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In This Episode Of The Couple-preneurs Show with Mary London Szpara of Londonvox Productions Inc, we discuss:– Her career as a successful voiceover actor, music industry stories, and playwriter– How losing her husband led her to writing and producing “The Loss World”– Inspiration to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs About Mary:For Mary London Szpara, her writing skills were evident at an early age and her love of music led into a successful radio career in major markets throughout the U.S. eventually landing in Charlotte, North Carolina. Drawing on those skills, she morphed into commercial work as a voice actor. She is a writer, producer, voiceover artist, and audio editor for countless clients. Not only does she write and produce high-end quality commercials…her silky smooth, velvety voice, takes them to another level, with a consistency her clients love and appreciate. Clients like Toyota, Nissan, Wachovia, Hardees, UNC Charlotte, LPGA, the City of Kannapolis.A savvy audio editor, producer and natural mimic, Mary London has a knack for theatre of the mind and audio role play. She is heard across the U.S and into Canada as the imaging and promo voice for radio stations and multiple syndicated radio shows.Her ease with words led her to express her innermost thoughts after the death of her husband, Michael. It became her salvation as she put her pen to paper in “The Loss World” © 2013. The book inspired the stage play “The Loss World Monologues” ©2015, followed by “The Loss World Monologues 2.0”, an enhanced reading with original music collaboration in 2018. “The Loss World Monologues, a short film” is the latest iteration of the saga based on grief and healing.Mary is not only an artist who brings words to life, she is also a visual artist. It is not surprising that her need to create with pigment on canvas was extended to stage and film.She remains passionately involved with music as a driving force.Resources:www.TheLossWorld.com Connect with Mary:http://email@example.com About the Couple-preneurs Show:The Couple-preneurs Show, affectionately known as the providers of The Secret Sauce of Power Couples, is focused on helping couples in business develop structure and strategies that nurture the balance between business and home. Being in business with your significant other includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. Not all couples in business thrive from working together. Working closely together is a dream that grows from love and enthusiasm.Capture unique and informative ways to create, build, or advance your entrepreneurial journey via listening to other successful entrepreneurs' stories of triumph, trials, and lessons learned.Learn more about the show or be a guest by visiting our website here: https://kothoughtleaders.com/Learn more about being a guest on our show: https://mailchi.mp/ndemandconsulting/share-your-story-with-other-entrepreneurs Grab a copy of Oscar & Kiya's book, Confessions: The Truth About Perfect Timing here: https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Perfect-Couples-Reaching-Everything/dp/0615963463 The Couple-preneurs Showhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/the-couple-preneurs-show/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/episode-4-the-evolution-of-a-creative-mary-london-of-londonvox-productions-speaks-with-oscar-and-kiya-frazier
In today’s Patreon-fueled shout-out: The Rivanna Conservation Alliance is looking for a few good volunteers to help out on Clean Stream Tuesdays, a mile and a half paddle and clean-up to remove trash and debris from popular stretches of the Rivanna River. Trash bags, trash pickers, gloves, and hand sanitizer/wipes will be provided, though volunteers will need to transport themselves to and from the end points. Kayaks for the purpose can be rented from the Rivanna River Company. Visit the Rivanna Conservation Alliance's volunteer page to learn more about upcoming dates.On today’s show:The Pantops CAC hears about development projects and an extension of the Old Mills TrailThe Metropolitan Planning Organization endorses planning projects Virginia’s Constitution turns 50 tomorrowAlbemarle and Charlottesville launch a Buy Local campaign We begin today with some transportation news. U.S. 250 in Nelson County between Route 6 and I-64. has reopened to traffic two months after being closed after a rock slide. According to a release, that’s two weeks ahead of schedule. Lou Hatter is a spokesman for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District. “We had two contractors who were really focused on getting this work done as quickly as possible,” Hatter said. “The fact that U.S. 250 was not open created real issues particularly for people lived on Route 6, Afton Mountain Road.”The contractors worked six days a week and removed over 700 dump trucks of material removed from the failed slope. “It was a steep slope so the work had to be done in stages because they had to go in with equipment and level out an area called a bench that the equipment could work from and then they would reach up above that to remove the loose material.”Hatter said a series of something called a “soil nail” have been drilled into the rock.“They’re secured in place with a cement grout and then over top of that is overlaid a chain link material like chain link fencing, a mesh material and that’s secured to the rods,” Hatter said. Over top of the soil nails is a layer of straw and grass seed intended to grow vegetation quickly. Hatter said the contractors also identified another area where a slope might have failed, and this same process has been applied at that location. Credit: Virginia Department of TransportationIn addition to being the first day of Fiscal Year 2021, July 1 is also the 50th anniversary of Virginia’s current constitution. The 1971 Constitution replaced a version from 1902 which historic records show was created to make it harder for Black Virginians to vote and to enshrine segregation as the law of the land. That constitution imposed a poll tax and literacy requirements to vote. The 1971 Constitution was an attempt to remove those restrictions following federal bans as well as passage of the Civil Rights Act. Copies of all four of Virginia’s Constitutions are on view at the Library of Virginia through Thursday. Learn more about the 1971 Constitution in a press release sent out by the office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.Governor Northam inspects previous Constitutions with legal scholar A. E. Dick Howard. Howard led the process to write the 1971 document. Albemarle County and Charlottesville have launched a joint Buy Local campaign to promote small businesses in the area. The economic development offices in both jurisdictions will run the campaign and are looking for businesses that might want to participate in what’s being described “as a multi-channel, multimedia promotional and educational campaign.” From the release:“Locally-owned, independent businesses with a brick-and-mortar facility in the City of Charlottesville or Albemarle County interested in being featured in the campaign should contact Jennifer Schmack at firstname.lastname@example.org (for Albemarle-based businesses) and Jason Ness at email@example.com (for Charlottesville based-businesses).” Today is the official last day for Rebecca Carter as administrator of Buckingham County, according to the Farmville Herald. Carter moved to the county south of Albemarle in 1986 when her husband was transferred to a job with CSX. Soon after she went to work for Buckingham County as an administrative assistant. In 1994, she became administrator. Carter announced her resignation last December due to her husband’s failing health. Wayne Carter died in April, and Rebecca Carter told the Farmville Herald she plans to spend her retirement helping with the family farm. There’s an effort underway in Albemarle County to extend the Old Mills Trail along the Rivanna south of Pantops. That was one piece of information told to the Pantops Community Advisory Committee during their briefing on the Urban Rivanna River Corridor Plan, a joint planning effort intended to encourage greater collaboration between Albemarle and Charlottesville along a common border. Tim Padalino is a planner in Albemarle’s parks and recreation department.“There is an existing section of the Old Mills Trail as I think most viewers and attendees know,” Padalino said. “It’s approximately two and a half miles in length between Darden Towe Park on the upstream section and the I-64 bridges downstream, the current ending of the trail.”Padalino said the proposed extension would go further downstream to Milton through an area that is currently overgrown and wild. If turned into a trail, people might be able to walk to a spot that is also being planned for a better place to end a journey on the river itself. “So for example the vision for the Rivanna Greenway and Blueway includes future development of an expanded improved public landing and river access sport at Milton as well as some type of a new trailhead facility at Milton,” Padalino said. The extension will pass over land owned by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Padalino said a primitive pathway does exist, but it’s not sanctioned. The idea would be to use crushed stone as a trail bed rather than paving the four mile long, six foot wide trail. There’s also no funding yet for the extension. “It’s not officially maintained and it’s not permanently authorized for public use,” Padalino said. “Some easement acquisitions are still necessary before beginning final project design and funding request and grant applications and everything else that will come in the weeks and months ahead.” The extension to Milton will pass in some section close to the railroad, which will be owned soon by the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority. It will also pass by the Luckstone quarry. “And part of the arrangement and agreement between Luckstone and Albemarle County is to make sure that trail users can remain safe while passing through an active quarry,” Padalino said. Prepared by Albemarle County Parks & Recreation with support from Albemarle County Community Development – Geographic Data Services Division.Padalino made his comments at the Pantops Community Advisory Committee. That group also got updates on development projects under construction or under review. Senior planner Cameron Langille said contractors hired by the Virginia Department of Transportation continue to work on converting the junction of U.S. 250 and Interstate 64 into a “diverging diamond.”“As it stands that project is still on track to be completed at the original date of March 2023,” Langille said.Planners are reviewing a new 1,000 square foot building at the Pantops Shopping Center.“There’s a flat green grassed area there that they’re going to install some new parking into and then the new building is going to be a drive through car wash,” Langille said. Across U.S. 250, the façade of the former Battlefield/Malloy Ford has been demolished. Malloy moved to U.S. 29.