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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.

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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.

    TFG Unbuttoned: Cher has a bone to pick with Wendy Williams

    TFG Unbuttoned: Cher has a bone to pick with Wendy Williams

    Wendy Williams made fun of having a cleft lip, and now Cher wants her fired from TV. Then, a state senator in Arizona wants to ban the word homosexuality and not teach sex education in public school below the 7th grade. Tennessee soon joins 9 other states in limiting, or banning, LGBTQ people from adopting children. Finally, the Trump Admin wants to roll back the healthy lunch guidelines advocated by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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    • 21 min
    Life Advice From Steve Jobs

    Life Advice From Steve Jobs

    Sloped toilets get workers back on the job in the UK, and a list of things people put in their bodies in 2019—and that's just Caught Your Eye! Pierre du Pont is our Business Birthday and the Boys in the Booth promise to wear the International Male Step-In Onesie in an upcoming show—stay tuned. Steve Jobs logic is revisited in Shop Talk and makes us all think.

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

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    • 45 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: Chinese ad featuring gay couple wins widespread praise

    TFG Unbuttoned: Chinese ad featuring gay couple wins widespread praise

    A new advert from the Chinese e-commerce website Tmall that includes a same-sex couple, has won widespread praise and been hailed as a small but significant win for China’s LGBT community. Google Maps Street View has an unexpected and positive affect on some families, and Batman actor, Burt Ward, was told to tone down the bulge.

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

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    • 21 min
    The five best TED Talks for the new decade

    The five best TED Talks for the new decade

    The Focus Group is back for another fun filled year. Oracle moves a convention out of San Francisco due to "poor street conditions" and “visual futurist” Syd Mead is remembered as part of Caught Your Eye. The inventor of bubble gum is our Business Birthday and the mystery as to why bubble gum is pink is revealed. Shop Talk looks at goal setting for 2020 and covers the five best Ted Talks—according to one source. Tim and John have a differing POV, of course.

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

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: Delta Airlines sick uniforms

    TFG Unbuttoned: Delta Airlines sick uniforms

    Delta Airlines employees have filed a class action suit against outfitter Lands' End. The lawsuit claims that wearing the uniforms caused skin rashes, headaches, fatigue and other problems. A study shows that people with a lower IQ tend to be more homophobic, and trouble continues to surface at the once revered 'Out' and 'Advocate' Magazines.

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    • 21 min
    Happy New Year 2020

    Happy New Year 2020

    Happy New Year from The Focus Group. Tim and John share their New Year's Resolutions and being positive and thankful seems to be the theme. First, an article in The New York Times offers 8 simple ideas to make 2020 better for all. John watched the live re-boot of All in The Family and Good Times and recommends Tim watch both shows. As the saying goes—the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

ScrappyDooPup ,

Punch lines

Five stars. I just wish John wouldn’t repeat all of Tim’s punch lines (Tim is funny enough and we get his humor without it being repeated, but thanks).

Caroline Dee ,

BRILLIANT

What a fantastic show. Sold, interesting, and entertaining every single time. I love Tim and John.

Chuxterpuxter ,

It’s not just business as usual, it’s fun!

I have been a devout listener for years. Tim and John, along with their production crew bring you news you can use from the world of business but applicable to anyone’s daily life not just “lifestyle”

As a podcast listener you may often feel talked to, but this show is presented in active listening mode. Which is refreshing beyond many other similar programs in the genre.

You will come away with at least one thing, if not more that you can implement right now into your life.

You will laugh and learn and you’ll never wonder again who’s business birthday it is today, they are the only show in the universe to bring you thing information?

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