19 Burst results for "Joe Hamilton"

"joe hamilton" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:30 min | 3 weeks ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on WCPT 820

"How many live witnesses pre tape interviews with figures that include Trump family members previously unseen video footage They were saying that that might be really damning for Trump because they have this they want to lionize themselves That's all the leaks are always about how they did all the good things that saved us from even worse And so I mean if they're going to make themselves look better I think they're going to you know by virtue of that throw him under the bus Absolutely Maybe got me coffee once Don't remember Well Kushner wasn't even in the country at the time So he's like yeah I'm busy Over in Saudi Arabia Yeah Yeah What a weasel So we mentioned this yesterday the former ex ABC News president is going to help them March This is good right Smart smart smart daughter of producer Jodi Hamilton TV producer Joe Hamilton was a TV program He plans to make it raw enough so that skeptical journalists will find the material fresh and chew over disclosures in future coverage I love that we have to try to make the overthrow of the United States government a show Conspiracy But how do we make this more interesting If we if that's what we have to do let's do it He wanted to draw the eyeballs of Americans who haven't followed the ins and outs of the capitol riot program This is most people And Republicans are expected to try counter programming which in this case means flies They want to counter program the facts with just lies and look over there right It's like the memo that leaked about guns Jodie that just says don't talk about gums Talk about inflation Yeah Just some weight This will I swear to God are people tired of them treating us like toddlers having a tantrum Like oh just wait No calm down After just wait to let it They'll be fine It's like I think we're ready to collectively say you There are too many massacres which is like you know yeah don't worry there'll be another one if you think we're gonna calm down after this one and just go and they just think we're gonna go back to business as normal right And so is it patronizing a contra sending of course I don't know I'm just a girl Condescending He can mansplain it to you later Yeah yeah Don't worry little lady September pretty stuff Is this where's this A constant drip of information about Trump and his involvement in the January 6th insurrection looks to turn into a flood when the hearings kick off Thursday with three witnesses linked to Pence poised to testify first for maximum effect Yeah Oh should I get this right There are judges I.

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

The EntreLeadership Podcast

03:01 min | 10 months ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

"Stuff like hey. You don't know about who we are. We're going to you know guerrilla crash starbucks that just interview a bunch of people and we'll buy coffee and danishes while we're doing it so let's just talk to people who don't know us and don't know what we're doing and i've seen our team kind of just been hanging out in the lobby as we visitors and they'll say hey. Would you mind just looking over this website and telling us what you think. And what's confusing about it. What you like about it and so there's some really easy ways where they go on. I don't know how to do all this stuff. just ask. hey i'm joe schmo plumbing company. Why did you reach out to us. Oh you google this and we just had good reviews. Okay that's great. You read the reviews or it was recommended by a friend and so i think just enquiring Y you bought from us. Is this such a great way to start figuring out. A lot of people are coming to us because of this reason less. Lean into that. Yeah and it's a great call out. Because i always tell the team like i don't wanna be well rounded necessarily. I wanna find what's working and just it's a lot easier to pour gas on a fire than we. Would you know like you're just not going to get as far so you know. In that example. It's a great call out because you may find that. Hey you're paying a small marketing agency to do some of this stuff. Your leads are coming in that way. Maybe they're all coming in through referral. So how can you make it easier for the people who love you already to refer you to other people or you may find that none of them are referrals. And they're all coming in through search or something it's like. How can i pour fuel on that fire. Like thinking about what's working and making sure your understanding how people are starting to love you and then pouring a lot more fuel on that is is a great way to go about it. That's awesome so for the small business owner out there who doesn't see themselves as a marketer right. They may not have a marketing team. They probably don't have a single person doing marketing. how do they go from either. People don't know who i am or i making money but i don't really i don't understand how to create that raving fan. What are some practical steps. That small business owner can take to start heading in that direction. Yeah well the good news is. You're already one step ahead of the game as a small business owner. Because you're still close enough to your customer. Probably a lot of you are still wearing the the chief everything officer hat right. Which means that. You're more in practice of understanding the entire system already. You don't have as far to go as maybe somebody at a thousand person company. That's doing this very specific thing over here. So the great news is you gotta start and then my encouragement to everyone would just be understand your entire system. Walk through it with fresh eyes as a customer you know. The fish can't describe why the waters wet like they're just in it so get outside talk to as many people as possible at the end of the day. This all is nothing to do with marketing. It just boils down to human emotion and empathy. And we're all human. So i think we can all figure that out so andy and summary. It sounds like as the small business owner. We need to care. It comes down to caring about the customer. Yeah i think. That's a great way to summarize. Wow we could have done this in one minute. But i'm glad we took fifteen. This has been awesome. I'm glad you're at the helm of all of our digital marketing. Really stewarding their relationship with our fans and customers to create raving fans and. I'm sure you created some.

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

The EntreLeadership Podcast

05:15 min | 10 months ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

"You're like we're sending some really good emails and then you don't realize that we're sending five of them in one day and it's me no making everybody mad. It's more the connection between the things that it is the experiences themselves. And that's why. I love what casey talks about because he really is understanding like no. We gotta push from beginning to end. And we're going to catch all those little gaps along the way. Yeah and if you do that. Over a long period of time and you're really consistent you'll have a rating fan and then you have to do it over and over again and we have millions of them which is amazing and we work really hard to keep them by building that trust by being consistent over time. But you know as you're leading the marketing team as executive director of digital marketing. You're leading a lot of channels. That feel like they're little bit removed from the customer. You're not physically talking to the customers. When you sent an email or you know running the facebook channel so how do you create a relationship quote unquote through a social media. Channel or email marketing. Yeah it's a great question You know we do a great job of just creating a culture where everybody's focused on raving fans here as a company. I think we do a great job at it and the first thing that we do is just we. Surface winds right. We talk a lot about Fans of our fans of people who are winning and that helps you stay emotionally connected to your fans right but we also surface a lot of knowledge to people in this can be a customer interviews you know like actually getting out and talking to people people in the lobby shore but people on the phone it also is a lot of like what we would call for lack of a better way to put quantitative data. Like looking at what everybody's doing and saying okay. I hear what you're saying. But you might not actually do what you're saying like there's a distance between What we call stated action and like actual action And making sure that all of those things alliance sifting through a lot of what we're seeing in all of these various channels you know what are people saying on social are people searching for more or less of this thing like looking at all of these indicators because people will tell us both through us actually asking him but also through a lot of their actions that we can measure whether we're doing the right thing by them or the wrong thing by them. Yeah i love that idea of of celebrating. The fans and as i talked with joe hamilton in the previous conversation he was talking about Their one of their core values is about you and most people you to page and it's about us look how great we are and instead he makes it about them and he says hey this is who you are and this is why you're here and there's a little bit about us but we wanna make them the hero. We've done a really good job of that. You know even the ramsey show for years. Now we've done debt free screams and it's not about. Oh my gosh dave. You're so amazing. it's hey. I did the sacrifice i did the hard work. And we want to celebrate you for doing all of that. So there's a lot of ways that the small business owner can do that you don't have to be a business as big as ours to celebrate your fans. Yeah that's exactly right and it could take a lot of forms. I think those will probably come each business naturally. What we've done really well is just say as dave always says from stage we exist for the people outside these walls and if you're setting that culture if you're setting that mindset whatever your version of debt free scream or some kind of fan celebration will come naturally because everybody's just thinking that way and that's probably one of our biggest assets at this company. Yeah that's huge and a lot of this comes down to knowing your customer if you have no clue who they are and what they're wanting it's gonna be really hard to create a great experience for them where they go. Oh my gosh. The reading my mail. They knew exactly what i needed at the time i needed it. So how do we go about really understanding the customer. We talk about customer personas and their surveys. A lot of ways to go about this would have you found is the best way to fully understand your kind of target customer. Well the best way is all of them And because no one thing is really going to tell you what your customers really thinking are really doing right when we look at all the data we can get from our systems. Well let's telling us a lot of what but it's not telling us a good way so we got to go talk to people and say like why. Are you feeling this way you're doing that. And we may or may not get some level of accuracy from that because again the experiences and emotion at the end of the day it can be really hard to actually distill that into words So it's pulling all of these things together. And then i would say that the final thing which is something that we often miss is if we want to create raving fans that means we need to do a lot of talking to people who are not yet fans we really need to be fans of are not yet fans because they have a lot of objections or a lot of opinions that were not addressing people who already love us like they have a different mindset than the people who don't yet so we really need to get out there and be talking to people who aren't in our wheelhouse Do you have an example or a story of how you or your team have done that. How they've talked to the customer and how they've really developed that or created that raving fan. Yeah i mean there's a lot of areas where we can just listen right. Social media is really great for that sort of thing People are very willing to share their opinions on social media. As as you are aware Even search is that you know. We can see search trends. That people are looking for. But i would say We do a lot of surveys emails to people like. They abandoned their cart. Why did you not buy this thing or just trying to find people even man on the street..

