I hope everyone had a wonderful January! To be honest, it’s been a little exhausting to jump right back into work after the holidays. However, this doesn’t change how much I love my job! The crew came together as a team once again to share our vision for Peppershock this year.
Peppershock Mini Pow-Wow
We always have a mini Pow-Wow at the beginning of the year. We had a “sticky note throwdown” to find our strengths and identify how we can continuously improve as a business. Along with 10 million people in the world, the Peppershock crew took the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. Every time Drew and I take one of these assessments, we find that we are polar opposites. Peppershock is a melting pot full of different strengths and weaknesses, and that’s one of the things I love about this crew. Everyone here has something to bring to the table and this assessment proves it.
Here are my top 5 strengths:
1. Command: It turns out that this strength is quite uncommon for women.
2. Woo: I love people and have no problem trying to win them over.
3. Ideation: This is my favorite strength because I’m constantly coming up with new ideas.
4. Activator: I like to get work done and get it done NOW!
5. Includer: I love collaborating with others and making sure that no one feels left out.
We went over our wins and losses from 2017 as a team. We achieved some great things last year but, of course, every workplace has room for improvement. What’s the best way to transition into the new year? Burning our wins and losses from last year! We created new goals this year and posted them in the office as an encouraging reminder of what Peppershock can accomplish if we work together.
Marketing Trends Workshop
I had the privilege of presenting my Marketing Trends Workshop twice! Peppershock teamed up with MaxGiving in Boise as a way for me to share my knowledge about these trends with the local business community. A week later, I traveled to give another presentation at Treasure Valley Community College. There, I met a new group of people from the business community of Ontario and Weiser.
It’s Award Season!
We won a major award! The newest trophy on our shelf is Peppershock’s first Pixie award! It is certainly the most interesting award statue we’ve ever seen. We won this award through the submission of our Albertsons Companies Video. It was rewarding to work with Albertsons and we hope to continue working with them in the future. The crew had fun working on this project and still talk about it being one of our most memorable projects from 2017.
Sundance Film Festival
I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Sundance Film Festival. It was a day of non-stop “people watching,” listening to pitching, promoting, and a little bit of partying. I met new friends from all over the world. Who doesn’t love making new connections?
Here are some of the many companies that hosted me in one way or another:
The Complete Leader Program
I attended Day 8 of The Complete Leader program by Price Associates with facilitator Mindy Mirek Bortness. The Complete Leader is an 18 month program for executives, managers and leaders. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to significantly grow in many ways. I love being a part of this cohort and now I will have friends for life!
When is the last time you had a marketing audit? I have over 14 years of experience as a business owner and want to share my expertise with you. Don’t make costly mistakes! We will take a look at your marketing strategy to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Learn why having a marketing audit can be the best thing you do for your business. This webinar is packed with helpful information about saving money. You won’t want to miss this one! If you do happen to miss it, never fear! Subscriptions to webinars of the past will be available on our site soon.
I’m On Youtube!
I started a Youtube Channel! Watch my videos and gain a sneak peek at our webinars. I will go more in depth in the webinars, but these videos are helpful to anyone in the business community. https://www.youtube.com/user/ppskmedia/videos
(C.P.R.) Connect. Progress. Rebuild.
I have learned through 14 years of being a business owner that every team is defined by the individuals who bring something different to the table. Everyone can work, but how do you win? In this webinar, you’ll walk away with the tools we have used. A team that works well together is the key to success. Happy employees and happy customers lead to a better brand! Tune in March 8th at 12PM MST! Register here: www.peppershock.com/webinars
Marketing Expedition Webinars
It’s already been a year since we began doing our Marketing Expedition Webinars. These webinars are designed to help you generate a stellar marketing program within your organization. You will walk away with the tools to build your brand and your bottom line. With new topics every month, our Marketing Expedition Webinars are held every second Thursday at 12PM MST. Join me!
Marketing Expedition Podcast
Drew and I were joined by Angie and Sierra of the Peppershock design crew to discuss Why Graphic Design Matters. What is graphic design and why is it important in this world? We have the answers! We had a great time involving the crew in this podcast and look forward to doing this again in the future. This podcast is filled with the insightful information and examples you need to understand the role graphic design plays in society. Discover why graphic design is important to the success of your business.