As a global pandemic thrusts into the world of virtual, we are tasked with developing new ways of creating memorable experiences for our audience without being in the same physical space.
As a global pandemic thrusts into the world of virtual, we are tasked with developing new ways of creating memorable experiences for our audience without being in the same physical space. One important aspect of in-person events was the physical stuff you could hand out to your guests. We’re talking about food & beverage, as well as the gifts and swag that you might hand out.
These physical things that guests get to hold, wear, and in many cases consume add a tactile element to event production, creating depth to the sensory experience and laying more bricks in the foundation of a memorable event! Now, hopping back into the world of virtual, there are ways that you can build these elements into your experience. Going virtual doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice intentional interaction.
The concept of a curated box of goodies arriving at your doorstep has been becoming more and more commonplace with the rise of subscription boxes. Now, organizations have begun producing custom swag boxes and virtual event kits, creating endless opportunities that add that tactile element back into your virtual events.
It goes deeper than gifting your team with a few candles and some popcorn, these experience boxes can be tools to cultivate engagement and connection for your next virtual event, let's talk about some of our favorite applications!
Are you looking to level up your next meeting or event? Are you struggling to cultivate meaningful connection from your attendees? Adding an experience box adds an added layer of interaction and allows you to enjoy something with your team, together. Virtual happy hour kits, crafted desserts, and games are fun ways to give your attendees something they can all enjoy together, despite the distance between them. You don’t have to leave out the champagne toast, or the fancy dessert. We can even design the box, so the gifts are a surprise, only to be opened at the opportune moment.
Joining a virtual team can be overwhelming, but so can the on-boarding process for hiring managers. Sending your new team members a welcome kit with virtual tools and work from home essentials can help cultivate connection. Virtual employees are more likely to feel disengaged and isolated than their in person counterparts, so kicking off their employment experience is a critical part in making them feel like they are truly a part of the team. We like branded coffee mugs, tumblers, pens or sticky notes best, but the opportunities are endless!
These are just a few examples of how we’ve been deploying the EXPerience Box with our partners. There really are infinite possibilities with what you can send to your guests and how to package that into something that drives genuine delight. Add an EXPerience Box to your next virtual event to add that exciting personal touch back into your event!