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News from February 2009

By February 1, 2009January 17th, 2020archive

Peppershock News-March

unxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter this Groundhog’s Day. Don’t let the lack of sunshine put your business in a slump. Peppershock is breaking though the gloom and bringing you inspiration to make your business shine.

You don’t want to miss the events in this month’s newsletter. There’s no better way to beat the cold like warming up to new connections.

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New Crew!

Welcome Eva Griffin

eva-new crewPeppershock Media Productions is growing, and so is our staff. Eva Griffin has joined the team as Peppershock’s bookkeeper. She brings more than 30 years experience in full-charge and general ledger accounting, as well as administrative assistance.  “I’m looking forward to finding my niche here, helping to serve up that digital spice!  How can I serve you?”  Eva lives in Caldwell with her fiancé and two sons, age 15 and 14.

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New Interns!

Katie Leoni

interns wanted

Katie graduated from Idaho State University in December of 2007 with a B.A. in Mass Communications, and an emphasis in advertising and public relations. During her internship she will assist in graphic design and marketing efforts. Although not a traditional intern, Katie hopes to expand her knowledge in marketing and design as well as gain great experience.

Craig Hilpert


Craig is a native Idahoan, raised all his life in Boise. He went to the same elementary school for seven years, the same junior high and high school for three years; Craig’s roots in Boise have settled deep. After graduating from Borah high school with honors, Craig attended the University of Idaho for two fun-filled, albeit unproductive years. Moving back to Boise in 2003, Craig has attended Boise State University since, save for one year he took off to recover from a debilitating knee injury. Craig will graduate Boise State University with a degree in English, Creative Writing in May 2009 after a successful internship at Peppershock Media Productions.

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:: Marketing Gem of the Month ::


Although thanking a customer for using your services seems like an obvious way to show appreciation for their business, how you do it shouldn’t be so obvious. Be creative with your “Thank You” notes and keep your business at the top of their mind, as well as at the top of their list.
If your customer does business with many companies, and receives a “Thank You” card from each one, how is your business going to stand out? Here are some ideas.

  • Make your gratitude stand on its own. Peppershock can help you create a card with pop-up features. This 3D aspect will literally pop out at your client.
  • Give a token of your appreciation. Include a useful trinket that is representative of your business. Be it a magnet, or a keychain, or maybe something more innovative. Giving your client something to remember you by is always a good idea.
  • Include a discount. To insure that your client will return, include a discount for their next purchase.
  • Ask for a referral.  The best complement your customer can give you is a referral to someone else who could use your services.

For feedback, email, visit, or call (208) 461-5070. 

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“We Blog Idaho” is an extension of Peppershock Media Productions. It is a culmination of businesses we help promote, the organizations and events we’re involved in as well as fun info about new and traditional media, technology, advertising, etc. We feature a different business every month with an article, interview clips, images and podcast audio available for download. Be sure to check the events calendar; we’ll be posting a variety of newsworthy, business-related, and charitable events. Our goal is to create a community of readers and connect people together.
Opportunities are available for both content production and advertising. Introductory rates are available! Contact us to find out more!

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and Props:

Congratulations to Danae Valle

Congratulations to Danae Valle of Studio D, for winning NAWBO’s “Up and Coming Business Woman of the Year”!

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Peppershock “Speaking Business”

Peppershock Media Productions will be featured on Zion’s Bank “Speaking on Business” radio segments all across Idaho!  For local listening tune into KBOI on Thursday, February 26, between 7-8 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.

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NFJC Casino Royal at the Nampa Civic Center


Peppershock is producing a cause video that will be played at this fundraising event March 28th. A PSA will also be produced to get the word out about this great event.

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chef and gourmet

The 15th Annual

The Chef & The Gourmet Gala – Bon Appetit!

Friday, March 6, 2009
6:00 PM
Boise Centre On The Grove

Black Tie Optional

Peppershock is participating in the Boise Philharmonic’s fundraiser. We will be producing the Live Auction items display video for the event.

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Bowl for Kids Sake!


Big Brothers Big Sisters Logo

When: Sunday, February 28th
Time: 4pm
Location: Meridian Bowl

The Peppershock crew is getting ready to dust off their bowling shoes and head back to the lanes for Big Brother Big Sister’s (BBBS) annual “Bowling for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser. If you or someone you know would like to join Peppershock’s team and raise funds for this tremendous organization. Donations are also welcome.

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When: Wednesday, March 18
Time: 11am – 1pm
Where: Sun Ray Café, 1602 N 13th Street, Boise
Who: Join the Idaho Media Professionals at their monthly luncheon the third Wednesday of the month. Open to everyone. This month’s topic TBD.

Cost is $10 for lunch. Includes beverage and gratuity.

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Boise Young Professionals Logo

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Don’t Miss This Great Community Service Opportunity… This is your chance to be engaged!

Come help the Girl Scouts sort and separate a large shipment of Girl Scouts cookies for their upcoming cookie drive!! We’ll be spending the afternoon lifting boxes with thousand of cookies off a big rig. Please wear something comfortable, that you’re not afraid to get dirty. – This was organized by the Community & Civic Involement Work-Team.
When: February 26, 2009
Where: 1410 Etheridge Lane off of Fairview
Time: 4 – 6 pm

Email for more information or to sign-up!

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.