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Paul Kiewiet
Works at BrandKiwi, LLC
Attended Western Michigan University
Lives in Grand Rapids, MI
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Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick's session was interrupted by a fire alarm after the seventh point was presented. We promised you ten points to make your social media awesome and so here they are! Thank you for being a fantastic SXSW audience. It was great to meet you all! Get your copy of The Art of Social Media here http://amzn.to/1FdMEF9 More on our website http://artof.social/
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replace it with a habit. If you're afraid to write, write a little, every day. Start with an anonymous blog, start with a sentence. Every day, drip, drip, drip, a habit. If you're afraid to speak up, speak up a...
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A hundred and fifty years ago, when people finally began organizing to eliminate child labor in American factories, they were called anti-business. There was no way, the owners complained, that they could make a living if they couldn’t employ ultra-cheap...
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Change has a bad rap in the workplace, because it disrupts the norm, which makes employees uncomfortable, doubtful and insecure about changing roles, new responsibilities, and possibly the future of their company. Yet it is a reality in the evolution of every business. However, detailed planning, precision timing, and meaningful communications can leverage a time of transition into solid employee engagement. When organizational leaders explain th...
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If you don’t know why customers should choose to work with you over all of their other options, how in the world are they ever going to know? You need to know the answer to that and be able to articulate it, believe in it and live it. Here are six questions you need to answer and how to put those answers together to create your "value proposition."
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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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