Why Recognition?


The engagement of your employees within your company is directly linked to the satisfaction and loyalty levels of your customers. You want to motivate the influencers within your organization to continue to uphold the company’s goals and ideology. Building a rewards program helps to ensure that your employees feel appreciated, which in turn leads to more happiness and engagement on their end. It’s a win-win situation: your employees get recognized for the hard work they do, and in return your company benefits.

Case Studies


Client

Boston Red Sox

Program Owner

Fun Enterprises

Challenge Addressed

Develop a custom mega size replica ring with a sound chip to generate fan awareness and excitement. Manufacture a complete custom replica awards ring that was produced for each Boston Red Sox player. This Fun Ring replica will also be available for friends, sponsors and fans of the Boston Red Sox.

Visions Awards' Solution

Designed and developed a custom Championship Fun Ring that replicated the actual awards ring for each athlete that has never been developed before in our industry. A sound chip was also part of the development work. We also protected this design with a patent and copyright protection.

Results

Developed a 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”, silver plated Championship Fun Ring for friends and fans of the Boston Red Sox. The ring was custom made from cast resin and gem stones with cut glass and incorporated a sound chip of the Boston Red Sox actual championship moment.

Client

NASCAR

Program Owner

Daytona 400 Management

Challenge Addressed

Client wanted to capture the essence of the first ever “Nascar” night time race. The client needed an award that combined lighting, and the race track, to achieve maximum impact.

Visions Awards' Solution

A black matte finish base with custom cut crystal was designed to replicate the stands of the stadium. Lighting was built incorporated into the base in order to light the actual track to capture the theme of “First Ever Nascar Night Race”. The shape of the track was deep etched into to the top surface of the piece. The sponsorship name was provided on the front of the piece utilizing a four color process imprinted plate.

Results

The award has been involved in the program for years and no other design has been able to replace the uniqueness of this piece.

Client

Heinz

Program Owner

Marketing Coordinator

Challenge Addressed

The distributor requested a concept that could capture the essence of ultimate performance and improvement in productivity/safety in the plant. The request was to deliver a solid brand message using Heinz brand itemswhile designing a concept that is on budget utilizing materials that are colorful and appealing.

Visions Awards' Solution

Visions / Awardcraft delivered the Heinz Man. Colorful and proud, 500 units were produced and dropshipped to 15 plants in North America under budget and ahead of schedule. Special packaging was developed and each box was personalized.

Results

Heinz has established this performance improvement initiative which has supported their productivity and safety in plants nationally.

Client

KPMG

Program Owner

Marketing Manager

Challenge Addressed

Memphis in May is the biggest community event in the city each year. KMPG chose to invite 300 key customers to the 2008 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. A customized mailer was requested.

Visions Awards' Solution

A thin die cut brass invitation in the shape of a barbecue sauce bottle was created and proposed to serve as a “golden ticket” invitation to the big event.

Results

The piece served as a keepsake but most importantly it helped capture the attention of their customers. The first class invitation attributed to a 12% increase in attendance at the event.

Client

McDonald's

Program Owner

Regional Managers

Challenge Addressed

Create fifty symbolic awards that would convey quality service and brand message. This program was on a budget and needed to be delivered in 25 business days.

Visions Awards' Solution

Seven different designs were presented for client to review within 48 hours. Designs incorporated aluminum and crystal elements with sand etched and color filled imprint.

Results

Delivered five days ahead of schedule and under budget. This quality service initiative continues to drive positive results for over 10 years of solid return on investment.

Client

Monsanto Corporation

Program Owner

Corporate Communications Director

Challenge Addressed

Design from a photo, a custom replica design of the new corporate headquarters building out of aluminum and crystal. Must be completed within 25 day time frame to deliver for the building opening day.

Visions Awards' Solution

Design an award that would incorporate all the design elements and characteristics of the new building and use similar materials that would provide the same look and feel of the actual building . Visions / Awardcraft designed and manufactured 25 building awards that captured all the building attributes with client approval of a prototype and delivered in 25 business days under budget.

Results

Visions/Awardcraft is now managing the Monsanto awards program for all events across the United States.

