Here’s an interesting fact. “Experience” is one of about 450 words in the English language that can be used as either a noun or a verb. The traditional definition of "experience" is that of a noun, meaning: first-hand knowledge gained through personal observation and participation.  But you can also have an experience doing something, which makes it a verb. (Scroll to the end of this article to see 25 more interesting words that can be used as either nouns or verbs.)

McClung Companies thinks that “experience,” as in both the noun and the verb form, is important when choosing any of your outsourcing business partners. 

Consider these 3 reasons why experience, the noun, is a must have for your suppliers:

  1. Experience has been there, done that.  Your business deserves partners that bring more to the relationship than simply goods and services. They should have on-staff resources that have faced a variety of business situations, including those similar to yours. More importantly, you should be able to tap those experiences to more effectively accomplish your goals.  It’s been said many times, there’s no substitute.
  2. Experience equals know-how.  You trust your partners to deliver quality services on-time and on-budget. Experienced partners are more likely to have developed quality processes from years of collected know-how. Having proven processes can help keep projects on track, and avoid costly mistakes and surprises. There’s no college degree for know-how, but there’s clearly added value for having it.
  3. Experience facilitates expertise.  The more you do something, the better you should get at it. Partners with vast experience have in-house experts in various disciplines that will add significant value at nearly every turn. That can make all the difference in delivering results that exceed your expectations time and time again.

If you’re a verb person, then experience is about the customer experience. Organizations that focus on the comprehensive purchase, development and delivery experience from a customer perspective are more apt to enjoy higher customer satisfaction ratings, get repeat business, and build long-lasting relationships with their brands. And clearly a great experience is much better than a poor one!

You’re probably wondering what this brief discussion on experience has to do with McClung Companies. Well, partner with us, and you will get both the noun and verb.                  

As we’ve done for more than 70 years, we will offer our partners innovative marketing services that utilize our experienced in-house experts. Whether you want to design it, print it, mail it, store it or promote it, we are just one phone call away.  And, we’ll address your needs with personal service, attention to detail, and guaranteed satisfaction. 

Experience. McClung. 

For more information, please contact me, Adam Monk at 540-941-7718 or your Account Manager and learn more about our comprehensive marketing services. Or, visit our website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Here are 25 more interesting words that can be used as either a noun or a verb: Answer, Benefit, Charge, Drink, Echo, Freeze, Grill, Hug, Influence, Joke, Kiss, License, Matter, Notice, Object, Promise, Question, Roll, Stroke, Trade, Use, Vote, Wrap, Yield, Zone. 

Published in on March 06 2017

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