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

The EntreLeadership Podcast

05:16 min | 10 months ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

"Gold that you didn't know otherwise no was there. That's huge these experiments made a failure. Just meant it didn't work and we're going to keep experiment. And so that's that's such a resilient optimistic mentality and there's a consistency element to everything. You're talking about you said. Hey we're not going to strike golden the first week with this podcast. We've do it for two years before people know before they care before they latch onto it. And i think a lot of business owners go our. I tried instagram. We posted twice. No one cared. I'm giving up and so there's a piece to it of you gotta be in it just like you've been in business ten years and all of a sudden you're an overnight success. That piece has to be there with your marketing with your branding so true. That's so true. Well i want to move into this idea of creating raving fans which is what you guys have done and a lot of people go. Listen joe my company my industry there's no raving fans in this industry and i'm sure that was the deal you know before you guys came along and the optics world people went. Hey i got it by thing for my rifle. And i'm out i got. I'm a bird watcher. I gotta get this piece in amount but you guys have done so much in this area And people are evangelizing. your brand. They're telling all their buddies about it and then the buddies want their seeing their friends. And they're going to get that. I wanna be a part of that Community so what do you attribute to there being so many raving fans for vortex. Yeah there's a good question in a wish. We had so much time that we could spend on this. I would say again just to reiterate a few things as you do really have to care about the customer and that will come through so assuming that you truly do care about the customer. I think you need to be fast. And you need to be friendly and you need to break the script and so Another good book plug. I'd give would be the power moments also by the heath brothers but one of the things that we do is. We look for opportunities to do something unique for the customer. So just this morning. I got something from one of our team members Who they a message from a customer. Who said i love your brand. I've bought a bunch of your rifles scopes. I'm super excited. Used this new one. I purchased you know in hunting season. Right after my wedding Later this month. So that right there you can just take that letter and say all cool. It's you know. Share it around the office and and were done or you can say okay. This person has bought multiple rifles scopes of ours. They spent literally thousands of dollars with brand and he just told us they're having a wedding next week. Let's do something for their wedding so we get together some wedding gifts and we get together a letter and we'll send that out a handwritten letter and so we'll do things like that and one of the things. You're a guest A few podcast ago. Casey graham mentioned and i just loved it was the story scales so we are creating stories with all of our customers. Yes we're gonna be fast. We're going to be friendly. We're gonna take care of them but we're also going to do some element that's going to break the script and that creates a story which then gets told from customer to customer and it really takes on a life of its own and i would say that is where you get raving fans and again when you get a raving fan. That is gold and so deep dive on that raving fans any male. Any emails that you've gotten at somebody falls in the category of raving fans. That's where your gold is. Go right there. That's an a plus on your report guard. Don't go to the sea and so you gotta get that better. Go to the a plus double triple quadruple down on the pluses. Your business and your customers we better for it. that's huge. Yeah the scale. The unskillful is way. You're talking about where you're going. Hey what are these little things we can do. Where the customer goes. I'm shocked in twenty twenty one for a business. That's this big to be even knowing that i have a wedding and sending me a gift card or whatever it is no matter how big or small is just absolutely incredible and of course. I'm gonna go post about him in a tag guys and my friends are going to go man. I'd like to do business with a company like that. That's how i'd like to be treated as a customer to show that that you really care. So i love them mentality. And a lot of businesses they have customers have revenue but they don't have raving fans what is is the journey to that aside from doing the things that we're talking about. How do you go from their customer their transaction to their evangelizing my business. It feels like there's a journey there. It may not happen overnight. So what does the steps that you know. Business owner listening can take to get there. Yeah so two things. One short may be one long so the short piece. I think is to do things where you again. You break the script but then to just stay the course and you hit earlier. Is that you know you. People have been in business for ten or twenty years and then all of a sudden people here about its overnight sensation. And it's not you gotta push that flywheel If you need more on that type in google jim collins flywheel and you really need to do it day after day. We after week month after month and then compound interest will kick in it will kick in and all the sudden everybody will swoop in wanted to know what the silver bullet was. That got you there and you'll note was just doing that time and time again fast friendly and break the script and this is something that'd be remissed to say in any any podcast or anything talking about vortex. It's a story if i may. That happened early on in. My career was just out of college. I was real excited. I was green and was going to go on the first trade show vortex the first trade show vortex and my dad sat me down and he went over. He said. Joe here's our plan. We're gonna make products that'll be the best product at that price point in the market so the customer is gonna get a better value than anybody else number to the retailer that sells our product..

