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Interviewing the CEO of 99designs in Oakland

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If you haven’t heard already, I started a new Podcast called Brand Hero. This past week my episode with the CEO of 99designs, Patrick Llewellyn, went live. To hear the whole podcast, click here and you’ll be redirected to iTunes. About the Pod A platform which started from design contests among freelancers, 99Designs is now…

2018 SWAG Guide (Part 3: Pro Sports Memorabilia > High End Collectible Gifts)

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I often say that the SWAG Show that kicks of the new year is like a box of chocolates… well, I mean Forrest Gump said it best… “you never know what you’re gonna get”. Seriously tho, this SWAG Show has over 20,000 people in attendance with over 1,000 different factories on the show floor. THAT’S…

2018 SWAG Guide (Part 2: How OrigAudio is changing the SWAG industry)

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2018 SWAG Guide (Part 2: How OrigAudio is changing the SWAG industry) I met the guys at OrigAudio back in 2011 in sunny San Diego at one of the regional SWAG Shows. This is before I was SwagSam – back then I was Sam the Sandal Man. I guess I’ve always had a bit of…

2018 SWAG Guide (Part 1: Public Speaking)

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2018 SWAG Guide (Part 1: Public Speaking) I hope your 2018 is off to a great start! Every year, the largest SWAG Show of the year takes place right after CES in Mandalay Bay. I’ll tell you – 6 days in Vegas is too long! However, I’m more fired up for the new year than…

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#5: Meditate to Marketing with Handstands’ Charley Johnson

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As Senior Vice President of Handstands Promo, Charley Johnson refuses to sink into the stereotypical role, when asked what his goals are for the company, he answered “enlightenment”. Johnson has been in the marketing scene for several years now, but to him, nothing has defined his success as well as his discovery of transcendental meditation.…

#4: Bring Your Marketing Vision to Life w/ Patrick Llewellyn (CEO of 99Designs)

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A platform which started from design contests among freelancers, 99Designs is now a global company working in 150 countries. CEO Patrick Llewellyn has expanded the start up from its beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, making 99Designs the largest marketplace for design. With clients such as DraftKings and Jagermeister, Llewllyn has created a multimillion dollar company and…

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