Congratulations to Lisa and Ken Whittington, the focus of our latest BirthdayPak Franchisee “Spotlight”! Their story is unique and after speaking with them and hearing first-hand about their experiences with BirthdayPak, it comes as no surprise that they have met with such early success!
Lisa and Ken currently reside in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they own and operate the BirthdayPak of Oklahoma Franchise. But just a few years ago, Ken and Lisa led busy lives pursuing dual careers and raising 3 children in Doylestown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.
It was during their time in Doylestown that Lisa first became familiar with and ultimately hooked on BirthdayPak. As a long-standing member of the BirthdayPak Community, she looked forward to receiving it each year. She loved it so much, in fact, that when she and Ken decided to relocate to Oklahoma City, Lisa contacted BirthdayPak and inquired about bringing a franchise to Oklahoma! “I loved it and wanted to sell it because I have so much passion for it” says Lisa.
In September 2014, the Whittington’s became the official owners of the BirthdayPak of Oklahoma Franchise. The couple, married nearly 30 years, work well together as a team. “I like to go on cold calls and he likes doing the ads and contracts” says Lisa. “I like the challenge and it is so exciting when it turns into a sale” she adds.
Not only are Lisa and Ken excited about BirthdayPak, but they are getting an overwhelming response from their clients as well. “We have retained 100% of our restaurant advertisers and we even have a waiting list of clients that want to be involved”, they told us. In addition, BirthdayPak recipients in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City marketing areas are enthusiastic and have asked the Whittington’s how they can refer their family and friends to receive BirthdayPak as well.
When we asked the secret to their success, they told us “Prospecting and planning is key.” Lisa also mentioned that their ultimate goal is to “WOW” the BirthdayPak recipients with their selection of gift cards, so they strive for the best clients.
The Whittington’s exude so much passion for BirthdayPak that it is no wonder they have a waiting list of clients. They truly believe in the product and it shows through to their clients. In addition, they enjoy being part of the BirthdayPak team. “Everyone at BirthdayPak Corporate has been great! We are very happy with all of the support that we have received” says Lisa.
We are pleased to recognize Lisa and Ken for their hard work and we thank them for being part of the growing family of BirthdayPak Franchise Owners. We wish you all the best as you continue to build your business and create excitement for BirthdayPak.