The ABCs of Client Gift Giving for Financial Services

Sending a gift is a great way to stay front-of-mind whether you are courting a new client or letting a long-time client know that they are still an important part of your practice.

It’s our clients that keep us in business. It’s their trust, their belief, and their referrals that build our reputation and our portfolio.

If a client accounts for 60% of your managed funds through direct assets and referred business, a $25 Starbucks card is simply not enough to adequately nurture that relationship.

Financial services is a highly regulated and competitive industry, but we have found that you can find success breaking through the noise and being memorable simply by remembering your ABCs.

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(A)void Marketing and Promotional Items

The number one mistake we see from well-meaning financial professionals who give gifts is that they have their name or the name of their institutions emblazoned on the side. Once you put your name on something, it ceases to be a gift and crosses over into marketing and promotion.

You probably ask your best clients for increased investments or referrals on a semi-regular basis. Make your gift giving completely about the client. Leave your promotional items for the next business after-hours or sponsorship opportunity.

(B)e Timely and Appropriate

The best time for your clients who have served in the military to receive a special remembrance is NOT the day after Veteran’s Day. That might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many requests we get for client gifts a day or two before the holiday, birthday, or other hard deadline. If managing a gift-giving schedule is too taxing on you or your staff, consider partnering with a company like Pasolivo. Partnering with a company allows you to leverage their expertise, experience, and infrastructure to execute a strategy much more efficiently and effectively.

Consistency is also a key attribute of corporate giving. Everyone sends gifts at Christmas, but it shows more care and thought if you send gifts that correspond to something about the receiver. Are they Irish? Why not send something on St. Patrick’s Day? Courting your local carpenter’s union? Why not send over a memorable gift on Labor Day thanking them for their work? The key is to segment your client list and send thoughtful gifts throughout the year, not just on birthdays and Christmas.

(C)ustomize the Gift Experience

The last part of breaking through the noise and adding maximum value to the experience is to find ways to personalize the gift.

Things like personalized, handwritten notes and monogramming are great ways to let your client know that you’re thinking specifically of them. The key is to get creative so that your client knows that the gift is for them specifically and isn’t just one more address in a mass shipment.

A good corporate gift partner should be able to handle your gifting schedule, even if it is with an entire database, and should be willing to participate and accommodate this custom experience to ensure that they help you provide the best experience possible.

And, for the record, we’d really like to be that partner.

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Start 2018 off right with healthy Pasolivo products

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Our Award-Winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil Collection

The new year comes with new goals, new mindsets, new ideas, and new achievements. Start 2018 off right with a new focus on a healthier YOU. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a huge part of a healthier diet. Extra Virgin signifies the highest quality of olive oil based on internationally recognized standards. In California, there is an Extra Virgin Certification program (COOC) that ensures that the oil you buy is, in fact, extra virgin.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has multiple health benefits including: a lowered risk of heart disease, lowering bad cholesterol, minimizing blood clots, and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Other benefits include decreasing blood sugar, and fighting against Diabetes and Obesity.

Here at Pasolivo Olive Oil, our business is creating award-winning olive oils, but our passion is in hand-crafting the healthiest, most delicious olive oils possible. One taste of our oils and you will experience for yourself the hallmark grassiness and pungency of beneficial polyphenols that are present in a true premium olive oil. Our recipes are based around a healthy diet, incorporating Pasolivo products into everyday meals, and finding healthier alternatives.

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Ingredients on a wooden board to create a healthy recipe

Our Tapenade & Figs recipe brings together high-quality Pasolivo products and a combination of our Black Olive Tapenade, vinegar, figs, and mint. This is the perfect go-to recipe for a quick, easy, and healthy snack. Serve with slices of bread or crackers and enjoy this mixture of sweet and savory ingredients.

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Our Tapenade & Figs recipe using our Black Olive Tapenade and high-quality products

Surprise guests with this delicious dinner. Our Rosemary Tuscan Pork Loin uses high-quality Pasolivo products to make a quick and easy recipe. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes and is a wonderful combination of Pasolivo items.

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Our Rosemary Tuscan Pork Loin combines our Rosemary Olive Oil with our Tuscan Blend

If you are looking for additional recipes to help ring in the new year, you can click HERE

We also offer complementary olive oil tastings at our two Pasolivo locations:
Pasolivo Ranch: 8530 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA, 93446
Downtown Pasolivo: 1229 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA, 93446

We hope to see you soon! Happy New Year!

