Influencing Identity: A Better Way to Blog

Influencing Identity is here to help you figure out how to use name tags and identification products.

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From name tags for your business to badge holders for your next conference, we have it all. Get all your identification needs in one place and find out how to use them at work, while networking and at any event you are planning. Use our how-to articles to get your ideas flowing for working with all of your personal identification.

From Name Tag Experience to an All-Inclusive Influencing Identity

We started as “Name Tag Experience,” but over the years we’ve branched out to so much more than name tags. And to keep up to date with that expansion, we have changed our name to Influencing Identity. We have thrived as Coller Industries Incorporated over the past 20 or so years, as our focus and mission have always remained the same “To Serve Our Customers.” We accomplish this mission by providing fast and friendly service with only the highest-quality personal identification products.

It isn’t just the name tags!

Coller Industries Incorporated's personal identification blog Influencing Identity

Yes, we sell name tags, reusable badges, name plates, badge holders, lanyards and signs. But, we’re so much more. Influencing Identity has a wealth of information with product highlights and how-to articles to get your creative ideas flowing. This blog (by Coller Industries Incorporated) has helped customers like you learn how to best utilize name tags and other products for their specific needs. From tutorials to strategies, discover how custom identification will help you grow your business and promote your brand.

Coller Industries Incorporated broadens the blogosphere with a new long-form content platform and renames two product and idea based blogs.

Coller Industries Incorporated's event planning and informational blog The Learning Center

The Learning Center is full of articles about learning how to host the best event ever, networking with colleagues and so much more. We guarantee that the information you find here will help you and your business. With a wide range of products such as ribbon rolls, rosettes, name tags, lanyards and award plaques, we want to make sure that you know how and where to use them. Whether you’re planning the best conference anyone will ever attend or hosting a simple dinner party, The Learning Center is here to make sure you are using these tools in the best possible ways.

Coller Industries Incorporated's personalized ribbons blog Ribbon Impressions

Ribbon Impressions provides information about everything from custom ribbon roll ideas for your wedding to badge ribbons for a conference or convention. And don’t forget about rosette ribbons for your award needs, such as fair or festival prizes. Find all your ribbon needs in one place and learn how to best use them at events, during promotions and for your corporate gifting. Discover inspiration for using personalized ribbons and find useful how-to articles.

Corporate Gifts are for Everyone

Not only do we have the best ideas for corporate gifts this year, but we can also put any name on it!

Scott Ginsberg has come up with a philosophy about personal identification, “Everyone should wear name tags, all the time, everywhere, forever.” And we don’t think he’s too far off, especially when it comes to corporate gifts.

But, do you need a professional to tell you how essential name tags are? And, what about translating that into corporate gifts. Yes, it is that time of year again when every business should consider what they are giving to their employees, colleagues and customers.

Providing corporate gifts is an opportunity to connect with your clients, strengthen employee ties and share your holiday cheer. Recruiting, retention and business development are three great reasons to give a gift. But don’t just give a gift because you think someone expects it. Give because you want to maintain these relationships.

And, here are our three favorite gifts!

Executive Desk Wedge

use executive name wedges for your corporate gifts this yearThese fancy name plates are perfect for showing just how much you appreciate someone. They also make an excellent award for any achievement. With a class of excellence above any other, these beautiful executive desk wedges are sure to show how much you care. Whether you give one for your corporate gifts or buy one for yourself, the professional quality reflects the excellence you demand from yourself and your company.

Acrylic Desk Blocks

use acrylic desk blocks for your corporate gifts this yearCrystalline acrylic desk blocks make beautiful corporate gifts for your colleagues or clients. The clear, inch-thick name blocks come with an optional black backing that makes the engraved text stand out. Select whether the text is laser engraved on the front or the back. Front engraving may include white, gold or silver colored filling. With lots of font options, customize one or two lines of text however you want.

use award plaques for your corporate gifts this yearAward Plaques

Give the gift of wood with award plaques. They are made of quality materials and have natural grain patterns. Each plaque is made from high-quality wood and comes with unique designs. And, these custom plaques come in many different colors and finishes from which to choose. With the same custom options for each plaque type, there is no limit to how you can put this award to good use.

And, remember to wrap up these treasured corporate gifts in some custom (and branded) ribbon.

don't forget the custom ribbon rolls for your corporate gifts this year

Wrap ribbon rolls around an award plaque or use a rosette ribbon as a unique way of presenting a desk wedge. But, no matter your personalized ribbon choice, your colleagues are sure to love your corporate gifts this year.

Finding the Perfect Name Plate

Whether you want a logo or text only, we have the perfect name plate for you!

from contemporary to desk wedges how to find the perfect name plate for your needsFrom Classic Name Plates to Executive Desk Wedges, sometimes it’s hard to come up with the perfect solutions for your identification needs. So, here is a brief product guide to help you make your decision on which name plate is best for you.

