Steve Rone is very proud to serve as the National Sales Manager of Promotional Products trailblazer Snugz USA, based in Salt lake City UT. He holds a BFA in Fine Arts for the University Of Memphis, and is basically just an artist/creative that likes to Storysell. He still lives in Memphis, where he learned the Grit and Grind mentality that serves him well in Promo world.
2019 will mark 30 years in the promotional realm that he fell into because Industry supplier World Wide Line was based in his small town of Covington, TN. He met his wife, Tracy, at the Dallas PPAI show and they have been married for 23 years and have 2 boys in college in the South.
Prior to his sales role at Snugz, Steve was the VP of Sales and Marketing for World Wide and also a part of the Norwood sales team as a Midwest Rep for the Barlow Group based in Los Angeles. He has served on the board of Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS) and has volunteered for several PPAI committees.
"Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form." --Jean Luc Godard
Tell, don’t sell....
Big order fails. Brilliant client saves. Narrow margin orders that went south. Product disasters. Embarrassing client moments. We've all had them. Most of the stories in the industry are normal, the simple price we pay for being in a crazily-adventurous, anything-can-happen, deadline-driven business. But these stories? The best of the best of them. 10-minute promo tales to put a smile on your face. Make you think. And mostly, to remind you ... you are not alone.