Stickers on the Mic: A Podcast about Business, Growth and Marketing

Welcome to the Stickers on the Mic Podcast, where we're going to be talking about the stories behind our custom stickers and labels that we print here in the factory. We will be focusing on business, and specifically marketing for small business. We invite our customers onto the show to talk business, growth, and of course, stickers and labels with the members of Team StickerGiant.

 

Elise Blaha Cripe, Creator of the Get to Work Book

In this month's episode, Hamish chats with Elise Blaha Cripe from San Diego, CA about her Get to Work Book, a planner for people who want to conquer their goals, and the creativity that helped grow her business. 

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Out Boulder County

Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-from-StickerGiant-with-Mardi-Moore-from-Out-Boulder-County-Podcast-with-Mardi-MooreMardi Moore the Executive Director of Out Boulder County, joins Megan in this episode to talk about the history of this organization in Boulder County, and the many ways it supports the local community for the LBTQ individuals and allies. 

"That's a lot of what Out Boulder County does, is build community. Three years ago, the month of June, we opened a Longmont office,a nd that's when we switched from Out Boulder to Out Boulder County." - Mardi Moore, Out Boulder County

 

 

Lady Justice Brewing

Betsy-Lay-from-Lady-Justice-Brewing-with-Sam-on-Marketing-Team-at-StickerGiant-for-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-RecordingBetsy Lay, co-founder and owner of Lady Justic Brewing in Denver, CO joins Sam on this episode. They chat about how this low profit, female owned and operated, brewery got started, and has continued to grow with their membership model in the Denver area.

"Our mission is to donate 100% of profits over cost to Colorado organizations that support women and girls." - Betsy Lay, Lady Justice Brewing

 

 

Andrew Hyde & Ef Rodriguez - Boulder Startup Week, Ignite Boulder, and More

Andrew-Hyde-and-Ef-Rodriguez-Join-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-with-StickerGiant-Andrew chats with Andrew Hyde and Ef Rodriguez about getting Boulder Startup Week and Ignite Boulder off the ground, their upcoming series of events, and their recipe for a great event people will love!

"Making sure that we build events for our attendees and not for our VIP section or sponsors, but really for the average person that's there that wants to be there, that's shown that energy and passion of somebody that's new to the community." - Andrew Hyde, Glider, Boulder Colorado

 

 

Kind Design

Damon-Baz-Redd-Owner-of-Kind-Design-on-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-with-StickerGiant-Podcast-Hamish sits down with Damon Baz Redd, the owner and founder of Kind Design. With unique, topographically inspired artwork, Kind Design is known for their nature inspired design, from clothing to custom ties, and custom stickers representing some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Colorado and beyond. 

"Topography is so beautiful, and so different wherever you go. I alwasy wanted to be able to separate the lines and patterns away from all the information that you see on a typical topographic map." - Damon Baz Redd, Kind Design

 

 

Bee Squared Apiaries

Beth-from-Bee-Squared-Apiaries-on-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-with-StickerGiant-for-Podcast-PageMegan sits down with Beth Conrey, owner and founder of Bee Squared Apiaries in Berthoud, CO. Bee sure to tune in and learn all about how this honey farm got started, how the different honey varietals and infusions come to life, and what's coming up next for this buzzing business. .  

Bee Squared Apiaries. Apiaries are where bees live. Lots of people don't know what that word even is, but that's what it is. Apiaries are where bees live at and actually beekeepers, the professional name is "apiast." - Beth Conrey, Bee Squared Apiaries

 

 

Snarf's Sandwiches

Jimmy-Seidel-Founder-of-Snarfs-Sandwiches-in-Colorado-Texas-and-Missouri

In this month's episode, Hamish sits down with Jimmy Seidel, the owner and founder of Snarf's Sandwiches. They talk about the early day of Snarf's, how the business has grown to multiple locations, and what they have coming up next for their fans, including their new introduction of Snarfburgers in Boulder, CO. 

"Pretty much all the sandwiches that I've added to my menu over the yeawrs they're recreating something that I've had that I really enjoyed at some point in my life traveling or in other restaurants."  - Jimmy Seidel, Snarf's Sandwiches

 

Travis Towe, Art Team at StickerGiant

Travis-Towe-with-StickerGiant-Art-Team-Talks-Designing-Skateboards-with-Satelite-Boardshop-in-Boulder-COAndrew sits down with Travis from our art department here at StickerGiant, to chat about his passion for skateboarding, design, and the blend of these with the design work he does with Satelite Skateboards in Boulder, CO.  

