Are you looking for a fun, fresh, and unique perspective on how to grow your business? Welcome to The Frog Squad - presented by Purple Frog Graphics. We are passionate - not just about our company, but the brands we work with - as each day we help them grow, connect, and engage with their target audiences. And how do we do that? With a whole lot of swag! If you’re a small business owner, entrepreneur, branding enthusiast, or someone who just likes creative conversations about creativity…this is the podcast for you. We will share some challenges, reveal some solutions, raise a few questions, dive into some answers and have a whole lot of fun. With industry insiders, dynamic personalities, business associates, and the entire gang here at PFG. So join us on this ride where we print it, brand it, and stick it...each week on The Frog Squad! Follow us now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your shows.
Ep. 10 - Looking Ahead – Navigating Challenging Business Climates for Growth
20:44This week on Episode 10 of the Frog Squad, Tyler and Sean discuss looking ahead at the business climate to end 2022, and how businesses of all sizes, scopes, and offerings can implement new strategies to be competitive and grow! The Squad recaps their favorite and most popular branding items to get the message out there, and to do so in ways that keep costs in consideration while maximizing the reach. Join us on the Frog Squad this week as we look ahead toward a rapidly approaching new year! Link below to our Purple Frog 2022 Gifting Guide: PFG 2022 Gift Book
Ep. 9 - Let’s Talk SWAG! – Most Popular Products for Business Branding
20:49On this week’s episode, Tyler and Sean sit down to talk about a topic that all businesses and people alike love…SWAG!! Not all swag is created equal, however, and the Frog Squad is here to help you and your business decide on the right products to help deliver your message. The squad takes a dive into this year’s most popular branding items for giveaways, employee appreciation, or simply revamping your swag offering, all on this week’s episode of the Frog Squad! Link below to our Purple Frog 2022 Gifting Guide: PFG 2022 Gift Book
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Ep. 8 – Do You See What I See? – Social and Digital Media’s Role in Business Branding
23:01On Episode 8 of the Frog Squad, Tyler and Sean are joined by special guest and founder of LPN Ventures, Christopher Lamneck! LPN Ventures is a digital marketing agency who specializes in providing tailored strategies for growing businesses. Chris, Tyler and Sean discuss high-level strategies and trends in social media that businesses of all sizes can employ to help grow their digital footprint. If your business goals include wanting to be SEEN, tune into this week’s episode of the Frog Squad!
Ep. 7 - K.I.S.S. – Design and the Creative Element of Business Branding
21:58On this week’s episode of the Frog Squad, Tyler and Sean are joined by Purple Frog’s Creative Director, Carla Durbin! As a graphic designer by trade with decades of experience specifically in the print marketing industry, Carla joins the podcast to share her thoughts on the design elements of business branding. We discuss the acronym “K.I.S.S.”, and how it remains a key in designing logos for any business. Of course, striking the balance between simplicity and unique is key, which Carla provides some suggestions on, and more on this week’s episode of the Frog Squad!
Ep. 6 - Impressions Matter! - How Apparel Can Be A Walking Brand For Your Business
20:13On this week’s episode, Tyler and Sean are joined by the Apparel Guru, Alex Armentano! The squad talk about the different ways in which custom apparel can be seen as a walking brand and lasting impression for your business, long after the first introduction is made! Alex shares some of his favorite projects and most unique apparel orders sourced, along with some fun stories from his interactions in sourcing and in sales, all on this week’s episode of The Frog Squad!
Ep. 5 - Calling Squad Member One! - How Operations Navigates Supply Chain Challenges
20:46On this week’s episode, Tyler and Sean are joined by Purple Frog’s very first employee and Production Manager, Albert Pimentel! With decades of experience in the print marketing industry, Albert shares stories on the early days of print, how the industry has evolved since, and where it is headed with recent innovations. Sean and Albert discuss some of the challenges operations of any scope face today as it relates to the global supply chain, and how Purple Frog’s team is adapting to overcome them. Plus, don’t miss Tyler and Albert as they reminisce on their early days at Purple Frog as the squad’s earliest members, all on this week’s episode of the Frog Squad!
Ep. 4 - The Squad Heads North! – How Expansion and Scale into New Markets Can Present Growth Opportunities
24:30On this week’s episode, the Squad heads North! Sean is joined on Episode 4 by special guest and Purple Frog Northeast Regional Manager, Dave Cote, to talk the launch of Purple Frog’s second location in Wilton, CT. We get some great insight from Dave on the experiences, growth opportunities, and early challenges encountered while building a presence in a new location. We also hear from Sean about the initial days leading up to the Northeast launch and what went into building a facility that represents Purple Frog’s core values. Plus, don’t miss out on Dave’s most memorable customer interactions from his early days with PFG, all on this week’s episode of the Frog Squad! https://www.purplefroggraphics.com/
Ep. 3 - The Pivot Point! – How Incorporating Promotional Products Can Give Your Brand Messaging a BOOST
21:27Fun fact: did you know that a single promotional item garners an average of 344 impressions per MONTH?! On episode 3 of The Frog Squad, Tyler and Sean are joined by special guest and teammate Dan Baird to discuss many of the major ten ways in which promotional products can help increase brand awareness for ANY organization! Dan, Sean and Tyler dive into one of the team’s major pivots in incorporating promotional products as a core piece of their value proposition early in Purple Frog’s formative years. Plus, don’t miss out on what Dan describes as one of his most harrowing, yet influential, learning experiences from his time at PFG, all on this week’s episode of the Frog Squad. https://www.purplefroggraphics.com/
Ep. 2 - Fill the Funnel! – How Tradeshows and Outreach Strategies Can Lead to Strong Sales Pipelines
27:19The Frog Squad returns with Tyler and Sean recapping the team’s trip to Orlando following their most recent tradeshow! Tyler gives us some insight into the selling process, including his three keys to building strong relationships, many of which begin by bringing the ENERGY to the return of live events! Tradeshows, the funnel, and boiled peanuts…we’ve got it all here on Episode 2 of the Frog Squad!
Ep. 1 - Tadpole Beginnings - The Key to Start Ups and Building Long Lasting Business Relationships
21:31Welcome to the Frog Squad Podcast! This week, the Frog Squad kicks off with Tadpole Beginnings - keys to start-ups and building long lasting business relationships from day one. Hosts Tyler and Sean are joined by Purple Frog Graphics owner and co-founder, Mike, to leave you with a simple yet profound message - If you think you can do it better, do it yourself!