Local Company Wins International Award
By Otago Chamber of Commerce | Posted: Tuesday August 29, 2017
Challenge Marketing has come away from the APPA awards with a win for their Otago Polytechnic International Gift.
It is always great to celebrate success in our community and today we have the opportunity to congratulate Challenge Marketing for their success at the APPA (Australasian Promotional Products Association) awards.
Challenge Marketing started as a very small business with just 2 people and a handful of clients but they have had massive growth in the last 2 years and now offer over 60,000 different products. Their product range varies from pens and drink ware to high quality corporate gifts, flags, custom products and apparel. They have a passion for clients businesses and products striving to ensure all products are delivered on time and correct. They offer a multitude of solutions, ideas and innovations around business and promotional product requirements avoiding the "one brand fits all" mentality.
Most Dunedin businesses are now working alongside Challenge Marketing as well as some national clients and large corporate brands.
"We have built loyal and strong, long lasting relationships with our suppliers and customers which is due to our high quality standards of which we pride ourselves on."
Our Commitment " Whether it be a major sporting event, engagement with key clients, staff incentives or brand awareness, Challenge Marketing is your close working partner in your business and branding"
Adrian Hocking, Owner/Sales Manager
The Award: Made in New Zealand
The category that Challenge Marketing entered was focused on promoting and producing a promotional product or garment utilising the very best of New Zealand made components, manufacturing, suppliers and embellishers. All products entered had to meet the requirements of the Fair Trading Act for Country of Origin Labelling.
Challenge Marketing entered their product that they had custom made for the Otago Polytechnic pictured above which met the requirements perfectly. This product was created as a gift to visitors from China who were visiting from Chinese Universities and Colleges. With this in mind they needed to create something of high quality that represented NZ and the Otago Polytechnic along with being lightweight and portable. The wood also had to be treated properly as it was being taken overseas.
Otago Polytechnic were so impressed with the product and received such great feedback from the recipients that they now give the gift to all overseas visitors and other dignitaries.