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.
Brian Roman, President of promotions and marketing company AdMark360, launches a new quarterly segment that spotlights LGBT owned businesses across North America. On our maiden voyage, we learn about beard and junk oils from John Dodge, founder of J&L Pogonotrophics in Chicago. Then, Michael Jones of Our Community USA, joins us to talk about producing LGBT business and service guides for over 40 US cities. But first, Tim and John talk NYC Pride and corporate exclusivity with listener Billy Kittner, show some hilarious “Planet of the Apes” toys from listener Rob in Florida, visit the Museum of Failures in Sweden, and wish William Scholl of Foot Care Fame a Happy Business Birthday.
06.14.17 | Brook Altman, CEO and Founder of Prowdr, talks about her latest venture and what it takes to build an LGBTQ welcoming lifestyle brand. Abercrombie and Fitch stubs their toe with a Pride tweet, birthday party cookies go wrong, and our business birthday, for the first time in 9 years, is…Donald J. Trump! Happy 71st. Shop Talk explores Philadelphia’s controversial push to add black and brown stripes to the Rainbow Flag.
06.07.17 | The Pride Leprechaun says “Happy Pride!” The Focus Group kicks off Pride with a visit from Derek and Romaine. We catch up on their internship program, Romaine’s love of money, and Derek’s relationship woes while on the infamous DNR Cruise Events. But first, Drag Queens host story time at the local Cherry Hill, NJ Library and Lancaster, CA is betting on Asians and Gays to save the town.
05.31.17 | The Focus Group this week celebrates the start of summer and Pride season with Tim’s recap of Rehoboth Beach and John’s trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum to experience the Hanna Barbera Exhibit. Willlllmaaaa! Tim and John share their views on Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trumps former Pastor—Norman Vincent Peale. Peale’s book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” was a road map for the Trump Campaign. Enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, enjoy a heartwarming story about Roger Moore, learn to say “no,” and find out what the best selling cookie brands are in the USA during Tim’s List.