the chair 10 marketing blog
Marketing tips, thoughts, rants.
Would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive? How about a house without first doing a walk-through? People want to know what they’re getting in return for their hard-earned dough, and it’s hard to get consumers to buy a product or enter into a service contract without giving them some idea […]
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” – except that it’s not. Oscar Wilde’s actual quote reads, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” Copying isn’t smart, it’s what lesser brands do when they want to play in the big leagues but don’t have the talent, resources, or creativity. […]
Back in 2010, Chair 10 was just starting to grow as an agency. I had moved out of the basement office in our home and rented our first real office space, a small suite that could fit two, maybe three people.
It was time to hire our first full-time employee.
So I started interviewing. Hiring your first employee can be a bit scary. Then I found Brandon. We clicked immediately. It was obvious he loved technology. He loved to be immersed in it constantly, think about it critically, talk to others about it, and work in it. Yet despite this love of all things tech, he was also clearly a people person. Someone who could quickly relate to others and build fast, long-lasting bonds.
So Brandon signed on and we started to work together. Looking back, I underestimated how tough it could be stepping into a situation where it was just you and the boss in a small office all day working away. But that didn’t bother Brandon at all. He dove in, and off we went.