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

The EntreLeadership Podcast

08:15 min | 10 months ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

"And if you're the leader i get it. You need to make sure you hire some people so that the availability of your businesses there. The other thing i'd say is if you don't answer still reply and let them know let them know you're working on an answer. Don't just be black box. And then the third thing this is really really key and there's more of this switched from the heath brothers which is a fantastic book or you can just google on article bright spots by the heath brothers but one of the things is one of the best ways to win over customers is find the bright spots and the bright spots are when a customer tells you that you serve them so well. They're over the moon. It's an email. It's a letter and they're telling you why their customer for life why they love you. That is a strength and strength finders. We spent too much time actually that we spent a good amount of time on individuals but businesses have strengths. Just like people do and when you mind the bright spots of your already existing business and you double down on them. You will double triple quadruple your customers. And the here's the thing. They may not be the things that you think they are. They're the things that your customers think. They are and just one last point on that. I used to love to talk about our product and are features and our benefits. And then i'd go to shows and i talk about our products features are benefits and you know what everybody talked me about. What's they talked to me about. Our warranty our vip warranty are unconditional lifetime warranty and most of these people. Never even used it. But i didn't want to talk about that. I wanna say oh timeout. You're not going to have to use the warranty. We make really good stuff. Look at this feature look benefit. But they kept talking to us about our warranty. And when i read that in that book it just dawned on me that holy cow. We need to pour gasoline on this warranty. And what we're talking about. That's the thing the customers want to talk about. That was one of our strengths so when we actually doubled down on those strengths. It really was a huge momentum. Builder for our company man. There's so many mic drop moments. I don't even know where to start with that. That whole piece. There's so much golden there. Thank you for that. that's huge. It sounds like they're saying. Hey joe stop. Turn impressed me and show me that i can trust you. That's what the customers saying man. That's so good. You talked about this earlier this whole idea of it being a transactional relationship with a lotta businesses. Where you go. Hey i've got product you wanted. Okay great sia and you guys have done a great job about continuing that relationship with your customers after the sale. How do you do that outside of. Hey sign up for a newsletter. We'll email you in the next sale happens. Yeah so i assuming that you care about those things as the business owner or leader and assume that you're hiring team members who is light up. Okay when they when you talk to them about those things they have to light up. I know it sounds corny but is light up when they're excited about stuff but assuming that you're doing that you have to find out what your customers are interested in and one of the best ways to do that. Yes you can ask your customers That questions specifically and yes you can run surveys. I'm not a huge survey fan but one of the things you can do is go where your customers are and observe them. Observe them online observed them in the store and that will kind of reveal to you where they're at and what they want and so with us. We will find our own employees which were our customers already. They were on social media. They were on instagram. They were on facebook And then they were also listening to podcasts. So we went to where customers were and the number one tool. And i can't stress. This enough for us was observing often times. When you ask somebody something specifically or you do a survey they start to react in different ways than they normally would so if you observe people almost like observing them their natural environment almost like you know like an animal or something like that but It will start to reveal. You have to be really curious about your customer. Observe them and then go were there at. That's huge and i've seen you guys do this in a lot of ways but one of the biggest ways is through your content channels like you were talking about earlier with creating ongoing content. I mean you have an instagram. That has almost a million followers for an optics. Company mean that's unheard of. You've got a hundred thousand subscribers on youtube channel. And so what are you guys doing right in these areas. That's causing this kind of momentum. Yeah so i you know when. I talked to our social media teams. They've got a couple of things that they do one is they. They go for content entertainment education fun more than the go for the heart sale. So that's one thing. We talked about earlier again. I would double down on that. The other one is a lot of our customers are excited to share about us. And so we go right after their user generated content and we affirm them when they do something we call them out and we promote their content. And there's one quote that i just love in. It's the my angela quote. She says you know people forget what you say. People will forget what you do. But they'll never forget how you make them feel and that is so true and your customers when they are excited about your brand and they're sharing about your brand nothing is better than when that brand comes and affirms them and says we love this. They promoted oftentimes wheat. We send him a private message. We find out their shirt size. We find out something about that. They shared about and we're going to send him a surprise gift in the mail and that makes people feel important and the reality is they are important so we really have a responsibility to make them feel that way and i would recommend a lot of other brands Do that but the other thing is that we talked to them in a voice. Were not talking at them so a lot of times. We talk about that. We picture them in the pickup truck in the passenger seat. And they're our friend and we're heading out to deer camp and that's why we're going to talk to them. I say that singular. We're going to try to talk to an individual rather than talk to a group even though we know it's going to be a group. Those are some things that we do from a social media perspective that i think really resonate with the customers. That's so good. And all comes back to making the customer the hero and we've done that ramsey solutions and a lot of ways at entree leadership conferences. We'll have a you know a ten foot banner. I've just one of our customers and their business and we're saying hey. This guy's the hero that small businesses the backbone of america. This guy's crushing. It were so proud of him. We do it with debt-free screams on the ramsey show. We re post someone's instagram of their their debt. Free you know letter board of how much they paid off. And we're celebrating them and so that's so huge. It's such an easy thing that businesses can do to show how they're winning and it's not because of how awesome the businesses. It's because of what they're doing. And so i i love them and taliban when it comes to building a brand now i gotta talk about this podcast because a lot of a lot of people have gone. Their mom's basements got a podcast. But you guys have a massive vortex nation. Podcasts and i don't think a lot of businesses out there going. Hey we want to have a podcast for hvac technicians and was just on a podcast recently and these guys just have a heart for people in that industry and they started a podcast just for those in the industry and i thought this is so cool and there's a lot of richness in the niches and you guys have definitely carved your piece out. So what is the deal. And the goal of this podcast. Yeah i think the goal from a super high level is just to be again is connected as we can to the customer in being a medium in a space that they're already in. I think more to the podcast. My brother jimmy's so i work with three of my brothers. And jimmy is the youngest He was very interested in podcast and very interested in social media and he really had the idea that he could start this podcast. It would be something that our customers would be interested in and again we have a history of of allowing experiments In our company so this was an experiment in he tried it. And when you do an experiment. One of the things that i would recommend. Don't bet the farm on that so that that's one thing Which we didn't but the second thing is give it some time. Give it some time in. That's one of the things that i think we did here was. We gave it some time. You know he had kind of perfect How do a podcast and Then we needed give it time to get out to the customers and then we needed to see. Our customers are reacting to that and adjusting and so again from a high level at staying really connected to the customers and giving them the content. That's really going to add value to their lives to their hunt too. They're shooting experience or just to their entertainment But then also i think it was a really good example of how running experiments for your company intentional experiments for company can really reveal some.

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

The EntreLeadership Podcast

04:47 min | 10 months ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

"They reduced the amount of time of discomfort and that they're in it and so that was really resonated us when we heard that story in that we're constantly going after new categories. We're constantly trying new things. We're not going to be afraid of change afraid of storms and then there's another thing that you can even go down to Having difficult conversations with team members or discussing difficult topics in wrestling with those that can be a storm. And so we don't want to be a cow and sort of walk away from those and prolong how much discomfort there as we want to be the buffalo and go right atom and then the last one is willingness to shovel snow and again that goes right to my dad. Who's the founder of our company when we were much smaller. We get a lot of snow in wisconsin as you can imagine. We have a lot of team members the park on the street. And you'd have to make your way over the median to get to vortex and sometimes the snow would pile up. You know six seven eight feet and he would get their extremely early in the morning and shovel a tunnel to get through to the door seem to trudge through the snow and then he would shovel off all the walkway and of course he was the founder and he's the president of the company so he was willing to do that. Then we need to be willing to you know be humble and to take on any task. There was no tasks that was beneath us so those those are the core values so joe core values obviously an important topic. But were you guys have built is a brand and there's a lot of listeners out there going man i got jobs h fact you know. We're not a brand we turn wrenches. We help people were or passionate. But i don't know how to make this into a national brand which is really what you guys have done. So why is building a brand so important. I think one of the things with building the brand as you need to realize that you already have a brand and you're constantly building a brand. You need ask yourself. What kind of brand at my building and the other thing is that. Your brand doesn't really belong to you. It belongs to your customer meaning that they really set what your brand is so. I think that's the first place to start the second thing though. Is that at least for us and my recommendation would be to get out of the rat race of transactional business so you can just do transactions and meaning a customer choose you give you a service and then we're done and then after that you may get them again you may not and so we knew we had to serve people in a way that they would keep coming back And now we're coming back. They would tell their friends and actually in the beginning. We didn't have a lot of money to advertise and to market so we needed to serve people so well so that we were their preferred choice going forward and one of the phrases that we really look for when we serve people is. I'm a customer for life. I mean it was almost like Taken on mythical proportions here Similar to You know it's a wonderful life. When every time the bell rings angel gets its wings. It's almost like every time somebody says. I'm a customer For life it's almost like you'll bells go off here. That's what we're going for. We're we're wanting to serve people so well and they feel so taken care of that. We don't become a transaction anymore. They become a customer for life I love that and this whole idea of customer service serving the customer. Obviously that's a big part of building the brand but you guys are focused on a lot of other areas as well to build the brand so walk us through some of those. Yeah i think one of the biggest areas is Social media. I wouldn't say we're on the the cutting edge of the world for social media but certainly in our industry and so those were some of the experiments that we recall experiments where we really got into it so we got into facebook and we got into instagram. And we got into doing podcasts. Very very early and we wanted to have a real connection with the customer in those mediums really allowed us to do that and allowed us to shore personality our personalities really mesh well with the customers. It allowed us to entertain the customers. It allowed us to inform the customers and e every once in a while. We don't do it a lot as far as a ratio but we would actually sell the customer so we would do a promotion or we'd highlighted new product but more often than not even a nine to one ratio we're trying to entertain educate inform Just make it a really good experience and just connect with the customer. Yeah i think a lot of businesses out there. You see a lot of the one nine nine. You just see sale stock photo. We've got promo. Here's a business card on social media and what you guys have done and say. Hey what kind of content could be produced. That could really help our customers and our fans really make this a more fun experience. Educate them along the way. Entertain them in get them excited about going to do the things that we love as well and so i. I love that you guys have done that and you you talked about that. A knowing who your customer is. And that's such a key part. You guys have dial that in to a core. So how do you determine that ideal customer and what problems you're gonna solve for them. Yeah and that. That's a great question..

