In the office that Captivate’s Toronto team moved into earlier this month, the employees never leave. Or, at least their 3-D printed replicas don’t. Barb Huggett, head of sales for Captivate in Canada, had the statuettes created for display in their reception area, instead of hanging more traditional staff photos (see photo below). As Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales and General Manager of Canada for the location-based digital video network, best known for its in-elevator screens, Huggett manages both the real estate and advertising sides of the business. Opting for innovation has become something of a trademark throughout Huggett’s career, which became clear during our recent interview.
While the official first day of summer may not be until tomorrow (June 21), many in the working world already have their head in the clouds (or perhaps, in the pool) as they daydream about and plan for upcoming vacations. But, as excited as professionals may be for their vacations, are they able to unplug and enjoy once they arrive?
If you have the opportunity to attend a football game at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, you'd be visiting Roy Kidd Stadium, named after long-time EKU Head Football Coach Roy Kidd, who achieved 314 wins in his 39-year career and led the team to two Division I-AA National Championships in 1979 and 1982. His son, Marc Kidd, now CEO of Captivate (the leading location-based digital video network), recalls that he never saw a football game from the stands until he was an adult. Being with his dad in the locker room and on the sidelines (see photo above) has not only influenced his management style, but offers a set of guidelines and life lessons that inform all of those around him.