Dec 11, 2016
Marie Macaspac offers some terrific marketing and branding tips, along with observations on Muttville's founder Sherri Franklin and how her leadership empowered Marie and others. All part of a larger journey transforming Muttville into one of the premier rescue organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a powerful image synonymous with senior dogs.
Marie Macaspac is founder of both Switchblade Creative Studios and Animal Rescue Marketing. She is also Director of Marketing for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, which started in founder Sherri Franklin's home.
Our episode starts when Marie Rochelle Macaspac left behind a corporate marketing job to start her own path. While starting to build her own business, Marie loved that she was able spend most of her days with one of her closest friends - her dog Jazmin - by her side.
A year later, Jazmin died.
Marie eventually volunteered for Muttville. A major moment occurred in 2008 when the band Gogol Bordello offered to perform a benefit concert for Muttville. Marie's marketing instincts kicked in to help make the concert a success, and led to Marie helping with the growth of Muttville through a variety of marketing and branding strategies.
We get the sense from the interview that Marie's personal growth and Muttville's growth are intertwined. Thanks to Marie for sharing her story.
If you'd like to make a donation to Muttville, click here: http://www.muttville.org/give
Founder Sherri Franklin is a 2016 CNN Hero! http://www.cnn.com/specials/cnn-heroes/
Muttville's Facebook page with over 369,000 followers!! https://www.facebook.com/Muttville.Senior.Dog.Rescue/?fref=ts
Magic of Muttville video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGzpZTnieec
Muttville's entire video channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzQZxRoxYMB9YSOZZASTNQ
Switchblade Creative Studios, founded by Marie and focused on
cause-related, socially responsible, and non-profit
Animal Rescue Marketing, Marie's marketing organization focused
on animal rescue
Gogol Bordello, the band that inspired Marie to use her
marketing skills for Muttville's benefit
Toni's Kitten Rescue, an organization Marie mentions in the
All of Pawprint's music is composed by Luke Gartner-Brereton. Luke is a musician based in Australia, and he composes a wide variety of songs and musical loops http://vanillagroovestudios.com http://soundcloud.com/luke-gartnerbrereton
If you want to learn more about Nancy and Harold, go to our About Us page at thisispawprint.com/about or listen to our introductory podcast episode, "Fifty Puppies and a Podcast." https://soundcloud.com/thisispawprint/000-fifty-puppies-and-a-podcast Thanks again to Marie Macaspac!