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

The EntreLeadership Podcast

04:40 min | 10 months ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

"Stuff. Yeah and you know you guys have done an incredible job with the brand with creating a community around this and there's a lot of optics companies out there you got a lot of competitors in the space and you guys stand out for reasons. I'm excited to dig into that But you said you have over three hundred sixty team members which is absolutely incredible. What have some some of the milestones along that journey from starting with just a handful of people now up to three sixty. Yeah there's been a lot of milestones. I think one of the things that we've been really good at is pivoting and trying a lot of experiments. We call him experiments over here along the way what's really led to the team. Members is just the fact that we use our flywheel. Jim collins calls it and that's where we take care of customers we over serve the customers and we give them so much value that they keep coming back they tell their friends about us and become customers for life when you do that kind of day after day week after week month after month it sort of adds up and you need a lot more team members to be able to support all those customers but some of the biggest milestones that we had was when we added rifle scopes as a category in two thousand and seven. That's now our biggest category. We had red dots in two thousand nine. We had arranged finders in two thousand eleven. It was almost two every two years. We added a new category and then a lot of our retailers that we support they really spurred a lot of growth for our brand and then ultimately adding those additional team members. Wow so you guys just kept evolving. You're like apple. We gotta release the ipod and the ipod touch and the iphone. You get innovating even in your space. Where feels like okay. How much more crazy in techy can again. You have just kept on doing that. Which is incredible. And i mentioned you've got a lot of competitors in the space what has set vortex apart from the other companies out there. Yes we have a lot of competitors we have a lot of good competitors and so one of the things when it comes to sport optics at the end of the day what we sell as a tool. It's a tool to do a job but one way that we approached it is we never wanted to just be a tool. We wanted to be somebody that really became part of what our customers love. And so there are hobbies so whether it be hunting shooting or bird-watching whether it's supporting military and law enforcement we really wanted to be part of a lifestyle brand and become part of what they're doing and we really felt like that would set a part. It would create a longevity for for the brand for the business it would also create a lot of additional sales people. If you will in that we would win them over and they would tell their friends and their family and then those people would become customers as well so we would just try to get into every area. Almost of their life that was sort of Not creepy to become more than just a tool. Yeah and and you guys have done that so well. I mean the people who are are coming to you. they're going. I wanna be a part of this community. I wanna be a part of people like this like minded people who love the outdoors love hunting. He'll have all these different things. And so you guys have done an incredible job with that. So there's a lot of things that set your company apart and one of those things is your core values. We talk about this. A lot of entreleadership. Podcast were big on core values. And i love what you guys have in your core values about you. That's a great core value. Customer is king. be the buffalo and willingness to shovel. Snow walk us through those real quick for sure so about you is really a play on words when you look at. Somebody's website usually look at a website. And it says about us. We wanted to flip the script particularly my dad. When you go to those places on a website. He would say to himself. It shouldn't be about us. It should be about the customer. And that's where about you came from. I love that the second one is customer is king and so we've got a priority stack because there's a lot of customers. There's the end-consumer. There's the retailers there is internal customers and what we just say is in any given situation. You need to know who your customer is. And that person is the king so in the priority stack. There is a priorities customers and we have to serve all the customers but we have to serve our end. Consumer number one and the retailer is a very close second. We have really good relationships with our retailers. The third one is be the buffalo. And you guys definitely know the be the buffalo message but for those that don't you know in colorado the state sort of divided into By mountains and these storms build up on the west coast and they eventually spill over the mountains onto the planes and on the plains. You've got cows and you've got buffalo and They react very differently to these storms. The cows run or since their cows they probably walk away from the storm therefore prolonging how long they're in discomfort and in that storm and the buffalo reactor differently they turn they face the storm and they charge it so there is a level of discomfort. There is a level of Storm that they have to face but by running straight towards it..

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

The EntreLeadership Podcast

02:09 min | 10 months ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

"In today's episode. We're talking about building a brand which connects to our business driver of product. Our first guest is joe hamilton. Ceo vortex optics. A family owned and operated company. They've got three hundred team members. That aim to help you. Find the right optic for your outdoor adventures. I sat down with joe talk about. Why building brand with raving fans is important. Any business in our second conversation. I sit down with ramsey leader. Andy hi our executive director of digital marketing and we talk about how ramsey solutions creates raving fans. No matter what part of the business they interact with up first my conversation with joe around why every business needs to build a brand people rave about joe. It's good to be with today. Yeah thanks for having me. This is gonna be fun. You are leading the crew over a vortex optics and we got a lot of fans of yours here in this building But for those that maybe aren't familiar with what vortex does give us the high level. Yes oh vortex. Optics were a family owned business We've got about three hundred. Sixty plus team members were here in southern wisconsin and we primarily specialize in sport optics so rifles scopes binoculars spotting scopes red dots. We sell to hunting retailers shooting retailers bird-watching stores and obviously we support all those customers. Who buy that stuff. Yeah and you know you guys have done an incredible job with the brand with creating a community around this and there's a lot of optics companies out there you got a lot of competitors in the space and you guys stand out for reasons. I'm excited to dig into that But you said you have over three hundred sixty team members which is absolutely incredible. What have some some of the milestones along that journey from starting with just a handful of people now up to three sixty. Yeah there's been a lot of milestones. I think one of the things that we've been really good at is pivoting and trying a lot of experiments. We call him experiments over here along the way what's really led to the team. Members is just the fact that we use our flywheel. Jim collins calls it and that's where we take care of customers we over serve the customers and we give them so much value that they keep coming back they tell their friends about us and become customers for life

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How to Build a Brand Your Customers Rave About

The EntreLeadership Podcast

02:09 min | 10 months ago

How to Build a Brand Your Customers Rave About

"In today's episode. We're talking about building a brand which connects to our business driver of product. Our first guest is joe hamilton. Ceo vortex optics. A family owned and operated company. They've got three hundred team members. That aim to help you. Find the right optic for your outdoor adventures. I sat down with joe talk about. Why building brand with raving fans is important. Any business in our second conversation. I sit down with ramsey leader. Andy hi our executive director of digital marketing and we talk about how ramsey solutions creates raving fans. No matter what part of the business they interact with up first my conversation with joe around why every business needs to build a brand people rave about joe. It's good to be with today. Yeah thanks for having me. This is gonna be fun. You are leading the crew over a vortex optics and we got a lot of fans of yours here in this building But for those that maybe aren't familiar with what vortex does give us the high level. Yes oh vortex. Optics were a family owned business We've got about three hundred. Sixty plus team members were here in southern wisconsin and we primarily specialize in sport optics so rifles scopes binoculars spotting scopes red dots. We sell to hunting retailers shooting retailers bird-watching stores and obviously we support all those customers. Who buy that stuff. Yeah and you know you guys have done an incredible job with the brand with creating a community around this and there's a lot of optics companies out there you got a lot of competitors in the space and you guys stand out for reasons. I'm excited to dig into that But you said you have over three hundred sixty team members which is absolutely incredible. What have some some of the milestones along that journey from starting with just a handful of people now up to three sixty. Yeah there's been a lot of milestones. I think one of the things that we've been really good at is pivoting and trying a lot of experiments. We call him experiments over here along the way what's really led to the team. Members is just the fact that we use our flywheel. Jim collins calls it and that's where we take care of customers we over serve the customers and we give them so much value that they keep coming back they tell their friends about us and become customers for life

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

The EntreLeadership Podcast

01:38 min | 10 months ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast

"It's really difficult to build and grow a business without repeat customers. So how'd you get first time customers to come back. Well you've got create customers that rave about your brand from the ramsey network. This is the entree leadership podcast where we help business. Leaders grow themselves their teams and their profits. I'm your host george camel in today's episode. We're talking about building a brand which connects to our business driver of product. Our first guest is joe hamilton. Ceo vortex optics. A family owned and operated company. They've got three hundred team members. That aim to help you. Find the right optic for your outdoor adventures. I sat down with joe talk about. Why building brand with raving fans is important. Any business in our second conversation. I sit down with ramsey leader. Andy hi our executive director of digital marketing and we talk about how ramsey solutions creates raving fans. No matter what part of the business they interact with up first my conversation with joe around why every business needs to build a brand people rave about joe. It's good to be with today. Yeah thanks for having me. This is gonna be fun. You are leading the crew over a vortex optics and we got a lot of fans of yours here in this building But for those that maybe aren't familiar with what vortex does give us the high level. Yes oh vortex. Optics were a family owned business We've got about three hundred. Sixty plus team members were here in southern wisconsin and we primarily specialize in sport optics so rifles scopes binoculars spotting scopes red dots. We sell to hunting retailers shooting retailers bird-watching stores and obviously we support all those customers..

