Advertising Agency Gives the Gift of Apple iPad2 to all Employees

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SPM Marketing & Communications rewards hard work and enhances professional development.

It's a Wrap: Patti Winegar and Larry Margolis, Managing Partners of SPM Marketing & Communications in LaGrange, IL put the finishing touches on best employee Christmas gift of the year--an iPad2 for all 40 employees.

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"I am delighted that I can accelerate my tech knowledge and savvy with my brand-new iPad. How better to do that than use the latest and most amazing technology whenever and wherever I want?" Beth Knight, SPM Account Director

It all started when the managing partners of SPM Marketing & Communications asked their employees the question that many companies ask, but few do much about: “What can we do to help your career and serve our clients best?”

Patti Winegar and Larry Margolis, the 28-year-old, La Grange, Illinois-based firm’s managing partners, were trying to engender some fresh ideas that would strengthen the agency’s promise to clients that they would guide them to “What’s next in health-care communications.”

There were many good ideas from the creative and account staff people, many of which have been implemented. The most unexpected idea came from Mike Case, SPM’s IT director. “Give every employee an iPad,” Case suggested. “If we want our people to be as tech savvy as our clients need us to be, we need to immerse them in the latest technology.”

Winegar and Margolis were intrigued by Case’s idea. “It was a big idea with a big price tag,” Margolis said, “but the more Patti and I thought about it, the smarter it sounded.”

“We bought the iPads in November, from the Target store in Willowbrook,” Winegar said. “The salesperson told us it was their biggest single sale of the year. Then we wrapped them and kept them at my house, out of the reach of my kids, until the Holiday party on December 15. Larry and I couldn’t wait to give them out and see everyone’s excitement.”

Vice President and Account Director Beth Knight was delighted to receive her iPad2. “I had two reactions,” Knight said. “First, I was grateful for SPM’s generosity. Then I was delighted that I could accelerate my tech knowledge and savvy with my brand-new iPad. How better to do that than to use the latest and most amazing technology whenever and wherever I wanted?”

About SPM Marketing & Communications
Founded in 1983, and located in a renovated loft just west of downtown Chicago, SPM has grown to become the premier health-care and hospital marketing agency in the country.

SPM’s people are strategic thinkers, creative problem solvers, relationship builders, and result- producers unlike any others because they are dedicated to uncovering and creating what’s next in health-care marketing.

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