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Promo UPFront Podcast - Ep. 134

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It’s Friday and time for a white-hot episode of the Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie! This week the Captains of Confections discuss M&M’s shelving their “spokescandies” because of internet backlash, ponder whether large distributors announcing their sales volumes matter, dive into how “finding the who” is critical to sales growth, check in on the progress of goals, share some VERY hot takes on a post on the Promotional Products Professionals Facebook page where someone is unhappy with SAGE adding diversity filters to supplier searches, and so much more!


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Catherine Fenton
Catherine Fenton
Jan 27, 2023

Interesting conversation guys. I read that fb post you are discussing, and I think it brings up interesting questions about the future. I feel that someone like the author is doing "down the street" business, and could not play in a larger pool. Any larger company is interested in sourcing, sustainability, and diversity. She can't grow. But can she survive? Probably, on a local level. For now. There's also a question of authenticity. I attracted some of my largest clients because we vibe. Can that vibe be faked? I've always found our industry to be made up in large part of conservatives. When I first got into this business, I noticed the lack of diversity with a lot…

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Bill Petrie
Bill Petrie
Jan 27, 2023
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Great perspective - and thank you for listening and engaging. It's difficult to know what is (or what is not) in someone's heart so we try to avoid painting someone in a corner based only on one post in the PPP group. That being said, the author of post continued to double-down on overtly racist and misogynistic comments she made which, frankly, is odd given she is a woman. Agreed on the lack of diversity in the industry - and it's something that is being addressed by PPAI via the DEI committee, PromoCares, and PromoKitchen. It's something that needs to change and change quickly.

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