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.
09.17.19 | The first ever LGBT credit union is poised to launch in Michigan. Tim and John love the idea and mission, but curious about the name. Then, NYC has done a study to see if texting while walking is dangerous. The bottom line is that speeding cars are more of a threat to pedestrians than distracted texting by foot. Finally, Trump blames new energy efficient bulbs for making him look orange. You really can’t make this stuff up.
09.18.19 | Men’s underwear ads are starting to show more “normal” looking guys. While we still think sex sells, one of the conclusions is that women purchase most of the underwear so the ads are directed to the them. (We still disagree, remember International Male?) The founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, Debbi Fields, has a birthday and the Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo cookies get a—”meh”—from our resident Garrett, resident Oreographer.
09.11.19 | A young girl was sent home for wearing a pro-equality t-shirt to school. Then, Americans waste hundreds of millions of vacation days each year. Wait until you hear the impact on the economy that shocked Tim and John. But first, Harry Potter books removed from a Catholic School that believed they were full of evil spells, and the co-founder of Adobe is our business birthday.
09.10.19 | Walmart has made the decision to stop selling certain guns and ammunition at their stores and Sheryl Crow feels vindicated. The retailer banned sales of Crow’s self-titled album in 1996 due to a lyric that mentions Walmart and guns. American college students are buying completed essays from overseas for as much as $13 a page, and a prosecutor recommends a month jail sentence, 20k fine, and one year probation for Felicity Huffman due to the college admissions scandal earlier this year.
09.04.19 | Marlon Brando reveals a one-on-one chat he had with Michael Jackson about all of the alleged sex stories. 86% of people are still shopping at brick and mortar stores, just doing it differently according to one study. Find out what three things can derail a customer from returning to your store. But first, Air Canada is not French enough and famed architect Daniel Burnham is our business birthday.