Wednesday, June 17, 2009

what is it i do all day...

i've never really talked about what it is a i do...

you've gathered by now that i travel a bit... from travel stories... people watching... and just random photos i've posted... i have one widget that says i've traveled 57k miles in the last 12 months... that just plain scares me...

me with the BIC boy...taken Jan-07

so officially i'm a senior account manager for BIC Graphic USA... yes the same BIC that makes pens and razors... lighters and markers...wind surfers and kayaks... and once upon a time we made perfume... imagine...

my territory is Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska...

i work for the promotional division that customizes products for company promotion... when people ask what i do all day my standard answer is... "i'm solving the worlds promotional needs one pen at a time..." you can pretty much put your company name on anything... it's a $18 billion industry...

i've been with BIC 11 years now... and i must say a lot has changed in the last decade... and no two days are the same...

fun facts to wow your friends with...
  • BIC sold it's 100 billionth pen in september 2005... enough pens to go from the earth to the moon end to end 40 times...
  • BIC pens have 1.2 miles of uninterrupted writing... that is 10 times the height of the Eiffel Tower...
  • a BIC pen changes hands on average 8-10 times in it's life time...


Have you ever wondered how the pocket protector got its start? It was a promotional product designed to sell slip-on vinyl covers that protected loose-leaf binders.

9 thoughts:

Leslie said...

That's awesome. I imagine you get to have fun while traveling for work. I think those that get to travel, often get to experience so much more than the average joe who travels within their own city to get to and from work. Cool Bic facts! :)

♥Rocío♥ said...

WOW, How cool is that! Great Shot with Mr. Bic!
I love the fun facts you mentioned in your blog, I have something new to tell Mr. Big when he gets home!
♥♥♥ Have a ☺HAPPY☺ Wed.!!♥♥♥

♥Rocío♥ said...

BTW,
♥♥♥ WE LOVE TO FEED YOUR FISH ♥♥♥
Every time when I am in the computer my kids tells me "Mom go to Marla's Blog to feed her fish" It is so funny!!

Stacie said...

Must be fun getting to travel. Never knew that Bic had a little mascot!

Anissa said...

What a fun picture. TFS and for coming by!

Kristen Andrews said...

that is pretty cool, love Bic!

Equidae said...

i hate accounts but if i travel id take it! haha

Krystyn said...

That's some fun facts...and I've told you of my love for all things office related...however, not the travel.

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA!!! I just googled BIC Boy and your photo came up!!! I love it... It's Erica L. FYI