|Techno Granny, BizyDeal, Let's Make a Deal!|
|Time: 04/11/2011 10:00 AM EDT|
Episode Notes: Techno Granny finds a great NEW DEAL site. Small Businesses Win, Consumers Win, BizyDeal is the small business owners answer to Groupon and Living Social. Get on the beta train of BizyDeal, make deals, find deals. Increase your spendable dollar or get new business. Bizy's the Daily Deal Industry's First Dedicated Small-Business Deal Site! Guest: Gary Slacker, Bizy co-founder whose b-to-b marketing services agency, Slack and Company, helped launch eBay Business, eBay's small-business portal, and has done small-business marketing for nearly a dozen other firms, including Google and PayPal.
Chief Experience Officer
Gary has earned several Agency of the Year nods, not to mention landing on BtoB Magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Influential People in Business-to-Business Marketing.” But to him, what matters most is developing strong brands and achieving measurable results for his clients.
Before he founded the agency, Gary spent 11 years in senior management roles at Omnicom agencies Doremus & Co. and Porter Novelli. Fresh out of college, he worked as a reporter for a newspaper in his native New Mexico.
Gary is also involved in the local business community, most notably as two-time past president of the Business Marketing Association’s Chicago chapter. And he served as chairman of BMA National’s executive committee for the 2009-2010 program year. He’s also on the boards of both the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Council for Science and Technology. Oh, and if you ever find yourself at the Chicago Botanic Garden on the weekend, keep an eye out for Gary, hunched over one of the garden’s rarer specimens.
- Started Slack and Company to focus on the BtoB niche, which was under represented in the communications industry.
- As a client, eBay looked to Slack and Company to help launch eBay Small Business. Slack and Company was selected as the agency to help launch the program because of the breadth and depth of experience focusing on and working within the BtoB community
- Gary Slack becomes the national chairman of the Business Marketing Association (BMA)
- Leveraging a combined XX years of experience, Gary Slack and Lou Friedmann launch BizyDeal.com <http://BizyDeal.com> , a company focused on group/daily deal savings for the small business/entrepreneurial community.