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This Week on The Hudson Valley Disc Golf Podcast: Alex, Corey, Jack, Jaimen and Jasan talk Turkey Throwdown and DisCap Tags. We also go over the last week in DG and finish up with a Round of Disc or No Disc.
**Use the code NINDADS at checkout to receive 20% plus free shipping at Manscaped.com** On this week's episode of the Nintendo Dads Podcast: News Pokémon Horizon: The Series will be a Netflix Exclusive in the U.S. Game Releases/Updates Let's Discuss The Game Awards Show Predictions How are we feeling about our 2023 predictions Events Dinner Table planned for December 15 Dad's After Dark Events Retro Rewind Give us your top 10 games of 2023 Advent of Code 2023 Time Out Jesse - Amico Home Marty - Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Tim - Teenager who doesn't want to do chores (because he's tired after school) Games we've been playing Super Mario RPG Baldur's Gate 3 Fortnite Super Mario Bros. Wonder This Means Warp SteamWorld Build Jackbox Party Pack 10 Various Atari 2600 games Community Spotlight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Did you take the turkey out of the freezer?” Today is the day Dave Cooks the Turkey! Jess tells us why it gives her such pleasure to say those words on the pod today and plays the beloved turkey story that has become a Christmas tradition for so many. Also on today's episode more of Dave's festive shenanigans – in another hilarious story from the very first Vinyl Cafe concert. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Doug shares about his recent trip to Walt Disney World over Thanksgiving Day. We talk Turkey, crowds, Moana, and more! Plus a little about his cruise. Support the show today www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio Lots of great levels on Patreon, Get access to the After Show, Bonus Audio, or monthly zoom calls. Check out the patreon page to see what fits for you. Leave a review - we will read your 5 star review on air! Get a quote from www.TouringPlans.com/RopeDrop Follow us on social media - @RopeDropRadio Check out our spin off cruise show - @RopeDropOnDeck Thank you to our top Patreons at the 'Ohana Bread Pudding level - Brain Flock, Molly Hemphill, CT, and David Smith.
Henry Kissinger, the controversial former US National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, passed away on Wednesday, aged 100. He was both celebrated and reviled, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize while being roundly condemned by many as a war criminal. The regions and conflicts that Kissinger intervened in, leaving a dark legacy, include Cyprus, where the former Secretary of State normalized US appeasement of Turkey almost a half-century ago when he secretly backed Turkey's invasion of the island. Michael Rubin, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former Pentagon official, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss Kissinger's legacy, particularly in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, and look at the lessons it holds for policymakers today.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Henry Kissinger: Divisive diplomat who shaped world affairsHenry Kissinger's Inflated ReputationHenry Kissinger Should Apologize for Serving Turkish ImperialismHenry Kissinger's long history of appeasing dictatorshipsErdogan wants ‘new page' with AthensUS ‘profoundly' worried over Turkey's financial links to Hamas
Ryan, Graham, and Joe dig into the latest Champions League action! We chat about each game from Matchday 5. Why are there so many referee controversies these days? What's the latest in the Group of Death? Can Barcelona stabilize? Why was Galatasaray vs. Man United so crazy? All that — and so, so much more — on the show. --- Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Helix is offering 25% OFF all mattress orders AND A FREE BEDROOM BUNDLE for our listeners in honor of Black Friday! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS and use code HELIXPARTNER25. Ibotta! Download the Ibotta app now and use code TSS to get 100% cash back on your Thanksgiving dinner! --- JOIN THE TSS+ PATREON! Check out our brand-new Patreon, which houses bonus podcasts, access to our exclusive Discord, blog posts, videos, and much more. Become a member today at patreon.com/totalsoccershow! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this Black Friday-filled episode of RPGrinders. the crew gets through some modest news, with the biggest highlight being that Class of Heroes 1 & 2 get a Western re-release for the Switch. There's also a Strategy RPG that lets you drink alcohol! After that nonsense, Eric reviews Scott Pilgrim Takes Off(which is quite good actually, who needs Scott anyway?) and Frank reviews Gamera: ReBirth. The Stinkos consists of the usual, but Frank complains about walking in Vegas, and Eric had their Steam account hacked(it got fixed later). At least the Sweetos are all the BF and adjacent deals Eric and the crew made. And of course all the holiday food. But the conclusion of the tourney to determine the greatest gaming duo of all time finally commences. Be sure to tune in live for the next tourney on Fridays at 7 PM EST on Twitch/Youtube!
