My friend Kirby Hasseman produces a Web-Blog entitled Delivering Marketing Joy (he’s also written a book with the same title). I’ve had the good fortune to participate on the show a number of times, covering topics specific to the corresponding stop in my career during the numerous years these interviews span.

Episode 9 –  Fresh Perspectives & Trying New Things

Episode 76 – Building a Sales Force & Building a Brand

Episode 117 – The Accidental Entrepreneur & How to Build a Sales Team

Episode 176 – Promotional Products Industry Reintroduction – Branded Logistics reveal is an on-line custom suit retailer. Their primary target market is wedding parties. Why rent a poor fitting tuxedo and throw your money away on something unflattering when for roughly the same cost, the guys in the wedding party have access to custom-made suits they can keep forever. My time as their Head of Sales was exciting, energizing and a positive reinforcement of my beliefs about how to build a sales organization. I kept a video chronicle of 1st weeks in Winston Salem, NC. The videos are found below. #neverrentagain

Day 1 – Phase 6 Begins!

Day 2 – What are We Working On?

Day 3 – Forsyth Country Day High School presentation

Day 4 –  Flat Tire to Start the Day, and the Ghost Sales Candidate

Day 5 – Winston Salem, NC Showroom Tour – Sales Team Applications

Day 9 – Ashley Dula introduction

Day 11 – Terrence Henderson introduction and what to do with the sales candidates?

Day 12 – Technology Project – CRM Mapping

Day 13 – 2016 Internet Summit – Raleigh, NC with Danny Rosin

Day 15 – The Day We Got Cubicles

Day 16 – Suited Up and Headed to a Power Lunch at The Piedmont Club

Day 18 – Toasted Wedding Show, Brooklyn NY with Alyssa Timoteo & Sarah Stannard, our 1st Brand Ambassadors!

Day 19 – A November Rain Storm for the Ages

December 6, 2016 2 Truth’s and a Lie with Paty & Rianna

1st Day After Sales Training – Paty & Rianna in The Red Tie Society

Photo Shoot

PromoKitchen is a Promotional Products industry-focused 501c3 non-profit organization focused on education and mentorship. Their signature event is a networking mixer at the annual PPAI EXPO in Las Vegas. Dana Zezzo and I ventured out to interact with those in line for the event back in 2012 to gauge interest and expectation for the event.

Jonathan IrvinMark Graham describing PromoKitchen

Amanda Harrington

Tony Karlicek (“Tony the Hat”)

Mark & Cheryl Kozak – Dr. & Nurse Blue

I’ve also managed to find myself into other interesting situations by way of video

Expo East 2014 Panel Interview PreviewFree Promo Tips

In my time as the Michigan Promotional Professionals Association Board of Directors President, I had the good fortune to interview and assist in the hiring of industry legend Paul Kiewiet to the role of Executive Director. In this 2012 interview we discuss his 1st month of the job and the challenges inherent in assuming a role held by his predecessor for 20+ years.