Leader of the Pak

Leader of the PakLeader of the Pak

Valpak’s Michael Vivio in Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa Bay Business Journal deputy editor Chris Wilkerson was staying on top of emerging trends and changing climate in the media industry. He was interested in Valpak – a 45-year-old company in Tampa Bay – that had recently expanded it’s print facility, but also was increasing its digital offerings at a rapid pace.
Chris was able to take a tour of the Valpak Manufacturing Center in St. Petersburg, and then sit down with Valpak and Cox Target Media’s president, Michael Vivio.
He spent several hours discussing details, drawing out anecdotes and trying to understand larger concepts including the evolution, transition and disruption of media.

Here is the article that Chris wrote, and the photographs taken.

I was blown away. Read for yourself.


About marsha strickhouser

Plate Girl, or Marsha, is not a girl, but a full grown woman who has been collecting dishes - yes, dishes - since I was a little girl. My grandmother was a newspaper food editor, my mother was a teacher and later an antiques dealer. I am guilty of reading Southern Living magazines ... just to look at the PLATES the recipes were served on.  I have more dishes than I need, and I promise I have given plates and sets of dishes to many, many people over the years. I believe setting a festive table makes the meal better and the day or night more memorable. I live in Tampa Bay were I set my table (and the tables of as many others who let me), as well as visit restaurants, hotels and beaches where I admire and photograph all things I think are pretty.  I have my degree in journalism from the University of Miami and have worked in public relations for more than 20 years. To contact me about about a blogging relationship, please email me at marshastrickhouser@gmail.com.

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