Posts by SwagSam

Why Is Sampling Beneficial For Your Next Swag Order?

Quality is very crucial when it comes to creating your branded Swag. One of the most overlooked part of ordering Swag is requesting samples. I intentionally use the word ordering vs. creating because there is a completely different mindset. Let’s examine this before we continue. ORDERING Ordering is very transactional based. This is something we…

The Emotional Connection of Swag

I love LinkedIn, in fact I’d say it’s my favorite social network. It’s so underrated and utilized by most professionals! However, this post in our series of how to start your first Swag campaign is not about LinkedIn! The reason why I wanted to touch on LinkedIn is because I like to scroll through my…

#29: Artificial Intelligence & Social Media w/ Eric Meyerson

Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Eric Meyerson is head of marketing for Sensai, a new startup that gives businesses, creators, and artists the power to transform their online influence with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Eric is a respected…

#27: Thoughtful Human w/ Ali O’Grady

Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Thoughtful Human® exists to help people find honest ways to communicate in dynamic relationships and challenging circumstances like these. it’s our shared struggle to love, fight, grieve, forgive, overcome, and celebrate — even in some…

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#79: Hustle Con – Recap live from Paramount Theatre in Oakland

Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Review any of the WhatUp Podcasts and tag us on social (@WhatUpSV) to be entered! Entrepreneurs mentioned… – The Hustle – The Up and Comers – Playground Studios – Emerge Marketing – Thoughtful Human –…

#25: Culture your Culture w/ Karen Jaw-Madson

Connect with Karen on LinkedIn! Check out the Book here! Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work Organizational culture isn’t just a hot topic-it’s an untapped asset and potential liability for all businesses. And yet, for all its potential to make or break, few know how to manage cultures with proficiency. Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work provides…

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S01 / Ep 28: Burning Desire.

REMEMBER this is the podcast to fire you up for the work week because there’s No case of the Monday’s here! Get a FREE 30 day trial to Audible to listen to free books (click here) Get a FREE Ike’s Sandwich! Review any of the WhatUp Podcasts and tag us on social (@WhatUpSV) to be…

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#78: San Jose Sharks President, Jonathan Becher!

About Jonathan Becher In Jan 2018, John Tortora and I were named co-presidents of Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE). My primary focus is fan engagement, sales, marketing and revenue. Tortora oversees the company’s finance and venue operations.  Announcement • Highly-collaborative senior executive with multiple demonstrated successes as CEO, delivering growth agendas with measurable financial and…

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#4 Brand-Storming… Success with Swag(ger)

We’ve covered the basics in the first 3 posts about how to start a Swag project. In the last post I outlined my 3 tier approach when it comes to trade show Swag (or really just organizing your swag products in general). In this post we’re talking about the conversations that need to happen to…

#23: LinkedIn Riches w/ John Nemo

Connect with John Nemo here Nemo’s website and book Rate & Review the Brand Hero podcast John Nemo is an Online Course Creator (“LinkedIn Riches” +  “Webinars that Work”), Bestselling Author and a LinkedIn trainer. Preview of John Nemo’s LinkedIn Profile… WHAT I DO: I help Business Coaches, Consultants, Small Business Owners, Sales Executives and…

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Time.

Time. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, yet for some reason some of us are able to achieve more than others in just a single day. Why is that? Why do we (as humans) default to “I don’t have the time”? Why do we think right off the bat so negatively…

Inspirational Interlude: SwagWorx (an identity story)

SwagSam here… I’ve been working on this new “Success with Swag(ger)” blog series that is all about how to have success when using promotional products. Taking a quick, as I call it, “inspirational interlude”… Would love your feedback. Take a look at the below concept for re-branding my Swag company, ValueBP Marketing Group… what do…

#2: How to Start with the END in Mind: Success with Swag(ger)

In the last post we went over the importance of starting with the END in mind (read: we went over the WHY). Now, we’re going to go over the HOW. As you may know by now; I like to start backwards. Reverse engineering is the best the way to create a plan because you know…

S01 / Ep 24: Your Why.

discovering your purpose, knowing your why

REMEMBER this is the podcast to fire you up for the work week because there’s No case of the Monday’s here! Topic of the day: Your Why Start off with a quote: Do what you do with love and success is a natural symptom. – James Altucher (author of choose yourself book) Inspiration, Motivation, Purpose and…

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#1: Start with the END in Mind: Success with Swag(ger)

This is a brand new blog series called “Success with “Swag(ger)”… it’s all about promotional products. Rather Swag as I affectionately refer to these advertising products that bring so much joy to people. Before we begin, I’d like to start with a challenge: What other form of advertising brings as much happiness as Swag does?…

#74: Anjelah Johnson – Comedian, Actress & former Raiderette Cheerleader!

