5 Ways To Reduce Stress

5 Ways To Reduce Stress

At Whale, we know that the work week can get busy. Between the meetings to attend, emails to send, and projects to finish, the workday can oftentimes feel overwhelming. By finding ways to reduce stress and take a break during the workday, you are benefiting your mental and physical well-being. Recently, the Whale team got together to share their top five ways to reduce stress and relax during the workday!

1. The most popular way to reduce stress among the Whalers is to take a walk at some point during the day. We are fortunate enough to be in the sunshine state, so we have sunshine and beautiful blue skies most days! Get out there and enjoy some sunshine!

2. Get organized. Developing a to-do list can help you tackle the day’s priorities and make the workload lighter!

3. From classical to country, listening to some music can ease your mind!

4. Take and enjoy your break, no matter how busy your schedule is.

5. Hanging out with the office pup, Billie!

Reducing stress during the workday is crucial for maintaining one’s mental and physical well-being. By taking the time to take a walk, get organized, listen to music, or whatever may work for you, you can have a more productive and fulfilling workday! Implementing small changes can have huge impacts on the stress levels of your day, so take some time to prioritize your health and find ways to relax during the work week.

Here at Whale, we work hard, but we like to enjoy ourselves too! We often get together and do fun things like pool tournaments in the lobby, pickleball in the parking lot, or plan something fun to do together outside of the office. This way, we mix the busy workday with some fun and create a healthy work environment!

Whale Swag

Whale Swag

Swag: an easy way to benefit your brand

Have you ever thought as swag as an easy way to benefit your brand? By definition, “swag” is branded merchandise that is made to promote your brand or unite your company, and then given away for free (Forbes, 2022). In the corporate world, swag is often misconstrued as cheap freebies that will eventually go in the trash, but that does not have to be the case – especially with Whale. As a full-service marketing agency, we could name countless reasons to have swag, but two of the most important to understand are brand recognition and company culture.

Brand Recognition

Swag can act as “free” advertising. Someone wearing a crewneck or backpack with your logo is a walking billboard bringing your brand to life. Unlike many forms of marketing, it is tangible, which means it can be more personal and valuable. Positive brand recognition is a result of being intentional with your swag. According to a study conducted by Promotional Products Association International, 72% of consumers surveyed believed that the quality of a promotional product equates to the reputation of that company. In other words, high-quality swag makes your brand seem high-quality, and low-quality swag makes your brand seem low-quality. Not all swag has to be basic, especially with Whale. How to stand out from all the other shirts and tchotchkes is through quality and design. Having your logo is a great start, but adding patterns and graphics to swag can showcase your brand identity.

Company Culture

Swag is great to hand out to prospects, but it can also help cultivate company culture in the workplace. As an employer, it shows your employees that you are investing in them and recognize them as valuable members of your team. Whether you are gifting swag to a new or existing employee or client, this simple gesture has the potential to spark a stronger loyalty and connection to your brand. Bundled kits are one of our favorite ways to deliver internal swag – for example, a custom card, shirt, tumbler, notebook, and pen. However, you can get more “outside of the box” with items like speakers, tote bags, and yoga mats.

Getting Started

At Whale, we make swag that is impactful on company culture and brand recognition, not forgotten about. Flip through our Swag Guide e-book to skim the surface of what is possible with our team and contact us to get started!