"joe hamilton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Man convicted in the killing of George Floyd could get as little as probation or as much as 30 years in prison. Three other former police officers accused in that death of Floyd will go on criminal trial next spring. We're moving past the pandemic comes with a lot of lessons learned. And while life is quickly getting back to normal in Massachusetts, WBC's Carl Stevens tells us some packed practices from the not so distant past continue to hang on. Mazzella Custom tattoo and piercing has been around since the state legalized tattoo in about 20 years ago. One of the artists there, Joe Hamilton tells me one pandemic practice. They're going to keep Is a limitation on the number of people allowed into place at one time. It kind of brings back that little bit of intimacy in getting tattooed, right. Like you no longer have five people in your waiting room. That's putting the pressure in your subconscious of you got to get this done quick because you've got people waiting for you. Right, That's gone, and so is the virus. Pretty much, But what remains are some of the lessons learned over the past year. New ways to do old things. Carl Stevens, WBC Boston's NewsRadio. We've been talking a lot about coronavirus shots in recent months, but here's a shot of a different variety. It's up for auction in Marlborough. WBC's Matt Shearer says It's your chance to take a sip of history. When a new auction item comes across Joseph Hyman's desk Skinner auctioneers, There's usually some family story to go along with it. That turns out false. It's a multi genuine Additional game of telephone. So when a whiskey bottle older than the civil war showed up, Joseph was like, Yeah, okay, but he got to work. I was able to use a hypodermic to go through the cork and draw out tiny sample of two millimeters to send to a lab. The results were astounding. Turns out it was most likely bottled between 17 63 and 18. Oh, three that would make it the oldest known bottle of whiskey in the world. He assumes it will sell for around 20 to 40 grand, maybe more matte, sheer wbz. Boston's news radio right seventh. 38 electric cars are continuing to close the gap on traditional vehicles. When will they get there? Let's check it out now with Bloomberg business. Here's Tom Busby. Well, the latest estimate, Jeff is just 12 years from now in the US, Europe and China. That's the forecast from consultants at Ernst and Young five years earlier than previously expected. That's because automakers are focusing on zero emission cars and regulators are cracking down on greenhouse gases. Meantime, the German automaker Audi says it will make its last gas burning vehicle in just 12 years. Japan's Honda will go all electric in 19 years. On Wall Street. Dow futures edging lower now down one point, even though the head of the Fed has eased investor worries about rising inflation. I'm Tom Busby Bloomberg business on WBZ, Boston's news radio. The mental effects of covid linger and psychiatrists start to treat a new patient Details. Next at 7 39 have a great day. If you say plenty of news happened during.

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"On the field leads to chaos in the courtroom, a former Duxbury teacher now Is dropping his lawsuit. WBC Jim McKay has more John Blake has dropped his counter lawsuit against the family of Parker Foley. Blake initially filed that lawsuit accusing the family of character assassination and also the Ducks very school district of making statements to town officials that were not true. Parker Foley's family sued the town of Duxbury and John Blake, alleging that Blake during his time as a middle school gym teacher. Repeatedly raped their son. Blake was investigated over anonymous allegations in the past was cleared and then subsequent investigation found he violated school district policies and was recently fired earlier this spring. Jim McKay wbz Boston's NewsRadio, The grieving process continues for the family of Conrad Roy, the South Coast teenager who took his own life in the groundbreaking suicide by text case. WBC's Kim Tunnicliffe speaks with Conrad's dad who just happened to receive an unexpected father's Day gift. Seven years ago, Conrad Roy Jr was using his tugboat to do some towing work in New Bedford Harbor with his son, Conrad Roy. The third when the hard hat he was wearing blew off his head fast forward to this past Father's Day, and Roy Jr found out his hard hat has been found on a beach some 2200 miles away. We're going through Facebook and I started like a picture of my heart had, and then I read that they found it in the Azores, and I couldn't believe At the time. I was actually thinking about my son scaling down and then I just thought it was a gift from him. When I read the post, right Junior says he plans on traveling to the A source to pick up his hard hat sometime soon set a date yet, but I plan to visit the island and then in one moment, I found Kim Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston's news radio on Beacon Hill, Busy times where the House unanimously approves a $275 million transportation bill. That will improve road maintenance and transit. The majority of the money would go to reimburse cities and towns for ongoing road and bridge work. It is now moving on to the Senate. Getting a great deal on a used car, maybe a difficult prospect, at least for now. A perfect storm of low inventory, a global shortage of computer chips. And, yes, the coronavirus pandemic means sticker shock. For many perspective, pre owned vehicle buyers. Black Book, which tracks car and truck data, says it's resulted in many high demand vehicles selling for more than they did when they were new in 2019, a typical Toyota Tacoma s R double cab pickup cost just under $29,000.2 years. Later, dealers are paying almost 1000 more to buy the same vehicle, even though it's used and then selling it to consumers and over 30 Grand. Overall used prices are up 30% area Aldinger ABC News. Good morning 6 49. Mostly cloudy and 59 degrees. Syrian Boston Going green in Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont makes it official signs legislation to make recreational marijuana. Legal in the nutmeg state. Could Rhode Island's be next to the state Senate approves the revised legal marijuana bill that measure now heads to the Rhode Island's house. They say, and we know that tattoos are permanent things. WBC's Carl Stevens says. So is a pandemic policy put in place by a local tattoo parlor. Joe Hamilton is one of the artists at the Moselle Custom Tattoo and piercing Salon and Everett. They've been around for two decades, and he tells me one pandemic era practice. They're going to keep Is the limitation on the number of customers allowed in the place at one time, he says. It brings back a little bit of intimacy is not as hurried now. Something that normally takes me maybe 20 minutes. Don't mind it being 40 minutes because I'm focused more on what I'm doing. I have no pressure. I can build a little bit better, um, communication and rapport. With my client. One thing we learned during the pandemic is what reality feels like when it slows down and some of that is not a bad thing. Carl Stevens WBC Boston's news radio, WBZ NewsRadio looks back as we turn 100 PZ 10 30 a Day of Hope in Dallas, Texas, begins with the words of President John.

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Where it's 66 Alright. Breaking news this hour out of Capitol Hill, pushed by Democrats to rewrite election and voting rights laws on the national level, has justice stalled in the Senate. That vote tonight, just wrapping up straight down the middle 50 Democrats voting for it. 50 Republicans voting No to start debate on that, for the people at this was expected. Democrats were not expected to get the 60 votes necessary to block a filibuster. We have a special report coming up in the news at 6 30. To be sure to stay with us now, Tattoo parlors were some of the many businesses that had to innovate during the pandemic to keep people safe. Parlor in Everett now says it plans to keep some practices in place for years to come. Joe Hamilton is one of the artists at the Moselle custom Tattoo and piercing Salon and Everett. They've been around for two decades, and he tells me one pandemic era practice they're going to keep is the limitation on the number of customers allowed in the place At one time, he says. It brings back a little bit of intimacy. He's not as hurried now. Something that normally takes me maybe 20 minutes. Don't mind it being 40 minutes because I focused more on what I'm doing. I have no pressure. I can build a little bit better, um, communication and rapport. With my client. One thing we learned during the pandemic is what reality feels like when it slows down and some of that is not a bad thing. Carl Stevens WBC Boston's news radio over U Mass. Boston, The Hildreth Institute has come up with a plan to revolutionize the college loan repayment process. According to the Boston Business Journal tonight. The partnership wants to establish no interest college debt payment plans. That use pension fund principles. The goal here is to make the payoff a longer term agreement with the payments coming in as little as $50 a month. Alright, 6 27. If you are a wing lover, you have been shelling out quite a bit these days for a good wing meal. But why bother with wings when you can have a thigh instead? Wingstop, the Texas based chicken wing chain is for the time being calling itself Fi stop. You know you want that sauce and toss Wingstop were flavor gives wings from wholesalers have surged in price. So the changes, hoping customers will order crispy chicken thighs instead of traditional chicken wings. The CEO says the price of a pound of wings has risen from 98 cents a year ago. 23 22 today Wingstop says the new virtual thigh stop brand has a menu that's largely the same. Matt Piper. CBS News Alright, A voting rights bill stalled tonight in the Senate that vote just wrapping up. We've got a special report coming up from ABC News in just about two minutes. Stay with us with double the season beef and a large drink all for $5. Taco Bell's grand A nachos truly deserves a grand intro, perhaps with a grand a beat, Box said It's crunchy, cheesy beat. Actually, that sounded better in my head. Go get the $5 grand.

