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Vaco Presents Celebrity Apprentice's John Rich and Gary Busey Discussing Social Media's Power of Influence
May 19, 2011 (05:05 PM EDT)

Candid and Humorous Banter Now Posted on Vaco's Top View Social Media Series

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the world waits to see if country music singer/songwriter John Rich wins Celebrity Apprentice, Vaco, a national consulting and placement firm has been discussing a different topic with Rich and actor/former contestant Gary Busey – social media.

The two entertainers are candid and often hilarious in this short interview which can be accessed, along with past Top View presentations on

The interview was filmed at Rich's Nashville home during last week's episode of the Celebrity Apprentice and highlights the entertainers' beliefs that social media can drive business results. They encourage executives to embrace community and engage buyers.

Rich says, "Social media is a powerful tool for us all – for those of us in the entertainment industry and also for folks in big business. Friends do business with friends – plain and simple. I've found talent that I would have never known existed and also been able to deeply connect with the ones who impact the bottom line. Social media isn't a fad – we're just getting started! Thanks to Vaco for creating a platform where we can help each other figure it all out."

Busey points out the ability of social media to communicate feeling, a quality often missing in business communication.

Vaco founder Jerry Bostelman comments, "It's cool to watch celebrities 'apprentice' in Trump's empire, but on the topic of social media John Rich and Gary Busey have taken the boss's seat and all of us in the business world should learn as THEIR apprentice. There were so many great points, but the overwhelming message I heard was just because we are typing on mechanical devices doesn't mean we have to sound like one. Thanks for reminding us that every email, tweet or post is a chance to enRICH our relationship with the audiences we serve. Good luck Sunday, John!"

Vaco is a national consulting and placement firm that partners with clients on critical projects and strategic talent acquisitions in the areas of finance, accounting, technology and administration.

About Top View Social Media Series

Top View is a series of free, relatable online presentations singularly focused on results-oriented communication in an increasingly virtual world. As social media strategy has evolved from an optional marketing addition to the place where critical conversations happen, Vaco's vision for this site is to demystify how companies are using social media to drive revenue and profits and build community.

Each month viewers will be able to virtually meet business executives who have implemented successful corporate social media campaigns. This series demonstrates tactical paths to success. Top View presenters share their insight and best practices in a customized video designed specifically for the Top View audience.

For further information on Top View, visit

About Vaco

"Vaco" is derived from a Latin word meaning "to free yourself from a master" and was founded in October 2002. Vaco has grown to a family of 26 offices throughout the United States and more than $140M in revenue. Vaco partners with clients on critical projects and strategic talent acquisitions in the areas of finance, accounting, technology and administration.

Vaco has been honored with dozens of awards in its 8 year history, including being ranked by Inc magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America for the last four consecutive years. Founder Jerry Bostelman received the Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the SouthEast Region in 2007 and has served as a judge for the past 3 years. The Vaco Nation's rapid growth continues in the face of a recovering economy, an encouraging fact for the business community as a whole as placement and consulting firms are often a leading indicator of the economic climate.

For further information on Vaco, visit

CONTACT: Jennifer Thomas
Director of Marketing
Vaco, LLC
(615) 324-9815