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Bringing Back Humanity to the Workplace by Clint Pulver

Bringing Back Humanity to the Workplace by Clint Pulver

Clint Pulver (Keynote Speaker, Author, Musician, Pilot, and Workforce Expert) talks about the importance of individuality in the workplace. He also speaks about creating an experience for your clients even if the medium is digital, the perception of leadership versus the reality of employee experience, and the impact of stereotyping teammates

Direct Mail Design for Dummies in 2023

Direct Mail Design for Dummies in 2023

Direct Mail Design Doesn’t Have to Be Hard Tell me if this sounds familiar.  You’ve got a deadline and orders to put together a campaign, but you stall out staring at the blank piece of paper.  That blank slate, is open to an infinite array of possibilities, so many...

The Secret to Humanizing Your Business by Hilary Corna

The Secret to Humanizing Your Business by Hilary Corna

Hilary Corna stops by today to share her new approach to put humanity at the forefront of business. Hilary has an extensive background in process optimization having spent years at Toyota, but she shares how it’s possible to be humancentric while still optimizing process.

Denise Taschereau on “Strategy First, Product Second”

Denise Taschereau on “Strategy First, Product Second”

Denise Taschereau, CEO & Co-Founder of Fairware, has seen how brands invest hundreds of thousands of dollars on big launches — and, a few weeks before the main event, a junior marketing assistant asks for cheap water bottles to put on everyone’s tables. The issue, she says, is that the water bottle will set the mood and quality for everything else. There must be a strategy (a story, a purpose) for everything you put in your client’s and stakeholder’s hands. In this episode, Denise showcases her team’s strategies in marketing, sales, and the overall sustainability values that drive all them together and forward.

Using Swag More Intentionally and Thoughtfully by Joseph Sommer

Using Swag More Intentionally and Thoughtfully by Joseph Sommer

It’s better to give 15 high-quality products that users will find useful and delightful instead of hundreds that will end up in the trash, says Joseph Sommer, founder of Whitestone. In this episode, he elaborates 3 important questions you need to ask yourself before buying and gifting swag. He also speaks about the Gen Z perspective on promotional products, and the strategies swag companies need to take to be more sustainable and successful.

How to Take the Initiative and Deal with Uncertainty by Margaret Heffernan

How to Take the Initiative and Deal with Uncertainty by Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, CEO, writer, and keynote speaker. Her career and innovative ideas are nothing less than impressive. In this interview, she speaks about uncertainty, the importance of preparedness in times of crisis, the benefits of scenario planning and experimentation, and the way we all are subject to political and social changes.

7 Ways to Improve Direct Mail in 2023

7 Ways to Improve Direct Mail in 2023

Earlier this week I was talking to a prospective client about ways they could improve direct mail. They’ve been in the jewelry industry for decades and were looking for a way to boost sales heading into the holiday season. He mentioned that they’d used direct mail...

Building Connections and Trust Across the Supply Chain by Mark Graham

Building Connections and Trust Across the Supply Chain by Mark Graham

Mark Graham, co-founder of Commonsku, talks about the struggles of the promotional products business: from the products that we all have left behind in a hotel room to the products we keep in our homes and offices because their quality makes them valuable. He discusses the power of creating a community in an authentic way and addresses the evolution of Commonsku, a powerful software that connects people across the supply chain: distributors and suppliers can all come together to interact and collaborate with each other.