How TrophySmack Flipped The Award Industry Upside Down

When was the last time you received an award that you were actually proud of?

The recognition industry has been in dire need of a refresh. Traditional trophy designs have become outdated and unmemorable. The overuse of plastic trophies is so widespread that it has become difficult to differentiate one award from something you got as a kid in little league. Not only that, the standard trophy is boring and recipients often view them as just another thing collecting dust on a shelf. Fortunately, a new name in the industry has emerged, offering a revolutionary approach to recognition hardware that is sure to leave a lasting impression: TrophySmack.

TrophySmack is revolutionizing the recognition space with a unique approach, delivering stunning and original designs that create unforgettable talking pieces. Far from the typical award, their epic recognition hardware serves various purposes, ranging from acknowledging corporate excellence and fantasy sports victories to making fathers feel special on Father’s Day. Every TrophySmack creation is crafted with precision and superior materials, purposely designed to produce an extraordinary impact on all participants. With an extensive range of customization options, TrophySmack ensures that every award is perfectly tailored to match the recipient’s personality and accomplishments, regardless of whether it’s an individual or a team.

TrophySmack’s journey began in 2018, in a humble California garage, with Co-Founders, Matt Walsh and Dax Holt. The idea for TrophySmack was sparked when looking for an exciting trophy or piece of recognition hardware for their fantasy football league’s champion. If you’ve ever had to shop for an award or trophy, you’re probably aware there wasn’t much out there back then, so they began to build the solution themselves. The turning point came when TrophySmack appeared on the popular television show, Shark Tank. On the show, they not only captured the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide, but they also hooked in multiple offers from numerous Sharks. Ultimately, they landed with billionaire investor Mark Cuban, and have since embarked on an extraordinary journey together.

In 2022, Matt and Dax moved the TrophySmack headquarters into a 20,000-square-foot building that gave them the space they needed to grow. The new building has office space for their marketing, sales, and operations teams, but also houses their warehouse and production rooms, where the majority of assembly, customization, and shipping happen. Not only did their building and staff grow in size, but TrophySmack has also secured prestigious partnerships and official licensing agreements with international brands such as the MLB, the NFL Player’s Association, ESPN, Snapchat, Buffalo Wild Wings, Call of Duty, and more.

One of TrophySmack’s game-changing innovations that has been a catalyst for its meteoric rise is their user-friendly online customization tool. This tool allows customers to design their own championship belts, upload logos or photos, add text, and preview the final product in real time. Gone are the days of guesswork and disappointment; what you see is truly what you get. This commitment to providing a seamless and satisfying customization experience sets TrophySmack apart from its competitors.

Speaking of competitors, TrophySmack’s dedication to quality is a key differentiator. While other companies offer expensive yet flimsy and lightweight belts, TrophySmack’s championship belts are seven pounds of chromed-out metal and are built to withstand the test of time. The industrial-grade construction ensures that these awards make a powerful and lasting impression.

In addition to their commitment to quality, TrophySmack offers exceptional value. TrophySmack delivers high-quality awards at a fraction of their competitor’s price, with their flagship customizable championship belts priced at only $199. This value proposition attracts a wide range of customers who appreciate superior craftsmanship without breaking the bank.

TrophySmack is rewriting the rules of the recognition industry by offering unparalleled customization, unmatched quality, and unbeatable value. With their inspiring journey, commitment to innovation, and collaborations with iconic brands, TrophySmack has firmly established itself as the go-to provider of celebratory hardware. Whether you seek a top-of-the-line recognition piece, a memorable gift, or a trophy that asserts your undeniable domination in your fantasy league, TrophySmack has got you covered. Don’t settle for ordinary awards—embrace TrophySmack and elevate the way success is celebrated. Begin creating your trophy here today!




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Santiago writes about the fascinating, unexpected side of life for Unfinished Man. He explores intriguing subcultures, people, and trends that reveal the weirdness hiding below the surface. Santiago provides an insider’s perspective shaped by his own experiences pushing boundaries and embracing the unconventional. His curiosity and passion for storytelling give readers a glimpse into unfamiliar worlds.

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