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Drive business growth with rural America marketing insights

Are you ready for actionable marketing insight you can apply to help you reach, connect and convert rural American consumers? Hop in the front seat as you’ll be riding shotgun with Cliff Callis, your OUTdrive host, as he takes you down the road to success.

Nov 8, 2021

It used to be that you had to move to New York or Los Angeles to pursue a career in a forward-thinking industry. In 2021, that’s no longer the case, as innovation is happening all across the Midwest. In this episode of OUTdrive, Cliff visits with long-time acquaintance Jason Robertson, who has spent nearly 25 years in business development and currently works in the design and construction industry. His success in sales and marketing was founded right here, in the rural America we know and love. 

Jason is the Vice President of Food and Beverage at CRB, an engineering, architecture, construction and consulting firm. CRB specializes in building solutions for innovative products and facilities in the life science industry and has been integral in project development for vaccines and plant-based foods. Jason possesses 23 years of accomplished experience in executive sales and marketing leadership roles. He earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Northwestern College in Iowa and currently lives in Kansas City.

Tune in to hear Jason’s insight on how the life science and biotech industry has been transformed through the pandemic, and in turn, how that affects consumers. Jason also shares his advice on advertising formats, trade shows, and creating engaging content. 

What you’ll learn: 

  • Sales strategies that are generating a solid ROI
  • Marketing insights and trends Jason sees in the marketplace, specifically when it comes to running ads
  • Insight into the innovative initiatives CRB is working on, from their hand in developing the COVID vaccine to producing food with alternative proteins.
  • The market research and strategic processes Jason uses in his day to day role.
  • Jason’s post-pandemic forecast of industry trade shows and conventions.
  • Jason’s perspective on rural America and his thoughts on the opportunity for innovation in the Midwest.
  • The communication and relationship-building skills young professionals should be refining in the current job market