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7 Qualities of Great Salespeople

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says, 1 in 9  Americans work in sales. And as Daniel Pink pointed out in his 2013 book To Sell is Human so do the other eight. We are all selling in some form or fashion regardless of our profession whether it be a product, an idea or a pitch to your husband to spend your next vacation at Sundance Mountain Resort instead of yet another cruise. Read More…


Our Very Own “MacGyver” Celebrates 10 Years


Manning’s personalized 10th anniversary poster We recently celebrated the tenth year of having the talented Jon Manning on our Penna Powers team. Jon, or “Manning” as we call him around the office is our Senior Web Developer. In fact, Manning is one of the original members of our very first interactive team in the agency. For each anniversary we celebrate in the agency, we like to center the theme around Read More…


3 Videos That Could Save Your Life This Summer

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means fun in the sun, boating, picnics and watching fireworks with friends and family. But did you know it’s also the most dangerous holiday to be on or near a road? *2014 roadway related fatalities What makes the Fourth of July so dangerous? There really isn’t a definitive answer other than people continue to drive unbuckled, distracted, aggressive, impaired and Read More…


An Instant Cure for Writer’s Block

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It’s already creeping up on me as I begin this post: pressure in my chest, straying thoughts, the feeling that what I write needs to be brilliant, together with the voice in my head telling me it’s not… All of this could be called writers block. This creative block was more frequent before I discovered a cure: give yourself permission to write garbage. This sounds contradictory at first. Writing garbage Read More…


Living the High Life in the Entertainment Capital of the World

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Life is beautiful. I wake up every morning to a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip where I (and actually the majority of Southern Nevadans) live. Typically, a Bellagio limo would pick me up around 7 a.m. and whisk me to work – I don’t have a car and rely on my limo service or the monorail that streaks down the Strip, but today is Saturday. Last night, I Read More…


One Creative Woman Makes Big Splash in the Desert


Sometimes it takes little people with big ideas to make a splash in the marketing world and sometimes those ideas will ultimately lead to the creator having a day dedicated to them posthumously and sometimes the projects that seemed insignificant at the time land on the National Register of Historic Places. It doesn’t happen often and before Betty Willis’ idea struck her in 1959, the Las Vegas Valley had never Read More…


Golfing with ‘Goofy Goggles’

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For over five years Penna Powers sponsored a hole for the EDCUtah golf tournament, Golf for Grants. The event is a fundraiser for the EDCUtah Community Match Grants Program that donates money to communities around the state and we were very happy to be a part of the action. As in years past the activity we sponsored at hole #15 was the goofy goggle challenge – this involves wearing goggles Read More…


Something Sounds Different At Penna Powers

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Have you called Penna Powers lately? If you have, you might have heard something a little strange when you were put on hold. You see, we’ve abandoned the elevator music and tired jingles of yester-year. Instead, we want to take a moment to share a little bit about ourselves with you while you wait on hold. Here are some samples: For more fun entries call us anytime at 801.487.4800


The Penna Powers Boomerang Club


Let’s face it, like any company we see people come and go. But unlike most agencies, we see people come… go… and come back again. And we lovingly title such individuals as members of the “boomerang club.” Penna Powers has been awarded the Utah Business “Best Company to Work For” three years in a row. But more than awards, “the proof is in the puddin’,” as Penna Powers attracts talented Read More…


Meerkat and Periscope: Content Live in 3, 2, 1


Social media transformed the way we all look at, read and interact with content. We share our daily interactions at a rate never before seen, from what we ate for breakfast to the birth of a new child. Over the last three months we’ve seen the content envelope pushed even further with live streaming mobile applications from Periscope and Meerkat. Live streaming began its moment in the sun by Twitter Read More…