“What they’re doing is to try to build the façade back because they’re looking to get some new auto dealerships to go back to that site,” Langille said. A site plan is nearing approval for The Hampton Inn to be built on State Farm Boulevard. A second hotel The Overlook is still in the review process for a rezoning application. “The applicant has told us that they want to continue going through reviews with staff until our comments have gotten to a point where the applicant feels comfortable moving forward to a public hearing with the Planning Commission,” Langille said. Langille said a proposal to build 130 apartment units on South Pantops Drive next to the Overlook Condominiums has been withdrawn. In its place is a new development for 40 townhomes. Two former fast food franchise buildings in the Pantops Shopping Center have closed in the past year. A Burger King remains vacant while the Hardees has a new tenant. “Tobey’s Pawn Shop has gone on in and occupied that space,” Langille said. “They just did some work inside of the building but really didn’t change anything else on site.”The Pantops Community Advisory Committee will next meet in August and will take off the month of July. Time for another subscriber-supported public service announcement! The Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library are having a Warehouse Sale at Albemarle Square Shopping Center (300 Albemarle Square) Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11 from 10-6 each day. There will be Fiction, Mysteries, SciFi and Fantasy, Cookbooks, Military, Biographies and YA and Children’s Books There will be a capacity limit of 80 shoppers. Proceeds benefit our regional public library system, JMRL, serving Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Nelson.*Finally today, time to go through some of the June 23 meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board. To recap, that’s the federally-mandated body that approves transportation funding. It’s made up of two Charlottesville City Councilors, two Albemarle Supervisors, and the head of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District. The MPO adopted a resolution supporting an effort by the city of Charlottesville to seek additional funding to support the Meadow Creek Trail. Chris Gensic with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department said the city received a Transportation Alternatives grant of $300,000 two years ago for the project, which according to the staff report was for “the design and construction of a bike and pedestrian bridge across Meadow Creek as part of the U.S. 250 Commuter Trail from Hydraulic Road to Brandywine Drive.” That amount included $75,000 in local funding. However, that amount will not be enough to cover the project.“After doing some discussions with VDOT and thinking it through, we came up with a plan where A, you can’t just build a bridge that isn’t connected by a full multi-use path,” Genesis said. “There’s paths in that area but they are recreational dirt surface paths. In order to construct the entire project, to get all the funding in at once and hire one contractor and just get it all done, we’ve decided to apply for a second round of funding.” The request this year is for $500,000 and will require $135,000 in local funding as a match. A second city department is also making a Transportations Alternative Project grant request to fund the existing Safe Routes to School program for the next two fiscal years. More specifically, the funding would cover the cost of a full-time coordinator.“That coordinator helps to implement programs in the city schools, things like Bike and Walk to School day events, helmut giveaways, neighborhood bike repair,” said Amanda Poncy, the city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. “Working with the city school division to better understand how kids are getting to school, and also building a website and social media presence.”The MPO approved resolutions of support for both, and a third for a planning grant for future of the Amtrak station on West Main Street. Jessica Hersh-Ballering is a transportation planner with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. “This is a small station but it serves a lot of riders,” Hersh-Ballering said. “The size of the station doesn’t currently meet the needs of our numbers of boardings and alightings and with continued investment by the state into rail and passenger rail, it will continue to not meet those needs.”If funded, the TJPDC would create a master plan for the site. More on all three of those projects as 2021 continues. We’ll also hear more the rest of the year about the candidates for projects for consideration in the next round of VDOT’s Smart Scale process. The deadline isn’t until next year, but pre-selection work is underway. Potential projects for the MPO to consider are:A roundabout at the intersection of District Avenue and Hydraulic RoadAn extension of Hillsdale Avenue to the U.S. 250 bypassA bike and pedestrian crossing of the Rivanna River Multi-modal improvements for Avon Street between Mill Creek and Belmont Bridge Multi-modal improvements for 5th Street between Southwood and Harris RoadA grade-separated interchange, or “flyover” at U.S 250 and U.S. 29 Interested in more information in any of these stories? Take a look at the video. If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll try to help. That’s what I am here to do! A “flyover” interchange was suggested as a candidate by a member of the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe
This week we talk about non-traditional development, more specifically, on-campus opportunities for franchise development. If you've ever considered moving your restaurant, beverage, retail, or financial service into the higher education channel, then Jim Gregory is your guy. His mission is to help improve “on-campus” retail operations and choices for college students. His company, On Campus Brands, takes a data-centric approach to on-campus retail development. His extensive database of on-campus outlets helps target those campuses where certain brands have the greatest opportunity to succeed. His years of expertise in adapting concepts to the unique needs of the on-campus market save months, if not years, of costly trial and error, for his clients. And his connectivity to the communities of campus dining management and college auxiliary services put those brands in front of the right decision makers. Prior to founding On Campus Brands, Jim was responsible for the non-traditional channel at Steak n Shake restaurants. But his experience in non-traditional restaurant and retail services stretches all the way back to 1990. In fact, it was Jim that conceived the vision of bringing superior brand offerings to college campuses: brands that resonate with students and complement the unique cultures of their schools; brands that are committed to grow and support their operations in higher education. So, he spent a few months signing up "charter" clients, building the first on-campus retail database, and gathering a network of his favorite ops, design and construction folks. By then it was Fall Semester 2016 and time to go to school!
With the Chicken Sandwich wars looming, we decided to take the ultimate sacrifice and try the sandwiches from KFC, Burger King, Hardees, McDonald's, Zaxby's, Popeye's, and Chick-Fil-A, in order to find the ultimate champion. This episode is bad. Your hosts: @camruinn @zachslimp
In 1968, a group of Big Boy restaurant franchisees opened up RoBee's House of Beef in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Marriott acquired the restaurant with plans to expand it nationwide, however Arby's sued the chain for trademark infringement. Needing to change the name, Bob Wain, the founder of Big Boy's and a member of Marriott's Board, reached out to Roy Rogers, who at the time, happened to want to get into the chain restaurant business. And, so a deal was made. In exchange for the use of his name and likeness, Roy Rogers would receive a licensing fee as well as payment for personal appearances at the restaurants. The fast-food chain was booming and Roy Rogers locations were popping up everywhere, with more than 600 operating restaurants. But, in 1990, all of that changed, when Marriott’s strategy shifted and they decided to focus solely on hotels. As a result, they sold Roy Rogers to Imasco, which was then the parent company of Hardee's. Over time, Imasco began converting Roy Roger's Restaurants into Hardee's locations and what they didn't convert, they sold to competing brands, like Wendy's, McDonald's, and Boston Market. In the end, only about 50 Roy Rogers locations were saved. Well, fast forward the tape and today the family of the man that actually helped pioneer the Roy Rogers Restaurant brand for Marriott in the first place, who themselves became early stage franchisees, now own the Roy Rogers Restaurant brand and are doubling down on the franchise expansion of the brand, based on the strength of it's name, reputation and cache. Not even a pandemic, will prevent Roy Rogers from riding again. Here to tell us all about it, the guy that the Plamondon family has placed back in the saddle, to redevelop and build out the franchise network, Gregg Koffler, VP of Franchise Development.
Weekly Brand Buzz: April 19th, 2021This week the BUZZ features Denny's, McDonald's with BTS, & Carl's Jr and Hardees.The BUZZ is a weekly video segment that's curated by humans for humans. In other words, no evil robots have been used to create this podcast.Listen to each short episode and get fresh BUZZ from the world of marketing and beyond. Presented by Speaking Human—where marketing and pop culture collide. Visit SpeakingHuman.com/BUZZ to watch these and other podcast episodes, or to get more human content and to explore our extremely human universe.
Every now and then we decide to do a little something different, and this week's episode, we're wrapping up our eyes, & diving mouth first (uhhh) into a Blind Burger Taste Test Challenge. Join us as we compete to see which one us can guess correctly on 6 different burgers, from 6 different chains, while also talking a bit about the upcoming E3 2021 announcement. "Gaming, Film, Cosplay, & more", well, this is the "& more" side this week! ▾ Cosplay Of The Week!: ▾ http://instagram.com/dorksidefitness _____________ ► Follow Us: http://instagram.com/SideProjektPodcast http://instagram.com/igHatesChazzy http://instagram.com/Captain_Juicebox ► Merch: http://bit.ly/sideprojektmerch ► Everything Else: http://lnk.bio/OASs _____________
Jeff and Nick bring back the food reviews and this time they are reviewing and ranking the best fast food burger live on the podcast. Nothing but raw and honest feed back as they decide between McDonalds, Wendy, Hardees, and Burger King. Which one will take the crown as the best fast food burger? Listen to find out!
