What Does This Mean for Your Business?
I’ve also gotten to know Scott Harris from Pro Towels. I don’t often have a need for towels, but when I do, I go to Pro Towels. I currently have a need for a few hundred tapestry blankets, which are pricey and the order is a nice piece of business. This order will go to Pro Towels because of my relationship with the people at the company. While there are many good suppliers who have this item, I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. I connect with Scott frequently online, and at industry events we connect personally. Both venues have helped to strengthen our friendship and business relationship.
I hope that I will be able to meet Kathie Tratnik at the PPAI Expo. Connecting with my social media friends at industry events is truly one of the benefits of going to shows. Relationships that are nurtured both online and in person translate to good business and good friends.
My 16-year-old son thinks my friends are old, but with age comes wisdom and the people in my world are savvy enough to not post offensive, embarrassing things on social media. I see Paul Bellantone, president and CEO of PPAI, spending time with his son, Bobby Lehew from Robyn Promotions sharing dishes he cooked (trout with maple syrup and cardamom/cayenne pepper glaze plus roasted mushrooms with goat cheese and dill filling … really??) The always-traveling Dana Zezzo from Jetline shares his interesting “Hotel Views”. Social media enables to learn more about our colleagues and we actually do get to “know” these people through our online world. This is part of today’s new business culture.
So let’s get connected! I’m an Account Executive with a large distributor. I choose to work with suppliers I know and trust. In my role as publisher of FreePromoTips, I have relationships with suppliers and distributors. I invite you to like our FreePromoTips Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter and feel free to be my Facebook Friend. Oh … and I’m also on LinkedIn. You can Endorse me if you like, but if you know me and think I’m worthy, your Recommendation would be appreciated.