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"In this case. A lineup of theseus. This question comes from chris who says the twins have had a lot. Go wrong for them. The season but one of the most frustrating has been injuries eight of the nine players from their opening day. Starting lineup have been or are on the i l. and their current roster has very little in common with what they started with. This made me wonder how many teams have fielded a lineup where it was completely different from their opening day lineup and none of the players matched who had happened the fastest and like the ship of the exercise. How much is this the same team now. I have a follow up based on that. What baseball teams opening day lineup contributed the least to a full season success. Bonus points for who did it while still making the postseason. I will stop this email now before it spins off into another half dozen stop s so the twins certain they have been hard hit. I guess if you look at the baseball prospectus. I l ledger. Actually don't really stand out in terms of days missed or wins above replacement player lost so many teams have been hurt. They do have ten guys on the al as we record here on thursday afternoon they are maybe getting a little healthier. Cantona's back reese arises back max kepler's about to be back byron. Buxton seems to be nearing a return but they've also had some new injury strike. Michael pineda rob. Schneider just went on the i l. Josh donaldson and andrew. Simmons left wednesday's game with injuries. So it's not looking great there many other things have gone wrong for them. But it's true that there have been a bunch of guys from that opening day lineup. Who were very quickly removed from their lineup. So i sent this to frequent stat. Blessed consultant robert nelson ran all the numbers and really went above and beyond tear in answering of chris questions. So reading from ryan's response here. It turns out that. This seems much rarer than i thought only one hundred sixty six times in. Mlb history going back to eighteen. Seventy one has a team run out a lineup where zero of the nine hitters played on opening day for that team. That is just point. Oh four percent of the time the majority of these come late in the season sixty percent came after game one. Fifty and eighty percent came after game. One thirty. my instinct is that these are mostly september. Call up lineups where they what. A bunch of kids play. Since the team has had contention but there were nine times that a team ran out a no overlap before game one hundred and he whisks them here. I will put all of the data for this online for anyone. Who wants to look at all the specifics. But the nineteen fifty one chicago cubs were close to the quickest june twenty. Second to june twenty. They're fifty six fifty seventh and fifty eighth eve's they had no overlap lineups. This is the second earliest ever to have won. Here's the opening day lineup. And the reason for missing games fifty six to fifty eight so weaned will occur. The second baseman was traded to brooklyn. Frank bomb holtz rightfielder off days. Hank sauer leftfielder off days. Unknown could find no mention. of the. 'cause bill serena third baseman injury fractured wrist sliding into second andy. Path co center. Fielder was traded to brooklyn d. Fandi for spaceman was sent down to triple a roy. Smalley shortstop was out with an injury. An ankle fracture rube walker. The catcher was traded to brooklyn and frank. Hiller the pitcher was just in the rotation. He just missed those games. So this was mainly caused bay. June fifteenth blockbuster trade with the dodgers johnny schmitz rube walker andy. Path go and waned her. Wilbur were traded by the cubs to the dodgers for. Eddie mixes bruce edwards joe hamilton. And jean her manzke so that accounted for a lot of that turnover there but this was not the earliest or weirdest. No overlap lineup. That would go to the nineteen twelve. Tigar's who on may eighteenth twenty-ninth game of the season throughout quite the lineup. For this one it was easier to explain who was in the lineup that day rather than who was missing and this is a a famous game which we have talked about before the tigers lost twenty four to two and he passes along the reason for this which we have discussed in previous podcasts on may eighteenth nineteen twelve. The tigers players went on strike to protest the suspension of star center. Fielder tie cobb. Who had gone into the stands on may fifteenth to attack a disabled fan who had been abusing him rather than four fit the next game. The tigers sent out a team of replacement players. Mostly local college sandlot players but also including tigers coaches joe sucked in and forty eight year. Old deacon mcguire manager hughie jennings also entered the game as a pinch hitter. Starting pitcher allan travers gave up twenty four runs on twenty six hits in a complete game loss. Both american league records. So that's a pretty famous one if you count that twenty. Nine games into the season is the record. If not fifty six. If we go by the twins achievement only one player from the opening day. Roster remaining is much more common but still not very it happened. Twelve hundred ninety six times that point. Two nine percent of games has happened at least once in one hundred nine of the hundred twenty seasons since nineteen hundred including every season since nineteen fifty eight except the shortened nineteen ninety-four and twenty twenty seasons again. This usually happens later in the season. Sixty seven and a half percent of the time. It happened in game one thirty or later but has happened pretty early in the season as well is happened. Thirty nine times in teams first sixty games and five times in teams. I thirty games and the fastest time.

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Your father was a cameraman carbonate show. He was Carol Burnett Sonny and share and Campbell, you and I probably ran into each other. Yeah. You know, I was thinking back to that. And there are some kids that I did meet we were running around in wardrobe from time to time and it was probably like you and your sister. I think I talked to Kelly about that. And you guys. Yeah, that's pretty cool. What a connection. But he, he didn't work just only cover natural. He's also on sunny shared. Yes. And then they had three's company come in after Sonny and Cher knows a hot studio hot hot high. And now they've sold that studio. I think it's all coming down, which will be, you know, so, so such a loss. Yeah, that really will be. I mean that is, that's a landmark Angeles landmark did your dad, ever taken that little cafeteria down the hall man burgers in the world, there, we would go over to farmers market. Yes. And also there is this, this great deli. Right down the road on Fairfax that we would go kanter's. Yes. Yes. Yes. We have the same childhood big dog with you with you. All right. Thank you Angel Martinez. There. She goes are. Let's take some phone calls here. Let's talk to MC MC in Thousand Oaks on KFI. Jimmy conway. Students kid. Yeah, one of them. That's pretty cool. Man. I. My sister had worked together a couple of times, and the biggest fan of your dad because you dad is the only guy in LA would come on and actually talk about hockey because he was a fan. Yeah. He was a fanny also claimed to be a goalie. One time wasn't. Oh, yeah. He played hockey. He was still playing hockey in his fifties. Wow. With the celebrity hockey team with John Barbour, you know. Yeah. Sure. Yeah. John abors. I've played on the team with them a few times. That's classic man. And you know, you know, I was worked as a prop prophecy through with your dad. Oh, yeah. I can't tell you to me, how sad, I am about the loss of your father. But I must say I never had so much fun in my life time I spent working on those shows with him. Yeah. And, and he always, you know, he was a below the kind below the line kind of guy where most if not all of his friends were guys that worked on props electric to the cameraman. I can remember maybe two or three times my life where we had celebrities in the house. It was always just, you know, guys on the crew. Absolutely. You're the same way. I mean when you on stage I remember you'd longer over the prop department hang out with us. Because that's, that's where all the booze was, too. That's right. I was professional. Archer. Age. Joe Hamilton who you spoke very fondly of recently. Oh Joe's the best. It was the best, you know. And he he was the guy he had his own director's chair in the in the booze. And he's the one that would say sums up or sons down to skip the was on. You know, no one else said a word he was the guy Joe Hamilton was in the hospital. He was dying of cancer. And he said to the nurse his give me a cigarette. And she said we don't do that in this hospital. And he said you do now. The cigarette in a hospital bed..

