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Bobby Lehew
Works at Robyn Promotions
Lives in Oklahoma City, OK
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rambling runner, restive writer, ardent reader, daily brander, avid marketer, curious culinaire, reluctant poet
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Short version: 22-year veteran of making-things-happen with branded products.

Bobby Lehew (personal blog)
Robyn Promotions
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Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn

Long version:
  • Chief Branding Officer at ROBYN Promotions: a fulfillment company that creates and distributes promotional products, corporate apparel and collateral printed materials through private-label, ecommerce company stores.
  • Tinkerer at BobbyLehew.com, my personal blog where I wax on subjects as wide as the sea and as ephemeral as its waves.
  • Speaker on various topics (see below).
  • Recognized three years in a row by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Recognized by ASI's Counselor magazine as one of the Best Places to Work in the 18 billion dollar promotional products industry (2008)
  • Recognized in OKC Biz magazine's "Forty Under 40" in 2009
  • Recognized by ASI's Counselor magazine as one of "41 people who are shaking up the market with new and innovative approaches" (2010 Hot List)
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Making the creation, availability & delivery of branded products: simple.
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  • Robyn Promotions
    Chief Branding Officer, 1991 - present
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Chasing Moby Dick cost the small company of the Pequod $2.3 million (and much more).
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Hear! Hear! Story, story, story ... the entire B2B sales and marketing world is obsessed with story but in our industry we're rarely doing this (I like what Kamran Popkin said: we're playing with lasers!). No one has a story to tell like we do, we surprise and delight people every day! We are in the coolest industry to share exceptional stories. Since we started practicing this, we've seen a tremendous response from our clients, here's one example): http://www.robynpromo.com/a-new-stroke-to-a-signature-event Great conversation to have, Dale!
Here I go again.  After all, I could have titled this "Are you really a Promotional Consultant?" but where is the fun in that. Frankly, I have nothing against product pushers.  Many buyers of promotional products have a pr...
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Carl Sandburg wrote the following words at the age of seventy-two, after over eight hundred published poems, numerous non-fiction books, one novel, three Pulitzer prizes, and the nation's highest c...
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I still like Google+ better than facebook. Was going to write a post about it but +David Sobotta did it for me (and a much better job, at that). Now to go post this on facebook (cringe): http://readwrite.com/2013/06/28/google-plus-second-anniversary#awesm&awesm=~oa5DvkIlDLifpF
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Thanks for the ping. I didn't have a chance to share it via g+ - just one step too many. Still looking for a more frictionless sharing process via buffer or sprout.  
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Snapshot post, my take on the reader wars.
http://www.bobbylehew.com/feedly-vs-aol-white-space-wins/ #feedly #rss  
Feed readers are muddled. Between the zillions of unread feeds I accumulate, the saved feeds I return to, and the favorited feeds I ignore, there is little room for clutter. Despite this obvious ob...
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A pantoum I wrote in memory of our son, Daniel (forever three), using the Tapestry App.
https://readtapestry.com/s/uUNfuij05/
#poem #poetry
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Pursuing a part-time passion? Suppressing some dream? Waiting for your "someday"? http://www.bobbylehew.com/part-time-passions-eschew-extremes/ #lifegoal #passion #purpose  
The conflicts of life and work, like those of rest and work, would ideally be resolved in balance: enough of each. In practice, however, they probably can be resolved (if that is the word) only in tension, in a principled unwillingness to let go of either, or to sacrifice either to the other. But it […]
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Join us as we count down the holiday season with weekly prizes and #swag4all brought to you by The Original SwagExpert!
 
The SwagExperts at ROBYN are sharing more than tips on the best business gifts of the year... They're sharing the gifts! Follow along to win the item of the week! #Swag4all  

http://www.robynpromo.com/business-gift-giving-in-2013
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I collapsed on the sidewalk, shaking. My legs (biped betrayers) quivered in an apparent endothermic reaction as the humidity liquified my muscles into jello. I'm only a few miles from home but I'm ...
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Check out +Tonia Allen Gould's children's book, (an ipad app on iTunes), highly recommended (great message - think Aesop's fables), illustrated by "Mr. Lawrence" one of the original illustrators of Spongebob Squarepants (and the voice of Plankton) and music by up and coming Nashville star, Robbie Armstrong. Congrats on your book release, Tonia! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/samuel-t.-moore-corte-magore/id665189802?mt=8
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Pleased to announce the book is now available in soft cover and will be available in hard cover next week!  https://squareup.com/market/tonia-allen-gould
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"A good blog is one that makes the gutter jam of the net sing a burlesque opera."
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Short Story: No Longer Short Shrift
http://www.bobbylehew.com/short-story-no-longer-the-short-shrift/
#shortstory #shortstories #literature #literaturegeeks  
What's your favorite short story?
The short story, according to the New York Times, is movin' on up. The revival, sparked by consumer demand, is receiving a critical response from publishers. The short story is now celebrated and f...
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BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2011 - LOS ANGELES
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Learn how to blog, podcast and use social media better at World's Largest New Media & Social Media Conference, Tradeshow & Media

Google+ Tour
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The Google+ project makes sharing online more like sharing in real life. Take the interactive tour for a quick look at five of the first key

Paris Review – The Joy of Books, Sadie Stein
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Originally I thought this was an attempt to symbolize, with dancing books, the joy one takes in literature. These images fail to convey the

New York City to Celebrate Frederico García Lorca - The Best American Po...
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The Spanish writer Federico García Lorca lived in New York in 1929 and 1930 and wrote about the experience in a book of verse. Lorca will be

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It starts from the top.  No exceptions. Create a culture of respect before worrying about if it’s fun. When making hiring decisions consider

Robyn Promo Corporate Online Company Stores, Robyn Company ...
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Robyn Promo corporate online company stores offer a wide variety of ways to manage your corporate brand and company store fulfillment. Robyn

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Trade organization for suppliers and distributors in the promotional products industry.

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Get Real (An Unconventional Guide to Goal Setting) - Branded Matters by ...
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As a professional goal setter and expert list maker, I've perfected the art of deluding myself that I was serious about accomplishing what I

No, no, no... Thank YOU!!!
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Wow! When we sent our weekly email out last week, we had no idea it would generate such an incredible response. Thank YOU!

The American Marketing Association in OKC | Marketing Expertise Oklahoma...
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contact us. AMA OKC's board of directors works hard to manage the chapter's finances, provide excellent programming and keep you cur

Branded Matters by Bobby Lehew
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How to create, manage, and distribute your promotional products and collateral material by Bobby Lehew.

Branded Matters by Bobby Lehew: The Company Store Series
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How to create, manage, and distribute your promotional products and collateral material by Bobby Lehew.

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