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Welcome to The Link

MarketStar’s careers and culture blog! In The Link we cover career trends and topics related specifically to MarketStar and our amazing team. All posts are written by MarketStar leaders, subject matter experts, and passionate employees who are excited about our company and their own careers. Thanks for joining us!

Living The Six Episode 4 - "Masters of Our Craft" Roundtable with MarketStar RockStars

About our Guests:

Angel Ringstad has been at MarketStar for three and a half years as a member of one of our strategic partnerships. Outside of work, she is a painter, an advocate for social justice, and a mother of five. She takes great care of her team at work and loves spoiling her grandbaby. 

Charlie Padilla is a returning member of the MarketStar family after leaving to pursue an opportunity at a large AdTech company. He came back to help pilot a new, high-profile AdTech program within MarketStar and has had great success. He and his wife have two kids, eight and four years old, who keep them very busy! His hobbies include golfing, gaming, and spending time with his family.

Tyce Spencer is celebrating his 13-year mark with MarketStar and leads one of our sales teams. His why is about seeing others grow and succeed, which is why Tyce is a true example of someone who works hard to include all the team in activities, discussions, and events where people can connect. Tyce brings in “All In, Every Day” and “You Belong” to his team every day.

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Living The Six Episode 3 - "You Belong" with Joey Lopez

About our Guest:

Joey Lopez Sr. is a Global Program Manager at MarketStar. As a young actor and model, Joey developed a diverse range of experiences and talents centered around connecting to others. After recovering from bone cancer, he continued to apply his skills in the entertainment industry with an eventual move into sales. With over ten years of experience in digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology, he joined MarketStar to lead our sales teams continuing his passion for encouraging a sense of belonging in the workplace. He and his wife of 24 years live happily with their four children and grandchild.

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4 Things That Helped Me Grow at MarketStar

There are 4 things I discovered about my professional growth. This applies to me significantly as a leader and has certainly been my experience at MarketStar and hope what I share with you today can help you identify the factors around you that impact your own growth.

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Living the Six Podcast - Episode 2

The focus of our discussion here is to discuss our new purpose and values in a unique and dynamic way, and also to allow the company to get to know members of the MarketStar family, as well as the organizations that run under it, which is why we were really excited to have the opportunity to talk about Women In Business, to discuss its impact, to discuss plans that you, as a group in the organization and as a leadership team, have in play. So let's jump in and get to know Women In Business a little bit. What really is it about the organization as a whole that brings out passion for each of you? What is it that makes you willing to put in the extra time and effort that makes it impactful?

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Living the Six Podcast - Episode 1

Tony Byrne is now officially the senior vice president of business development, marketing, at MarketStar. He was involved in rolling out the new Values that we now live by. We asked him to share some of his experience with it, and here is what he said:

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Where Can Sales Take You?

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Leaders Who Amplify: A MarketStar Value

They say people come for the job but stay for their boss. It’s proven time and again the top reason someone might move on from their current job is because they don’t align with their manager. Other reasons follow close behind, such as limited career progression or not enough opportunities for skill development. These may sound like singular and isolated issues someone might encounter in a job that isn’t fulfilling, but they can actually also tie back to having a manager that doesn’t prioritize their people. When employees feel their manager isn’t opening doors to more opportunities and isn’t looking to develop them professionally, is where they usually start to feel (rightfully so) devalued and start looking for better positions.

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Our Purpose – Finding our Reason for Being

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Celebrating MarketStar's Women in Business

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Sales Talent: The Race for Inclusion

When shopping for sales talent, every company hires with diversity in mind. Unfortunately, diversity is more about hiring for compliance than success. Smart organizations hire sales talent with an eye toward inclusion, not just diversity. Inclusive hiring is reflected in not only how you hire, but also how you enable the people you hire.

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