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News from October 2008

By October 1, 2008archive

It’s time for SHOCKTOBERFEST! Peppershock is hard at work preparing for our 5 year anniversary party! Shocktoberfest is happening on October 30th and you are invited! Get your costume ready for the open house party! More information about Shocktoberfest and great upcoming events are listed below.This month’s marketing gem highlights how a new Employment Recruitment Video can benefit your business.

Welcome Back Allison!
Peppershock is pleased to welcome Allison Roberts back to the production team. This will be her second semester interning with us!

Meet our NEW intern, Hailey Bonawitz:

hailey-peppershock internHailey is currently attending Boise State University and is planning to graduate in May 2009 with a Bachelors of Business Administration majoring in Marketing and a minor in Business. She’s involved in a variety of marketing tasks including writing the monthly newsletter, compiling market analysis and contributing creative ideas to the Peppershock team.

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Peppershock is FIVE years old! To commemorate we’re hosting an open house we’ve dubbed “ShocktOberfest.” Come and celebrate with us, on Thursday, October 30th, 2008. The festivities start at 4:00 pm and end around 8:00 pm. Be prepared for a frightful evening full of trick-or-treats and Boo-ze and eats. This event will be an open house held at the ever so terrifying Peppershock office on 122 N. Yale Street, Nampa. The adult only party will include prizes for best costume. You could be the lucky winner of an .mp3 player or Peppershock gift certificate!

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An upcoming project for the Peppershock crew is the filming of a documentary for television on the Hagerman Fossil Beds. The story of Idaho’s prehistoric past will be explored with the help of Geologist Bob Lorkowski with production scheduled to begin this month. The documentary will also discuss the Hagerman Horse and the wide variety of other species found in the area.

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nampa chamber

Business Booster Breakfast

When: Tuesday, October 14th
Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Location: Nampa Civic Center
Topic: Peppershock Media Productions presents New Media Marketing

Space is limited. CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

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bbblogoIntegrity In Tough Times seminar

When: October 9th, 2008
Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Where: URS (formerly Washington Group) Auditorium
720 Park Blvd in Boise
parking available in lot next to the Stone House

Cost: Free although registration is required
Please email to register

Peppershock is proud to co-sponsor the event. We are recording it to air on TV at a later date.
The event will be a discussion with local business leaders to examine how to do the right thing no matter the economic state as well as the importance of integrity and honesty in every business.

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Integrity Counts Awards Banquet

When: October 30th, 2008
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Boise Center on the Grove

Cost: $65.00 per person

Thirty-eight companies submitted materials for consideration in this year’s award program. Each of the companies will be honored and recognized at the gala banquet. The Better Business Bureau congratulates each company for their nomination and their stand for ethics in the marketplace.

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and Props:

rhea at bat

Softball season is over. We closed the season by celebrating the diverse talents we found amongst our team.

Allison Roberts
The Scorekeepers Award
For your versatility, willingness to play when we needed you, and ability to keep the lowest of scores!

Angie Scobby
The Stick To It Award
In recognition of your triple in game versatility, Most Improved Over All, and for showing up and playing where you were needed!

Billy Scobby
The One Game Award
Thank you for being there when we needed you! You had a perfect season!

Denae Warren
The Batting for Two Award
In recognition of your team recruitment ability, your willingness to swing at illegal pitches, and best prego female hitter overall!

Toyjijuan Warren
The Flash Award
For your speed and prowess, clutch hitting, base running, incredible fielding, and in park home runs! You were superhuman running the bags!

Drew Allen
The Longest Running Injury Award
In recognition of your Dr.’s Visit, tetanus shot, and medication you received in City D League Softball! Also for all the “nice shots”, diving catches, and you were the only player to successfully have a “throw out” at home plate!

Heather Spear
The Team Mom Award
You had the hardest job of all-Kid Wrangling! Thank you for being our biggest fan and watching everyone’s children!

Mark Spear
The Pitching/Catching/Beer/Sunflower Award
For your ability to pitch and catch, most muscle pulls, most beer consumed before a game, most sunflower seeds consumed during the game, and for being a pillar for our team. Great all around playing Mark!

Rhea Allen
The Adam’s Apple Award
In recognition of more practice injuries due to catching (or not catching), your clutch 3rd base plays, and your courage!

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:: Marketing Gem of the Month ::



In order for any business to succeed it is important to have quality employees and the recruiting of new employees can be a difficult task. An upbeat and interesting recruitment video will help your business create new hype and motivation for your current and future employees. The industry is moving away from the traditional ideas for recruitment videos and moving towards something that is fresh and entertaining. Liz Claiborne Inc created a new recruitment video to fill a variety of positions across many stores throughout the U.S. The video has received about 16,000 hits between their web site and Yahoo Hot Jobs. The idea for a new recruitment video is to show the business in the best light, its exciting aspects, and even the opportunities available for employees. A new video would create excitement amongst potential employees…making your business an exciting place to work for.

Drew Allen

As co-owner and Chief Operations Officer, Drew has many duties. Drew shoots, edits and makes magic with motion graphics while creating campaign deliverables using his master-class working knowledge of software, equipment, social media and service-oriented personality. As COO, he orchestrates our team and assures our high quality standards. Read more about Drew.