ta-cos /takos/ (n).
The solution to every problem and the answer to every question. They don't get defensive or reactive. They hold space for us and make us feel whole.
The world, as we have known it, has changed radically.
It's not business as usual. Companies that can adapt to this new marketplace will thrive.
NOW is the time to define what your personal and company brand is!
Join Jay, Jeff, and Special Guests for TACOS, as we showcase the epic marketing and branding that distributors and suppliers are doing. You will learn from these branding nuggets that will better position you for what lies ahead.
Challenging as this season is, one thing we know for sure is that TACOS make everything better.
Have a TACO and enjoy these shows!
TACOS LIVE with Jay & Jeff with Cliff Quicksell
It was a pleasure to have Cliff Quicksell join us for the TACOS with Jay and Jeff Show, LIVE on PromoCorner.
This session is PACKED with great content.
TACOS with Jay & Jeff featuring Tom and Tricia from Image Source
Image Source is a full-service branded merchandise and apparel agency from Kirkland, WA. Two of its leaders, Tom Goos and Tricia Thompson, shared their wisdom, impressive campaigns, and TACOS (plus Coronas) with Jay and Jeff.
TACOS with Jay and Jeff Featuring John from Apogee & David from Fired Up Promos
Jeff & John met through AI: Advocates for the Industry, a new online community for the promo industry. John Gautsche from Apogee Commemoratives
TACOS LIVE with Jay & Jeff featuring Javier Melendez
In this LIVE presentation of TACOS with Jay and Jeff on PromoCorner, we feature Javier Melendez. Javier is a PromoKitchen chef who is working with distributor Walker-Clay.
TACOS with Jay and Jeff Live
with Special Guests!
They weren't kidding when they said, "We go where the tacos take us!" This is a Special Edition of TACOS LIVE with Jay and Jeff Show on PromoCorner. This is the first “on location” show with Jay Busselle and Jeff Solomon.
Many of you know PromoKitchen Chef Charity Gibson as the National Accounts Coordinator at Peerless Umbrella. But have you met Charity Poppins yet? You will in this episode of TACOS, and she’s practically perfect in every way!
Let's TACO 'bout epic branding with our special guest Jill Albers from ba-bam... BAMKO! It's time to push the boundaries and get creative in this episode of TACOS with Jay & Jeff...
Nobody NEEDS another T-shirt, another mug or another hat… so why are they going to buy this branded merch?" asked Jeremy Picker. Because "they WANT to have an experience with that brand."
Maple Ridge Farms
How many suppliers can say that they have shipped on-time over 99.99% of all orders since 1979? We only know of one, and on this fine Taco Tuesday, we are delighted to shine the light on our friends…the "ridgers" at Maple Ridge Farms!
Connect the Dots Promotions
She will teach you how to spell "Tchotchke" and why our channel of advertising is not "knickknacks, baubles, lagniappes, or trinkets and trash.” Our guest today is Karie Cowden. Karie is the President and Founder of Connect the Dots Promotions, a board member of PromoCares, and the podcast hostess of PromoCares Radio.
Danny Rosin, Robert Fiveash
The co-founders of Brand Fuel, Danny Rosin & Robert Fiveash, couldn't resist tasty TACOS with Jay & Jeff!
Danny & Robert are passionate about our industry, the effective use of branded promo products, giving back, and fundraising for nonprofits.
In this episode, Jay, Jeff, and Mel Lay get into a lively discussion about TACOS.
Mel also shares about her experience on Shark Tank and battle with Target.
We learn about the Mom Shop
Community, the power of social media, hangtag branding, cause marketing, and what's happening with Allmade.
TACOS with Jay and Jeff Featuring Charles Duggan and Brooke Davidson
Taco ‘bout EPIC! Only the truly gifted could pull off a special edition TACOS show that combines a “MADE IN THE USA” theme with half of the Simplicity Brothers on Cinco De Mayo!
TACOS LIVE Featuring Meg Erber from S&S Activewear
Meg Erber from S & S Activewear joined Jay and Jeff for TACOS. We talked about sustainability, the value of selling quality, and being a value-added resource for clients. She also shows us the very cool QUICKFLIP APPAREL, which is an awesome line shown that earned a deal on Shark Tank.
TACOS LIVE with Jay & Jeff featuring Kirby Hasseman
TACOS with Jay and Jeff LIVE on PromoCorner was another FIESTA! We featured, Kirby Hasseman from Hasseman Marketing & Communications. (Some of you may have heard of him.)
TACOS with Jay and Jeff Featuring "2 Regular Guys"
Our guests for this TACOS episode are Aaron Montgomery and Terry Combs from the "2 Regular Guys" podcast and live streaming show. Thankfully the battle of Wings vs. Tacos didn't happen...read more.
TACOS with Jay and Jeff Featuring Jason Nokes
It is almost a given that when you decide to do a “technology” episode of TACOS with Jay & Jeff, you will encounter more challenging technology issues than ever before.