So many things in life are red and I think some of us never really wonder why. By some of us, I mean me, so after I wondered I found out why and now I'm sharing the facts.Find out why certain things are red on today's episode of Facts-Chology!If you have a question you want us to research, send an email to Factschology@gmail.comAnd if you like the show, give us a rating, leave a review, or subscribe!Sourceshttps://www1.wsrb.com/blog/is-there-meaning-behind-the-color-of-a-fire-hydranthttps://www.history.com/news/why-are-barber-poles-red-white-and-bluehttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195666311006957https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/apparently-red-and-yellow-make-you-hungrier-than-other-colorshttps://time.com/5533549/history-red-carpet-hollywood/https://www.businessinsider.com/why-are-fast-food-signs-red-2015-9https://www.livescience.com/62510-painted-roman-stone-walls.htmlSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/Factschology)
This week we discuss the Hardees spicy sauce. We discuss how we killed people in Hitman 3. Cyber Ninja's sweet ass soundtrack. Destruction All Stars, and Jason finished Yakuza Like a Dragon. For TV, Jason watched Mythic Quest and has some thoughts. Caleb continued watching bad new pilots. WandaVision continues to be pretty good
Nick and Griffey debate if they are For/Against: 1. Disgruntled James Harden 2. Rooting for the Home Town Team 3. Replica Human Face Mask 4. Collectibles Twitter: Nick Hall @nickhallcomedy Josh Griffey @jlgriffey621 You can also find Griffey on Film Alchemist Podcast and The Long Box Sessions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/film-alchemist/id1402277713 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-long-box-sessions/id947325697
Ms. Pat is having a rough week and White Boy Chris's Thanksgiving meal plan is making it worse. Deon Curry got in a fight with a Hardees worker. While wearing his Stacy Abrams slip on shoes. - Get the Crack Baby T-Shirt! https://www.mspatcomedy.com/product/crack-baby-t-shirt/ - Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/patdown - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/patdown - Website: https://www.mspatcomedy.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How to turn a Punk Rock Dive Bar to Authentic Italian Osteria: A how to Once a Burger Chef, a Hardees, Tammy's Lounge, The Acoustic Room, and The Punk Cowgirl how do you take an old Muncie dive bar into one of Muncie's most unique and tasty restaurant experiences? Dan Stackpoole and I discuss how he did just that. We sold the space and the beer wine to Dan. This is a sit down with Dan to discuss how and why he did it! FMMission's mission to is give you unique access to the insights, tools, and plans that make your mission possible! We said it'd be worth it, not easy!
It's 1995 and the impossibly rich kids of Beverly Hills are playing matchmaker, wearing Dr. Seuss hats, and navigating teenage life in Amy Heckerling's Clueless! Kevin and Mike tackle the role skateboard kid Travis Birkenstock (played by Breckin Meyer) plays in the film and how that maps to the experience of being "a skateboard kid" in high school. Also discussed: Jane Austen, the stupid late 90s swing revival, whether or not Wallace Shawn patronizes Hardees, and how much they both like this movie.
On the latest edition of Kewanee Back When, Dave Clark joins Sean Kernan for a look at the history of the drive through in Kewanee. Specifically drive through food establishments. From Sandy's to Hardees to McDonalds and Taco Bell, fast food drive thrus, one could create a historic map of Kewanee by just naming the various names and locations of drive thru establishments in the history of the City of Kewanee. In fact, that's kind of what Dave and Sean do here, a mental map of Kewanee by the drive thru.
We're going to continue down our journey of food this week. Yesterdays episode discussed things we ate as kids that have been discontinued. Today- we're going to delve into the restaurants that just didn't make it and some of the scary reasons why they went out of business.Mad Men taught Misty that Howard Johnson wasn't always just a hotel, they once were home to giant ice cream bars. And Planet Hollywood was financed by Jean Claude Van Dam and Tom Arnold.We really class shit up on this one, guys.
Introducing the "Answer to your Prayers" Ariela Nyx. She takes Tristen's "Are You From The Bronx Quiz", she talks about women in the pro wrestling business, we discover why Hardees is her favorite fast foot burger and more. Tristen Law on Instagram & Twitter @TheRealBigTris Follow the show on Instagram & Twitter @TristenShow For more merchandise, ad free episodes and more visit tristenlawshow.com. Ariela Nyx on Instagram: @ArielaNyx Ariela Nyx on Twitter: @ArielaNyx Check out her merchandise at https://arielanyx.bigcartel.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In Todays episode we went to Hardees. Guest starring our friend Jarrett Gretz. We had a drive for this one, but it was certainly worth it. We tried their original Chicken Sandwich which normally comes with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
Laurie Keith is Vice President of Media, Social & Emerging for the Ad Council, “where creativity and causes converge.” The Ad Council, a non-profit organization, coordinates “contributing partners” to address the most important issues in the US and globally, including social and environmental concerns and national crises. Laurie started her career working with big media agencies, but her heart was in her volunteer work. Joining the Ad Council in 2010 allowed her to meld her love for media strategy and planning with her passion for social good. Today, she manages the organization's relationships with major media, tech, and entertainment companies, including large tech platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, Pinterest, Reddit, eBay, and Twitch. Since its start in 1942, the Ad Council has, over the years, produced many iconic messages. Two of the earliest were: “Loose lips sink ships” (a wartime reminder that divulging sensitive information could result in American deaths) and Smokey Bear, (who always seemed to be saying, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.”) Other iconic messages include: “Friends don't let friends drive drunk,” Crash dummies, and the current “Love has no labels.” In this interview, Laurie explains how the Ad Council's partnership model works and how it has grown: Nonprofit and government agency “issue experts” need help to communicate critical messages to their target audiences. U.S. creative agencies (and the Ad Council's Creators for Good team) donate time to develop creative strategy and content The Ad Council deploys this information to media volunteers The media volunteers provide pro bono digital “real estate” – the platform Today, these large media companies often contribute on creative side as well, honing material to produce platform-optimized messages. Before the COVID-19-precipitated cancellation of the South by Southwest 2020 conference, Laurie was scheduled to moderate a panel, “Marketing in the Age of Digital Community,” exploring the power and rise of digital communities. Here, Laurie discusses the power of Reddit, a community where anonymity opens the opportunity for people to more freely talk about sensitive issues, and the potential gains (and caveats) for brands that decide to work in that space. Laurie talks about how the Ad Council's current “Alone together” message, encourages social isolation to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic while communicating that doing so brings people into a “group” taking action together. Alone. But not alone. Laurie says she has been thrilled with the level and depth of brand involvement in communicating COVID-19 information to various audiences. Laurie can be reached on Twitter @lauriekeith, on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/adcouncil, and on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-advertising-council/. The Ad Council offers an audio/video/print “finished content” COVID-19 information toolkit for people or organizations with outreach capabilities at: coronavirus.adcouncilkit.org. Transcript Follows: ROB: Welcome to the Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast. I'm your host, Rob Kischuk, and I'm excited to be joined today by Laurie Keith. She's the Vice President of Media, Social & Emerging for the Ad Council based in San Francisco, California. Welcome to the podcast, Laurie. LAURIE: Thank you so much for having me. ROB: It's fantastic to have you here. I think a lot of people, the name “the Ad Council” is familiar to them, but they might not be able to tell you off the top of their heads what it is, how it operates, what the deal is. I think people don't even realize how many iconic campaigns the Ad Council is associated with. So why don't you give us the big picture of the Ad Council and what the Ad Council excels in? LAURIE: Of course. We like to say the Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge, put simply. We are a nonprofit organization. We've been around since 1942, and we bring together unique convening partners from the creative minds in advertising, media, technology, in order to address the nation's most important causes. We convene all of the partners that we have in all of those industries to tackle the country's toughest issues. We are a national nonprofit, so we're really focused on issues at home. Of course, if there's an issue of global importance, we also will take those on as well. It's a really unique intersection in that we're able to work with the nonprofits and government agencies – they really act as the issue experts – and our “clients” – the media, technology, marketing industries – in an effort to get these critical messages out there to the audiences that we're trying to reach. And then the advertising creative industry are really tasked with developing and coming up with the creative that you see out there. As you alluded to, we have created some of the most iconic campaigns in advertising history, from “Friends don't let friends drive drunk” to Smokey Bear. Our most iconic campaign right now I think is “Love has no labels.” We really are the convener, as I said earlier, to bring everyone together so that we can make sure we're getting these critical issues out there. ROB: For sure. And even I believe going all the way back to Rosie the Riveter, at the origin? Is that right? LAURIE: That was up for debate for quite a long time. [laughs] I don't think we can claim that one, but our very iconic campaign was “Loose lips sink ships” back in World War II era. That was I think one of our first campaigns, along with Smokey Bear. ROB: Crash Test Dummies, McGruff, do you get to claim those? LAURIE: Yep, Crash Test