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  • Alex Ryan

The Giftware Association is incredibly excited to be embarking on a podcast, or ‘Prod-Cast’ journey which will shine a spotlight on the experts in our industry, providing insight into all aspects of product from concept to retail and everything in between.

The Product-Cast, aka the Prod-Cast, is hosted by Alex Ryan - a marketing consultant and gift/product marketing expert. Alex spent 6 years as Head of Marketing at Paladone Products Ltd before launching his own agency, Marketing 101.  Alex will be interviewing our guests each week to find out more about them, their business and more importantly their products.

Of the new venture, Alex said “I am thrilled to be invited along on this adventure. I have a passion for both podcasting and our beloved gift industry, so this is an exciting and creative recipe for me. I can’t wait to meet the huge variety of talent and expertise that threads throughout every area of product design, supply and retail.”

The weekly Product-Cast will be a celebration of our thriving gift and home industry and the diversity and creativeness within it. Each week a new key player from retail or supply will be introduced for us to learn more about their role within the business, their insights into the industry and, of course, to talk about their entry or previous wins not Gift of the Year.

Sarah Ward, CEO of The Giftware Association said “We are so excited to be making this journey, and with an incredibly talented host in Alex Ryan. It’s another opportunity for our members and competition entrants to gain exposure for their products as well as unearthing a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible creativeness of our industry.”

The first three podcast episodes will be available to listen to from the 28th October with further podcasts being added weekly. Find them on the Product-Cast homepage, or on all the usual podcast services (Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Stitcher etc.), and keep your eye on our emails and social media to find out who is on the next episode, when it will be dropping and how to listen to it.


The Product-Cast (website)

The Giftware Association

Alex Ryan, Consultant

Gift of the Year

Marketing 101, Agency

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