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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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 163 Ratings

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.

    History Repeats Itself

    History Repeats Itself

    Shop Talk explores three cool nonbinary people from history that challenged social norms. Caught My Eye covers a story about a California gas station manager that inadvertently priced gas last week at .69¢. Also, So Gay Rosé wine is launched. William Scholl, pioneer of footcare and founder of Dr. Scholl's is our business birthday.

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

    • 48 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: The Lavender Scare

    TFG Unbuttoned: The Lavender Scare

    Three members of Congress are putting legislation forward to apologize to LGBTQ Government employees that were purged during the Lavender Scare starting in 1947 and carried out for several years. The Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration (LOVE) Act stands little chance in making it through the gridlocked Senate. Also, a student in Louisiana sets up a Little Queer Library to offer LGBTQ book titles that have been banned in her community. Finally, the Catholic Vote org is suggesting to its followers to steal, or check-out LGBTQ titles at their libraries, so that no one will have access to them. Very Christian of them.

    • 25 min
    Prop Bottles and Potato Rolls

    Prop Bottles and Potato Rolls

    Shop Talk looks at how corporations are increasingly challenged for being LGBTQ allies. Caught My Eye highlights the call for a boycott of Martin’s Potato Rolls due to the support of a January 6th Capitol tourist and now Pennsylvania Republican Gubernatorial candidate. Also, a group of Houston criminals steal an expensive $4,200 bottle of liquor and a box of the same. The box was empty, and the bottle was a decoy. Bob Wian, the founder of Bob’s Big Boy and the double decker hamburger, is our Business Birthday.

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

    • 54 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: It’s Not Over

    TFG Unbuttoned: It’s Not Over

    31 White Supremacists from The Patriot Front are arrested in Idaho before they could disrupt a Coeur d’Alene Pride Celebration. Thankfully a citizen alerted police that they saw what looked like a “little army” loading into U-Haul trucks. Then, Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s says he wished he never named the burger chain after his daughter. He apologized to her on his deathbed and said that it was too much pressure on her and stole her privacy. Finally, delivery app Postmates, has teamed up with restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles to offer bottom-friendly meals.

    • 22 min
    The Best Water

    The Best Water

    Shop Talk looks at several companies that say they are LGBTQ friendly yet donate to anti-gay politicians and PACS. We learn that John grew up with the best drinking water anywhere, according to Mom. Caught My Eye introduces us to the PRIDE Whopper. Also, former guest and comedian, Rich Kiamco, will be featured on “Our America: Who I Was Meant to Be.” The Fixer or Spin Master, PR Guru Michael Sitrick is our Business Birthday. Happy 75th on June 8th Michael.

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

    • 54 min
    TFG Unbuttoned: Questions Surround Nancy Reagan Stamp June Launch

    TFG Unbuttoned: Questions Surround Nancy Reagan Stamp June Launch

    The LGBTQ+ community and allies are up in arms after the White House kicked off Pride Month by announcing a new postal stamp honoring former first lady Nancy Reagan. The Reagan Administration showed no leadership during the AIDS crisis and the optics of honoring the former first lady during PRIDE is just not smart. The NFL and New England claps back at social media trolls that mocked the Rainbow flag and other PRIDE recognition. Finally, the UK launches a 50p coin in honor of PRIDE.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

deconstructed ,

Entertaining

Pilot, Flying J is Based out Knoxville TN , heavy southern presence.

corey nelson ,

Entertaining as Business Focused

Don't think that this business focus means dull or droning talk. Focus groups cover a lot of ground keeping the focus on business. Never boring and take just the right time with guests and their other topics. ❤❤ these guys!!! Been listening to John and Tim for years since SiriusXM days. Was so relieved that they easily slid into many formats so everyone can listen AND view now so best works for them.

Caroline Dee ,

BRILLIANT

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

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