 

 

 

7 Reasons why Pasolivo makes the perfect Corporate Gift

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It is that time of year where you are looking for a one-of-a-kind corporate gift, something that is customized or hand-selected, luxurious yet affordable, award-winning or certified, and makes a lasting impression. So why choose Pasolivo when it comes to the ideal Corporate Gift? We have listed out 7 reasons (although there are so many more!) on why Pasolivo makes the perfect Corporate Gift:

  1. Customizing – Whether you are buying a corporate gift for the foodie, home chef, or food enthusiast, you can customize your gift to your clients’ taste. Interested in customizing gift notes with your logo or personal message? We can assist you with this too!
  2. Building Relationships – Business and corporate gifting doesn’t always require a special occasion. Corporate gifts can help foster and build interpersonal relationships as well as help improve morale. We understand the importance of a memorable and thoughtful corporate gift that shows your appreciation.
  3. Lasting Impression – Our gift selections include a range of high-quality products made with all-natural ingredients, curated recipes, and are created with the intention of being savored over and over again. From individual client gifting to large conference needs, let us help you make a lasting impression.
  4. Affordable – Affordable yet luxurious, Pasolivo strives for excellent quality at an affordable price. If you are looking for a gift set under $50, we have several options to choose from. Customizing also gives you the chance to control what price point you are wanting to reach. Whether you choose a Mini Gift Set, an Olive Oil Collection, Household items, Bath and Body products, or one of our pre-made Trio Sets, we know you will fall in love with the quality of our products.
  5. Personalized Service – The Pasolivo staff is committed to assisting you with your corporate or business gifting needs. We understand the importance of the perfect gift and are happy to discuss any corporate gift ideas you may have. Whatever the gifting needs, we’re here for any questions you may have and will guide you every step of the way. Call 805-227-0186 or email gifts@pasolivo.com for order inquiries today.
  6. Healthy Living – Pasolivo Olive Oil creates products that are healthy to the body and a pleasure to the senses. We are passionate about healthy living and strive to create premium and unique quality business gifts that everyone can enjoy. Our olive oils offer many health benefits that include decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, it can assist in lowering blood pressure, and they contain antioxidant qualities.
  7. Unique – Our award-winning olives are grown on-site, hand-picked at their prime and pressed within a few hours using our on-site mill, capturing all of the naturally-occurring health benefits of the olives.

Our one-of-a-kind gift sets offer many health benefits and can be enjoyed over and over again. High quality products, client loyalty and appreciation all work to build healthy and unique relationships that will last a lifetime. If you are interested in one of our corporate gifts and would like to speak with a member of our staff, you can reach us at:

Phone: 805-227-0186
Email: gifts@pasolivo.com
Website: https://goo.gl/FBhUkJ

 

 

Harvest 2017 Recap

Here at Pasolivo, harvest is one of the most exciting times of the year! This process only happens once a year and lasts anywhere from 2-3 weeks. If you have ever wondered how olives get turned into olive oil, we have all of the equipment and tools needed for this process at the Pasolivo Ranch. All of our olives are grown, picked, and milled on-site and we do not use any chemicals or heat which is required of true extra virgin olive oil.

The first step in this process is picking the olives. Here at Pasolivo, we have over 6,500 olive trees on our property and 11 different olive varieties. Every day we have a minimum of 80 people hand-picking. Olives are moved by tractor to the mill where they are unloaded into the hopper.

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20171102_173251Bins of olives are transferred from the olive trees to the mill

The hopper is a machine that helps to separate the leaves from the olives. This is the cleaning process where stems, leaves, twigs, and debri are removed. The olives go through the hopper and then are then washed with water to remove dirt and pesticides.

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A tractor moves a bin of olives to the hopper

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The olives are dumped into the hopper which will help rid the olives of debri, stems, and dirt

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The olives are cleaned and washed of stems and debri

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The olives are then given a “bath” before turning into paste

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The final cleanse before the olives get turned into oil

The olives are ground into an oatmeal-like paste. This process was created to release the oil from the olives. The oil is first cold pressed so there is no heat that is added during this process and the olives are crushed to extract the olive oil. The oil rests in large stainless steel tanks until it is ready to be bottled and enjoyed by you.

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The oil rests in the stainless steel tanks until bottling

At Pasolivo, our business is creating award-winning olive oils, but our passion is in hand-crafting the healthiest, most delicious olive oils possible. One taste of our oils and you will experience for yourself the hallmark grassiness and pungency of beneficial polyphenols that are present in a true premium olive oil. Try our oils and discover the superior taste and incredible health benefits of our premium and authentic extra virgin olive oils.

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Visit us online by clicking HERE
To read more about our 2017 harvest, you can click HERE
We hope to see you at our next harvest!

Pasolivo Gift Set Ideas 2017

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we understand that finding the perfect gift can be a challenge; therefore we have decided to help reduce the stress factor by compiling a list of five of our popular and newest gift sets. Our selection below has the perfect present for him, her, the foodie, the chef, the baker, the nutritionist, your best friend, or the host or hostess.

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Stocking stuffer ideas include our Pasolivo Mini Gift Sets

If you are looking for stocking stuffers, we have also put together a list of stocking stuffer ideas HERE.

thetuscangiftsetThe Tuscan gift set

The Tuscan gift set contains hearty and earthy flavors that take you straight to Tuscany. If you are looking to add an Italian flavor to steak, vegetables, pasta, and potatoes, this is the set for you. It includes a 500ml Rosemary Olive Oil, Truffle Sea Salt Jar, and our Tuscan Blend Jar.

