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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.
10.20.20 | A new study published in Fast Company says that 25% of the people polled have had non-romantic “hooking-up” with a roommate or quarantine partner. We call that fellowship. Then, Lasik Surgery is seeing a resurgence as people have money for elective surgeries. Forget the knee or hip replacements, it’s about how you look on the screen! Finally, #KevinNaff, of the #WashingtonBlade, opines about the hypocrisy of Lindsey Graham and his ilk. Google Lindsey Graham and ladybugs—you can thank us later.
10.21.20 | Leo Burnett, founder of the iconic Leo Burnett Agency is our Business Birthday this week. The list of accounts and advertising mascots that Burnett created is beyond compare. Caught My Eye says goodbye to TAB, and some of the original puppets from “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” go up for auction. Shop Talk explores 12 words or phrases that we should try to eliminate from our business-speak. Tough in some cases, but always good to consider other ways to express yourself.
10.14.20 | Over 70% of Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving differently this year. Smaller gatherings mean smaller turkeys, but the turkey industry was not prepared to pivot. As John noted, it means more leftovers, which is not a bad thing if you are preparing with a larger than needed bird. Lawrence Herkimer, the Grandfather of Cheerleading is our Business Birthday. Finally, we have a special guest, Marge Margulies, joining us from her pottery studio in Northern California. So many businesses have had to adjust in 2020 from in-person selling to e-commerce. As a working artist, Marge shares with us the how and why of changing with the times.
10.13.20 | A new seltzer infused with cannabis derived THC is predicted to be the next multi-billion-dollar beverage. Dollar General expands with a new group of stores where everything is under $5 called Popshelf and PornHub has introduced a new line of “personal pleasure toys” with a campaign called, “Not My Job.” Apparently, people have been using household items in a way not intended and PornHub wants you to stop it.
10.07.20 | Walter Keane is our Business Birthday this week. Keane made millions selling his wife Margaret’s big-eyed children paintings as his own. Caught My Eye celebrates Crazy Eddie pitchman Jerry Carroll. Shop Talk explores two business stories involving Schwinn’s 125th Anniversary, and Pride Media’s owner donates yet again to anti-LGBTQ politicians.