Back in the groove: Why vinyl records are making a comeback

Posted On May 6, 2019

Did you know that vinyl albums are still being produced today? It’s not just reissues, but new releases by current artists. And people are buying them. The introduction of the compact disc three decades ago ended the mass production of vinyl albums as a primary medium for musical recordings. And after record stores traded their […]

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How a New Orleans music icon is still keeping it funky after five decades in the business

Posted On April 10, 2019

George Porter, Jr., has been playing music for five decades, starting out as the bassist with legendary New Orleans funk band The Meters and continuing with a number of different bands and sit-in performances with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, David Byrne, Jimmy Buffett, Tori Amos and Patti Labelle. Now 71 years old, he’s […]

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Education in the 21st century: Technology is a means, not the ends

Posted On March 28, 2019

Many of the jobs in today’s workplace wouldn’t have been fathomable a decade ago. How are our schools preparing today’s students for them? Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston” is on the front lines of that battle. Blair Fisher, head of school at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, […]

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Why “coaching is coaching” is a myth

Posted On March 20, 2019

You don’t need me to tell you that women are a force in today’s workplace – just look around. Women are established at all levels of management, from corporate boardrooms to main street entrepreneurs, even in industries that were once completely male-dominated. But are they motivated in the same ways as men? Should managers coach […]

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Creating significance: How to sell young people on hard work

Posted On March 8, 2019

Have you ever heard that kids these days don’t really want to work? Do you often feel that way yourself? Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” would disagree. Sid Sexton, founder and president of Daphne, Alabama-based Sexton Lawn & Landscape, has made a living – and a thriving business […]

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‘A passion project:’ Varsity Brands not only sells sports gear, but works to create school spirit

Posted On February 19, 2019

With iGen following in the digital footsteps of the millennial generation, having grown up with technology at their fingertips as a primary source of communication, many of us Generation X parents find ourselves desperately seeking outlets that will force them into face-to-face social interaction. And many of us are turning to team sports. Our guest […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, iGen, Podcast, Product Design, What's Working with Cam Marston

Advertising in the social media age: Why it’s still worth it to lean on the professionals

Posted On January 31, 2019

What makes good advertising? And in an age of social media, easily available metrics and intricate video editing tools, why can’t we just do it ourselves? Our guests in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” Jennifer Dira and RT Herwig of the Mobile-based advertising firm Lewis Communications tell us that while technology […]

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A Passion for People and Service, Cars are Just the Product

Posted On January 21, 2019

Third generation president of the Joe Bullard Automotive Group, Ty Bullard frankly tells us that he’s not a car guy. Torque ratios? No clue. Horsepower? Unknown. But he knows service, knows how to deliver it, and knows how to lead his team in delivering it. His customers come back because Ty and his team solve […]

Categories: Automotive, Libsyn, Podcast, Succession Planning, What's Working with Cam Marston

Papa Grows Funk, but what can a musician teach us about growing a business?

Posted On December 6, 2018

In past posts on this blog, we have examined lessons that people from various backgrounds, from military officers to football coaches, can teach us about running a business. But stay with us on this next one: What about musicians? Our guest in this week’s episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” is John “Papa” Gros, […]

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Try and hire: Temporary staffing in a run of low unemployment

Posted On November 14, 2018

We have addressed, in previous blogs, how the current low level of unemployment is affecting companies looking to hire new staff. But what about companies whose job it is to provide staff, or recommend new hires, to other companies – temporary staffing agencies? Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” […]

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