Memorable class clowns in high school.
Revolutionary LGBT marketing and advertising executives.
Meet Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, their weekly broadcast that invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter and unique voices.
ON THIS WEEKS SHOW
Frank Decaro and Jim Colucci help The Focus Group kick off the Holiday Season. Frank shares his weight loss success, and tells us about being on the road with Lisa Lampanelli. Jim updates us on his New York Times bestseller, Golden Girls Forever, which happens to be the gold standard for books of this genre. If you are looking for gifts this season there is nothing better for a Golden Girls Fan than Jim’s latest book and, as Frank reminds us, The Dead Celebrity Cookbook and the Christmas in Tinseltown companion are also “must haves” for the home! We had a blast with Frank and Jim who let us know that this year’s Christmas and Holiday decorating theme at their home is: Blue and White.
Thomas Barta, co-author of The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader: How to Succeed by Building Customer and Company Value, joins the show. He has concluded, after some exhaustive research, that the reason CMOs rarely rise to the top job is quite simple. Listen and or watch the interview and see if you agree. But first, Starbucks has brought Holiday, particularly Christmas, back to their cups, Newman’s Own branded products need to reboot for millennials, and remember to shop small today—It’s Small Business Saturday!
It’s World Toilet Day and 1 in 5 millennials have never had a Big Mac. Tim and John share Career Advice You Never Hear. In Shop Talk the funeral industry is among the last to succumb to Apps, but they are here to stay. Tim and John share four of their favorites. Three Business Birthdays today—Ted Turner, Jack Welch and Campbell Soup Heiress Charlotte Weber. What would you do with over a billion dollars on hand?
Jonathan D. Lovitz, Sr. Vice President at The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) says: “YES!” Jonathan joins The Focus Group to talk about the massive policy victories that have occurred in 2016 for LGBT business owners and he reiterates the importance of being an LGBT Certified Business through the NGLCC. But first, meet Jack Ryan, the inventor of the Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels, Chatty Cathy and Zsa Zsa’s 6th Husband. It’s Ok to eat the egg yolk, Happy Business Birthday to Charles Walgreen III, and now you can feel really old—Madonna’s Like a Virgin Album was released 32 years ago today! Tim and John share their views of the election and the importance of moving forward with eyes wide open.