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Memorable class clowns in high school. Revolutionary LGBT marketing and advertising executives.

Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Drawing on their combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience, the conversation ranges from the professional to the personal, and everything in between. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter, unique voices and smart content.

The marketing and advertising duo turned radio personalities are best known for creating Subaru of America’s award-winning 15-year advertising effort to the LGBT consumer.

Their efforts forever changed the way corporate leaders viewed the LGBT market, and ultimately, gay Americans.

The Focus Group is a weekly live-to-tape program dedicated to business, career, the consumer culture, and marketing from an LGBT point of view. Popular segments such as Shop Talk, What Caught My Eye, and long form guest interviews will are an important part of the program.

The Focus Group with Tim Bennett and John Nash: We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

The Focus Group The Focus Group, Tim Bennett, John Nash

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Memorable class clowns in high school. Revolutionary LGBT marketing and advertising executives.

Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Drawing on their combined corporate and entrepreneurial experience, the conversation ranges from the professional to the personal, and everything in between. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter, unique voices and smart content.

The marketing and advertising duo turned radio personalities are best known for creating Subaru of America’s award-winning 15-year advertising effort to the LGBT consumer.

Their efforts forever changed the way corporate leaders viewed the LGBT market, and ultimately, gay Americans.

The Focus Group is a weekly live-to-tape program dedicated to business, career, the consumer culture, and marketing from an LGBT point of view. Popular segments such as Shop Talk, What Caught My Eye, and long form guest interviews will are an important part of the program.

The Focus Group with Tim Bennett and John Nash: We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

    Three Percent Challenge

    Three Percent Challenge

    Shop Talk asks 12 questions regarding social security benefits and only 3% of people quizzed were able to get all 12 correct. But first, our Business Birthday wishes Volvo Cars a happy 94th today. Caught My Eye from John looks at a woman in Texas with unimaginably long nails. How does she eat, wash, walk, and just function? Tim shares some letters he found while cleaning.

    We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

    • 47 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: The more things change, the more they stay the same

    TFG Unbuttoned: The more things change, the more they stay the same

    Russian President Putin bans same-sex marriage and assures himself power until 2035. Poland’s “free of LGBT” towns have second thoughts as other member states of the EU pull financial support and cultural exchanges. Finally, a new scientific study looks at the aging process in three distinct steps rather than a continuous process, giving some future promise to treatments for cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease.

    • 22 min
    Companies Want You Back in the Office, Soon

    Companies Want You Back in the Office, Soon

    Shop Talk looks at corporations that believe we will be back in the office sooner than we think. Also, a new book of lessons learned from Mom and NASA. Hint: It's all about respect. But first, LEGO inventor Ole Kirk Kristiansen is our Business Birthday. A heartwarming story about a gay couple that adopts a baby found on a subway platform in NYC and a man pranks his fiancé with repeat wedding proposals throughout Disney World.

    We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

    • 47 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: VW shocks industry

    TFG Unbuttoned: VW shocks industry

    VW tried to play along with an early April Fool's Joke that revealed that the brand would now be known as Voltswagen. The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Auto News did not find the joke funny. Fire Island and other resort areas are already pushing the season and opening early. If you have not rented for this summer, it may be too late to get the dates or property you desire. Finally, KFC is borrowing other brand slogans until “finger-lickin’ good” can be used again. KFC—Just Do It!

    • 22 min
    Apple reveals its most valuable product

    Apple reveals its most valuable product

    Shop Talk covers 11 common grammar mistakes we all should avoid, and we reveal what Apple says is their product of most value. But first, Designer and first woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, Liz Claiborne, is our Business Birthday. Pepsi and “Traditional family Peeps” create a too sweet marshmallow soda. A woman makes a fortune ghost writing for dogs on Fiverr and the ship that got stuck in the Suez drew a penis in the ocean before getting stuck.

    We’re all business. Except when we’re not.

    • 47 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: Cox Blocks Porn

    TFG Unbuttoned: Cox Blocks Porn

    Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signs a divisive measure that would require cell phones and tablets sold in the state to block all pornography, deemed a public health crisis. Five other states must enact similar laws for the measure to take effect. Then, congratulations to Rachel Levine on becoming the first out transgender person to win Senate confirmation. Finally, a Georgia man receives his final paycheck for $915 in the form of 90,000 greasy pennies dumped in his driveway.

    • 18 min

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