Sales professionals appreciate recognition as much as the next person, but bulky awards and printed certificates usually are not their first choices. Chris Bahns, Learning Experience Design Manager (sales training team) for Epiq, a global leader in technology-enabled legal services, decided this was the perfect time to begin a new tradition.
Chris worked with the Medalcraft Mint design team to create award coins for the company’s President’s Club winners, an honor presented annually to the top sales performers. The result was a 2.5-inch brass medal with a premium antique finish and a high-quality display box.
“I figured let’s do some nice, quality coins as a token of prestige,” Chris explains. “It’s a smaller award, but still has the quality our recipients can display as they want. We plan to create a series, so year after year they can continue to win these and have a display.”
The key to the design was leaving the year in which the award is earned left off the production die. This way, Medalcraft artisans can engrave the year onto the relatively small number of medals produced rather than having Epiq invest in a new die every year.
“It’s a lot less expensive this way,” Chris says. “Our Medalcraft sales rep, Sami, was great. She suggested different metals we could use and helped us find the best solutions for our budget.”