"I would have tons of stickers, like a collection -- I still do at home -- that I won't throw away or won't stick them on anything, because to me, they're really cool and I don't want to throw them away, so I have boxes of stickers."  - Travis Towe, Art Team at StickerGiant

 

 

John Fischer, CEO of StickerGiant

John-Fischer-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Cookbook-Episode-Image-for-Podcast-PageJohn Fischer, CEO and Founder of StickerGiant sits with Jesse to chat about the annual Employee Cookbook, the history behind this tradition, and how the team at StickerGiant gets involved with marketing for the company. 

"The rationale behind it, for me, at the time, was not only do I want to feature our people, but I really want to demonstrate to our customers. Our customers are small to medium businesses, and these businesses are small, just like us." - John Fischer, CEO StickerGiant

 

 

Kure's Ginger Beer

John-Kure-with-Kure's-Ginger-Beer-out-of-Loveland-COJohn Kure co-founder of Kure's Ginger Beer talks about how their company got started, the inspiration behind their logo, and how they source the natural ingredients used in their quality ginger beer. 

"It's great because we're half the sugar of the mass-produced ginger beeers out there. That and we're using cane sugar over corn syrup. It's soda, but it's going to be a healthier alternative to some of the sodas that are out there." - John Kure, Kure's Ginger Beer

 

The Coffee Ride

Josh-Crane-with-The-Coffee-Ride-from-Boulder-CO-joins-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-with-StickerGiantJosh Crane is the owner and founder of a new coffee roaster with a unique approach to his subscription style delivery service for freshly roasted coffee every week, by bicycle. 

"If I can take two things that I love, and even if it's just riding around and delivering one bag, it was worth it because I was going out riding my bike anyway." - Josh Crane, The Coffee Ride

 

 

Tradeshow Bootcamp

Katie-Hunt-with-Tradeshow-Bootcamp-on-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-with-StickerGiantKatie Hunt is the founder of Tradeshow Bootcamp, host of the Proof to Product podcast, a business strategist and mentor to creative entrepreneurs.

I always tell people, "Focus on your product first and then focus on making that product line unique to you. Make sure it has a unique point of view and that it's telling a unique story that's not already out in the marketplace." - Katie Hunt, Tradeshow Bootcamp

 

Johnny Battle

John-Erbert-with-Johnny-Battle-Logos-Joins-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-with-StickerGiantThe folks at Johnny Battle embroider logos into professional apparel that their customers are excited to wear, and they are growing a new company culture as their business takes off.

"Well, our customers are solely business owners, and they're a great type of person tohave as a customer. They're fun, they understand business, they understand the process that you need to go through." - John Erbert, Johnny Battle

 

 

Sanitas Brewing

Sanitas-Brewing-of-Boulder-CO-Joins-the-StickerGiant-PodcastMichael Memsic is the co-founder and CEO of Sanitas Brewing from Boulder, CO. He joined the StickerGiant Podcast to talk about running a growing brewery on the Front Range of Colorado, and how his business has continued to evolve while embracing Traction and EOS.

"From my perspective, on a very simple level, traction is just a toolbox to run a business. It's not that complicated, you don't have to be brilliant or a PhD. of business to understand it. It simplifies the system, and it doesn't try to do outrageous things or use outrageous terms." - Michael Memsic, Sanitas Brewing

 

Longmont Observer

Sergio-with-the-Longmont-Observer-joins-the-Sticker-Stories-Podcast-with-StickerGiantSergio, co-founder of the Longmont Observer joined the Stickers on the Mic podcast to talk about growing a volunteer driven, local online news source, and their support and participation with Longmont Startup Week.

"Longmont Startup Week is all about entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, people who are looking to invest in startups, looking to get funding, or people who are just interested in starting a business." - Sergio Angelus, Longmont Observer

 

Moon Bath Ritual Teas

Colorado-Crafted-Gift-Box-for-Sticker-Stories-PodcastMoon Bath Ritual Teas is a growing business out of Boulder, CO specializing in botanical bath teas, salts, and more. Tune in to learn the story behind their line of products that have been infused with ancient Ayurvedic wisdoms, and created through collaborations with artists, business leaders, and practicioners ,while growing their brand.

“It's a really beautiful way to experience hydrotherapy which is an ancient healing modality from llng ago, and our intention is just to hope to inspire and reignite a modern bathing renassance that entails a practice of self care.” - Dakota, Moon Bath Ritual Teas

 

Colorado Crafted

Colorado-Crafted-Gift-Box-for-Sticker-Stories-PodcastWith a modern take on the traditional gift baskets, Colorado Crafted works with unique, made in Colorado gifts for their boxes. From tasty Colorado made snacks, to tasteful jewelry, you can pick your own mix of gifts in the box, or choose from one of their themed boxes.

“Well, the name, Colorado Crafted, is because everything we sell is made in Colorado, and that goes from the products to even our packaging.” - Sarah Welle, Colorado Crafted

 

Jupiter Visual

Sticker-Stories-Podcast-with-Alan-Peters-of-Jupiter-Visual-in-Boulder-CO

Alan Peters with Jupiter Visual works out of Boulder Colorado as a graphic designer, and inspiring the next generation through his teaching work at Madelife, in Boulder.

