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The Integrate & Ignite podcast explores the nature of what it means to be at the helm of marketing decisions. Every episode is crafted to make people think, to spark some “aha!” moments, and to illustrate just how important a truly integrated marketing strategy and a solid, inspired brand presence is to success and longevity. Your host, Lori Jones, is the President & CEO of Avocet Communications, and she has over 30 years of integrated marketing experience. Lori has interviewed over 300 top business leaders on the show with backgrounds in B2B and B2C from brands such as General Motors, IBM, McDonald's, and Netsuite. It is the wisest and most successful of leaders that know the value of advice, that can listen, and that can also share their experiences with others. Whether you're a CEO, a CMO, Marketing Director, or an entrepreneur who wears many hats, this podcast is for you. For more information and Show Notes, go to www.avocetcommunications.com
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 27, 2017

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Award-winning marketer, agency executive, critically-acclaimed author and columnist, Andrew has helped launch more than four dozen technology companies and hundreds of products and services over the past 25 years. Tech companies of all sizes rely on Andrew to help shape their narratives, re-position their brand and steal share from better-known competitors. A crisp thinker who weaves compelling and impactful stories, Andrew is highly respected for his passion, intellect, foresight and humor.

As the CMO of SharpSpring, Andrew, leads the marketing and business development teams of this fast-growing marketing automation company. His responsibilities include crafting and executing the strategy to grow the company's agency market share (currently #2 to HubSpot), including branding, design, content marketing, lead generation, digital marketing, event marketing, external relations, affiliate marketing, and partner enablement initiatives.

Andrew is the co-author of Richard Nixon: A Psychobiography (Columbia University Press, 1997). He was the ghost author of Driving Business Performance Through Strategic Sourcing, (Vanity Press, 2005), and has authored several hundred articles and thought leadership pieces for various clients and executives. In addition, he has been a contributing editor to various marketing, brand and communications publications, and blogs, including Marketing Talent, Business to Business Magazine, Catalyst Magazine and Small Business Matters. A lively speaker, Andrew has presented at dozens of industry events, including some of the largest trade shows in the technology industry.

He is a magna cum laude graduate in Politics from Princeton University and the recipient of the Annenberg Fellowship at Eton College in England where he taught American Politics and Economics.

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Feb 20, 2017

 

Jim Adams is a founding partner of QRUNCH Foods and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before starting QRUNCH Foods, Adams launched Redbud’s Raw Dog Food, a line of premium raw dog food made from naturally raised meats and organic vegetables and fruits.

Adams has spent nearly 20 years in various marketing roles. He was Executive Director of Marketing for Chipotle Mexican Grill for a number of years, where he directed all aspects of the company’s marketing efforts. Adams is also a former member of the fourth estate, working for several years as a broadcast journalist. After college, Adams led tour groups worldwide—a job, he says, that prepared him for everything.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Kansas (Rock Chalk) and a Master of Arts in Journalism & Public Affairs from American University in Washington, DC.

Feb 8, 2017

 

Lloyd Lewis is president and CEO of Arc Thrift Stores. Arc has 24 stores and 15 donation stations in Colorado. Arc provide advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is one of the largest employers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Colorado.

Lewis’ role includes oversight and management of Arc’s retail stores, corporate and support operations, and a staff of over 1,500 employees. Under Lewis’ tenure, revenue has grown from $30 million to $75 million annually and earned income from $2 million to $10 million annually.

Lewis currently serves as board chair of the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition and of the Atlantis Community Foundation.

At Arc, Lewis is instrumental in forging relationships with communities of color, including Mi Casa Resource Center, the Latina Chamber of Denver, as well as other community organizations including the Mayor’s Road Home project. He received the Civil Rights Award from NewsEd Corporation for his work with challenged communities in 2008. He is also the recipient of an award as one of Denver’s “unsung heroes” in celebration of Denver’s 150th anniversary in 2009, and Lewis and Arc were named 2010 “Change Maker” for the City of Denver Change Maker program sponsored by Ashoka and the City of Denver.

 

Feb 6, 2017

As director of sales and marketing for retail giant Papa John’s, the position she held for 12 years before moving to Colorado and being named director of marketing for arc Thrift Stores, Maggie Scivicque-Spencer was fantastic at her job. She orchestrated a $40,000 record-breaking pizza sale to the San Diego Naval Shipyard (now featured in the Guinness Book of World Records). She held the position of top U.S. sales person for the company from 2001 to 2004 (out of 3300+ stores), and she received the Franchise Team Player Award three years running. Along the way, Maggie was promoted through three franchises beginning in San Diego, California, and ending here in Colorado and Minnesota, and boosted sales in her territories by 33 percent.

But, after over a decade in the pizza world, Maggie decided to use her skills to help people in need. Maggie was named director of marketing for Arc Thrift Stores in 2012, and since the beginning it has been, to use her words, “a humbling” experience, but one that she says “makes coming to work every day rewarding.”

The mission of Arc Thrift Stores is to assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization provides 12 Arc Chapters with funding to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As the organization’s director of marketing, Maggie is responsible for promoting awareness of that mission and the Arc brand. In that role, she heads up all marketing communications and advertising for the organization, which includes 24 stores and 15 donation centers.

Maggie has taken a marketing department severely over budget (2012) to being right on target (2015). Her work has also resulted in year-over-year revenue increases up to 5 percent yearly. Arc’s customer count continues to grow with 70,000 Coloradans weekly shopping Arc Thrift Stores.

Maggie prides herself on being a motivated self-starter working to bring fresh and creative ideas to the table to advertise 24 Thrift Stores and 15 donation stations across the Front Range. These innovative approaches include annual sales throughout the year, advertising campaigns, in-store promotions, traditional media strategies, as well as digital and social advertising (Arc’s Facebook fans went from 5,000 to over 30,000 in only three short years under Maggie’s direction)…all the while, keeping to Arc’s mission to make thrift part of main stream shopping at the forefront.

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