Each of these choices will look splendid wherever you need them. Use them for names, titles and even directions in your office or retail establishment. These are also perfect for use in restaurants, hotels or other hospitality industries.

Classic & Logo Name Plate Varieties

add a logo or just text to your next name plateChoose from plastic and metal with these name plates. Then choose your color and font. Lastly, decide if you need a logo or not. No matter where you are putting them, use a classic-looking name plate anywhere you want. From a director’s office door to a concierge desk, and whether it’s plastic or metal, these name plates will be a perfect addition to your office.

Logos for each plastic name plate are either engraved, UV color printed or hot-stamped. A metal name plate will have an engraved logo. Both materials come in a variety of colors that will match perfectly with your office or store decor. There are also several wall mounts and desk holders available to match each name plate and its use.

Reusable Name Plate System

This name plate system is similar in style to classic metal name plates. They come with printable inserts and the option of a UV color printed logo.

reusable name plate kits are perfect for high turnaround positionsReusable name plates are a cost-effective solution for high turnover and seasonal industries. Do-it-yourself office name plates make it easy to change the information on your office signs. Simply print inserts as they are needed. Then, slide the insert into the existing holder behind the clear lens and you are done. Each name plate consists of four parts: a wall mount or desk holder, a metal backplate, the insert and a clear Lexan lens that protects the insert and holds everything in place. An optional UV color logo may be printed directly onto the metal backplate to help unify and brand all of the name plates in an office.

Contemporary Name Plates

use a Contemporary Name Plate for directions in your office or retail storeNeed a classier version than a reusable name plate? Try out this system instead. Made with durable plastic, and still available with printable inserts, these name plates come in three different sizes. Interchangeable attachments allow these plates to be used on desks, walls and cubicle partitions.

Easily create custom paper inserts with any image, font or graphic. These durable name plates can last for years with proper care, gentle dusting and occasional spot cleaning.

Acrylic Desk Blocks

available in either black or clear, Acrylic Desk Blocks are perfect for your next name plateQuality Acrylic Desk Blocks make beautiful name plates, decorations and promotional tools. Add one or two lines of text for names, titles or even a quote. And, add a logo or a simple graphic to turn these blocks into corporate gifts for colleagues, clients and customers.

These name plates don’t need a desk holder as they stand on their own. And, they come in two different colors, black and clear. Engraving comes on either the front or back with a choice to fill with either a silver or gold coloring to enhance the text and images. These name plates look great on a desk, bookshelf or anywhere else you would like to display them.

Executive Desk Wedges

add text and a logo to the name plate on your Executive Desk WedgeAvailable in four styles, these desk wedges make the perfect gift. Add a personal touch to any workspace by displaying a name and a title. Or at home, use a desk wedge to decorate with loving expressions or quotes. Each name or message is laser engraved into a metal name plate and then attached to the surface of your chosen desk wedge.

These make excellent corporate gifts. And this is one of the best ways to grow and maintain your business. Most companies agree that the fundamental reason for corporate gifting is to acknowledge relationships and improve personal connections.

But, no matter where you put them, make sure you choose what best suits your needs!

Improving Your Customer’s Experience

Building trust within your company is essential to business morale, and so is maintaining a positive customer experience.

use branded lanyards to help build a better customer experienceSuccess for every business comes when both employees and customers are left happy with their experience with that company. And, there are ways to ensure that happiness. We are here to help you find that success using personal identification.

From branded lanyards to reusable name badges, personal identification can guarantee a trust-building experience for all involved. Name tags humanize a company by putting a name with a face. And when you have your employees use not only their name on a name tag but your company logo as well, this builds a trusting relationship with your customers.

using name tags with logos and employee names to ensure a good customer experienceAnd, while customer satisfaction is a high priority for all businesses, helping employees feel comfortable in their working roles is also important. Name tags will help accomplish both. Use name tags to not only let customers know who your employees are but to quickly and easily identify those who can help.

Don’t underestimate the power of personal identification tools.

name plates are a great personal identification tool to ensure a good customer experienceName plates are also a useful tool to improve any experience within your company. From signage to room identification, help your customers easily navigate your business. Use them for employees who have an office. Or use them to identify different sections of a store. Yes, signs are also great for this purpose. Or customize each of these products for nearly anything you can think of.

custom plaques are perfect for a good customer experience by giving information about a businessAnd, don’t forget that we have a new plaque line. These plaques are a unique way to display instructional information about your company. From a motto at the front receptionist desk to information about how long your company has been around, customize a plaque that fits your business.

So, harness the power of your customer’s experience with custom name tags and other personal identification tools.