“Each project is really custom depending on the needs of that job. My projects tend to be illustration based, so starting on the actual drawing board & it isn't uncommon for me to do a sketch or to put pencil to paper to start to nail that down.” - Alan Peters, Jupiter Visual

 

Be Hippy

Sticker-Stories-Podcast-with-Be-Hippy-from-Denver-COThis Denver based lifestyle brand got their start in 2014, and have continued to grow their business since then. With a wide offering of custom sticker designs, hats, and more, this duo has fun sharing their simple, and fun message - Be Hippy.

“We came up with those two words "Be Hippy" playing around with a few ideas and ultimately, came up with our design in the mountain and the sunshine which encompasses all of these things that are Be Hippy, the lifestyle.”  - Bart, Owner, Be Hippy

 

Story of Saul and National Sticker Day

Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-with-Jesse-from-the-StickerGiant-Marketing-Team-Talking-National-Sticker-Day-2018-Podcast-Hero-Image"It ended up becoming a really, really, really cool team building exercise. Outside of all the other things we talk about and promote about it, the team building aspect and the way the company, we were 34 people at the time I believe, the way everyone came together  behind this idea was really the spark that ignited this whole thing." - Jesse, Marketing Director, StickerGiant 

 

 

StickerGiant Founder Story

John-Fischer-Founder-of-StickerGiant-on-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-PodcastIn this episode we sit down with the owner and founder of StickerGiant, John Fischer, and hear about the history of StickerGiant. From the beginnings in the basement office, to the transition from selling individual stickers to custom printing stickers and labels for small and medium businesses throughout the country, and into the business it is today.

"I literally did every component of the business in the beginning and as it grew, I delegated to people who were better at it, who had the time to figure out how to do it right, and could do continuous improvement on that task." - John Fischer, CEO StickerGiant

 

 

Wibby Brewing

Ted-Risk-of-Wibby-Brewing-in-Longmont-CO-Joins-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-PodcastIn this episode, Andrew and Hamish sit down with Ted Risk, co-founder and owner of Wibby Brewing in Longmont, CO. Hear the story behind how this brewery got started as an idea between two friends, and is continuing to grow with the community, and of course, lots of lager love. 

"At the core of our business plan...is beer. We got to get the beer in people's hands. We're in a unique industry in that there is still a really strong opportunity to market through grassroots." - Ted Risk, Co-Founder Wibby Brewing

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Meet the Stickers on the Mic Podcast Team

Andrew-Matranga-Co-Host-and-Producer-for-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-from-StickerGiant Andrew Matranga (co-host) Andrew is a recovering journalist who really loves stickers, not to mention podcasts. You might recognize his voice from the ads you see out there on the internet. Andrew runs the blog and posts pictures of stickers all over social media. When he's not pushing pixels, he's playing guitar, building something with power tools, or chasing around his three kids.
Hamish-Martin-Co-Host-on-the-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-from-StickerGiant Hamish "Mish" Martin (co-host) Hamish is StickerGiant's online advertising guru (or PPC Analyst for those who know Google AdWords). He makes sure that StickerGiant's ads are out there for the world to see and enjoy. Mish, as we like to call him, hails from Guildford, England, about an hour from London. He just recently moved to the US, and he really digs finding new mountain bike trails here in Boulder County.
Jesse-Co-Host-on-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-from-StickerGiant Jesse Freitas (producer and sometimes host) Jesse is StickerGiant's Marketing Director. He was the brains behind Saul, the World's Largest Sticker Ball and National Sticker Day. He's often roaming the factory floor to take awesome pictures and share them on your Instagram or Snapchat feed. Every fall, he's following the Broncos as they march towards their next Super Bowl. You'll find Jesse walking one of Longmont's greenways with his dog, Reznor.
Megan on the Sticker Stories Podcast with StickerGiant Megan Boyd (co-host) Megan is the SEO Analyst, or watcher and fixer of things that affect search rankings for StickerGiant. Adding new content, getting technical with the website, and joining in on the podcast are all things she can be seen doing. When not at work enjoying telling the world about stickers, you can find Megan on a hike, enjoying time with friends, or reliving her past life as a professional jeweler and making new creations.
Sam-Teferi-Co-Host-on-Stickers-on-the-Mic-Podcast-from-StickerGiant Sam Teferi (co-host) Sam is our Social Media Specialist, which means he's finding great customer stories to promote on all of our platforms while engaging with our fans. He is originally from the Midwest, and he has a background in event management and radio marketing. Sam enjoys living in Colorado, and in his spare time he enjoys playing video games, trying new restaurants, and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes.