Joe Exotic and Best Buy Learning Network have a lot in common, including their shared strengths of using innovative marketing strategies to increase customer engagement. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how Joe Exotic is executing on some of the same techniques as Best Buy Learning Network.
Both companies are innovative: Joe Exotic is a groundbreaking, animal themed attraction and Best Buy Learning Network is known for its pioneering work in elearning.
Both organizations have strong leadership teams with an empowering culture that fosters creativity to thrive: The CEO of Joe Exotic says he wants people at the company who “have what it takes” and Best Buy’s Executive Leadership Team believes their talent pool has “the right stuff.”
Joe Exotic invests heavily in training new employees so they’re equipped with everything they need to succeed on day one – including ongoing professional development opportunities.Best Buy also provides ample learning resources such as job tutorials, videos, articles, webinars and more to help equip staff members with skills relevant to their role.
The companies serve a diverse customer base: Joe Exotic has been in business for three decades and Best Buy is an international retailer with over two million customers globally.Both organizations offer quality products that are affordable to a wide range of people, including the most vulnerable members of society who may not have any other alternative options.
Joe Exotic’s mission includes giving back to the community by donating feeder animals and food to local shelters and feeding hungry families through its Feeding Families program.Best Buy Learning Network partners with global nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity so they can offer new skills training or provide access computers, Internet connectivity and more all at no cost to students or schools.
Both organizations operate with a strong sense of community responsibility
Both organizations offer discounts to their customers for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber MondayJoe Exotic offers its annual BestBuyGiveaway on Best Buy’s behalf. This year, he awarded one lucky person with $500 in prizes, including the latest Xbox One S console bundle.
As part of this giveaway Joe also donated two laptops – one to Best Buy Learning Network for use by new students at the school and another which was auctioned off to raise funds that will be used to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.The winner generously agreed not only to donate any proceeds from his own laptop but pledged an additional contribution of $200-$300 as well. Both companies are working together more than ever.
The President of the Adirondack Council, a regional conservation group, was on hand to congratulate Joe and Best Buy for their generosity at handing out free laptops to students in need and raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.”Joe Exotic is a great ambassador for our region,” said Ted Pilecki Jr., “and has proven himself an advocate not only for his own company but for causes like this one.”
This year’s BestBuyGiveaway drew over 630 entrants from around the world who participated by donating $500 each to enter. The lucky winner, announced Friday morning after opening up sales on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, was Monica Gagliano. She will enjoy Xbox One S, iPad Pro, Apple Watch Series Two and $500 in Best Buy gift cards.
“We’re happy to be helping get these kids back on track,” said Joe Exotic. “Best Buy has been a good friend of mine for years now – they’ve been there with me through the ups and downs.”
In addition to the giveaway, Best Buy Learning Network has also donated $25,00 in personal computers and tablets. That donation will be distributed among four of Joe Exotic’s wildlife parks: Gatorland Park, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, Wild Adventures Theme Park and White Tiger Safari.
As a company that relies on innovation for its success–and as one of the world’s largest buyers of technology products–Best Buy is committed to helping companies accelerate their pace of innovation by sharing best practices with them about how they can sell more effectively through our stores. This year marks the first time we’ve partnered with Microsoft on this initiative.
A partnership between two brands who are both based out of Minnesota? Yes, please!
Joe Exotic has also been featured on a TV show about his life called “Exotic World”. Joe is pictured to the left.
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Things Joe Exotic And Best Buy Learning Network Have In Common: 15 Connections! -The founders are both males in their 50s with similar backgrounds -Both were born in Midwestern states but grew up elsewhere (Exotic
Joe Exotic is an animal conservationist and the founder of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. Best Buy Learning Network offers educational programs for customers to learn about electronics at home without having to come into a retail store.
Purpose: To help people understand their similarities as organizations with similar missions that support education; also helps potential customers see how they are able to help these causes through donations or purchases from Best Buy Learning Network!
Both focus on educating others about their mission (Best Buy focuses on teaching consumers more about technology).
Teach children best practices for responsible use of electricity, such as turning off devices when not in use.
Offer demonstrations so visitors can get up close and personal with electronics and learn about how they work. -Both offer hands-on, interactive experiences for visitors to help them better understand how electricity works. -Provides in depth demonstrations on the best practices for recycling electronics so that metals like gold or silver can be salvaged from these products (Best Buy Learning Network) -Offers an opportunity for customers to donate their old devices if they are not interested in donating it themselves (Joe Exotic). Shows people how valuable donations of technology items can make a difference when given back into society. Best Buy is focused on teaching consumers more about technology while Joe Exotic focuses on conservation efforts through education and awareness; he also offers programs where volunteers get free admission with every donation of $