Charity Gibson is the owner of Arizona based Green Banana Promos. With creative marketing strategies that include leveraging both traditional and social media channels (and with a little help from a cartoon monkey) Green Banana has amassed a national following that consists of clients and industry professionals alike. Former MIS major gone marketing specialist, Charity is a tech savvy promotional powerhouse.
It's notable that Charity's business model has had always had multi-faceted focus which includes concentration on the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. Besides simply schlupping promo products she invests time and money in a number of philanthropic organizations, encourages eco-friendly business practices, and uses her extensive knowledge and experience to mentor fellow business owners in the areas of marketing and business development.
Favorite promotional product:
I have two...#FlingMonkey (of course!) and the Image3D Logo'd Viewmaster
Favorite musical artist: I have musical ADD... totally depends on the day. Would venture to say my favorite song would be either Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine, Anything by Fall Out Boy, and Fireflight- For Those Who Wait.
Favorite work attire: Ripped jeans and Cut-out t's
Year started in the promotional industry: 2003
Profession before the promotional industry: Property Management
Things I love: Liftin' up spirits & spreadin' sunshine, photography, dancing, talking, traveling, foreign languages, laughing, being around people, public speaking, Facebook, FAST CARS, anything to do with computers, pretty much anything hot pink, and a zillion other things
Favorite quote: "Just be YOU, because life is too short to be anyone else"