Uwern Jong is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of OutThere/Travel. Having had a fruitful career in PR and marketing for luxury lifestyle and travel brands, his current mission is to seek out the very best in OutThere experiences. When he’s resting his itchy feet, he consults and speaks on LGBT marketing and runs Boutique, his integrated marketing and PR agency specialising in activating LGBT audiences. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
This week on The Focus Group it’s just us…and all things Halloween. Shop Talk looks at a recent article that explores the pros and cons of working your way through college. In the second hour we will be wall to wall games, banter, and listener participation! Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
Ed Starr is the Managing Partner of BMF Media Group, one of the leading innovative brand marketing and experiential event agencies in NYC. Since 2005, The BMF Media Group has produced the longest standing, and most coveted, celebrity-filled event series of private concerts, gifting lounges and exclusive after-parties at Lollapalooza, Coachella & Outlands. Brian and Bruce will speak to staying relevant in the digital age, something every business can relate to. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
Pat Ammons from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, will talk about this unique museum and experience, along with the various programs they offer for space enthusiasts of all ages—Space Camp being a very popular one. Robert M. Galford is one of the co-authors of Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace will also be on for a segment. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
John Lake, VP, LGBT Segment Manager, Wells Fargo Enterprise Marketing and Dr. Eliza Byard, Executive Director for GLSEN, discuss their Safe Space Kit innitiative to address anti-LGBT bullying in middle and high schools. Bringing visibility to the challenges facing LGBT youth is an important passion for Wells Fargo. October 15 is Spirit Day, a way to show support and solidarity for LGBT youth. Wells Fargo has participated in Spirit Day since 2012, with employees all over “going purple” for the day.
Malcolm Lazin is the Executive Director of Equality Forum, a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. For LGBT History month, Equality Forum profiles the icons of 2015—including Laverne Cox, Edie Windsor and Evan Wolfson—with a short video, bio, bibliography and downloadable resources. All 310 Icons can be accessed at LGBT History Month. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
George Williams is the CEO and Founder of PlantSnapp, an iPhone and iPad plant identification app that provides the name and care advice on any plant submitted. Garden Compass is the free to download US version that connects users directly to one of a diverse community of passionate garden and landscape professionals. This is the first app that allows you to bring a horticultural expert into your garden virtually, so you can quickly get advice without it costing a bundle. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
It’s the App-Connect Road Trip in the VW Jetta. First a visit to Ogunquit, ME and a tour of the L.L. Bean factory where the iconic Bean Boot is manufactured. Rick Murray, President and GM of the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown, MA, will discuss how the destination is not just for summer anymore. Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
Shop Talk examines the four important personality traits of U.S. Presidents, and how they relate to career and business. Call and share your story about a product or services you purchased ased on a marketing or advertising pitch, and were you satisfied? If not, why? Join the conversation at 866-305-6887.
Steve Rappaport‘s debut novel If Jack Had tells the tale of a high-profile journalist who moonlights as an assassin for the Russian mob – or is it the other way around? Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and business etiquette in The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining. Tune In to Wow Leadership: 10 Lessons Learned from America’s Favorite Shows, is author Sheri Staak‘s new book on how the fictional world of TV depicts a plethora of characters who embody “WOW leadership qualities.”