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Balancing Patience and Passion with Yuri Hauswald

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Where do competition and community meet? As any of you who have tried to build connections at a business or athletic event know, these two impulses can have opposite effects. My guest this week is a competitive and community ringleader in the cycling industry. Not only is Yuri Hauswald a...
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Finding the Right Audience for Your Campaign with Johannes Ariens

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How much have you accomplished this year? Maybe 2016 has been a big year for you and your company-I know it has been full of surprises for me. My guest on this episode is Johannes Ariens, and he’s here for the second time this year to talk about the second...
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Finding Success Outside the Big City with Ron Andrews

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  How many of you are working in a small town? Maybe some of you, like me, sometimes work out of your house and love it. Well this episode is for you! I’m sitting down with Ron Andrews of King Cage. Ron runs this highly successful company from his home...

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We have had the pleasure of working with Kristin and Verde for five years — or to put it more accurately – being guided and supported for five very rewarding years. During this time, our company has undergone tremendous change and growth; our brands have become more dominant in the marketplace, and our marketing strategies have made significant shifts.

Cheri McKenzie | Vice President, CMO, Marketing, Confluence Watersports

Kristin Carpenter-Ogden and Verde are an integral part of the Accell North America organization. They have allowed us to organize a comprehensive plan of engagement around the media, social media and communication planning. Beyond these initiatives, likely the most valuable asset that Kristin has offered is the development of strategic planning for our business. Kristin brings a valuable, and experienced, perspective to our strategy discussions that we had been missing prior to our engagement with Verde.

Chris Speyer | COO, Accell North America (Raleigh Bicycles, Diamondback, Lapierre Bicycles)

As Kristin’s founding client with Verde, Metolius is proud of the continuous growth we’ve seen between the two companies over the past 12+ years. Kristin’s level of commitment to us has been of the highest order since day 1 and we look forward to many more years of mutual success.

Brooke Sandhal, Metolius Climbing

Back in the day, we had put out requests for PR to a wide field of established and up-and-coming agencies. All of them came back with multi-page proposals that essentially barked up the tree in the same way and followed a boilerplate plan. Kristin was introduced to us on the spur of the moment at a tradeshow; in the 15 minutes we met she presented a more powerful understanding of who we were, where we should go and how to get there than any of the thick well-researched proposals we had read.

Nick Yardley, Julbo Eyewear