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EPISODES 21 - 30

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Episode 30

January 29, 2021

It’s Friday and time for your weekly dose of the Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman & Bill Petrie! This week the Promo Pair talk about how the new Clubhouse app can benefit the promo industry, major brands not advertising during the Super Bowl, what they liked – and didn’t like – about Dale Denham’s “Online 18” list, the amazing (and philanthropic) Bernie Sanders inauguration merchandise, the ridiculousness of the baseball hall of fame voting, a majorly fun “Party in the Back,” and much more!

 

A huge thanks to our friends at AIM Smarter – and their amazing diversity initiative – for sponsoring this week’s chairman-level #podcast. #brandivate

Episode 29

January 22, 2021

Plausibly live in and in front of your naked, steaming eyes, it’s time for a brand-new episode of the Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie. This week they talk about the cautious return of regional in-person shows, Bill’s experience at PPAI Direct-2-You, leveraging improv skills to help communicate, a Michigan marijuana dispensary using promo to promote health, the injection of private equity money into S&S Activewear, a crazy party in the back, and more!!

 

Huge thanks to our good friends over at PromoPulse for sponsoring this fine broadcast!

Episode 28

January 15, 2021

It’s a cold Friday but it’s time to warm up with a hot and fresh Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie. This week they talk about commonsku’s skucon virtual event, whether fatherhood will change as a result of the pandemic, Burger King’s not-so-bold rebrand, the greatness that is Cobra Kai on Netflix, Kirby brings in a STRONG game for the “Party in the Back,” and so much more!

 

A warm expression of gratitude to PromoPulse for sponsoring this hot-cocoa level podcast!

Episode 27

January 8, 2021

It’s Friday and time for a brand-new edition of the Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie! This week the dynamic duo discuss attending in-person tradeshows, firing the engine back up after time off, Budweiser trolling soccer goalies, what to expect at the PPAI Direct-2-You virtual EXPO, the brilliant KFC gaming console, Kirby gives out promo awards during the “Party in the Back,” and so much more!

 

Huge thanks to our friends at J.Charles for sponsoring this platinum-level podcast! They know you’re bummed you can’t travel to Vegas this year, so they are giving away a “white glove” experience at EXPO 2022 which includes limo service to and from McCarran airport and a four-night stay at the Delano hotel! To qualify, simply schedule and attend a meeting during PPAI Direct-2-You by clicking here. Yes, it’s just that simple!

Episode 26

January 1, 2021

Look, let’s be honest – you’re likely hungover from saying sayonara to 2020 which means we have ZERO expectations you’ll listen to this brand-new Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie before noon today. However, when you do listen, you can hear them talk about what the second round of stimulus means for the promo industry, they get out the crystal ball to share what they see ahead for the industry and beyond in 2021, make some wheels-off predictions, and so much more!

 

Huge thanks to the good strongs over at PromoPulse for sponsoring this first podcast of 2021!

Episode 25

December 25, 2020

You’ve opened all your presents, you’ve quietly spiked your coffee with Bailey’s, and it’s time for our Christmas gift to you: a brand new Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie. This week they chat about the Bic Graphic/Koozie Group acquisition of Imagen Brands, dissect Promo Year 2020 by sharing things that surprised them, the WTF moment of the year, best pivot, say goodbye to those who have left us, and the moments & people that inspired them, and an EPIC Party in the Back where Kirby chooses his favorite secular Christmas song using a 16-song, single elimination format! This is one you won’t want to miss – and this time we mean it!

 

HUGE thanks to PromoPulse and LogoMats for sponsoring this candy cane and eggnog level podcast!

Episode 24

December 18, 2020

It’s one week until Christmas Day, so why not listen to the Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie while shopping – or wrapping – those last-minute gifts?!?! This week they talk about how Pantone FINALLY got the color(s) of the year right, the importance of awards as tools of validation, the challenge of repeating content, AIM Smarter forming a diversity council, the Cleveland Baseball Team selling offensive merchandise while changing their name, Kirby brings in a STRONG “Party in the Back,” and so much more!

 

Huge thanks to the good strongs over at PromoPulse and Goldstar for sponsoring this candy cane level podcast!

 

Episode 23

December 11, 2020

It’s Friday and time for the sort of famous, always notorious, Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie! This week they remember industry icon Tee Hamilton, industry leader Jeff Lederer saying goodbye to alphabroder/Prime, how each of them are using December to their advantage, the differences between starting and running a business during a pandemic, the lessons they think they will have learned from 2020 when looking back in five years, a holiday-movie themed party in the back, and so much more!

 

Big thanks to our pals at PromoPulse and Bel Promo for sponsoring this fine broadcast!

 

Episode 22

December 4, 2020

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the brand-new edition of the Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie is so delightful! This week they talk about the shipping challenges disrupting the supply chain, the continual evolution of content marketing, whether custom branded Oreo’s are a threat to or the future of promo, the debate over the changes to a classic holiday Hershey Kisses commercial, the sauciest moment of the year as the McRib from McDonald’s returns – with a cause, a holiday cocktail themed “party in the back,” and so much more!

 

HUGE thanks to PromoPulse for sponsoring this Big Mac level podcast!

 

Episode 21

November 27, 2020

It’s a Friday – and tryptophan induced – Promo UPFront Podcast with Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie, this week they talk about the people in promo they are thankful for, reimagining productivity during the pandemic, whether sharing side hustles are good or bad, Arby’s deep fried turkey pillow, a great topic from Javier Melendez about being punished for caring about a brand, the return of the original rapid fire during the “party in the back,” and so much more!

 

Huge expressions of gratitude to our friends at PromoPulse and Pro Towels for their sponsorship of this fine, fine broadcast!