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

The Sports Reporters

03:45 min | 3 years ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

"Was our greatest pure athlete, or at least one of the true elite for sure the fact is that baseball was his pay attention. Fourth best sport fourth after basketball football and track each of which he performed at UCLA. In addition to baseball, you can look it up when it comes to Jackie Robinson to truth far exceed any fiction, you could concoct. Michael. This isn't just directed at our audience today, it's directed specifically to my my dear friend, Mr. album, once and for all I wanna put the Knicks into some historical context, you'll be able to understand completely living as far as you from Madison Square Garden there the lions now now that comparison the comparison doesn't completely track. The lions have won an NFL championship in over sixty years. The Knicks won their last nineteen Seventy-three, which frankly feels like eighteen seventy three to fans at the garden and the Knicks actually made a run to the NBA finals twenty years ago. So in the words of Billy Murray and Caddyshack wh which is kind of what the garden has become they got that going for him. But in terms of sheer dysfunction and mismanagement and biblical disservice to their fans the lions have nothing on our Knicks. Now, the Knicks are starting all over again again. When they do that a lot once they cleared a ton of cap space because they were going to get LeBron if this rebuild does work no worries Nick spans, they'll eventually be clearing cap space for LeBron's kid. Don't ask us. That's become my mantra when it comes to Tom Brady questions. True. He played college ball right down the road at Michigan and true. When someone becomes the greatest of all time, you figure you would spot it in college. Lebron James they spotted in high school. Yeah. But don't ask us because sports writers Michigan have combed their files and their brains for years trying to figure out how the Mazen blue Tom Brady became the red white and blue patriots Tom Brady. And we don't know here's the facts Brady played essentially two years at Michigan's the starter. The team didn't win it's conference either time he completed exactly the same percentage of passes sixty one he averaged the same yards per completion seven and a half and he threw sixteen interceptions against thirty touchdown passes. That ain't great. He wasn't named a consensus all American either year. Losing out to guys like cayden mccown, Tim couch and Joe Hamilton. It's true Brady played for Michigan's one national championship team over the last few decades nineteen Ninety-seven, but he was the backup to Brian greasy. Then and as everyone knows Brady's draft stock and combine performance sent him soaring to a six round selection. It's not the thirty one other teams passed over him. It's they passed over him at least five times, which is why sports writers like me and Michigan tend to look down at the Super Bowls where Brady is once again being favored. And we're the folks who are supposed to say, hey, you guys should have seen this coming or we could have told you. So instead all we have to offer as shrug and don't ask us. Hey, we're only human and apparently Brady is not. That will wrap it up for today sport supporters podcasts, and yes, we will be back Monday morning to talk about this little game Super Bowl. And but I whatever NBA news breaks over the weekend. We do this every Monday and Friday glad to have you joining us if it's a

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

13:21 min | 3 years ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"It did were brought in a bunch of bad dudes. Well, he's running Jeff. Offense. No. And I mean, I mean, they are bad people. Gotcha. Yeah. Great offense of players, then people in the defense of an endowment can sue and theaters. And you know, guys that have been maybe kicked off other teams. He's done a great job, Canada, simulating them. And do here's what we're going to accomplish? You haven't heard much from them. It would be interesting to see I think Sean McVeigh have success, and we've already seen the impact on what it's done to the coaching landscape around the NFL. I was in the NFL for a long time is the ultimate old boys network where everybody is just trying to keep their job. Like, it's been incredible just watch these don't rock the boat. Just do what I have to do to keep my job for the next fifteen years and make friends and be nice. Where got Sean McVay I'm gonna win. And I'm going to do my way. And I think it's what he did on the defensive side. Wade Phillips has been fun to watch. But he's a special talent. And watching him in interviews and watching film of him early in his career. Ear and hearing how his players talk about him. He's a special talent. And I think that's why the coaching regime of the NFL I think will continue to change the next few years thought who's actors joining this great stuff about his relationship with Tom Brady and talking about the jerk off as well. Patriots. And Rams scores coming up in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Ladies and gentlemen, boys girls of all ages, you're here. Hey, everybody. Hey. Right on time. Perfect. I well. Yeah. Three fifteen o two fifty nine. You didn't Switzer clocks didn't quite work out that way. The. Asking. Oh, well, what are you? You know, what we've been talking about this all week taught about the defensive line at the Rams and the offensive line at the the patriots. And I think that's going to be a big factor in the game. Maybe the biggest factor, but another big factor is how healthy girly is going to be because he's in my opinion for you could say after Brady and Donald he may be the third best player on the field. And he is so dynamic catching balls is it caught a ball in the postseason the fifty nine in the in the regular season and hasn't caught one in the postseason. So you know, he hasn't been right. I think if he's right that goes a long way to the Rams went in this game. What a good running back. It makes things easier. Right. You don't have to call the great play every time and north Turner who drafted me out of college. You said you know, what the best play in the red zone is handed off. The ability often every running back at six yards which girly is capable of doing almost every time. Sometimes more is a huge weapon in the the last thing you wanna do is risk getting zero or getting one and really not doing anything to intimidate the defense intact. Like if you only game one, they'd probably gives a defense some momentum in girly. Clearly, I mean, those two drop he had were the fact the Rams came back from that game. I I know the the bad called the end. The saints could have buried them early. And the Rams tight and then came back, and they just kept doing what they're supposed to do and didn't make mistakes and the things couldn't can counter enough. So imagine adding that Todd Gurley affecting. I think we've seen it on the flip side for the patriots. So he Michelle is able to get six seven yards at pop sometimes more that just adds a different dimension to what defensive coordinator has prepare for. And that is. That is going to be tough. I think you've talked about the offense is I think what Tom raise done in his ability to get rid of the ball before getting hit will be a huge factor. Saxon negative plays. Jared Goff has to has to avoid those. He he has to get rid of the ball recognize what bell check is trying to do not take big hits or or blindside shots recognize the NFL is not there throw it away. Do not take second in sixteen or third and twelve because that's where the game can really change. I think keep moving ball for what the the patriots do and have done better than anybody. I think over the last cheese. Eighteen years grief credible. We're talking to Todd who's accurate talking about the Super Bowl you give us great insight into his relationship with Tom Brady. And of course to Barry quarterbacks going to the Super Bowl on Sunday. You know what? I'm so amazed about you just mentioned eighteen years. They do it with different players is over the years. But especially if you give Bill a check two weeks, they can be a chameleon on both sides of the ball. They can they can bring different things to the table. I'm not saying they're going to overhaul everything they do. But they'll they'll definitely throw you for Luke how difficult is that to deal with when your quarterback, and maybe you expect something and they give you something else. I'll give you a story will I was with the jets and we're watching tape and Chad Pennington threw an interception to n read not the first player to throw an interception. Ed Reed NBC was lined up. He was blitzing off the right side. If I'm looking at the defense, he came he was lined up to blitz off the right side. And he intercepted the ball on the left side line. And we watch that play, and he stayed Chad into thinking that there was pressure and chat had one on one coverage on the backside at Ed breeze. Newer Chad Pennington was gonna throw the ball and he split like dead. Sprint fifty yards straight ahead and made the interception. It's like that that was coaching like they knew that that was his adjustment. And they were better and was better athletically now, there's not a lot and reads around, but it's it's it's maybe like six or seven plays a game that you can just create that slight advantage. And then you have to have the players who can take advantage of it. But what they do such a good job. Of especially was fascinating for me in the in the championship games. Both AFC NFC really good coaches like all four of them, exceptional, offensive coaches, defensive coaches. It was gonna be incredible to see and it came down to like four or five plays in each game. Where they went the other way. So I think that's what Bella check is such a good job of is. They're gonna create situation it'd be third and longer third and short. They're gonna come up with four or five different looks at the quarterback never seen and might not be ready for and make the play. And that's that's what they're really good at. It's you have to trust your quarterback to see believe what you see make the right read and make the right tro or check before Linus if they can check out of it, even better. But that's really what it comes down to four or five plays that swing the entire game. You know, the one thing I look at Todd is the last two weeks. The Rams rush defense has been phenomenal. They were pretty leaky throughout the course of the of the regular season and Dominic ensues been been fantastic. Everybody the whole front seven has been fantastic. I mean to shut down and the saints are in a great running team. But they usually run for you know, four yards for pleasure carry the Cowboys are really good running team. And they completely shut them down. The patriots have turned into a running team. They can throw if they want to and maybe they'll have to. But again going back to that old line delight matchup in to really good units. That'll be a big key as well. Because the Rams could set down the run like they did against the previous two opponents. They're gonna have a real good shot at getting the Brady. And then that could also tilt the flavor. Have you seen have you ever met in person? I can only imagine a massive. He's one of those guys when I was in the locker, and there are a few guys that I met in my life. Like, how are we playing the same sport like that? That's not. That's not right. And he's one of those guys that just steps on a feeling that good grief. Like who is this guy? He's one of those. And then there Donald right next to them. I mean, they have the talent to shut down the opposition. And if they can do that, I think we saw here's here's the answer to that is the patriots had three third and eight plus on that touchdown drive against the chiefs. And they completed all three. Right. They they have the ability to make plays down the field if they're run games not there. But certainly they were much more effective really in that game. When the run game was effective. So that's part of play calling to is getting the defense. Maybe a little off balances that are draw the screen. I mean, you have to call those plays in sequence to make the defense. Just one step slow. That's all it takes. You got the linebacker or safety taking one step in the wrong direction, and that's four or five extra yards. And that's where the coaching comes into this and the execution. It's not it's not the play call as much as it has the ability to execute. It's such a high level. And that's why both of these teams are fun. That's why these coaches are so good that coaches can scheme it up. But if they don't execute at a high level, it's not going to be successful. These teams do like each teams do consistently. It's it's a it's gonna fun match up in the age of the quarterbacks defense with the offenses. I think it's a fascinating match up. This is an awesome piece that you just read tweeted from two thousand sixteen the alternative universe in which Tom Brady is taking taking I by the Browns and the patriots take you and these quotes that are in this piece your agent, anyway, I didn't realize he was my client meeting with that piece. Oh, it's hilarious. A bunch of friends. Call me text me like did you write that literally came out of nowhere and for the record super happy with how things worked out just a little different than it's so funny. This is your agent. I didn't realize he was my client till he called me after he heard his name on the draft telecast, but I looked it up. There was Todd who's sack was my client. And it says Drew Bledsoe quarterback. Patriots quote, no way. I'm losing my job that Todd who that was thought I had that day. Bill Belichick, please stop calling me for this story. It's got like a fake picture of you standing next to you at Charlie weis learning the playbook your rookie year. Unbelievable alternative universe novel in which Tom Brady was drafted number one by the Browns, and you were taking it one ninety nine. That's pretty funny. A couple picks behind him be talking to Tom Brady right now about Todd who said, yeah. Right. Think about it. Because you said this at the beginning. Jared Goff was terrible with Jeff Fisher. You put Sean McVay in there. The dudes one of the Super Bowl. It's all about where you land the NFL is. So by the way, I will take the two thousand NFL draft class probably the most successful in NFL history for quarterbacks. Mostly because of Tom Brady, you know, more Super Bowl, but like Giovanni karamazov in Chris Redman in Chad Pennington, but then later rounds it was Timur today. Went through the Niners. Spurgeon win. Yeah. Joe hamilton. At Georgia Tech was it. Mark Bolger Bolger was kind of soldier of West Virginia. Absolutely. Yeah. No. He got by the same the, that's right. Billy bullock. Yeah. It was a good class that I would say most successful NFL draft class, which I'm. -gratulations? Yeah. Thanks. I I think a lot of credit for that. You do. Hey, we got exempt, but thanks, man. It's always great to talk to you. Thanks for the insight, the fun, and we'll talk to you. My Tom real quick. Yup. How many bids is the Pac twelve getting into this year? What set the over under two? Maybe two. Just say one and a half. Now. I think I think they'll probably squeeze out to somewhere. I just it's a Pac twelve I gotta get to. I would think, but I I wouldn't feel I wouldn't feel confident that they get more than two Washington looks really good. I like I I watched them play against us the couple of nights ago. They'll look really good. But other than that. I mean, you gotta hold. You got a bunch of. They're just like, whatever. I mean. Arizona's brutal right now, they lost jeeter and ASU beads Kansas and then loses the Princeton. So I don't know I'll go to though. It's bad. Isn't it? You started at a two and a half. And then said to. That's not good over under the whole basketball right now. It's not good. No, no. I agree. Thanks. Thanks. Take care Todd. Who said you gotta check out that peace. Look get his Twitter. It's hilarious. It's a good piece back in two thousand sixteen just re tweeted before he. For it came on. So make sure you check that out. Our Andrew Brandt is gonna join us. Former NFL executive, of course, mostly known best known for being with the Packers. He's always got great inside of the front office kind of stuff. We're going into the Super Bowl the dollars the sense. And he's also talked about Antonio Brandon think the Steelers are gonna eat that twenty one million dollars. So we'll get into that with Andrew Brandt coming up next on the here on the sports leader. From the Chilton auto body traffic.