World Famous comedian, Anjelah Johnson, sat down with Sam & Serg to give Silicon Valley locals a behind-the-scenes look into what keeps her motivated… and we mean “behind-the-scenes” – this pod was recorded backstage at the San Jose Improv right before Anjelah stepped on stage to perform. Time Stamps – Nail Salon Story @ 11:30…

#20: Grow your subscribers with email. Sam Parr (CEO of The Hustle)

At only two years old, “The Hustle” is famous for its distribution of a daily email. A collection of the current business and news – everything needed to start the day.   Grown in a short period of time to now having nearly 1 million young professional subscribers, the CEO and co-founder Sam Parr contributes some…

#19: Capitalizing on Unique Lifestyle Products for Men w/ Touch of Modern’s CEO Jerry Hum!

As a men-focused niche founded in 2012, Touch of Modern is an e-commerce website and app that caters to the modern lifestyle. Considered as one of the fastest growing company, it is a curated, online shopping destination for men to elevate their lifestyle. It provides redefining online shopping experience for every product curated from furniture…

#18: Revolutionizing The Women’s Apparel Industry w/ Amy Wister of The Stylist Online!

Amy Wister is changing the retail terrain with her new tech development, the style dial. Through this tool, women shopping across the country will be able to take their silhouette and find the right fit in the millions of articles clothing found in stores. Through her background in Intel and headstrong attitude, Wister is a…

#72: Dan Gordon – the man behind Gordon Biersch!

Hilarious Gordon Biersch YouTube video referenced  The Gordon Biersch way to deliver kegs! Sign-up for Audible and get a FREE month! Sam:                      All right. Let’s bring in our guest today. Sergio, pretty pumped. We’re at Gordon Biersch Brewery and we’re sitting with Dan Gordon. Sergio:                  We’re not only at Gordon Biersch, we’re at the headquarters…

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#17: Maximizing Productivity w/ ClickUp’s Chris Cunningham & Zeb Evans

ClickUp.com isn’t your ordinary productivity space. The brainchild of two Virginia natives, Chris Cunningham and Zeb Evans, the two 28-year olds are taking organization to the next level. Unlike tools like Trello, ClickUp takes all your goals, notes, agenda, and even chat messages all in one space. Through their witty marketing and persistent attitudes, they’re…

#16: Re-Branding w/ John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneurs on Fire! (JLD on EOFire)

I am really pump up with today’s interview because today, we have the man on fire…no other than John Lee Dumas aka JLD the host and founder to one of the most successful podcast – the Entrepreneurs on Fire. Let’s listen and learn the secrets on what it takes to build a brand from the…

SwagSam’s First Book!

In January of 2017, I wrote down a goal to publish my first book by May 1st, 2018. On May 1st of 2018, Success with Swag(ger) my very first book was published. Honestly, this book I just completed was not the first topic I had in mind. Originally, I wanted to write a guide geared…

#15: Creating A Meaningful Social Media Campaign w/ Charity Gibson!

Green Banana Social CEO and founder, Charity Gibson, has always had a passion for social media. Through her own relationship with social media as a young adult, she was able to take her interests and turn them into her success. Now, Gibson consults and advises companies on content creation and strategy regarding social media platforms.…

#14: Transitioning From Retail To Promo w/ OrigAudio’s Jason Lucash!

Debuting the first OrigAudio product on Shark Tank, Jason Lucash and Mike Szymczak launched the “Fold N’ Play”, a speaker which folds based on the Japanese art of origami. Now a multimillion dollar company, OrigAudio is expanding into multiple products while keeping its niche boutique name. Starting out at Jansport, Lucash has his own love-hate…