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Slurpees®, video rentals, and a horse farm. How Jim Notarnicola, Partner and CMO at Brix Holdings, leveraged a diverse background and six Red Mango® locations into a growing portfolio of ‘better-for-you’ brands.

Jim states that he’s only had two jobs…selling Slurpees® and renting movies. Responsible for giving a whole generation of teens and tweens “brain-freeze” with his iconic 7-Eleven® commercials, Jim has established a permanent place in the upper echelons of advertising fame. We’ll get to the horse farm. So how does his diverse background lay the […]

Wendy Odell Magus: New position, new ad fund and the orchestration of a digital journey.

Meet Wendy Odell Magus, CFE, Vice President of Marketing for Kiddie Academy. Wendy takes us on a journey to bring a classic brand into the digital economy. In this edition of CMO Outlook she discusses balancing brand resources with franchisee needs to create the ideal environment for driving qualified prospect leads into Academies. CMOO: It’s […]

Robert Wentling: Paving the Way to Business Transformation.

Implementing business transformation doesn’t come easy to any organization, especially independently distributed brands. In this edition of CMO Outlook, Rob Wentling discusses the major shifts that need to happen within companies to change how they do business, as well as the impact a senior executive can have when stepping into the role of transformational leader. In […]

Valerie Kinney: CertaPro Painter’s Vice President Of Marketing sheds light on how she’s pushing the limits of the brand’s marketing efforts today.

Valerie Kinney first became immersed in the franchise industry in 2003 when she joined Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. In September of 2014, she became a regional marketing manager at CertaPro Painters, and was recently promoted to Vice President, Marketing. And while she’ll be the first to tell you that her favorite paint color is Sherwin-Williams Fun […]

Heather Neary: Shares how her forensic understanding of their customer and aligning brand assets along their purchase path.

Leading and innovating the marketing strategy for a 1300 location franchise concept in a highly competitive industry and retail environment is a monumental challenge in itself. For almost ten years Heather Neary, CMO at Auntie Anne’s, and her team continue to lead Auntie Anne’s to new levels of growth year over year. As part of […]