Dummies, McGruff the Crime Dog. Those are also our iconic campaigns. I should mention we have a long history of creating campaigns in times of national crisis. I just mentioned World War II; we had a big September 11th “I am an American” campaign. Also, any time there's a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy. And of course, our most recent efforts that we have on the ground right now to spread awareness on the slow of the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19. We're currently spinning on all cylinders getting those messages out to the public. ROB: It's quite a charge to make these memorable and meaningful campaigns. I don't think a lot of people would think about having interesting and memorable government advertisements, but yet that is a place that the Ad Council has absolutely excelled. Let's dig a little bit into your own journey. How did you come to be at the Ad Council in the role that you are in now? LAURIE: In my role as Vice President of Media, focusing on social and emerging, I really work in this unique intersection of the tech media industry, and I manage our relationships with major media, tech, and entertainment companies, using their platforms to develop largescale, innovative, social good partnerships. I oversee our partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, Pinterest, Reddit, eBay. I'm always worried like I'm missing someone. Twitch is a big one. A lot of the large tech media platforms really fall under my huge umbrella. Your question was how I got here. Prior to the Ad Council, joining 10 years ago, I worked at big media agencies. I started my career at Starcom MediaVest Group in Chicago, and then I moved to Los Angeles, where I worked for Mindshare, working on the Ford Automotive account, and then moved over to Initiative, where I worked on the Carl's Jr./Hardees QSR account. I reached a point in my career 10 years ago where – I went to school for advertising, I went through the media track; I really loved media. I've always been super interested in media as an industry. I was really enjoying the strategy that went behind building a media plan, understanding the specific targets and how they're consuming media and what we need to do creatively in order to get the message in front of them at the right time so they're going to take the call to action that we need them to take. But my client at the time, as I was going through this life shift, was a fast food restaurant. So, I was realizing I was doing such cool, innovative partnerships – I did one of the first text messaging campaigns for Carl's Jr./Hardees – but I was not really passionate about the brand that I was working on. It was like getting men 18-49 to continue to eat fast food hamburgers. I was also doing a lot of personal volunteering and helping out a lot in my local community in Los Angeles. I reached a point where I was like, how do I work in social good and help people, but also continue to work in advertising and media? Because I love how this industry is constantly changing and there's new technologies coming out all the time. So, I was trying to figure out how to bridge the two together. It was a long journey, which I won't get into on this podcast, but I ended up getting accepted to the United States Peace Corps, and I was thinking about going to – they wanted to send me to Kazakhstan to do youth and community development, and I was going to be the only Peace Corps volunteer. My parents are usually really excited about all of my adventures and ideas, but they were like, “Is that really what you want to be doing?” I was at the point in my career where if I were to leave to do something like, it would probably drastically change the course of my career. That was when I found the Ad Council. I was driving down La Cienega in LA. I was driving down a street that I normally wouldn't have been, but I was on jury duty during this time, so I was doing a lot of things and doing a lot of soul-searching, trying to figure out my next steps. I passed this billboard, and it was right after the Haiti earthquake, and it was a partnership that the Ad Council had with the Red Cross. It said “text (whatever) to donate to the Red Cross to help with the Haiti earthquake efforts.” It was just one of those lightbulb moments. I've had a couple in my life, and I'm grateful that the Ad Council really came to me in this way. It was like, “Who is the Ad Council? Maybe you should look into what they're doing. Clearly, they have this big billboard on La Cienega, and maybe they're a company that you should look into.” Everything just was clockwork after that. I reached out to the person that ended up becoming my boss and let them know that this was really my passion. My passion was social good, but my talent, so to speak, was media strategy and planning, and “I would love to come in and talk to you.” That turned into an informational interview, which turned into they were looking for someone with exactly my experience, which was local and national media strategy. Also, at the time in 2010, Ad Council was really starting to build out their partnership model. Of course, we've always worked off of a donated media model, and we run all of our PSAs through donated media, which we're so grateful to get from the industry. But at the time, the partnership model – which is “How do we develop custom content together? How do we bring in a measurement study? How do we develop an innovative product that can help get the message out there?” – that was when they were starting to think in that vein, and that was really what I wanted to be doing for them. So it was just a perfect timing situation. The job was in New York City, and I was really excited about the opportunity to live in New York City and jump-start my career there. I took the job about 4 months later and have been with them for the last 10 years and have really, like I said, grown the digital/social/emerging part of the Ad Council, which has been really the highlight of my career. ROB: That's such a fascinating transition to bring you out to the West Coast again and really to identify – it seems like a lot of the technology opportunity – is it really donated media from them as well? Just as perhaps airtime on radio and on television would be donated, these platforms may also donate part of their own real estate to these causes? LAURIE: Yeah. Every time you see an Ad Council PSA advertisement, whether it's in your Instagram feed, whether it's on a billboard on the highway, whether it's on the radio or a podcast that you're listening to, all of that is donated to the Ad Council, which I think puts us in a really unique position because we're able to get our messages out there on all these different platforms. It's really the generosity of the media community that allows us to do that. So yeah, it's a very unique model. I think it's also a testament to the relationships that we have with these media companies that when we do need to get messages out there, they're raising their hand and they want to support it. It's a really great place to be. ROB: Wow. For them to donate that time, there has to be an element of trust that what they're going to be using that airtime, that screen space for, is going to be of excellent quality. Who actually creates the campaigns and creates the content? Are they also donating their time? LAURIE: That's a great question. The creative is really twofold, and I feel like it's one of the things that keeps evolving. Traditionally . . . our traditional model is that the advertising agencies in the U.S., the creative agencies in the U.S. – we call them volunteer agencies, and they will donate their time pro bono to develop the creative strategy and come up with the actual creative idea that we then deploy and put out there in the media. I feel like more and more, especially with the accounts that I manage, the media companies themselves not only want to donate the media, but they also want to be very heavily involved in the creative process. Facebook has Facebook Creative Shop, Pinterest has their own creative team, Snapchat has their own creative team. So oftentimes media companies will also step up and say, “Listen, we want to donate X amount of media, but we also want to work with our creative team to develop a custom filter or come up with a new video social campaign that is very specific to this platform.” And we welcome those opportunities. Obviously, these media companies know what creative is going to perform best and what the best ways are to reach audiences on their platform, so we welcome that. Oftentimes we do work with media companies, and they will donate their time to develop content similar to advertising agencies. But of course, our agency model is very strong because there's so many media companies out there and so many ways to reach people through multiple media channels that it's important for us to have face-to-face campaign creative and have creative that's ready to get out there on any platform at any given time. ROB: That makes a lot of sense. I can definitely see, especially in your department, when you're dealing with these technology companies, even the way they would execute a campaign, they would probably like to execute it in a way that is very native to each platform that they're on in a way that might make the entire campaign different. LAURIE: Yeah. I should also add we have a whole department at the Ad Council called Creators for Good. Again, it's another small and mighty team, but they are working with talent. Anyone from digital talent, digital creator influencer, to celebrity talent, comedians, musicians. They also develop content for us and their voice, lending their talents to get these critical messages to the public. It's great. We have basically content coming in from all different directions in order to get the messaging out there. ROB: Perfect. I think very relevant to this, you were prepared at South by Southwest to be a part of a talk called “Marketing in the Age of Digital Community.” That's very relevant, I think, to this conversation. What was going to be in that talk? And maybe we'll get a chance to hear it if it comes out in digital format later. LAURIE: Yeah. It was a panel that I put through. I was planning to be the moderator, and it was with Will Cady, the Head of Brand Strategy at Reddit, Addie Marino, who's the Global Prototype Lead at the Creative Shop Studio I just mentioned – we work with them – over at Facebook, and then Adam Warrington, who is the Vice President of Better World, the CSR arm of Anheuser-Busch. The panel was going to be focused on the power of digital communities and also the rise in digital communities. 