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"joe hamilton" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

News Radio 810 WGY

03:08 min | 3 years ago

"joe hamilton" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

"So, you know, you're heartbroken by that. But he has their number. And you're you have a day. I think my day is already planned. I don't know when it is. Okay. I'm not following. I'm going to pass. Oh, you don't already planned. I think it's already. It is. I don't know. Would it? Be people shovel evil snowblowers people have heart attacks. Really? And then the plows plow all that hurts. Yeah. That's the roughest part. That's if you're if you try to and it's just so sad is he people suffer from that? And just going out there trying to clean their property, and then they turn around and have a heart attack in a sad story about a lot of the overdo it, and we don't realize we're overdoing it because we want to get it done. A lot of us once we're out there. We want to get it all done because we don't want to have to come out again. If it's the only exercise you're getting then, you know, that's not good. No, exactly exercise daily. So I feel like I can do a little bit. But I don't even attempt. Well, first of all a couple of years ago. We finally decided we're not going to raise the roof anymore, which I'd done for the last twenty five years because our house wasn't insulated enough, and we had the ice dams and all that stuff we've had damage in the house. So last year, I think it was we said, okay. This is over I'm done. I'm retired. I'm not going out there on a snowstorm and raking the roof. And so we had the house buttoned up, really good. And we don't get that problem anymore. So you gotta know when it's time, you know, and I've got a nephew. Thank goodness who has plow. And he does the majority of the driveway and really, and I just take my time doing the rest. I don't have any other place to be the only place. I have to be is Sunday afternoons on T R Y. Between the two of you're plugging your shows. I would never plug my show on your show. I'm committed to you Joe for the love of sports on Fox Sports nine eighty Sundays at eleven AM. The dry heaves on it here. When I hear these other stations pop up, it's tough. We come from an era where you didn't talk about competition. You didn't talk about the competition other trying to sneak everything in, but the Catholic. Shame boss the competition wasn't owned by the same people. Yeah. Right. These people are having a competition in here. We're family Joe Hamilton. Right. Anyway. Well, so then today today is what Saturday. Yeah. It's january. Twentieth. Skin tonight, the free ski you go into the afternoon. Yeah. No. I'm not going Adamski. But I mean, if you do French fry pizza before you what does that mean? I don't understand that in. What is pizza before your French fry me? Okay. So you have skis. Yeah. The slow down. You have to make the shape of a pizza so you cross pizza, and then when you got what speed you French fry so open open, and you got to French fries on your to French fries. And then when you want to slow down your pizza. So pizza before you French fries. That joe. That's how you memorize things. Isn't it? Glad.

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Jaguar escapes, kills 6 animals at New Orleans zoo

Coast To Coast AM: Somewhere In Time

01:15 min | 4 years ago

Jaguar escapes, kills 6 animals at New Orleans zoo

"More animals injured after a three year old jaguars scape from his enclosure at the audubon zoo in new orleans zoo management says a staffers saw the wildcat outside early this morning before the zoo opened for the day the animal was then approached sedated and secured joe hamilton audubon zoo curator he's a young male jaguar he was doing what jaguars do i mean certainly his behavior wasn't out of the ordinary for that kind of an animal curator says they're investigating how the jaguar got out commerce secretary wilbur ross says he is selling off all his vast stockholdings after news reports raise questions about the timing of some of his stock transactions and you received a sharp reprimand from the chief federal ethics officer ross has made billions investing in distressed companies less than a year after giving birth serena williams battled her at first unseeded self back into the wimbledon ladies singles championship lost germany's angie kerber in straightsets six three six three williams says kerber played well i am enter just wanting to win some matches and they kept winning and it kept happening so it was definitely a little bit of a surprise for me is curb his third grand slam wins playing against the best and this is what i'm practicing for novak djokovic beat rafael nidal.

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