Why Client Appreciation Night is (Even) Better (and more Effective) than an Edible Arrangement Bouquet
It’s important to recognize your clients’ hard work and thank them for their trust, collaboration, and efforts. It’s vital that customers know that you do value their business with you and that you also value them as a company.
Client appreciation nights are the perfect opportunity to develop strong and long-lasting relationships that benefit both parties. It is also an opportunity for similar industries to meet one another and network. When done well, a client appreciation event will increase referrals and keep customers loyal.
Last week, Fathom Digital Marketing held a Client Appreciation Night right here at MAGNET. What better place to bring manufacturers together than MAGNET? From their team to their customers, getting to know new faces is what growing business is all about.
Attendees started the evening with quick introductions, a few drinks and some tasty appetizers catered by Edwin’s of Shaker Square. This gave everyone a chance to meet new people and get acquainted.
Next, we took a tour through MAGNET where we discussed the different industries present and the challenges they face (many of which we have helped solve before).
After a great conversation, we headed back downstairs for more drinks and hors d’oeuvres. We then had the opportunity to hear from Cleveland Whiskey CEO Tom Lix who talked about where his idea came from and how he got started. He then took us into the back and let us sample three of his innovative and flavorsome whiskeys!
It was a great time and one that Fathom and its clients are sure to remember. We want to thank Fathom letting us host their event, and we want you to know that now is the right time to plan a client appreciation night of your own!
If you would like to plan your own Client Appreciation Night with MAGNET, please contact Linda Barita at email@example.com.
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