I have worked for some of the best agencies, specifically, Shumsky and Wood Associates (currently Brandvia), where I built a portfolio of clients for international recognized market leaders in made-to-order promotional products.
Shumsky Inc. in Dayton, OH offered me a position as a Sales Representative. The opportunity seemed limitless and it was the chance to work on the advertising needs of any brand and not be confined to a certain industry. After three months on the job I requested to be put on 100% commission recognizing the unlimited earning potential.
Wood Associates (now called Brandvia) based out of San Jose, CA was a larger firm with 17 offices in the U.S. I was responsible for opening the new Cincinnati market and distribution center. I benefited from a team sales approach and was surrounded by the most creative people in the promotional marketing industry. This is where I learned about the benefits of building corporate culture.