Drew Vernon - US Marketing Director at Tonies - Shares Toniebox Updates, Tells Us About the Partnership with LeVar Burton, and Provides Information on how to get 15% off the purchase of a Toniebox and How to Be included in a Drawing for a Toniebox. This is episode 410 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Drew Vernon is the U.S. marketing lead at Tonies. The Toniebox is a popular audio system that uses screen-free storytelling to introduce children to the wonders of imagination.
Tonies originally launched in Germany in 2016 and is currently one of the fastest growing toy brands in Europe.
As the US Marketing Lead at Tonies, Drew is looking to partner with schools and museums to bring screen-free education to children.
Previously, Drew was the Brand Manager for The LEGO Group. He created Prescription for Play, building an unpaid network of over 2,000 pediatricians to reach half a million children with their first LEGO experience. In addition, he secured funding from top LEGO leadership, who selected the program to be a main social responsibility initiative for the company.
He also worked with marketing research at P&G and brand marketing at Kao.
Additionally, founded and owned “Moppets Drop-in Child Care” which was Greater Hartford’s first state-licensed, pay-by-the-hour child care center.
In June of 2020...Drew was named 8 to Watch under 40 by the Wisconsin School of Business.
Drew describes himself as “a disruptive innovation marketer with experience in beauty CPG, toy, and early childhood development.” (Consumer Packaged Goods)
So much to learn today!
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Length - 28:09