The power of networking can truly go a long way. In the case of chapter leaders at the 39th annual American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, this proves to be especially true. Continue reading
Are you a big fan of summer? Well, believe it or not, you’re not alone—Marketers love summer too! Whether the marketer is promoting brands at a large music festival, credit cards next to our favorite summer singer, coffee with our favorite Hershey bar, or our favorite Mexican Grill is giving away free chips and guac (we’re looking at you Chipotle), summertime is a great time for marketing! Not only for the marketers themselves but those who see the benefits too.Continue reading
Whether you’re finishing up an internship or just starting to look for one, there is one thing to keep in mind: no matter what company or industry you choose, an internship provides you with valuable experience in the field and you’re getting the opportunity to work with local professionals. You made it through a couple rounds of interviews and they want to work with you to see what you can do, so here five internship tips so you can make the most of it.
One of the events that was attended by several students this past week was the Sales Certificate Program. During this program, students received a sales certification after attending two separate sessions where they listened to sales professionals from several companies, including AeroTek, TekSystems, ABC Supply Company, and Northwestern Mutual. Here, a panel of employees from each of the companies talked about the importance of selling, beginning at its most basic forms as well as the foundations of sales: presenting & closing, and report & needs assessment.
Kim R. Todora, public relations and media outreach manager of Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) spoke on the power of promotional products in the marketing world.
While working at the 113 year old company, Kim learned the power of promotional products, which were once overlooked, and how they affect buyers. Today, promotional products are the 8th fastest growing medium in media, and, surprisingly, are the only form of marketing that buyer’s say “thank you” to. Though surprising to some people, listening to Kim’s talk on the power of promotional products, there are truly no other forms of marketing that buyers are thankful to receive.
Putting yourself in the shoes of the buyer, it’s hard to recall the last time you were thankful for the commercial that interrupted your show, the promotion that was heard on your Pandora station, or the dozens of emails that appear daily in your inbox. However, when you receive something as small as a flash drive, or even a shirt, chances are, your automatic response is to say “thank you.”
After returning from New Orleans, I think I can speak for most of us when I say we’re all experiencing some post-NOLA blues. From the beautiful weather, authentic food, being surrounded by marketers from all over the country, and let’s not forget the Hurricane drinks, it all made the weekend one that we will never forget.
One of the first seminars I attended was the “Career Advice” Q&A, which entailed four seasoned professionals with a wide range of industry experience.
The culture at Butler/Till, one of the region’s premier media communications agencies, will go toe-to-toe with anyone in the industry.
I walked into their sprawling Jefferson Road facility only to be greeted with more warmth and excitement than I can normally handle. But by no means was this a bad thing; in fact, it was a pleasant surprise.
Fundraising, while it may seem like an intimidating and daunting task, it’s really no different than sales, well, besides the fact that you’re selling an intangible object: the feeling the individual gets from donating [or the recognition they want]. So, if you’re someone who’s timid about asking someone for money, here are a few tips courtesy of Sarah Campagna. Sarah’s ten years in fundraising prepared her for success in her current sales and marketing role at Launch Team.
Katrina Busch, now President of Roberts Communications was in the early days of a six to twelve month recovery from a torn ACL when she walked into Roberts for the first time. This remarkable string of events unfolded after Katrina responded to a blind ad in the Democrat and Chronicle in 1997.
It should have been a relatively ordinary day for Lauren Dixon and her team; sleeves should have been rolled, computers on with fingers typing, and ultimately, work should have gotten done — but as it turned out, Mother Nature had other plans in store for them, and a seemingly ordinary day in 2001 changed Dixon Schwabl forever.