81% of companies, up from 67% in 2012, report that they have a community-centric approach to marketing. And then at the same time, there's been a significant increase in the number of internet users that engage in online forums, blogs, subreddits. Reddit did a study called “The Era of We,” and it went from 72% of global internet users saying that “yes, I engage in these online communities” and that has increased to 76%. It's this really interesting phenomenon that more and more people that are active internet/social media users are part of some type of community. Maybe they're part of one, maybe they're part of several. And at the same time, companies that are starting out or companies that are evolving are making sure that they have a community-centric strategy. We basically designed a panel around that, and as a brand, how do you authentically insert yourself into let's say a subreddit community that has millions of followers and people that are really passionate about an issue? You as a brand have a big stake in the ground, and how do you enter that community but then also do it in a very authentic way to where the people in that community are really receptive? That was another part of the panel, too. Reddit did a separate study that found that 82% of community users are receptive to brands participating, and they really respect when brands make an effort. So this whole idea of – this is a huge marketing opportunity for brands to come in and insert themselves into these communities, but doing it in an authentic way that really fares well for your brand. Of course, brands have a lot of guidelines on how they can show up and what they can say and do. How do you do that in a space that is very authentic? You don't want to stand out. You don't want to do anything that could make you come across as you don't know what you're talking about. So it was a really awesome panel that we had designed to talk about this, because I think a lot of brands are trying to figure out how to enter this space. ROB: An interesting panel for that. I would say perhaps Reddit is the place you can insert yourself into community and be most quickly corrected if you have done so in a way that is not right for that community. LAURIE: Yes, absolutely. I think Reddit is also super unique – and we were going to talk about this in the panel, too – just the anonymous nature of the platform. A lot of people are joining subreddits, but they don't reveal their real person, whereas on a Facebook, you are showing up as who you are. I think what makes Reddit so special is that you can be part of this community, but not have to reveal who you really are. From an Ad Council perspective, we've found this to be really powerful for campaigns like our Youth Suicide Prevention campaign, like holding a Reddit AMA and reaching out to different communities to get people to talk about the issue of mental health that maybe in a public setting, that's difficult to talk about. It's a sensitive subject. So we are able to see a lot of success in raising awareness on our campaigns when we do it in a really unique way on Reddit. ROB: Reddit is certainly, by contrast, also a place where if you do things right, the rewards are tremendously rich and robust. I think maybe relevant to that, you're at an intersection that is very interesting today amidst this COVID-19 crisis. At the Ad Council, I believe the day that we're recording this, there've been a couple of new ads that have come out. I think when you're talking about digital platforms, often younger audiences might be some of the folks who feel like they have the least to worry about with this COVID-19 crisis. How is the Ad Council working into this crisis and getting what messages out to the right places? LAURIE: It's a great question, and thank you for asking. We have a huge campaign, and it has a lot of legs. We actually announced our campaign on March 19th, and we are working in partnership with the White House, the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop this largescale national PSA campaign in order to get messages to the public. To your point, there are a lot of different targeting sets of people that we're trying to reach. We have a lot of different campaigns under this one COVID-19 umbrella, so to speak. We worked with NBCUniversal. They created a series of videos, TV, and digital and social graphics both in English and Spanish that are reaching the high-risk populations as well as the general public. Those ad sets talk about the steps that people can take to protect themselves. Then separately, we worked with ViacomCBS and really leveraged their portfolio of brands to develop a multiplatform PSA campaign that targets more of the Gen Z/Millennial, younger, low-risk, I think we're calling them – like the 16- to 35-year-olds that might be a carrier or might have had the coronavirus but had mild symptoms, but of course, are a carrier of the virus and can spread it quickly. That campaign is called Alone Together. We're partnering with Twitter, we're partnering with Snapchat, we're partnering with TikTok, all of the targeted media platforms, to really bring light to that campaign. It's also social and talent led, so we have a bunch of celebrity talents that have lent their voice to get the message out there, of course. They're really big on social platforms, so partnering with them was really important for the campaign. In addition to that, we also just launched new PSAs that feature the Surgeon-General, Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci, the health officials that really get the message out there on social distancing. Those are also targeted to the low-risk group of Americans. And we have more and more, it seems like every day, more and more media companies coming to the table. We're now working with The Atlantic's internal creative studio to develop customized digital creative. iHeartMedia just raised their hand and they're going to be developing audio and radio spots. Wall Street Journal, I just heard this morning, and Hearst are going to be developing custom print. And then of course, the partners that we work with out here in San Francisco, our social and emerging media partners, have all – we basically reached out and asked for their support, and every single one of them is stepping up, whether that be through donating a significant amount of media to get these already-created assets out there to developing custom content. Snapchat, their creative team is developing custom filters as well as designing some new creative that will live within their app. We're partnering with TikTok and some celebrity, talent-led creative. Reddit is doing something really unique in that we're doing a trending takeover on their front page, and we're also going to be developing custom content with them. I could talk forever on all the companies that have stepped up, but it's really been an industry-wide effort to not only develop content that reaches these very specific audiences, but donating media and each platform lending their own creative team to make sure that we're getting this message out there in the way that their audience is going to consume it best. It's been definitely the highlight of my career in these last 10 years I've worked with the Ad Council. We always take the call. We take the call when there's a national crisis and a national emergency. I never thought in a million years that we would be dealing with this in our country, but it's so amazing to work at a company like the Ad Council that is really on the frontlines on this communication and media strategy in order to get people to do what we need them to do. ROB: You must really feel like this is such an opportunity to actually – I think more tangibly. Many of your campaigns have been out there to save lives, even going back to “Loose lips sink ships” or the Crash Test Dummies. I just think there's something a lot more tangible about the immediate opportunity here. I'm amazed you can keep all of that that you just shared even in your head. LAURIE: [laughs] It's hard. ROB: How do you think about organizing moving parts and partners with so many different campaigns in flight, so many different placements in flight, different contexts? LAURIE: Thankfully, we have such an incredible team at the Ad Council. Our media team at the Ad Council is really broken out in that we have different specialties and different focus areas. Of course, our team in San Francisco, we're really focused on social and emerging media companies. Anything we're doing with any of those companies, we're really leading the charge in developing those partnerships. We have another team that's focused on audio and podcasts. We have another team that's focused more on TV and radio. We have a whole team of people that are working tirelessly with all of their partners in order to get the message out there. And then, of course, we have our talent team that's leading the talent-led efforts. We have our campaign teams that are in charge of managing the relationships with the CDC and the White House. It honestly is a whole team effort. It really makes me take a step back and go, wow. I'm happy to be where I am during this crisis. Ad Council, we have the convening partners of the industry to enable us to do this. I've got to say, it's really awesome that we have a system set up for when there is a crisis and that we can get the messages out there so quickly across the entire industry. ROB: It sounds like you're saying there's a value of specialization, but there's also a value of coordination and having the right people in the right seats and enough of them to make sure this whole thing works together. LAURIE: Totally. ROB: You have the quantity and the talent. Perfect. In these moments of crisis, one thing I saw maybe right around the time that cities were beginning to lock down – there are always loud voices on Twitter, but I saw very intelligent people who were calling out and calling on some of these – probably companies you work with, the Facebooks, the Twitters of the world, and saying, “Why aren't you helping? Why aren't you getting the word out?” What do people not realize is going on behind the scenes? Because I'm sure they're talking about it. When these companies are thinking but haven't quite acted yet, what's going on behind the scenes that people might not appreciate about these companies? LAURIE: I think that's why we at the Ad Council work directly with our PR communications team, because it is important for us to get the message out there that these companies are standing up. I know we just came out with a press release last Monday talking specifically to the tech community and what they're doing to step up. You just mentioned Facebook and Twitter; they're both doing a lot for our campaigns. Facebook is donating a significant amount of media for us to get the message out there, and Twitter is developing a custom emoji that will show up any time someone types with the hashtag “#alonetogether.” It's important for us to get the message out there that