Perspectives from the Sales Team

At both a corporate and an individual, personal level, growth is a foundational part of our culture here. We are passionate to win for and with our customers, to outthink and then outwork our competitors, to grow personally and professionally, and to deliver great value and great results for our clients.

Julie Byars

Julie Byars

Senior Sales Representative Eastern Iowa District

I joined American Marketing and Publishing in 2009 after a short stint as a sales rep for a security company, but prior to that a longer career as a salesperson in the auto industry. Being in the car industry was tough, really long hours, no base salary, no paid time off or holidays. The benefits that AMP offers are amazing with more paid holidays than I ever had. When I started here no one had heard of the Homepages. The state of Iowa was a completely new market. I was able to completely start these new communities and I got to create the directories from the ground up!

I started out as a first in rep, and quickly earned a closer role. Shortly in my career I was a leader in text sales and I was promoted to a text lead for our region. After my first year with AMP I was making more money than I ever had previously. I am a single mother of two girls and this career has afforded me the ability to take my daughter to Jamaica for her graduation gift, as well as help her in college. I was also able to have my younger daughter in private school. I have earned the company trip more than any other rep by simply working hard!

I love my AMP family and it’s so amazing that even the CEO is very down to earth and approachable. We believe in team work and helping our small business owners. Most of all I like that our company is a leader in the industry with the newest technologies. AMP has a product to offer every small business to help them get more customers.

Jacklyn Jones

Jacklyn Jones

Assistant District Manager, Closer of the Year, 2015, Team Southern Indiana

Jaclyn joined American Marketing & Publishing in January of 2014 after a career at Leggett & Plat, where she was an Assistant Human Resource Manager. Jaclyn worked there for 3 years and soon decided that she had to take a leap of faith and start a better career, after moving to Indiana from Kentucky. She found us, and the rest is history! Every year Jaclyn has been here, she has improved her performance (and her earnings), where she capped out at $38,000 in her previous career. Jaclyn earned her first promotion in April, 2014 and again promoted to ADM in August, 2014! Jaclyn was awarded the Closer of the Year award in 2015 and earned the Leadership Summit trip to Jamaica! Jaclyn has a contagious attitude and is the definition of working for her why- her three sons, Parker, Ryder and Gunner! Jaclyn has moved into the Top 15 list Company wide and is a staple for the Indy South District!

David Klein

David Klein

Assistant District Manager, Team Nebraska, ADM of the Year 2012 and 2013

David joined American Marketing & Publishing in 2012 after a successful career in Medical Sales. In his old job, he had maxed out his earnings at $85,000 and struggled with the idea of leaving behind a high base salary. That’s when he found AMP. He was attracted to our uncapped commissions, potential for upward mobility along with the great people and products. David worked hard and was an immediate success earning two promotions in his first year. He followed his first year up winning Assistant District Manager of the Year in 2013. While also working as a trainer, he’s finished in the top 12 for overall sales performance in 2014 & 2015. In 2016, Dave’s on pace for his 4th consecutive Leadership Summit victory working on winning a trip to Punta Canna for he and his wife. David is a great example of what is possible when you believe in yourself and work hard to make your dreams a reality.

Brad Jossie

Brad Jossie

District Manager, Team Wisconsin

Prior to joining AMP, Brad worked in sales for years in the food and beverage industry and was a high school basketball coach, winning numerous conference championships. Brad had great success in his first year with the company, starting as an entry level sales rep and receiving 3 promotions in his first year. Here’s what he had to say about why he chose AMP:

“I chose AMP because it was a company that has shown continuous growth year after year and there seemed to be a ton of upward potential. I also really admired the people. It’s like a family atmosphere with tons of support. In just over one year, through my hard work, good performance and positive attitude I was promoted to District Manager. Everything that was described as possible has come true for me. The company provided me with all the tools and support I needed, and I worked hard to ensure my goals were achieved. Mixing hard work with a team of professionals made being successful easy!”

Kevin Norton

Kevin Norton

Assistant District Manager, Southwest Chicago

Welcome to AMP from the most unlikeliest sales person. My background has been in Information Technology for the past 10 years - I had never done sales before, NEVER! Upon joining AMP, I led our region in sales several months, I won the Leadership Summit award, and I won the 2015 Rookie of the Year award. I was promoted to a Senior Sales rep after 2 months and to Assistant District Manager after 5 months. Not too shabby for a guy who was completely out of his element and constantly uncomfortable in the sales field. My success prompted many of my peers to ask me all sorts of questions. I wanted to share some of my answers with you and explain how I have developed with the company since I started in June of 2015.

