Today’s Interview:

Michael Margolies, VP Marketing + Creative at Leggett & Platt, based in Joplin, Missouri.

Welcome to another episode of The Marketer’s Edge, a series designed to share senior level marketing perspective about marketer challenges, opportunities, and agency relationships. Today, we are talking with Michael Margolies, the VP Marketing + Creative at Leggett & Platt, based in Joplin, Missouri.

Leggett & Platt enhances people’s lives worldwide by designing and manufacturing innovative, distinctive products and components for use in bedding, furniture, seating, homes, offices, airplanes, and automobiles. They serve a broad suite of customers, manufacturers, and retailers around the globe.

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What We Discussed:

In today’s interview with Michael, we discussed a wide variety of issues:

  • How supply chain issues have impacted his marketing
  • How his company, which is widely diversified, managed its growth and diversification over time.
  • How his experience in a marketing and creative role for Macy’s West is different from marketing in a B2B company.
  • When Michael turns to outside marketing agencies to support his marketing needs.
  • What Michael suggests to agencies wanting to try and knock down his door and get his attention.

Thanks Michael Margolies for a great interview!

A little bit about Michael:

Michael is a graduate of Shelbourne University where he received his degree in publishing management & graphic design.  Michael joined Leggett & Platt in 2016.  Prior to Leggett & Platt, Michael worked at Amazon, Macy’s West, and Cabela’s.