Bonnies Day Out
Wow! After weeks of working we had a day out on the road talking to clients. Since starting work here at Red Mango Marketing, I have heard so much about our clients that it was great to finally put some faces to some names.
Our first stop was in Waxahachie where we met with Ark Country Store. There I met Candace who owns the store, Austin who is outside sales, and Chad and Bob who work for Purina Mills. We talked for a while about a huge event Ark is putting on called the Purina Wildlife Series. At this event there will be various sponsors and speakers talking about everything from how to grow world record blue gill to managing your deer. An exciting thing about this upcoming event is that folks who attend can register to win prizes at the event. If I don’t leave for college before this event I am definitely going to go. After the meeting Karen showed me around. The store jewelry is so cute! Who knew a feed store has jewelry.
Next we met with the owner of both Adam’s Feed store for lunch. As we were talking over lunch he brought up his latest venture into the flea market business. His new flea market is called Renfro Trade Days, and he is very excited about it. He personally challenged me to drum up publicity for this new flea market, which means everything from making a page to putting ads on craigslist. Adam, if you’re reading this I accept your challenge and I’m looking forward to working on the project.
After lunch we visited with Midlothian Feed where we chatted with Cindy, the manager, about how the store was doing. It was a very nice store, but without air conditioning it was quite hot, so Karen and I made that a short trip so we wouldn’t melt in the Texas heat.
The last stop of the day was a visit to Mansfield Feed. We looked around the store and there was a bird that was so funny! He could say hello and whistled at us!
All in all it was a great day out of the office. I haven’t quite mastered the farm-store lingo; there’s so much to learn! I can’t wait to get back out there, but have many projects to keep me busy before the next “field trip”.