement, lapel pins can also reflect advancement in anything from martial arts to ballet as the recipient moves up through categories and levels of achievement.