Memorable class clowns in high school.
Revolutionary LGBT marketing and advertising executives.
Meet Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, their weekly broadcast that invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter and unique voices.
07.10.19 | Comedian, journalist, pop culture expert, and author Frank DeCaro joins The Focus Group. His latest book, Drag—Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business is a must have for your coffee table and a great hostess gift! The photos and smart writing is everything you want it to be and more. Get it!
07.16.19 | A suspected felon hiding from Missouri Police reveals his hiding spot with an unfortunate loud fart, MAD Magazine does a reboot and will serve-up recycled content from its 67-year-old archive, and people are loving Mattel’s newest Barbie.
TFG Unbuttoned: A family accidentally books the Virgin Atlantic Pride flight—and enjoys every minute of it!
07.09.19 | Unbuttoned wraps up Pride 2019 with one feel good and two business stories. First, a British family with two young sons unexpectedly booked themselves on to Virgin Atlantic’s “Pride Flight.” The London to New York flight was organized to celebrate World Pride 2019 and mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. It featured drag queens, celebrity performances, singing and dancing, and plenty of glitter. The Powell family fully embraced the party atmosphere. Then, agency giant FCB claims it is resigning their Nivea Cream marketing duties after someone on the Nivea team said, “we don’t do gay.” Tim and John have their own take on the kerfuffle. Finally, we take a look at brands that stubbed their toe trying to reach the LGBTQ consumer in June.
07.03.19 | Tim Bennett and John T. Nash look at cannabis friendly hotels in states where it’s legal, an all-you-can-eat offer that bankrupts a Chinese hot pot restaurant in just two weeks, and Leona Helmsley, aka the Queen of Mean celebrates a Business Birthday. Fun facts about the 4th of July, and the tough questions Apple asks during interviews round out the holiday broadcast.
07.02.19 | Unbuttoned wraps up June Pride with Barclay’s Bank getting pushback for changing their APP in support of Pride, Millennials appear to be less accepting of LGBTQ people than their older peers, and Mastercard allows trans people to use whatever name they choose on a new True Name credit card. It’s July already…Christmas decorations can’t be far behind as retailers move on to the next calendar opportunity to make money.