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Olive Lover Set

The presentation of our Olive Lover Set is elegant, high-quality and perfect for entertaining. With three different olives included, your olive lovers won’t be disappointed. This set includes: One small olive tray, one olive pick, one Castelvetrano Olives, one Garlic Jalapeno Stuffed Olives, and one Sun Dried Tomato Olives.

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Spice and Salt Favorites

Our Spice and Salt Favorites is a collection of spices and salts that we handpicked based on customer reviews. Pair our Spice and Salt Favorites with our award-winning extra virgin olive oils and, if you are looking for additional flavor, you can use the salts and spices as a rub or finish your dishes with them after cooking. This six piece set includes: Sriracha Sea Salt, Roasted Garlic Sea Salt, Truffle Sea Salt, Spicy Italian Blend, Smokey Spice Blend, and our Tuscan Blend.

 

Perfect for a California cuisine, our BBQ Essentials set includes our California Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Smokey Chipotle Barbeque Sauce, Sriracha Sea Salt Jar, and Smokey Spice Blend Jar.

 

This brand new Olive Sampler Set is the perfect, simple gift to someone special. This set includes our Garlic Jalapeno Olives, one salt bowl, and one olive pick. This set can be the perfect stocking stuffer or gift under $30.

 

To view all of our Pasolivo Gift Sets, feel free to click HERE.

Pasolivo Pumpkin Recipes

The holidays are quickly approaching and nothing is more appropriate than pumpkin everything. Whether it’s the new Pumpkin Spice Latte, carving or decorating a pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Pumpkin Body Scrub, Pumpkin Candles, or everything in between, it’s hard to step outside and not see something pumpkin related. We have hopped on the “Pumpkin Everything” trend and have created three pumpkin recipes for you to enjoy.

Every recipe has a unique and creative twist and combines several Pasolivo products with your traditional pumpkin ingredients. We have adapted the recipe to include our Pasolivo olive oils, seasonings, salts, and honey. Whether it’s our Granola Pumpkin Muffins, Pasolivo Pumpkin Pie, or Roasted Pumpkin with Walnut and Feta, we hope you and your loved ones can enjoy these recipes during this holiday season.

Made using our Pasolivo Granola, our Granola Pumpkin Muffins combine our Tangerine Olive Oil with our Orange Blossom Honey and Sugar & Spice Blend (some like to call this blend our “Pumpkin Spice” blend) to add a delicious pumpkin taste. Enjoy these muffins year-round, on-the-go, or as a healthy breakfast alternative.

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If you enjoy Pumpkin Pie then you will love the Pasolivo Pumpkin Pie! This pie uses a graham cracker crust and a homemade cream topping that you won’t be able to put down. This is not your typical homemade pie. This dessert combines our Tangerine Olive Oil with our warm Sugar & Spice Blend that will add a sweet combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a hint of black pepper.

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Our Pasolivo Pumpkin Pie combines Pasolivo Olive Oils with our Sugar & Spice Blend

Are you looking for a healthy recipe where you can reuse all of the leftover pumpkin? Try this Roasted Pumpkin with Walnuts and Feta recipe that combines pumpkin, walnuts, feta, red onion, and Pasolivo olive oil.

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Roasted Pumpkin with Walnuts and Feta

Do you have a favorite Pumpkin and Pasolivo recipe that you enjoy that we have not listed? Let us know in the comments below or tag your photos using #mypasolivo on social media channels.

Back-to-School with Pasolivo

Back-to-School can be a busy time for both parents and children. As a parent, you want to know that your child is eating healthy and getting the proper nutrients. We have compiled a list of Back-to-School snacks for your children – whether it’s something they take with them to school, or a snack they can have after school, Pasolivo wants to make back-to-school snacks as healthy and simple as possible.

Made with a Pasolivo extra virgin olive oil of your choice, sweet honey, and salty seeds and nuts, you will love that our Pasolivo Granola is a healthy choice. You can also use the homemade mixture to create our Chewy Breakfast Bars and our Granola Bites. 

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Homemade Pasolivo Granola using Pasolivo olive oil

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Homemade Pasolivo Granola with extra virgin olive oil

Our Chewy Breakfast Bars are created using Pasolivo extra virgin olive oil, Pasolivo Honey, and a salty mix of seeds and nuts. Cut the granola into pieces and take with you on-the-go. This mixture is slightly different than the Pasolivo Granola with an addition of Almond Butter and Flake Cereal.

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Homemade Chewy Breakfast Bars made with extra virgin olive oil

Granola Bites are a great snack for all ages. Made using our Pasolivo Granola, add Nut Butter and form into small balls. Refrigerate and enjoy!

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Homemade Granola Bites made with extra virgin olive oil

We hope your children have a great school year and enjoy these healthy alternatives.