In the guest chair:
Chief Marketing Officer at WeCareCard, Katharine Mobley, joined us in the studio today to talk all things digital giving.
WeCareCard is an online fundraising platform that provides a simple and secure way for family, friends and other caring parties to contribute to loved ones in times of hardship or celebration.
With more than 15 years’ experience in the marketing and advertising industry, Katharine is a known marketing maven. In her current board role as Chief Marketing Officer of WeCareCard, she is charged with the overall marketing strategy, media relations, consumer insights and corporate reputation of our brand.
“Medical expenses is the number one cause for bankruptcy in the U.S.”-Katharine Mobley
“Social media has made it a lot easier to vet people.”-Katharine Mobley
“One of the things that helps protect us from fraud is we’re tied to the prepaid industry.”-Katharine Mobley
“Labor Day is challenging Black Friday for the top time for retail stores during the year.”-Dana Barrett
In the headlines:
- The company that created Angry Birds is struggling and has dumped their CEO and is looking for new ways to stay competitive.
- Uber and Lyft are busy fighting dirty for the ride sharing business, leaving room for a couple of other companies to come together, collaborate and maybe just take the lead.
- And while we’re talking cars, Tesla may be in some trouble here in Georgia. The Georgia Dealers Association is putting up a fight, saying Teslas “direct to consumer” sales model is against Georgia law.
- Remember last week when we told you that Turner was offering early retirement packages and is planning a large number of layoffs? Well, SCAD is hiring. And hoping some of those exiting Turner will head their way.
- Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club. Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: ESSENTIALISM: THE DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF LESS by Greg McKeown – and the meeting is Monday September 8th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!