“0ur annual advertising budget is nearly $1.0 million dollars plus the dollars we set aside for special events such as customer trips to factory or proving grounds, customer seminars or educational venues and facility open houses and equipment expos.
For example, the Aggregate Expo this year was separate from the advertising budget and represented about a $250,000 investment.
General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. has two full time marketing employees; a Marketing Manager and a Designer. The majority of their time is spent doing the day-to-day activities we have in promoting our company.
Amanda McKinnon with MSPIRE helps with some of the day-to-day, but has been integral in building a visual brand we are proud of and messaging that aligns with our services and culture. She designs, writes, helps plan and execute events, teams up on our social media, handles our Public Relations and coordinates and negotiates our media buys. She truly gets it and has worked hard to teach our team the importance of keeping our brand consistent at every turn—both internally and externally. Amanda has also developed a brand guide that keeps evolving as we grow. She takes on projects, big and small. “