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Paul Kiewiet
Works at BrandKiwi, LLC
Attended Western Michigan University
Lives in Grand Rapids, MI
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The purpose of a company is to serve its customers. Its obligation is to not harm everyone else. And its opportunity is to enrich the lives of its employees. Somewhere along the way, people got the idea that maximizing investor...
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The most important part of a race car is the tires. Good tires will always beat bad ones. The most important part of a cup of coffee is the beans. The grinder, the machine, the barista pale in comparison to...
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They got us hooked on data. Advertisers want more data. Direct marketers want more data. Who saw it? Who clicked? What percentage? What's trending? What's yielding? But there's one group that doesn't need more data... Anyone who's making a long-term...
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In his circles
283 people
Have him in circles
203 people
Ernesto Diaz-Flores's profile photo
Bernard Moon's profile photo
Promotional Watches's profile photo
Allison Schaffer's profile photo
Carol Kantor's profile photo
Marc Kozak's profile photo
Jeb Blount (Sales Gravy)'s profile photo
Michael Crawford's profile photo
Jeff Willemstein's profile photo
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Speaker, Writer, Promotional Consultant
Employment
  • BrandKiwi, LLC
    Speaker, Writer, Promotional Consultant, 2005 - present
  • Incentive Marketing, LLC
    Vice President, 2005 - 2008
  • CorpLogoWare, LLC
    Vice President, 2005 - 2007
  • Promotion Concepts, Inc.
    President/Founder, 1982 - 2005
  • Johnstons and Associates, Inc.
    Account Executive, 1980 - 1982
  • Central Advertising Company
    Account Executive, 1978 - 1980
  • Meijer
    Department Manager, 1969 - 1976
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Grand Rapids, MI
Previously
Kalamazoo, MI - Chicago, IL
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Speaker, Consultant, Coach, Writer, Leader
Introduction

The former chairman of the Promotional Products Association International, Paul Kiewiet is an international speaker, writer and facilitator.  He has earned the Master Advertising Specialist designation from PPAI and the Certified Incentive Professional designation from the Association of Incentive Marketing.

Paul has won six Golden Pyramid Awards from PPAI for creativity and promotion results and is the winner of two ASI Spirit Awards including Marketer of the Year.  He has created sales promotion, marketing, incentive and merchandising campaigns for some of America’s finest brands including Kellogg’s, Whirlpool, Borden, Elmer’s, Krylon and RainDance.

Founding a sales promotion agency in 1982, he successfully guided its growth and success for 23 years.  Since 2005, he has focused on people performance, leadership and industry growth issues while maintaining a major consumer products company account. 

He has reached millions of marketing professionals emphasizing the importance of connecting with important values to create more value in the marketplace.  From Bogotá to Beijing, Düsseldorf and to hundreds of audiences around the country, Kiewiet is in high demand as a speaker and consultant.  His articles have appeared in numerous business publications and podcasts of his presentations have been featured on CBS Radio, the American Marketing Association collegiate program and on USAirways Sky Radio.  He has been quoted in Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Wired magazines as well.

Paul believes that when you connect people with their higher purpose you can drive them to amazing performances and prosperity.

Bragging rights
Father of 2 wonderful daughters, 8 Golden Pyramid Awards, 2 ASI Spirit Awards, 1 Excel Award, Michigan PPA Hall of Fame Inductee. PPAI Hall of Fame Inductee 2015
Education
  • Western Michigan University
    Communications, 1973 - 1975
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    Psychology, 1971 - 1973
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