these media companies are stepping up, and we do that through a press release so that we can make these announcements and so the press can write about it. Obviously, sometimes that's not happening at the same exact time these questions are being asked, like, “Why aren't these companies stepping up?” But we were able to turn around a press release within a matter of 3 days. I think these companies, beyond what they're doing with the Ad Council, I'm reading every day – Apple just created a COVID-19 special section. Facebook has a COVID-19 special section. I know Twitter does as well. So I know beyond just what they're doing with the Ad Council and helping us get these messages to the public, I do think a lot of them are doing way more beyond that. They're actually using their product to get the message out there as well. I don't know if that helps answer your question, but we try to raise awareness on the fact that they're supporting through the press that we put out there. ROB: It's yet another example, I think, of the high-level, three-dimensional chess that you all have to play that very few people have to do. There's a PR dimension to what you're doing, but very rarely do you see such a deep level of also execution, also distribution, also partnering and coordinating, all within one organization. I think it's a tremendous amount to appreciate. LAURIE: It's a well-oiled machine. [laughs] ROB: [laughs] It sounds like it, especially to be all virtual now. Laurie, when you are looking at the future, what's coming up for the Ad Council and for the industry that you are excited about? LAURIE: It's a big question. For me personally, where I sit at the Ad Council and focusing on social and emerging media and having a pulse on the frontier of what's happening and where we should really be inserting ourselves, there's a couple things I think that I'm excited about. We're talking to some companies right now on the idea of a virtual concert where you essentially can join virtually, whether you have a VR headset or you just – you don't need a VR headset to join; you can also just join and experience it from your regular desktop or mobile phone. This idea that we can bring thousands if not millions of people together in a virtual space, share our messaging, whether that be – I think we're talking about bringing in some artists, some talent – but really getting everyone in a virtual space. Obviously it's hard in person. There's a lot of logistics that go into actually planning a physically live event. But the idea of being able to pull something off like this in a virtual space and have different messaging points, different levers that we can pull, whether that's getting a reward within the experience or maybe collecting user-generated content where people can share their own experiences as it relates to that issue – of course, there's a donation stream, if we wanted to raise money for a specific nonprofit. So I'm really excited about that potential, especially after we're living in this COVID-19 space where there is so much happening in a virtual world. I'm excited to see where Ad Council can take that, especially with our partners like Twitch and other leaders that are really driving the VR space. And then I think separately, it's this whole idea of purpose-driven marketing. I think we're going to see more and more brands really step up and make sure that they stand for something that's beyond just the product that they're selling and going beyond just their pocketbooks and giving money to causes – which of course is super important, but how can they actually develop unique experiences that happen in the communities of people that follow them and help make the world a better place through the causes that they care about? I think you're going to see more and more companies step up. Of course, that's an exciting opportunity for the Ad Council as well because we work with so many brands that sit on our board of directors, so how can we really play a part there, knowing that Ad Council invented this model of purpose-driven marketing back in 1942? How can we work together? We have a separate arm at the Ad Council that is focusing on this as a revenue stream. It's called Ad Council Edge, really helping brands and other nonprofits with their purpose-driven marketing strategy. So I'm really excited to see how that will play out over the next couple of years. ROB: It's amazing to see so much agility in a nearly 80-year-old organization. You mentioned VR there for a moment; I believe you've done some speaking and thinking on VR, but then you overlaid that onto our current moment. How much of things that you've seen and thought about in VR do you think are getting jammed into our lived experience of normal work and life right now? What's stuff we've talked about for VR that just became life all of a sudden? LAURIE: I went to F8 last year and they talked a lot about the Facebook Watch platform, and they showed an example of – it was two women. Her mother lived in Australia and she lived in Los Angeles, and they were watching Red Table Talk through their VR, like Oculus headsets, sitting in their living room, watching the show together and commenting. This whole experience of, okay, we're not physically together, but we are physically together because we are watching this and feeling this through this virtual experience. I see that, especially in where we are sitting right now with this shelter in place and people staying at home, this whole idea of watch parties and watching comet together and being able to respond in real time – just like you would if you were sitting in a living room with someone watching a show together. You might pause it and say, “Oh my gosh, what did you guys think about that?” or what have you. I see this really starting to pick up in a virtual space, being able to watch content together, experience content together. And then when we get out of this space and we eventually can get back to our normal lives and be together again in community with each other, I can see brands taking advantage of this whole – we have this online world, this online community, we're doing something together online, but then facilitating how those online connections can live out in the real world and in real life. I'm interested to see how brands will really scale that. I think we'll see more of these online-meets-real-life experiences happening. ROB: Fascinating. It will be interesting to see the before and after around this forced technology adoption. People are learning things they probably would have not learned for 5 years right now. It'll be fascinating to see what that means for the community that you are involved in and the companies you are working with. LAURIE: Absolutely, yeah. It's a huge opportunity for virtual companies and really digital companies that are thinking in this way to really take advantage of this time and figure out how they can evolve their products to fit in this space. ROB: That's all brilliant. Laurie, thank you so much for coming on the podcast and for sharing. I think we all learned a great deal. When people want to find and connect with you, where should they look for you? LAURIE: I'm pretty active on social media. That should not surprise you. [laughs] My Twitter is just my name, which is @lauriekeith. I'm always welcome to be hit up on Twitter through DMs. That's probably the best way to reach me. And then I did want to also plug our Coronavirus Toolkit, if I can. ROB: Absolutely. LAURIE: For anyone that's listening to this podcast and has the ability to reach people, we have a toolkit set up. It's coronavirus.adcouncilkit.org, and you will find everything from all of our PSAs to our social media assets to sample television and audio scripts if you want to develop your own content. I just wanted to make sure I plugged that, because I know a lot of people and companies are trying to figure out how they can help. I think it's a good one-stop shop of how to get our assets and get them out there. ROB: Super solid. Thank you so much, Laurie. LAURIE: Thank you so much. Hope you have a good one. ROB: You too. Bye bye. Thank you for listening. The Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast is presented by Converge. Converge helps digital marketing agencies and brands automate their reporting so they can be more profitable, accurate, and responsive. To learn more about how Converge can automate your marketing reporting, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on the web at convergehq.com.
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It's the return of Short Time Shots, a mostly nightly collection of scores and more from around the world of wrestling. I'm your host Jason Bryant, and the only bad jokes I know, are dad jokes. If you grew up in the 80s, you might like my references. Top Results: The first Division I dual meet of the year came and went in sunny San Diego, which is Spanish for something involving a whale. The sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers opened up year two of the Chris Bono era with a 31-8 win over Fresno State at the "AFC Duals," which is not a West Coast version of KFC. You know how Carl's Jr. is the Western version of Hardees, well, sorry to disappoint. Seth Gross returned to action with a fall at 133 pounds over NCAA qualifier Gary Joint in probably the dual's most notable match. Wisconsin's ranking as a dual meet squad might be a little lofty. Unranked Army West Point pushed the Badgers to the limit as the Badgers escaped 16-15 as Trent Hillger closed things out again for UW. Navy also beat Fresno State 25-9 before the night concluded with Army West Point beating Fresno State 26-10 on the Battle on the Midway. It was on a BOAT! This episode was actually held up so we could get the final score of that dual and not just fake it. No. 7 Minnesota opened up its season with a 28-9 win over CSU Bakersfield at Maturi Pavilion. The dual saw Manny Rivera return to his old stomping grounds. Top match there was freshman Brayton Lee holding on to beat Russell Rohlfing at 149 pounds. Elsewhere in Division I, Chattanooga topped SIUE 29-14 and Cleveland State beat a pair of Division III teams, John Carroll 27-14 and Case Western Reserve 51-(-1). In Division II, Davis & Elkins won the school's inaugural dual meet against Alderson Broaddus 36-12. Falls were registered by 125-pounder Shawn Moore and 157-pounder John Finnerty. The Senators jumped out to a 36-0 lead in an impressive debut. Hat tip to head coach Jerry Boland, know that guy from years coaching at Camden Catholic down at the Virginia Duals. No. 1 Pitt-Johnstown opened up its season beating East Stroudsburg 38-8. Also in Division III, Brockport blanked Penn State Behrend 50-0, UW-Platteville edged Cornell College 18-16. Isaac Wiegel's fall at 125 proved to be the key bonus points for Mike DeRoehn's Pioneers. My