Russell Bird is the owner of The Promo Addict. He has been working in the promo industry for nearly 10 years. When he is not selling promo, he is a happily married father of 3 wonderful children and a professional competition cook. Russell is the Pitmaster for You Need a BBQ which competes in KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) competitions across the country.
Fave promo product: it’s always changing but lately it’s been custom knit socks. They are a high use, regularly replaced item that has a high perceived value and low cost and are typically one size fits all.
Fave musician: Avril Lavigne
Year started in promo industry: 2009
Profession before promo industry: Law Enforcement
First promo ever sold: hats for a family reunion
Where do you live: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Fave place to vacation: Las Vegas
Hobbies: cooking, BBQ, eating
Fave alternate word for promo: SWAG
Fave quote: “There is a one thing that 99 percent of “failures” and “successful” folks have in common — they all hate doing the same things. The difference is successful people do them anyway.” – Darren Hardy
Most Overused word: Cheers
Pet Peeves: people who use the word ‘Alluded too’ to refer to what someone actually said.