6 episodes

This is a series of audio interviews with real users of promotional products. Hear stories of the decision making, selection process and end results of their promotional products campaign.

My Promo Story Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions

    • Business

This is a series of audio interviews with real users of promotional products. Hear stories of the decision making, selection process and end results of their promotional products campaign.

    Jarie Bolander of Decision Counsel

    Jarie Bolander of Decision Counsel

    Jarie talks about his processing as a PR agency of procuring promotional products for various clients. 
    Bio: 
    Powered by a steady dose of locally-crafted espresso, Jarie loves nothing more than to figure out how to explain complex things in clear and compelling ways. With 6 startups, 7.75 books, and 10 patents under his belt, Jarie’s experience runs the gamut of semiconductors through life sciences to nonprofits. 
    When he’s not helping clients convert a concept to a viable strategy, Jarie can either be found with his blue belt on the Jiu-Jitsu mat, interviewing entrepreneurs on his podcast, or researching the latest in earthship construction techniques.

    Contact info for Jarie Bolander


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jariebolander/
    https://twitter.com/thedailymba
    https://decisioncounsel.com/


    My Promo Story is produced by Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions.  For more information visit


    Website: http://www.garudapromo.com​​
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garudapromo/​​
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garudapromo
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Garuda_Swire​
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b9
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garudapromo/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Garudapromo88/videos

    • 6 min
    Michael Yinger of The Resume Sieve

    Michael Yinger of The Resume Sieve

    Michael shares his strategy for staying top of mind with promotional product. 

    Bio and Information:
     Michael Yinger has been in the talent acquisition space for almost 20 years, most recently as the Global Lead of Growth, Strategy and Product Management for PeopleScout. His previous experience in the space includes Aon RPO as Global Delivery Leader, Randstad Sourceright as VP of Implementation and Technology, and as an independent consultant specializing in process and implementation for multiple clients. 
     A well tenured business executive, Mr. Yinger brings expertise in technology, business design, and strategy to The Sieve, as well as a passion to enhance the experience of all the participants in the recruitment process. He and his family live in Charlotte, NC, where they take time to enjoy the outdoors and regional entertainment, taking advantage of the mild climate.
     Contact for Michael Yinger
     
    Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeyinger/
    Website: https://resumesieve.com
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/yingsan


    My Promo Story is produced by Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions.  For more information visit


    Website: http://www.garudapromo.com​​
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garudapromo/​​
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garudapromo
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Garuda_Swire​
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b9
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garudapromo/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Garudapromo88/videos

    • 9 min
    Bryan Chesters - Let’s Party LA Entertainment

    Bryan Chesters - Let’s Party LA Entertainment

    Bryan shares with us the promotional item that he did in the beginning of the pandemic that was thoughtful, incredibly timely and useful. 


    Bio: 
    Bryan Chesters was honored to DJ the official “after party” for the 2013 LA Film Critic’s Awards (Televised on the CW), which included A list celebrities nominated for Oscars. He also recently DJ’d a huge outdoor event in Balboa Park for Warner Brothers and the dog whisper “Cesar Millan” to raise awareness for man’s best friend.
    Bryan has been entertaining audiences with his music since the 1990’s when he began his career as an MC/DJ working as an Assistant Cruise Director for PRINCESS CRUISES, HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISELINE & DISNEY CRUISELINE. He’s a trained singer/dancer and has performed in many musical production shows all over the world including the 1st National Tour of Sunset Blvd.  While performing on the East Coast he worked for several DJ Companies in the NYC area before making the move to LA.  He opened Let’s Party LA Entertainment in 2001 where he has been proudly entertaining SoCal audiences ever since.
    He is a working actor (SAG/AFTRA) and holds both a BA (Music) and an MFA (Theater) from UCLA.  Most recently he was seen on TV shows such as Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy and Mad Men (Directed by Jon Hamm).


