Today we have the pleasure of learning about a business that functions quite differently from most in our industry. Gary Lancet, Managing Director of Thinking Gifts, joins us on the Prod-Cast direct from Thailand, and while this is not his usual place of business, he does run a global, online business with no one central office or hub. Instead, Gary recruits globally - the right person is the right person, regardless of location.
Thinking Gifts also won this year's Gift of the Year award for the much fought over Stationery category, which Gary explains has already introduced him to new retailers and distributors!
Welcome to the Product-Cast, aka the Prod-Cast, brought to you by Gift of the Year and supported by the Giftware Association. The podcast shines a spotlight on the UK’s thriving gift industry, providing insight into all aspects of the creative and sales process, from concept to retail and everything in between.
Each week you will meet a new key player from retail or supply and learn about their role within their business, their insights on the industry and, of course, to talk about their entry or previous winner in the Gift of the Year awards.
The Prod-Cast is hosted by Alex Ryan - a marketing consultant and a gift/product marketing expert having spent 6 years as Head of Marketing at Paladone Products Ltd before launching his own agency, Marketing 101.
The Gift of the Year awards are the most highly respected industry accolades, aimed at recognising the best new products, talent and inspiration in our industry each year.
The Giftware Association is at the heart of the UK's gift and home industry with 70 unique years' experience. Listening to your needs and finding solutions to your problems. We can help you make money, save money and save time with our knowledge and contacts within the industry.