Michele StillwellPost Author: Michele Stillwell, Marketing Distribution Portal Enthusiast | Marketing Guru | Accounting Shark | Lover of All Animals | Bourbon Drinker

Some of you may have heard our company name or you know us personally or professionally, but have you ever wondered…

What do they really do at MEDiAHEAD?

The best way to answer that question is that we build digital marketing and distribution warehouses for clients.

We love to build solutions (we call them portals) that provide customers with the power to manage their print costs, slash expenses associated with obsolescence, and extend print order capabilities across their organizations.

Companies large and small waste time and money on printing overages that sit on shelves for months or small, costly print runs that become obsolete in a matter of days – we eliminate that.

Spending time editing collateral, proofing, communicating changes, editing again and getting quotes, going back and forth – we eliminate that too.

Searching everywhere for the latest version of a file but you can’t find it anywhere – yep, you guessed it. We eliminate that too.

HNTB Portal TestimonialThe reason why MEDiAHEAD’s portal is so amazing is because it’s not a canned solution.

Each and every site is custom-built exactly to our clients’ needs and specifications.

It’s a gateway. We set up each client with a customizable central point of access to sales materials, templates, and merchandise.

The sky’s the limit. You can easily edit and personalize materials with just a few clicks.

Whether there’s one user or 1,000…anyone, anywhere (who’s authorized, of course) can access their portal and get what they need…FAST.

By the way, since we’re talking about how amazing the marketing and distribution portal is, you should also know that it’s awesome around the holidays for personalized holiday cards. Put your card on the site, upload signatures, upload a mailing list, and we print and mail them with a holiday stamp!

For more information about how a portal may be the perfect solution for your business, visit www.mymediahead.com or call us at 816.931.7900.

Michael JohnsonPost Author: Michael Johnson, Senior Project Manager

With my recycle bin overflowing with empty coffee cups, and my coworkers dishing out their daily dose of ridicule over my obsession with a daily coffee or two, I decided to sit down and let you all know why I love coffee so much.

First off, the smell…I absolutely love how coffee smells. There’s nothing better than waking up to the mesmerizing smell of coffee.

When I was younger, I remember driving in downtown KC near the Folgers plant and always enjoyed the smell of coffee in the air. Back then, I just couldn’t enjoy the taste. I tried and tried and tried…but I just didn’t like it.

My parents always told me it was an acquired taste. And boy were they right.

Coffee, to me, is just the start of every day. It means I’m here and I’m gonna give it my all…for at least one more day….and I’m going to be upbeat and wired.

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As I’ve gotten older, I associate coffee with all the things I enjoy doing in life.

Each weekend morning, my wife and I wake up with our two dogs, Gus & Reggie, and walk them down to the coffee shop. Our dogs get a big bowl of water and a couple of dog treats the shop so graciously provides their four-legged customers.

My wife and I each get a cup of coffee and a small bite to eat, sit outside an

d talk about how our week went and the fun plans we have for the weekend ahead.

In addition to the great smell and amazing taste, coffee also provides moments in life where I visit with my dog or join a group of friends, chilling and catching up.

Even better, in some quick online coffee research, I found that coffee has some pretty amazing health benefits.

This includes cutting muscle pain after a workout, lowering your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, fighting depression and lowering your risk of heart disease.

If you haven’t found the love of coffee yet, get out there and visit your local coffee house, get healthy get that cup of coffee!

Kat 600x450Post written by Kat McDaniel, Chief Innovator at MEDiAHEAD | Marketing Portal Guru | Variable Data Promoter | Analytics Advocate | Explorer

“Today my heart broke into a million little pieces…”

When those words, that I’d written eight years ago, rolled across my Facebook feed memories recently, it almost stopped my heart.

I’d just come from the KC Chamber Top Ten lunch with my daughter Amy and Andy Rieger (who was Tom’s son).

Had it really been eight years since Tom Rieger passed?

Anyone who knew Tom Rieger will tell you that he was one of the nicest people, both professionally and personally, that they’d ever met.

Later in his career, after he left the banking world, Tom managed sports teams including the Blades, the Comets and the KC Explorers. He had an extraordinary ability to bring people from all walks of life together for a common cause.

Another name for what he was able to do, and the phrase we hear often today, is build great “corporate cultures”.

Corporate culture is made up of the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company’s employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions.

heartOften, culture is implied and not expressly defined. Or it develops organically over time from the owners, management or the cumulative traits of the employees.

When you look at the overall job market today you’re likely not going to get very far without hearing people tossing the phrases “culture fit” and “company culture”, and assuming that everyone is talking about the same thing.

The whole conversation wouldn’t even matter if corporate culture had no impact on business success.

The reality is that it does.

A lot.

It’s a lesson every business owner should know, learn and live…take care of your employees first and they will take care of your clients.

And no one quite understood that like Tom Rieger.

I miss him every single day.