Sassafras Marketing had our annual spring meeting a few weeks ago in Kansas City. These meetings are essential to our agency’s growth and our team’s morale since we are a virtual agency with employees in seemingly every neck of the woods! Each year we get together for three days in the spring and fall to learn, grow, and have a little (a lot of) fun! We were in KC May 9-11 and the meeting was loads of fun and an excellent creative recharge! Meeting Day 1: We started our meeti
Spring is upon us and the folks at Sassafras Marketing are gearing up for our next team retreat and meeting in Kansas City! Since our team is virtual, we really value and look forward to our team meetings. (Read more about our virtual agency here.) These meetings are a great opportunity for the team to put our heads together and collaborate on new and innovative marketing and storytelling solutions. It’s also time to review the state of the agency and plan for the future. AND
If you’ve followed our blog or know about our agency, you’re well aware that we are a virtual agency and efficiently utilize an online workplace! It enables us to maintain a fun, family-friendly dynamic for all employees, wherever they may be! CEO and founder Jenny Holton has put some things into place that help us foster innovation and spur creativity. So how do we function as a successful unit while being in different physical locations? Why we are a virtual agency Kansas C
In honor of Valentine’s Day and February, the month of love, we thought we’d celebrate our love for our Sassafras jobs! Sassafras Marketing aims to create a powerful, fun and friendship-oriented team. It’s downright lovely working for an employer that values the mental and physical health of its employees! Ours does its best to ensure employees see the value of their contribution to the agency. Why does this matter? There are ups and downs in every journey, and sometimes we’
If you regularly follow our blog, then you know about our fall meeting in Kansas City. One of the things to come out of that meeting was the introduction of the Steppin’ It Up for Wellness program. It’s no secret that in a virtual environment there are days you don’t leave your house so Jenny and Geoff Holton wanted to encourage Sassafras teammates to get moving! They introduced a 6-month challenge based on taking steps and will incorporate mini-challenges along the way to ke
2017 was a big year for Sassafras Marketing, and it’s worth a quick review! Founder and CEO Jenny Holton took us through 2017 and points us toward 2018. 85% Growth Recognized One of the year’s highlights from an achievement perspective was being named to Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 in July. The Report showcases Ingram’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the region and highlighted our 85% growth. “Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 – What an honor! To be recogniz
As December winds to a close, the holidays beg us to take stock of the year’s blessings. At the same time, we anxiously look forward to what we expect to be a fabulous 2018! As we look back over the year, we offer a few notes of thanks. To our clients and professional colleagues: We are appreciative of the friendship, referrals, learning opportunities and fun times we’ve had. (Founder Jenny Holton’s time in Atlanta at The Women’s LINC Global Leadership Conference comes to min
Sassafras Marketing had our annual fall meeting last week in Kansas City. These meetings are essential to our agency’s growth and our team’s morale since we are a virtual agency with employees in Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. Each year we get together for three days in the spring and fall to learn, grow, and have a little fun! And was there ever precedent for having fun…we only need look back to our last full agency get-together in May! Piggybacking
We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Halloween celebrating with their boys and ghouls! And if you’re like us, then you had a stellar breakfast this morning of Twix, Snickers and double espressos! Hello, November! We’ve spent the morning sharing photos from last night (and last weekend for some of our party people!) and thought we’d let you in on the fun! Looks like our Sassafras teammates and their families had a blast– all the way from Kansas City to Jacksonville and points
The Women’s LINC Global Leadership Conference is an internal conference for female employees at The Coca-Cola Company and takes place at the Coca-Cola Atlanta Office Complex. Our founder, Jenny Holton, was among a few external guests and customers privileged enough to be invited for a full day of inspirational speakers and networking! She attended the bi-annual women’s leadership conference in August in Atlanta. This year’s conference theme was Empowering You: Working and Liv
Every year we look forward to that first weekend in September where we bid adieu–the last hurrah if you will–to summer and welcome in a fresh new season. Labor Day is a holiday all hardworking Americans deserve to partake in. As we near the finish line of the jam-packed, four-day workweek after Labor Day, we thought it would be fun to let you in on how the Sassafras Marketing folks chose to spend their long holiday weekend. The consensus among the team showed plenty of family
Last week, Ingram’s announced that Sassafras Marketing earned a position in Ingram’s 2017 Corporate Report 100 ranking of the fastest-growing companies headquartered in the greater Kansas City area. As you can see, Sassafras finds itself in good company! We are honored to be included in this prestigious ranking. The Corporate Report 100 is Ingram’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the region. Sassafras founder Jenny Holton had this to say about the honor: “L
Today marks a special day at Sassafras Marketing. No, it’s not related to the 4th of July, but it is cause for celebration because our fun, fearless, fantastic leader has a birthday today! The team got together to wish her a happy birthday by celebrating our favorite things about her. We asked everyone to finish this sentence: My favorite thing about Jenny is… Her energy. — Shannon O’Geen Her sense of humor. — Madi When she tells a story. They’re always so colorful and funny.
We’re often asked about the unique name of our company—Sassafras Marketing—and if there’s a back story or some reason how that name came to be. So we got to thinking…there are other shareable tidbits that you may or may not know about us. We present… 10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Sassafras Marketing (in no particular order) So…about that name, what’s the story there? Legend has it that Sassafras founder Jenny Holton was looking to music CDs and song lyrics for co
As many of you know, twice a year Sassafras gets the whole team together in Kansas City for a few days of meetings, team building, learning, and fun. These meetings are essential to our agency’s growth and to our team’s morale since our company is virtual. Yes, we love to see each other every morning on our video call, but there’s nothing like being together in person, especially now that we have a few more new team members who’ve recently joined the gang. Last week was our f
Most agencies and organizations have some sort of “quality control” process in place to ensure consistency and better-than-expected work product. At Sassafras Marketing, we have instituted and embraced the “Sassafras Stamp of Approval.” This is our internal way of knowing that each and every client deliverable exceeds the highest industry standards of design, not to mention the high expectations we have of ourselves! Probably not by coincidence, Sassafras Founder/CEO Jenny Ho
March is Women’s History Month, and we feel especially honored to mark the month because frankly, we realize that strong, passionate women are all around us and serve as the backbone for this company’s success! Our Sassafras Marketing founder and CEO, Jenny Holton has seen her company grow to multiple employees in multiple states. She skillfully manages our talented crew and has made working remotely a reality, and it’s one we cherish! The theme for National Women’s History
Last weekend, some of our Sassafras Marketing crew ventured to Fayetteville, AR, where we had a terrific time supporting a wonderful cause, the 7th Annual Masquerade Ball. The Masquerade Ball, held at the stunning Walton Arts Center, uses proceeds to support the education and outreach programs of Walton Arts Center which are designed to improve classroom learning and inspire people of all ages through engagement activities focused on performing and visual arts. We were honor
As storytellers and strategic designers, it’s important that we are in constant communication and on the same page with each other when it comes to our shared vision. Or our muses. Or color palettes, fonts, favorite bands or what’s for lunch. We accomplish this in several ways- and have found that our virtual team members really aren’t so far apart after all. For starters, we are lucky to count each other as friends. And friends like to communicate and hang out together.
It’s truly a team effort here at Sassafras Marketing, and from time to time, we will feature one of our amazing team members in our new blog. Today, you’ll meet Jenny Holton, our CEO and Founder. Keep checking back in the future as we’ll feature each one of our team members in the blog! What do you like most about working at Sassafras? The people. I have a fantastic team. They are not only stellar employees, but I consider them friends. Your hometown postcard—what’s on it?