Gordon Fowler: The bits you DIDN’T see!

In the last episode of “The Chat” (click this link to see it!) I talked with Gordon Fowler, President and CEO of 3 Fold Communications. He’s also a dear friend of many years, whom I’ve seen through more than one job, cross country moves, a divorce, raising three boys, starting a multi-million dollar ad and marketing agency from scratch.

Gordon’s a bit of an overachiever. One of our bonding points. Heh. Consequently, when we recording HIS Chat episode, we did not one – but two complete run throughs. Each had so many choice nuggets of information and insight, I couldn’t let the second one go to waste! So here are some of the OTHER topics we covered that day.

Here, Gordon talks about Legacy (one of my favorite topics):

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THE CHAT with Karen Hutton: Gordon Fowler

One of the biggest quandaries I hear creatives and artists having is dealing the business side of things. If you’ve chosen to do your art as a profession – that adds a WHOLE other layer to the life ‘n career cake! In dreaming up THE CHAT, I knew up front that I wanted to bring in some of the best people I know who are uniquely successful at combining the creative and business side of things for some valuable input.

Meet Gordon Fowler. President and CEO of 3Fold Communications in Sacramento, CA – a multi-million dollar, award-winning ad and marketing agency. His bio on the 3fold website reads: “Visionary leader meets savvy marketing guy. Disturbingly addicted to reality TV “just for the commercials and product endorsements of course.”
This dedication to “research” must contribute to his truly exceptional strategic thinking.”
Hehhehheh. Naturally, the lightness of the message belies the depth of his experience, brilliance, dedication and leadership.

I know a thing or two about what’s “behind the curtain” with Gordon, because he’s also been a dear friend of mine for 20 years, give or take. He taught me some of the most valuable business lessons I’ve ever learned. He was super excited to Chat with me and share some really simple – yet profound insights that he’s distilled down over the years. Simple yes – but not always so easy to do. You’ll see me take mental notes more than once in this episode!

BTW… this was my very first CHAT episode done on-location. I did it as a trial – and loved the results so much I haul my gear around and do them this way as much as possible now! It all started with Gordon. Alot of things do. 🙂

Can’t tell you how thrilled I am to present the awesomeness of Gordon Fowler!