Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Behind the Paw: A Day in the Life of a V.P. of Canine Communications

I've got to admit, one of the highlights of my recent trip to P&G Pet Care for Behind the Paw, the influencer summit hosted by Iams and Eukanuba, was getting to see my pal Griffin again. I love a floppy dog, and while "floppy" does not seem to have made the official standard of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, Griffin is a perfectly floppy PBGV in my book! 

Griffin strikes an executive pose worthy of his role as V.P. of Canine Communications at P&G Pet Care
I first met Griffin at last year's AKC/Eukanuba National Championship when he was still a pup in training. This April he officially became P&G Pet Care's newest V.P. of Canine Communications.

Schmoozing at the Pet Care offices is just one of Griffin's roles and he did a great job greeting us as we entered the building of the Mason, Ohio office.

Griffin greets the bloggers
Fabulous floppiness with a smile!
After greeting us, Griffin led the way to the meeting room where we met with some of the other P&G Pet Care executives.

Griffin works the room
Griffin shakes paws and exchanges business cards before the rest of the P&G representatives arrive.

Even Execudogs have to have their priorities in order!

A good job if you can get it!
Then, Griffin grabs a quick nap at my feet (awww!) while we hear about Consumer Care at Iams and Eukanuba.

Did you know that the company hosts a Pet Loss line? For anyone who needs to talk to a real person during a time of grieving for a pet, call the Iams Pet Loss Line at 888-332-7738.  Sometimes you just need an ear from someone who understands...

Next we heard from leaders from each brand before embarking on a tour of the building. Employees in the Pet Care area are allowed to bring their dogs to work, everyday!

In true executive fashion, all the former Execudogs, and Execucat, have their portraits displayed where they can be admired for generations to come.

Next, Griffin shows us what a dog in his position does to further communicate his key messages to his constituents.

More toys, please.
And then he takes us on a tour to meet some of his co-workers...

Team leader of treats
Canine communications manager
... And gives us a look at where the pups go outside for their coffee breaks...

... beautiful! Before we knew it, it was time to hit the road for the airport. Thanks Griffin, and all the folks at P&G Pet Care for a great tour and a super summit!

Disclosure: Our trip to Behind the Paw Influencer Summit was fully paid for by P&G. Our opinions expressed herein are entirely our own.


  1. Wonderful! Looks like it was such a fun time!

  2. Griffin obviously knows how to work it
    Benny & Lily

    1. Hee hee! Griffin DOES have it all figure out!
      Diane and Cosmo

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