John Dyess speaking at the illustration section meeting at the St.Louis Artits'Guild

John Dyess speaking at the illustration section meeting at the St.Louis Artists’ Guild

Tuesday evening, May 14,2013, I spoke at the St.Louis Artists’ Guild ,about my illustrations I created while working at Maritz Motivation Company. Six former Maritz artists attended my talk and spoke of their experience at Maritz. One question from the audience was- “What did Maritz do?” My answer was,they sold stuff to corporations (travel and mechandise) , to motivate their sales people to sell more stuff. Maritz facilitated sales incentive programs for corporations and used direct mail, slide presentations,and short movies to announce the rules to these programs. The awards given to the top sales people were travel and merchandise. Maritz artists provided the design and illustrations for these programs. There were ,after I left Maritz in 1980,as many as 120 artists employed at Maritz. The other question from the audience was- “why are there so few artists working at Maritz now? ”

Carolyn Dyess talking about her experience working at Maritz.

Carolyn Dyess talking about her experience working at Maritz.

I'm on the far left speaking with Glenn Meyers,who worked at Communico a division of Maritz in the 1970's

I’m on the far right speaking with Glenn Myers,who worked, in the 1970s, at Communico, a division of Maritz.

Steve Scherrer talking about his experience as an artist at Maritz. Sitting are Ted Wright and Carolyn Dyess.

Steve Scherrer talking about his experience as an artist at Maritz. Sitting are Ted Wright and Carolyn Dyess,former Maritz artists .

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  1. rjshay says:

    John, I know you would want to know. Merchandise is spelled incorrectly and Glenn Myers is the correct spelling. This coming from the wooorst spelllerr on the plaa net!

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