Are you ready for the international episode of TACOS with Jay & Jeff? How about Christmas down under? We were lucky to catch Zach Lord from the marketing and branding agency Red Tomato in Australia!...
Vicki Ostrom, JGR, Trendependent
Three words… one question! What is Trending? The answers are critical. Are we dependent on trends? Probably more than you know! In this episode of TACOS with Jay & Jeff, we have a "trendy" discussion with Vicki Ostrom and Jessica Gibbons-Rauch...
Best of Collection
Welcome to our first "Best of Collection" or a "Greatest Hits" of TACOS with Jay & Jeff. Is that possible after 15... err, 18 sessions? Sure it is! Jay & Jeff revisit some of the epic branding, purpose-driven...
Brittany David, Steve Rone, and special guest, Jeff Anderton, all from SnugZ USA, join us to enjoy TACOS! Like the company they represent, they are bold, daring, adventurous, playful, and will teach us how to “promo the cheese out of it.” They are pushing the envelope on creative marketing and thinking outside the box to drive sales.
TACOS with Jay and Jeff is HOT and getting spicy!
Nick Lateur and special guests join us to help solve a mystery. Where did the term "tumbler" come from when referring to a beverage container or "drinking vessel?"
We are lucky to know some excellent promotional product and apparel supplier companies in our industry.
Pretty high up on our list is Snugz USA! Why? The people. The culture. The creativity. And of course, epic branding and killer marketing. That made us want to show a few strong examples...
Brand Energy Marketing
Few people are as committed to the power of promotional products incorporated into purpose and special causes than Mandi Rudd from Brand Energy Marketing. In this episode, Mandi shares her passion and experience from three specific examples of responsible sourcing, branding, purpose, and fundraising.
In this TACOS with Jay and Jeff session, we feature Ryan Moor from Allmade. Ryan and his team have successfully built the Allmade brand creating a quality, responsibly sourced, eco-friendly product.
Here, Ryan shares what they have been doing to continue their mission.
There is good stuff here!
TACOS LIVE with Jay & Jeff Featuring Brittany David From SnugZUSA
TACOS with Jay and Jeff welcomed the "llama whisperer" Brittany David from SnugZ USA to talk about Made in USA products on the PromoCorner PromoShow. As always, the show was a fiesta!
TACOS with Jay and Jeff featuring Glenda Stormes-Bice
How about this for a powerful question, “What do you want to accomplish?” Glenda Stormes-Bice from Bankers Advertising Company kicked off our TACOS show with this question we should all be asking...
Tacos with Jeff and Jeff featuring Carol Kantor
Sharing TACOS with Carol Kantor was a delightful walk down memory lane. In the ’70s, Carol was an early employee at the video gaming company Atari. She focused on research and player feedback from...
Tacos with Jay and Jeff Spotlighting Liquid Death
WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS KILLER BRANDING & GRAPHIC IMAGES SOME MAY FIND OFFENSIVE!
Before exploring the KILLER brand story of Liquid Death, we touch on some...read more.
TACOS with Jay and Jeff Featuring Russell Bird
This TACOS with Jay and Jeff session features PromoKitchen Chef Russell Bird from The Promo Addict and You Need a BBQ. In addition to being a PK Chef, he is an actual competition chef.
Wayne L. Greenberg
What do you do to stay relevant after 35 years in the promotional products business? A complete REBRAND, of course! Join us for some tasty tacos as we discuss rebranding...
Sweda, Dan Nevins
Wounded Warrior Project
"If it doesn't challenge you – it won't change you." Join us for an extraordinary, extended session of TACOS with Jay & Jeff. Learn how the relationship between Kellie Claudio, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Sweda, and Dan Nevins, spokesperson for the Wounded Warrior Project developed.
In this episode, Roger Burnett, co-founder of PromoCares. He shares how part of his work is in the alignment and connection of commerce with purpose through the responsible merchandising of promotional products and decorated apparel. Suppliers that are making a difference, like Sweda USA and Allmade-SanMar.
Mondays, With Nick
The marketing folks at Imagen Brands have seriously raised the marketing bar for our industry. Here we put the spotlight on their efforts to provide timely resources, education, and entertainment to distributors.
Stacey Carey, the owner of SAC Branding, is a fighter and a giver! Stacey happened to send us our first TACOS with Jay and Jeff fan letter. Not only is she a fan of tacos and branded merch, but she’s also a fan of serving her community. Watch as this young entrepreneur serves her way into better connections and grows her business.
Jay & Jeff
Branding and Marketing
In this episode, Jay & Jeff go deeper into branding and marketing. No special guests in this episode...just two taco freaks who realize after years in the promotional product, branded merchandise and decorated apparel worlds, that most businesses don't have a Style Guide. If they had a Style Guide, their branding and marketing would be aligned and more effective.
Introduction to Tacos With Jay and Jeff
In this introductory segment, Jay and Jeff answer the question, why tacos?
There's other valuable information here, including how the taco relates to branding.
Don't miss this first show and the segments that are coming!