Helpline

Jemima Bokaie takes the hassle out of finding the right product or service - you ask the question, she'll provide the answer.

STICKING IT TO THEM

Q: We are looking for a unique corporate gift to give to our most valued clients at our annual conference. Any ideas?

A: How about a customised portable USB stick? Baby USB (08707 606 961) provides memory sticks in any colour or material, engraved or printed with your logo. Sizes range from 16MB to 1GB.

It can also produce customised shells in any shape at a cost of £1000 for orders of fewer than 5000 and no extra charge on orders of more than 5000 pieces.

Executive gift packs, including a customised pouch and compliments card, are available for an extra £1. The company also offers a sourcing service and a range of other corporate gifts.

Previous clients include What Car? and Aquafresh.

CALLING THE 'TOON

Q: Our company is celebrating its 21st birthday in March. Do you know any talented cartoonists who could design a corporate birthday card or party invitation to be sent to clients?

A: Give Clive Collins a call (01702 557 205). He is secretary of the British Cartoonists' Association and has contributed strips to titles including the Daily Mail and Reader's Digest.

He will work with customer briefs, pen sketches or stick-figure drawings to produce a rough design at no charge. The final fee for a corporate greetings card cartoon is £350 plus VAT.

THE RIGHT SIGNS

Q: We are moving into purpose-built premises in February. Who can design a professional and stylish navigational reception sign for us?

A: Try Signs Express (0800 731 2255). It has 15 years' experience and provides interior-design systems for promotional literature, as well as hanging displays, reception signs and floor graphics. It also offers exterior signs, vehicle graphics, banners, exhibition displays and labels and stickers.

Each branch of the chain even has its own drive-in bay for the application of vehicle graphics. Previous clients include Audi and Ipswich Town FC.

ACE UP THE SLEEVE

Q: Our corporate CDs are currently packaged in clear plastic sleeves. We would like to source something more artistic to fit our brand's creative image.

A: Try 10th Planet (020 7637 9500). It offers numerous print and packaging options including jewel boxes, presentation tins, clamshells and bespoke digipaks.

It will manage every stage of the process from conception, through design and manufacture, to final product.

Its full-service media facility also provides a range of CD, DVD and VHS services, including duplication, manufacturing and encoding.

- Tel 020 8267 4305 or email marketing.helpline@haynet.com.

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