Client

NASCAR

Program Owner

Fast For Ward

Challenge Addressed

Design and develop a single unique award that would be new, exciting and complement the sponsors (Sharpie) brand message.

Visions Awards' Solution

Within 10 business days new designs were developed and approved by the client. We produced 4 identical unique awards that the sponsor loved and we personally delivered to the track on a Friday evening.

Client

Nissan

Program Owner

VP of Training and Development

Challenge Addressed

Visions / Awardcraft was requested to design and manufacture an exclusive prestigious Award for the top 350 Nissan Dealerships in North America. These awards would be presented to dealer principals and permanently become a fixture in the dealership as a symbol of quality service and high standards of sales performance and Integrity.

Visions Awards' Solution

From our standard line Visions / Awardcraft designed a custom award that was packaged with business cards which reflected their new level of certification.

Results

Daimler Chrysler continues this ongoing training and symbolic awards program that has increased higher service ratings and participation by Service Mechanics by 32%.

Client

Northwest Airlines

Program Owner

Employee Recognition Program Adminitstrator

Challenge Addressed

Maintain Retirement Awards Program for NWA after Chapter 11 filing.

Visions Awards' Solution

Redesigned the award and provided NWA with a lower price point due to the importance and the message this award conveyed to their employees. NWA was proud to be supporting such a significant milestone for these employees, NWA sought to secure a court ordered injunction to pay cash for their awards.

Results

And NWA touts that these awards helped maintain positive moral during a difficult period in the company’s history and experienced 4.5% attrition through their successful restructure.

Client

Protiviti

Program Owner

Managing Directors

Challenge Addressed

Customer looking for something to acknowledge the investors in their company. Create a symbolic reminder that solidified that their investment was a wise one and reinforce the message of placing confidence in the managing directors.

Visions Awards' Solution

Take a 5 year growth chart, incorporate blue and clear crystal into beautiful award to convey the performance of the company over the past 5 years.

Results

The investment group was thanked at a formal dinner reception and presented this commemorative achievement award. Solidifying further confidence and the prospect of diversification into further channels.

Client

T-Mobile

Program Owner

Safety Manager

Challenge Addressed

Increased safety levels through inter-plant competition.

Visions Awards' Solution

Traveling Award

Results

6% reduction in work related accidents. Maintained Insurance rates and premiums.

Client

Texas Roadhouse Restaurants

Program Owner

Corporate Communications

Challenge Addressed

Known for it’s fabulous and fun owner/operator meetings each year, Texas Roadhouse often looks for the most creative symbolic recognition pieces. Over thirty categories of awards were being recognized and usually the best idea wins.

Visions Awards' Solution

  • Die cut acrylic desk awards with multi colored silk screen imprint provide a neon effect similar to the signs that sit at the top of each restaurant.
  • Focusing on the famous “peanut buckets” was important for the awards recognizing the best bars in the organization. This award is made of resin and hand painted.
  • The slate plaque with the tone-on-tone cowboy hat is sure to stand out in any lobby or greeting area.
  • The aluminum cowboy hat attached to the cherry wood base represents both tradition and newness but also shows off our ability to combine materials.

Results

The quality and creativity was so outstanding that it made it difficult for the customer to decide which awards they liked best.

Client

The Mozart Development Company

Program Owner

Investment Banking Manager

Challenge Addressed

A desk award was needed to commemorate the sale of an office tower in California. They wanted the building to stand out and provided a full color photo of the building.

Visions Awards' Solution

This piece utilizes a water jet cut process silk screening with layered acrylic that allows this piece to stand out in a two dimensional fashion. Including the base, there are three different pieces brought together to form one beautiful award.

Results

There was no need to show the customer any other award ideas since we hit the mark on the first design.

Client

Zebra Marketing

Program Owner

Marketing Coordinator

Challenge Addressed

Most companies like to display some of their success stories in their lobby. Sysco Food Service asked for a creative design that incorporated their pms color blue and their logo. A budget was provided.

Visions Awards' Solution

Three designs were submitted using a variety of materials and decorating techniques. Offer to install the wall signage is part of delivering the product.

Results

The opportunity to produce and role these out to the other 62 branches.