John Lake, Vice President and LGBT Segment Manager for Wells Fargo Enterprise Marketing, joins us right in the middle of Pride to remind all of us of Wells Fargo‘s almost 30 Year commitment to the LGBT consumer. Tim and John try the latest Oreo flavor-Fruity Crisp-apropos for Pride! Tim announced he’s “Trans-Ethnic”, John wants the new Star Trek Dollies, and we celebrate the birthday of the Founder of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, with an image of her being force fed at a French Cafe. And, what was the name of Jacques Cousteau’s boat? ShopTalk proves that everything old is new again when it comes to “Cause Marketing”. Please like us, rate us and subscribe!
Chris Frederick, Managing Director of NYC Pride, joins Tim and John to talk about the ever evolving event that takes place annually the last week of June. New York City Pride is known as a “Destination Pride Celebration” and everyone should experience it at least once. Shop Talk tackles the question as to whether you should, or should not, “come out” on your resume. Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland, a dog dyed dark green, Francis Crick, adult website habits of conservatives, and a billboard gone wrong. That’s alotta show!
Billy Kolber, Man About World Founder and Travel Expert, joins us this week and reveals his picks for summer travel to Europe—now that the dollar is so strong against the Euro. Monaco anyone? Billy also shares with The Focus Group the first LGBT Guide to Business Travel. The guide is quickly becoming the “go to” resource for corporations sending their employees overseas. But first, who invented the hamburger and do you remember Ebenezer Butterick? Tim and John share their Summer Reading List and take a question from a listener.
Scott Seitz, Founder and CEO of SPI Marketing and Founder of Dot Gay joins The Focus Group to discuss the state of LGBT Marketing in today’s world of digital, apps, and assimilation. If you have ever heard of Absolut Vodka then you know Scott. He is one of the pioneers of LGBT marketing and helped lead the way for other brands to recognize the importance of the lgbt consumer.
It was a privilege to host the last live show on OutQ today. To everyone who has tuned in, called in, and made this remarkable channel a part of their daily lives, a big heartfelt “thank you” for being the best extended family anyone could ask for. Keep-up-to-date with The Focus Group, and where you can hear the show next, by following us on Facebook and Twitter. If you missed it, here is the link to the complete audio from today’s goodbye show.