Charity Gibson is the owner of Arizona based Green Banana Promos. Her business model has had always had multi-faceted focus which includes concentration on the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. Besides simply schlupping promo products she invests time and money in a number of philanthropic organizations, encourages eco-friendly business practices, and uses her extensive knowledge and experience to mentor fellow business owners in the areas of marketing and business development. In 2012 she made the Counselor Magazine “Hot List” and was also the winner of the PPAI Silver Technology award for Social Media.
With creative marketing strategies that include leveraging both traditional and social media channels (and with a little help from a cartoon monkey) Green Banana has amassed a national following that consists of clients and industry professionals alike. Former MIS major gone marketing specialist, Charity is a tech savvy promotional powerhouse
Favorite promotional product: I have two...#FlingMonkey (of course!) and the Image3D Logo'd Viewmaster
Favorite musical artist: I have musical ADD... totally depends on the day. Would venture to say my favorite song would be either Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine or Fireflight- For Those Who Wait.
Favorite work attire: Ripped jeans and Cut-out t's
Year started in the promotional industry: 2003
Profession before the promotional industry: Property Management
Things I love: Liftin' up spirits & spreadin' sunshine, photography, dancing, talking, traveling, foreign languages, laughing, being around people, public speaking, Facebook, FAST CARS, anything to do with computers, pretty much anything hot pink, and a zillion other things
Favorite quote: "Just be YOU, because life is too short to be anyone else"