    Contact info for Bryan Chesters
    info@letspartyla.com
    https://www.instagram.com/letspartyla/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-chesters-6589367/
    https://www.facebook.com/LetsPartyLA




    My Promo Story is produced by Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions.  For more information visit


    Website: http://www.garudapromo.com​​
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garudapromo/​​
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garudapromo
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Garuda_Swire​
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b9
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garudapromo/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Garudapromo88/videos

    • 6 min
    Carl Robinson of Rumble Studio

    Carl Robinson of Rumble Studio

    Carl Robinson is the co-founder & CEO of Rumble Studio.  He shared his story on the importance of ordering a sample before making an actual order for team apparel.

    Bio: Carl Robinson is co-founder CEO of Rumble Studio, a startup that helps creators, agencies & brands to create podcasts ten times faster and easier, using cutting-edge voice technology. Rumble Studio is the first and only company to record asynchronous guest interviews using conversational A.I., which allows anyone to create audio content at scale, no skills required.
    Carl is also host of the Voice Tech Podcast, and has interviewed more than 100 experts in the field of voice technology. Earlier in his career, Carl has led a product team at a chatbot startup, founded two other startups, and became a published voice AI data scientist.
    Carl's ambition is to democratise audio content creation, so that everyone can establish a presence on the audio channels of the future, and dreams of a future where we can communicate naturally with machines.

    Contact info for Carl Robinson


    Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlrobins0n/
    Website: https://www.rumble.studio/
    Twitter for Carl: ​​https://twitter.com/VoiceTechCarl
    Twitter for Rumble Studio: https://twitter.com/rumble_studio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rumble_studio
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/rumblestudio


    My Promo Story is produced by Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions.  For more information visit


    Website: http://www.garudapromo.com​​
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garudapromo/​​
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garudapromo
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Garuda_Swire​
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b9
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garudapromo/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Garudapromo88/videos

    • 7 min
    Ivan Gonzalez of IG1 Communications

    Ivan Gonzalez of IG1 Communications

    Ivan Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of IG1 Communications. Ivan shared his story on creating a unique branded pens to create more conversations with his customers.
    Bio: 


    Several decades ago, Ivan began his career in the film and television industry and quickly became a sought-after commodity in charge of national broadcast commercials, shows and direct response infomercials with million-dollar budgets.  In 2014, Ivan utilized his valuable and vast experience, knowledge and creativity… and thus IG1 Communications was born!   


    While Ivan may not be producing multi-million dollar shows much anymore, his Executive Producer stewardship, along with his specialized team of in-house experts and veteran professionals, allows him to focus on what’s most important these days for all clients… success and reward!  Ivan’s personal goal is to consistently meet and exceed client expectations. 



    Contact info for Ivan Gonzalez


    https://www.instagram.com/ig1com/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/GBPictures2
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/ig1/
    https://twitter.com/IG1com
    https://www.facebook.com/IG1Communications





    My Promo Story is produced by Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions.  For more information visit


    Website: http://www.garudapromo.com​​
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garudapromo/​​
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garudapromo
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Garuda_Swire​
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b9
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garudapromo/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Garudapromo88/videos

    • 7 min
    Mary Harcourt of CosmoGlo Lighting

    Mary Harcourt of CosmoGlo Lighting

    Mary Harcourt is the founder and CEO of CosmoGlo Lighting. In the first episode of My Experience with Promotional Products, she tells us the story about her go-to promotional item: sunglasses. 
    Bio: 
    Inventor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder, and CEO of CosmoGlo Lighting. Mary changed the world by taking a napkin sketch idea and turning it into an innovative idea through American manufacturing as a pivot during COVID. 

    Now on the verge of being a globally distributed product, CosmoGlo has experienced hockey stick success out of the gate. Fully patented in 30 countries. Mary loves to share her story of her journey through product launching, scaling, and American manufacturing. Featured in Forbes, Inc, All Business, Influensive, Dermascope, and many more. 


    Contact info for Mary Harcourt


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryharcourt/
    https://twitter.com/MaryHarcourt
    https://thecosmoglo.com
    www.Maryharcourt.com

    My Promo Story  is produced by Garuda Promo and Branding Solutions.  For more information visit


    Website: http://www.garudapromo.com​​
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garudapromo/​​
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garudapromo
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Garuda_Swire​
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swire-ho-thepromoguy-6b9
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garudapromo/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Garudapromo88/videos

    • 7 min