apologies to Jim Heath. Don't worry, it's an inside joke. In the NAIA, Jamestown (N.D.) beat York (Neb.) 42-7 and Midland 48-3. Overseas, no Americans will be wrestling for medals as the first day of Greco-Roman completed at the U23 World Championships in Budapest. On the women's side, Kayla Miracle, a four-time WCWA champion during her time at Campbellsville University, finished with a silver medal in women's freestyle at 62kg. What's on the docket: On Saturday, November 2, we have action at a number of opens, including Michigan State, Jamestown, Rochester - neither of those last two are in New York - as well as finishing off action at the Ithaca Invitational in Division III. There's duals across the country with the big one coming in Blacksburg as No. 9 Missouri faces No. 16 Virginia Tech at noon. LIU makes its return to Division I wrestling as the Sharks are in a quad at Rutgers with Centenary (N.J.) and the aforementioned Mountain Cats of Pitt-Johnstown. Placing Top Six (From The Newsletter): Willie Saylor of Flowrestling probably had the biggest nugget of news on the day, tweeting that Ohio State true freshman Greg Kerkvliet, a Minnesota native fresh off getting hosed at the U23 World Championships, has hit the NCAA transfer portal. Coupled with the recent news that Kyle Snyder left Columbus to train at the senior level in State College, Buckeye fans heads have officially exploded. Thoughts and Prayers to Dan Ransick. While Willie's tweet was deleted 15 minutes later, Flo did re-post the news shortly thereafter. Andy Hamilton of Trackwrestling’s Writing Time feature discusses how injuries and the relaxed hardship rules from the NCAA have changed how wrestlers look at their seasons. Among those featured are Northern Iowa’s Jacob Holschalg and Iowa’s Michael Kemmerer, both All-Americans. Ed Gallo of Bloody Elbow features the college career of Edinboro four-time All-American Gregor Gillespie and why his credentials should also be treated highly in the UFC. Ed’s also written a book, released this past summer on Notre Dame College undefeated four-time Division II champion Joey Davis. Ed’s got some chops, give his stuff a look. HawkeyeSports.com's Chris Brewer pens a solid feature on Iowa's redshirt freshman heavyweight, Tony Cassioppi. In a day where most of the content created by media relations offices centers around quick videos and easily sharable content, Iowa still does the well-written feature. This is no exception. By the way, do yourself a favor and go to HawkeyeSports.com, click on the roster and look for a wild swath of hair in the back row. Then scroll and look for Jeremiah Moody. He has now supplanted Lincoln McIlravy as my favorite all-time Hawk. In other news, the NAIA released its rankings prior to Thursday's competition and Grand View is ranked #1 in the nation. In other news, water, is wet. Speaking of Iowa, Iowa City's West High School announced it was launching a girls wrestling team. This isn't in the newsletter, but I thought it was relevant enough to mention here. Finally, closing the news with more Iowa stuff, The Predicament continues its Inside the Rivalry series with a look at Jesse Sundell. On The Network: The second part of my series focusing on the drop of St. Olaf wrestling in Minnesota is in the feed and featured on The Guillotine.com. What happens when you throw out crap excuses for cutting a sport, and you refuse to talk about it to the media? My wrath. You can get to read those stories and more from Mat Talk Online’s daily wrestling newsletter. Sign up for free at mattalkonline.com/news and get the day’s top stories from around the world in wrestling delivered to your inbox for free. The Mat Talk Online Daily Newsletter is sponsored by Resilite. Short Time Shots is sponsorless. Interested? Give me a shout OR If you'd like to SUPPORT THE SHOW and all the on-demand audio offerings, free newsletters and historical research AND you want to get some of that cool Compound gear, you can support this program by making a small monthly contribution to the network by following this link.. The Short Time Time Wrestling Podcast is proudly outfitted by Compound Sportswear. 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PART 2: It's been a wild 2019, and the innovation coming out of fast food has been game changing. The Foodbeast editorial team came together to discuss the most shocking moves that the likes of Starbucks, Carl's Jr. and even Pieology have made this year. Joined by Foodbeast's resident food scientist, Costa Spyrou, the Katchup crew unfurls these innovations in a two-part episode. Part 2 will consist of our arguments for No. 5 through 1, and if you haven't already, check out Part 1 of the podcast where the guys argue over Panda Express, Starbucks and Subway's placements on this list. Every single restaurant on this list could be moved up or down, but we argue and feature what we feel will be changing the world for years to come. #5: 2:23- Del Taco lets you put Beyond Meat on every single menu item. #4: 13:51- KFC shocks world with plant-based fried chicken. #3: 29:41- Krispy Kreme uses magic to stuff donut rings with cream. #2: 35:10- Popeyes unites the country with a chicken sandwich. #1: 50:44- Carl's Jr./Hardees had a surprisingly innovative 2019, making plant-based burgers accessible nationwide, and even creating a CBD-based burger. We've made it to episode 100! Thank you to every single listener who has enjoyed our conversations over the last couple years, your support means the world to us. --- Guys, all the Tweets and Instagram tags of you listening mean the world. Reviews you leave on iTunes are also incredibly helpful, if you enjoyed an episode, please do drop us some love on the Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor and anywhere else your beautiful ears are listening from. ---- Your Hosts: Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie) Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick) Your Guest: Costa Spyrou (@outhereflourishing) Produced by: Isai Rocha (@isairocha) ---- Follow us! Instagram: instagram.com/foodbeastkatchup instagram.com/foodbeast Facebook: www.facebook.com/foodbeast Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/foodbeast
Happy Fourth of July! We hope that everyone had a safe weekend with traveling. On the show, we talk about a lot of the issues that have to do with summer plus where has respect gone and the effects of the lack thereof. Also discussion of ocean issues, bay issues and pool issues. Another Wombat of the Week, a set of heroes are honored with Honor Thy Heroes and one last thing full of rage! Enjoy the show.Prayers for CaliforniaLike, Follow, Share and Subscribe to The Joel Michalec Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jmtalk/Listen to the Joel Michalec Show on one of our Partner Stations:Sunday 11 PM ET on 920 WON: The Apple https://live365.com/station/a09178Wednesday 8 PM ET on Reality One Radio https://live365.com/station/a57712Friday 6 PM ET on StarFM Radio at http://v4.mystreamplayer.com/starfmSubscribe For Free:- JoelMichalec.com- iTunes https://tinyurl.com/ya9znnog- iHeart Radio: https://tinyurl.com/y9y8j4qu- Spotify https://tinyurl.com/yabz4tro- Google Play https://tinyurl.com/y9wppcum- TuneIn Radio https://tinyurl.com/yc7vhhy6- Blubrry https://www.blubrry.com/jmtalk/- Spreaker https://tinyurl.com/y9ms27l2- Castbox https://tinyurl.com/y9keg6fb
In our latest episode, Gregg and Diana discuss why you shouldn't give your children an allowance (especially when your child is 30!), Taco Bell tortilla shortage, a man who claims his civil rights were violated because he was shorted hash browns at Hardees and how Cockroaches and lizards will combine forces and destroy the human race. Oh Florida brings us a potential Don't Worry, Be Happy story involving a $5,000 tip. But since it's Florida, it instantly becomes an Oh Florida story. WTF brings us a London man who was simply trying to sunbathe and was interrupted by a body falling from the sky and also a girl who thinks she's cuddling with her pet python (um...no). Plus so much more crazy news stories of the week! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pod-ful-of-sunshine/support
Melody Popravak is a boxer and personal trainer at "Steven Frank Boxing" in New York City. She is the 2018 New York Metro Champion and a former Division 1 Softball player for Boston University. Fun Fact: Competing in the New York Boxing Tournament this month follow her on instagram @hellfire_mel Seaton Smith is a comedian & actor. In late 2014 Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's Mulaney. Soon after in 2015 he had a breakout performance on “late night with seth meyers.” then he got real lucky appearing in Inside Amy Schumer. In the season 5 finale of HBO “Girls.” and Hulu's Difficult People. All while also being a regular guest on the comedy central’s nightly show. Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015: Time Out New York In September 2015 under the legendary comedy record comedy new wave Seaton released his debut album bologna meat. Which laugh button reviewed: Originally starting in Washington DC, he now lives in NYC. David Juskow is a NYC comedian, writer, and actor. He’s appeared on HBO’s Crashing, Men of a Certain Age and Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program. He’s performed all over the country and is a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City. He’s also the host of the The Nightfly with Dave Juskow available on iTunes. Always hosted by Marina Franklin - Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf.
Is Nuclear Energy safe? Is any of our energy sources safe? Beer drinking while shopping could be coming to a mall near you, Andy Jackson from The Civitas Institute discusses the Democrats plan to continue fighting partisan gerrymandering despite the SCOTUS ruling that says redistricting is a political process not a judicial one, and a North Carolina man sues Hardees claiming his civil rights were violated because he didn’t get enough hash rounds
I wasn't allowed much fast food as a kid, so a classic activity from my youth was driving to Carl's Junior (pronounced "Hardees" by east coasters), cramming a full 2,000 calorie meal in the middle of the afternoon, and then pretending I was still hungry when I got home for dinner. Other people got more fast food as kids, but the question remains, does that kind of dining hold up? We brought on the Internet's favorite fast food reviewer Bill Oakley on to talk us through a feast of grease. Before he was the king of the 60-second food show, Bill was the head writer of The Simpson's during its golden age and the creator of Mission Hill, among other stuff. This is a really good episode. And be sure to follow @ThatBillOakley on Instagram to catch all his great reviews. Recorded live at Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR.