Customers ask me from time to time how I like my job. My answer is "I LOVE IT". I truly believe that we have honorable jobs. We do not sell things that nobody needs. We do not help CEOs of large corporations make more money so they can buy a 5th vacation home. We help family owned businesses earn more money so they can take their families on vacation. We help them grow enough so they can hire one more employee so the owner can take time to coach his kids Little League team. Just knowing that what I do makes a difference to people is extremely rewarding.

Miranda  O’Laughlin

Miranda O’Laughlin

North Region, Wisconsin Assistant District Manager- North Region Rep of the Year 2015

Working for AMP has made a HUGE difference in my life both financially and personally. Before AMP, I was involved in a number of roles in the food/beverage industry but due to my husband's promotion with his company, we moved from Tennessee to Wisconsin which is when I figured I'd try something new. I found AMP after relocating in 2015. In my first year with the company, I made more money than I had ever made with any other company I had worked for prior. It feels SO good to get paid well for the hard work I put in to making my customers and communities successful.

Not only has AMP helped me financially, but my teammates and the training team have truly taught me everything I now know about sales which has helped me tremendously with my people-skills. I used to be a pretty shy person but now have grown into someone who can go up to anyone, anywhere and confidently show them how our products will help their business grow. I can't wait to see what next year brings!"

Shann Uran

Shann Uran

Assistant District Sales Manager Milwaukee - Closer of the Year 2013 5 yrs with AMP

I began searching for a job after being a stay at home mom with my two kids for 4 1/2 yrs. I had a successful career in mortgages and wireless sales, but after my son was born my husband and I decided that I should stay home. When my daughter was entering kindergarten my husband decided he wanted to finish his degree in graphic design. We flip flopped roles and he went back to school. That’s when I found AMP.

Over the last few years I have been able to still be an engaged, happy mom and work for a company that makes it all worth it. The products, the people, the support, and the conversations that I have on a daily basis are indescribable! In a way, I think it makes me a better mom to be happy in my career and with myself. Also, I have been able to support my family financially. The sky is the limit for the path that you choose here at AMP. Mine has only been upward as I’m proud to boast winning Leadership Summit each of the last two years. My husband has since graduated and my kids are now 9 and 7.

Luke Wasowski

Luke Wasowski

SE Chicago District Sales Manager

I decided to join AMP because of the unlimited opportunity the company provides. I wanted a place I could earn well and grow. American Marketing & Publishing is a thriving organization and I knew I could control my destiny with hard work. I began my career right out of college with very little sales experience, so I also wanted structure and direction. The training program and consistent development made my path to success possible. AMP has a proven recipe for success- all I had to do was commit to it!

I love the family environment and structure that AMP provides. Everyday provides a different, new experience- I am never bored! This is a rewarding career where you can have fun helping local businesses. There is a lot of diversity within our organization, but one thing that everybody has in common is a burning desire to win!

Dawn Yoder

Dawn Yoder

Michiana District Sales Manager

I needed to increase my income FAST. I had previous experience in sales and knew I could go back and make what I needed to earn, but I was concerned. It's hard to find a company that appreciates that the sales staff is "human" and respects the balance of work/life/family. I liked the idea that AMP seemed to "get it" and might be a good fit for me.

AMP is everything I hoped it would be and so much more. AMP respects that my personal life is important and respects that a good balance makes me a stronger salesperson - they actually teach balance and discipline! Also, AMP is so supportive! The level of that support is mind boggling, but somehow stops short of ever feeling like "big brother" looking over my shoulder. I have never felt micromanaged. There is a tangible feeling of autonomy, without the downside of ever feeling alone. We can always reach for help. It's the best of both worlds.

In addition, there is no "ceiling". A powerful sales personality will not thrive in an environment if they reach their full potential of profit and advancement and find themselves without a new challenge. AMP does not have those "caps", which keeps us motivated and always pushing for improvement. Finally, AMP is ethical and fair in its business practices. (This is my very favorite.) Trust is huge. I know that I can trust and not worry which allows me to hyper-focus on the things that make me successful.

See what our employees have to say about their careers at AMP

 

We’re glad you’re here to learn more about the opportunities at AMP. Our products are great, however it’s our people that make us who we are. Get to know a few of us by watching this video on what our employees have to say about the impact AMP has had in their lives, both personally and professionally. If you are passionate about making a difference and helping local businesses thrive, we encourage you to apply so we can learn more about one another!