As part of our successful business package, Logo Studio delivers the very best in education, as well as Personal Coaching. Each of our students receives eight prepaid 30-minute sessions for One-on-One Coaching with your choice of our well-known industry business coaches. Review each bio and then submit your selection to your program administrator at (877) 564-6411.
Scott Johnson, our Founder, has over 40 years experience in promotional marketing. In the early 70's he started in the warehouse of a promotional fulfillment center. Upon graduating from college, he was recruited and began his professional career in Sales & Marketing with Shell Oil Company. Scott quickly rose within Shell to become the Retail Sales Manager before the age of 30, never before accomplished. Scott realized that he would excel more by being his own boss, left Shell and opened his own promotion agencies: Marketing Services International (MSI) and Premium Incentives, Inc. (PI). MSI focused on promotional merchandise for Fortune 500 companies and PI focused on representing Sony Electronics within the premium and incentive channels.
1997 America's Best Co-Branding Program: Lexus + Coach Luxury Edition Sedans
1998 America's Best Incentive Program: American Savings Bank
In 1999, with the explosion of the Internet, Scott exchanged MSI for the launch of an internet service platform for all promotional merchandise companies. With the turn of the century, The Logo Network was born. From providing website marketing for 1 promotional company to over 3,000 in a couple of years. Just recently, 2010, Scott received an offer to sell his Internet business to an overseas competitor. Today, Scott is sharing his experiences, knowledge and advice with the new professionals entering the promotional marketplace.
Robert L. Hechler
Robert L. Hechler is an Expert in leading global sales, marketing and business development programs for consumer products and manufacturing companies that achieve unprecedented revenue, profit and share in highly competitive, dynamic markets. Consistent success building operational infrastructures that support cost-effective go-to-market strategies. He has extensive experience integrating acquisitions and reenergizing underperforming companies. Robert is skilled in creating high performance teams by developing diverse individual and group talent. Leader of numerous professional and community associations; he was ranked “5th most fun person” for 2010 in the promotional product industry.
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Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS
Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS has been involved in the promotional marketing and sportswear industries for the past twenty-five years. During this tenure, he has achieved the MAS professional designation, Master Advertising Specialist.
He has been actively involved in PPAI, the International Trade Association for the Promotional Products Industry, serving on various committees, as a facilitator at all PPAI & ASI shows, and as a member of PPAI’s Ambassadors Speakers Bureau for over fifteen years.
Cliff's passion for education and training is exemplified by his having served five terms as the education chairperson for the regional trade association CPPA of Maryland.Cliff has been the proud recipient of numerous awards. Recognized by PPAI for creativity, he has won the prestigious PPAI Golden Pyramid award 14 consecutive times. He also won PPAI's Ambassador Speaker of the Year Award for 6 consecutive years. And in 1997 he was an inaugural recipient of PPAI’s Distinguished Service Award. In addition, in 2001, Cliff was named one of top 6 industry speakers and trainers. Cliff was featured as having a significant influence in education as published in the book, PPAI at 100. In 2004 he was recognized by Counselor Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the Promotional Products Industry.
Professional & Personal Accomplishments- Recipient of the 1990, 93, 96-99 – PPAI Ambassador Speaker of the Year Award
- Recipient: 1991, 92, 94 &95 – Regional PPAI Speaker Ambassador of the Year
- Recipient of fourteen consecutive PPAI Golden Pyramid Awards 1987 – 2000
- Sixteen year professional speaker / consultant
- Sixteen year industry speaker / facilitator for all PPAI and ASI shows
- 1995 & 1996 – Salesperson of the Year, Imprint, Inc.
- Consultant to the Promotional Products, Screen-printing and Embroidery industries
- Former member National Capital Speakers Association – Washington, DC
- Chesapeake Promotional Products Association, RAAC and NERAG delegate
- Member of PPAI’s Advisory Council of 100
- Former Education and Board Member of CPPA Regional Association
- Instrumental in the development of the C.A.P. – Certified Speaking Ambassador program for PPAI
- Former board member for PPNA, Promotional Products Networking Association
- PPAI Committee member serving on Advertising & PR, Distributors, Membership, Nominating & Awards Committees
- Feature writer and contributing editor for PPB, Impressions, Marketing Tools, Promotional Times, AdVantages, Counselor, Imprint, Awards & Engraving, Imprint Canada, Identity Marketing, Brilliant Results, Promowear© and Printwear magazines.
- 2001 recognized as one of the top six educators and trainers.