Were rating fits live from the Met Gala. Unfortunately, Zach couldn't make it this week so Mike's pal John Mark steps in. Thank you to Anna Wintour for this opportunity to smoke weed around priceless artifacts. Other topics include Hardees and, of course, masturbation.
Episode 153 (Season 2, Episode 9) Seller Systems (Pre-Listing) “You list, you last!” You may have heard that before and the adage is true. The more listings you have, the more likely you'll be able to squeeze them for additional leads that a buyer wouldn't bring you. With that, your focus should be to obtain listings first, then let the rest fall into place. In this episode, the Boom Team focuses on just that topic—systems you should have to win that listing! And, as the cherry on top, they also introduce America's newest and bestest game show, “Admit it, you're crazy!” Enjoy listening as the team explains the ins and outs of being a top-notch listing agent, as well as a peek behind the curtain as to why their closest friends and family would call them crazy! SHOW NOTES Producer Christian's Tip of the Day: Warm your nut butter packet with body heat. [1:41] Terry learns to make mayo…sort of [03:27] Todd introduces his game of the day: “Admit it, you're crazy!” [06:07] It all starts with the lead…(Positive Roy makes a return on his horse!) [08:30] “Are you in Carl's Jr. country or Hardees country?” [11:38] What to do when prepping for a listing appointment [13:46] How taxes work [17:01] “Admit it, you're crazy!” - Todd's Turn [17:31] Todd has issues with dishwashers…and his mother-in-law [18:31] What to do immediately after the listing appointment [21:21] Terry is riddled with guilt [23:03] “Admit it, you're crazy!” - Megan's Turn [24:23] Megan admits she eats brownie mix [25:25] “Admit it, you're crazy!” - Jordy's Turn [28:01] “Admit it, you're crazy!” - Producer Christian's Turn [29:23] Hot seller tips with Megan! [30:23] “Admit it, you're crazy!” - Assistant Holly's Turn [31:46] “Admit it, you're crazy!” - Terry's Turn [32:13] SHOW LINKS Justin's Peanut Butter: http://justins.com/ How to make mayo: http://dish.allrecipes.com/making-mayonnaise/ Excited about reading all about RESPA?: https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/compliance/manual/5/v-3.1.pdf Survey Monkey: https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/compliance/manual/5/v-3.1.pdf Carl's Jr: https://www.carlsjr.com/ Hardees: https://www.hardees.com/ Ten Tips for Getting Along with Your Mother-in-Law: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-happiness-project/200909/ten-tips-getting-along-your-mother-in-law “Thinking of Selling” survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ThinkingOfSelling “Getting to Know You” survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PersonalAndFamilyProfile Proper Way to Load a Dishwasher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_1rD2AhmkY Martha Stewart explains how to load a dishwasher: https://www.marthastewart.com/266481/load-a-dishwasher 7 Signs your Lip Balm Use is Just a Bad Habit: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/7-signs-your-lip-balm-use-is-just-a-bad-habit/ BOOM LINKS Email: email@example.com Web: www.boomrealestatepodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boomrealestatepodcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/boompodcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1P-rEDZ1h2UYT20EN4mYQ Real Estate On Purpose: http://reonpurpose.com/ 30-Day Jumpstart: http://boom30.com/
Scott and Aaron talk about the career and the legacy of Hayao Miyazaki, the creative force behind Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro. Meanwhile in the breakfast club, the tournament for best Fast Food Breakfast rages on with contenders Hardees and Sonic stepping into the ring.Check out our otherDiscord:https://discord.gg/Ke5CPQV YouTube:RomanBear ProductionsTwitch: RomanBear StreamsListen to past episodes on our website:https://www.wcdpcast.com
Hello, and welcome back to Hardcore Casual, a gaming podcast designed to help casual gamers expand their gaming horizons. This week on a special episode of Hardcore Casual, Riley and Kayleigh break down their favorite games they've played for the podcast so far. They decided to call the award show The Hardees.Links:https://twitter.com/_HardcoreCasualWhat makes Celeste so good:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo7FaVLET3k
Roger and Lori have Thanksgiving dinner at a gas station Hardees. Jeff gives us the update on his colonoscopy (too much information). Roger gets gruff. Jeff reviews Andy Stanley's new book. How churches often promote themselves over Christ. Jeff criticizes an article written by...Jeff.
Now that Autumn has fallen upon us, you’re permitted to savor the flavor of the season — so grab a bowl of Pumpkin Spice Frosted Flakes and settle in for 77 minutes of fun in past, present, and future tense on this episode of TechnoRetro Dads (where time-traveling takes a clever and curious turn in the 1984 sci-fi spoof Ice Pirates). In the NEWS Henry Cavill may still be super after all! The Monkees’ Christmas album is coming soon! Jordan Peele takes Rod Serling’s place! TechnoRetro Dads apparel and merch at TeePublic! We Love Our Cereal… …and cereal flavored donuts from a certain fast food chain. Yep, shazbazzar taste-tests the Froot Loops mini donuts from Hardees and the results are in! The Roving Spoonster reports with monstrous cereal/adult beverage mash-ups and Kellogg’s acknowledgement and correction to their sexist marketing. PLUS: EarBuds tell about what’s in their cereal aisles and JediShua discovers the next fall flavor trend at Cereal Box, Inc. Of course, the discussion deteriorates into the scourge of the season, pumpkin spice, with a few undocumented “memories” of how the flavor imbedded itself into pop-culture over the decades on TV, radio, and the big screen. Ice Pirates In the far flung reaches of outer space in a distant future, a band of private entrepreneurs embark on a quest to open convenient $2 ice shacks along the space lanes in Ice Pirates. Actually, no, that’s not the plot of the campy Stewart Raffill flick from 1984 that continues the trend of pushing the limits of what audiences will pay for at the box office on the heels of Return of the Jedi. Starring Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, and more familiar faces from the mid-80s, Ice Pirates threatens to raid your freezer while pillaging your wallet to cash in on the continuing craze for space-movies combined with a taste of Police Academy comedy. SuperFriend Adam O’Brien (The Fantha from Down Under) joins shazbazzar and JediShua for a chat about Ice Pirates with some stunning revelations about how the movie came to be the campy ‘80s spoof we remember from childhood. Can you believe that Ice Pirates was initially slated to be a serious attempt at a science fiction film? Find out how and why the script was altered to become classic camp that still elicits a laugh with its illicit humor aimed squarely at teenage boys in 1984. Target acquired: it’s a hit! Thanks for tuning in to TechnoRetro Dads, EarBuds! Keep sailing the high seas (and space lanes) with Ice Pirates and share us with your friends and families. Don’t forget to rate and review TechnoRetro Dads on iTunes, share us and with us on social media, get TechnoRetro merch at TeePublic, and join discussions on Discord about toys, cereal, games, movies and/or shows from the ‘70s and ‘80s by giving the ‘Dads your feedback via voice mail at (209) 878-7323 or sending us your mp3dback via electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com. Share and enjoy.
Today on the Woody and Wilcox Show: Fun With Golf Audio; SHATG Report (the G is silent); It Happened in Flori-duh; The Jerry Springer show is ending; Nick Swardson; Movie reviews; Hardees needs pennies; New fitness concept-shock therapy; And so much more!
Andy Puzder was one of the most successful CEOs in the past few decades, leading CKE Enterprises which brought back national fast-food chains Hardees and Carl’s Jr. He was then nominated to be Labor Secretary by President Trump before he withdrew after questions were raised from his past. Now he is the author of the new book, “The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It”, which is a very timely read. In this conversation, we first check in with his current assessment of the U.S. economy and the tax law and then discuss the regulatory rollback and trade. Finally, we discuss his personal relationship with President Trump and his unpleasant experience being nominated to serve in the Cabinet as his nomination was brought down by decades-old allegations.
Throughout her career, Niki Leondakis has worked to help people maximize their highest potential. She became CEO of the luxury lifestyle and fitness brand Equinox in 2017, bringing with her a 30+ year background in the hospitality industry including 20 years where she served as President and COO of Kimpton Hotels. On this episode, Niki opens up about her first job (a fry cook at Hardees), the time she called Marriott 12 times to find out why she was turned down for a job (then got the position), becoming the first woman to become Food and Beverage Director at Ritz Carlton, why she believes society has embraced feeling good instead of just looking good when it comes to working out, and what her job as CEO of Equinox looks like today.