- 2004 recognized as one of the Promotional Products Industries 50 most influential people
Paul A. Kiewiet MAS CIP
Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Facilitator
Paul, a former chairman of the Promotional Products Association International, is an international speaker, writer, coach and facilitator. He earned the Master Advertising Specialist from PPAI and the Certified Incentive Professional designation from the Association of Incentive Marketing. Paul is also a Certified Life Coach from Fowler Wainwright International Institute of Professional Coaching. He's the winner of six Golden Pyramid Awards from PPAI for creativity and results and has received two ASI Spirit Awards including Marketer of the Year. His magazine articles were recognized with the EXCEL Award from the Society of Non-Profit Association Publications, a Golden Key Award from the Incentive Manufacturers Representatives Association, President's Award from National Premium Sales Executives, and has been inducted into the Michigan Promotional Professionals Association Hall of Fame.
Prior to founding Promotion Concepts, Inc. in 1982, Paul worked in the point of purchase merchandising, outdoor advertising and radio advertising and production disciplines. He has created sales promotion, marketing, incentive and merchandising campaigns for some of America's finest and most valuable brands including Kellogg's, Coca-Cola, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Borden, Elmer's, Krylon, Kroger, Wal-Mart,DowBrands, Tobler-Suchard, Andes Candies, Mentos,Soup Starter, Wyler's, Realemon, Hush Puppies, Rocky Shoes and Boots and RainDance. He sold Promotion Concepts in 2005 and has focused on people performance, leadership, corporate social responsibility and industry growth issues. He has reached millions of marketing professionals emphasizing the importance of connecting with important values in order to create value in the marketplace. From Bogotå to Beijing, Dusseldorf and to hundreds of audiences around the country, Kiewiet is in high demand as a speaker, coach and consultant. His articles have appeared in numerous business publications and podcasts of his presentations have been featured on CBS Radio, the American Marketing Association, and on USAirways Sky Radio. He has been quoted in Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, B2B Magazine, Kipplinger Newsletter and Wired magazine.
He is a member of the National Speakers Association, a lifetime member of the Promotional Products Association International, The Incentive Marketing Association, Promotional Products Association of Chicago, Michigan Promotional Professionals Association. He has been trained in Gallup University on positive emotions and Marcus Buckingham-trained for strength-based alignment. He has served as a trustee, board member and/or officer of the Forum For People Performance Management and Measurement at Northwestern University, National Premium Sales Executives, Association of Incentive Marketing and the Promotional Products Association International.
Paul lives in the South Loop of Chicago and enjoys biking, running, music, arts and Lake Michigan. He's completed nineteen 26.2 mile marathons. He has climbed 103 floors up Willis Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and is preparing for a Warrior Dash through mud, fire and pain this summer.
Paul believes that when you connect people with their higher purpose you can drive them to amazing performances and prosperity.
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“Marsha is an amazing resource…she is extremely generous with her time and knowledge…bringing up points that you probably never even thought of, but that will help you immensely at that moment and in the future.” LinkedIn Recommendation
Prior to starting Tango Partners, Marsha Londe spent 25 years on the distributor side honing her creative and selling skills, garnering 24 national awards for the creative use of products to drive results. Marsha writes for industry magazines, conducts webinars, and teaches classes regionally and nationally.
Marsha was in the inaugural class honoring industry women who “broke through the glass ceiling” with their contributions. PPAI recognized her as a “Best Boss” for her tenure as Vice President of the promotional product division of a top 15 Distributor firm. Named industry “Salesperson of the Year” for most business written and a second time for “Largest Order Written (over $1,000,000), three of Marsha’s clients were recognized as “Buyer of the Year”, a testimony to her grasp of program planning and relationship development.
In 2005 Marsha and two partners founded Tango, a consultancy bringing “C” level expertise and hands-on assistance to distributors focused on growing and/or improving their businesses. Tango specializes in solving challenges and enhancing performance in sales and marketing, training, and business development.
Tango’s online resource, www.distributorsource.net, is a reference library of pertinent downloads and how-to white papers. Selected as a PPAI business partner, membership is discounted for PPAI/LogoStudio members. You can register at no charge for weekly Tango Tips for better business and relationship building.
Marsha believes in the value logo products bring to corporate marketing and branding and teaches how to be both consultant and partner for your clients. “Marsha is the consummate professional… can get to the heart of an issue, present the right solutions and implement them. She's faced most of the situations her customers come to her with and can guide them to make the right decisions.” LinkedIn Recommendation
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