Tom and DJ talk about tires for longer than anyone would expect, DJ Talks about how legs are overated after doing the Cleveland Turkey Trot, and then they answer a bunch of questions from the discord community. Write in your emails at Podcast@lizardbrain.lifeJoin the live recording of the podcast on Discord by clicking the link below!This is the link! Click meeeeeeeShow your lizard brains on the outside with Merch!CLICK HERE FOR THE MERCH
William and Casey are together again! After having a huge blow out last week, they put all the hard feelings aside to reunite for the good of the podcast. While working through those differences, Grant made an executive decision to hire a new employee who's been rubbing the cast the wrong way. He even Punk'd Casey! But does Grant even care? We'll have to ask him when he gets back from parking his new sports car... The studio might be in shambles but this show will have you in stitches. Do they celebrate Turkey day in Turkey? Will Casey bring in that Pumpkin bread? Will they figure out the clues as to where the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held this year? PLUS we get a Casey AI bomb AND a caller speed round! All that and more on this weeks episode of The William Montgomery Show. Support Our Sponsors: MANSCAPED: Support the show and get 20% off and free shipping at https://www.manscaped.com when you use the code WMS FACTOR: Get 50% off of Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/WMS50 and use code WMS50 Watch new episodes of The William Montgomery Show on YouTube every Wednesday at 8:30 PM Central: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJ2SBnAMI8SSm5qpLXBRiw Follow William onInstagram: @william.f.montgomery1 https://williamfmontgomery.com Merch: https://william-montgomery-town.creator-spring.com For More William Montgomery, check out ‘Kill Tony' live every Monday at The Comedy Mother Ship in Austin TX and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KillTony Find more Casey Rocket on Instagram @caseyrocket and at https://www.patreon.com/caseyrocket Get your own Grimace shirthttps://rawpaw.ink/products/congress-is-furious-by-casey-rocket Original cover art illustration by Ryan J. Ebelt: https://ryanjebelt.com Recorded in Austin Texas at Record ATX. Send William an email at: TheWilliamMontgomeryShow@gmail.com Leave William a voicemail at: (737) 471-1098 Send your letters & packages to:P.O. Box 40316 Austin, TX 78704 The William Montgomery Show is produced by William Montgomery & Brett Erickson A FannieCo production William F Montgomery is an American stand-up comedian. A native of Memphis Tennessee, William now resides in Austin Texas. Under the tutelage of a top young rising comedian, Tony Hinchcliffe, & Brian ‘The Podfather' Redban, William has become a fan favorite & the longest serving Kill Tony Regular. William has performed in front of comedy icons such as Joe Rogan, Whitney Cummings, Russell Peters, Tiffany Haddish, Doug Stanhope, Tim Dillon, Doug Benson, Donnell Rawlings, Jeff Ross, Dane Cook, Tom Segura, Bert Kreischer, Ron White, Ari Shaffir, Big Jay Oakerson, Luis J Gomez, Dan Soder, Jim Gaffigan, Andrew Santino, Dom Irrera, Steve Simone, Brian Holtzman, Sal Vulcano, Ian Edwards, Greg Fitzsimmons, Shane Gillis, Kyle Dunnigan, Ms. Pat, Josh Potter, Mark Normand, Ryan Sickler, Eddie Pepitone, Josh Wolf, Moshe Kasher, Bonnie McFarlane, Steve Lee, Adam Ray, Andrew Shultz, Pauly Shore, Bob Saget, Michael Rapaport & Don Barris. Montgomery has garnered many monikers over the years: The Big Red Machine, The Vanilla Gorilla, The Memphis Madman, The Tennessee Tickler, The Strawberry Twist & The Raisin-Bread Kid. William regularly opens for Joe Rogan in the Austin Area. Along with David Lucas, William has previously hosted ‘Brothers in Cursive' & ‘Are We Really Brothers'. William has appeared on podcast such as ‘Jeremiah Wonders with Jeremiah Watkins', ‘Unlicensed Therapy with Ari Mannis', ‘Dead Air with Brian Holtzman', ‘Shenk with Sara Weinshenk' & ‘The Fat Pessimist with David Lucas'.#WilliamMontgomery #KillTony #Comedy
Soccer Comic Rant #499 Red Devils Get Welcomed To Hell!!! We go to Hell and come back with a tie. What went wrong in Turkey. We're not good defenders of a lead. Liverpool vs. Man City. Haaland keeps scoring. We discussed the new orange card. Yuck! What the hell was VAR thinking in the PSG vs. Newcastle game. Southampton win again. And the rest of match week 12. Ian Edwards https://www.instagram.com/ianedwardsc.. https://twitter.com/IanEdwardsComic http://ianedwardscomedian.com/ Neil Chakravarty https://twitter.com/SawyersLawyer https://www.instagram.com/sawyerslawyer/ Martin Harris https://instagram.com/martin_harrisla?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Merch Link OnTheVolleyapparel.com https://onthevolleyapparel.com/collections/soccer-comic-rant Lee Hudson https://www.instagram.com/leehudsonco... https://twitter.com/leehudsoncomedy Aaron Brungardt https://twitter.com/hilAARONous https://www.instagram.com/aaronbrunga
Gobble gobble, fuckbuddies! Who are we kidding? Thanksgiving is *hard.* Being on earth is *hard.* Come cuddle with Jen + Lillian and listen to us re-regulate and re-parent after a lifetime of holiday trauma! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/allthefucks/message
Ever wonder what it would be like to duke it out in a car using seatbelts as weapons? Well, you're in for a treat on this episode! We'll kick things off with our heated debate on car jitsu and telephone booth boxing—yes, you read that right! These obscure sports are as hilariously bizarre as they sound. We run through these unusual sports, from their rules to their potential appeal to the masses.From there, we're charging into the world of camel wrestling—a traditional spectacle in Turkey. We examine the sport's potential for gambling and sponsorships. We don't stop at camels, though. Get ready for a high-octane discussion on the United States Lawnmower Racing Association (USLMRA).But what's a discussion on oddball sports without a touch of extremity? We dare to venture into the bone-chilling domain of downhill mountain biking in snow. Picturing 1000 competitors zooming down a black diamond hill at speeds of up to 70 mph makes our hearts race. So, set aside your regular sports channels, grab your daily lawnmower, and join us in exploring the wild and wonderful world of obscure sports and the thrill of our very own On Tap Lawnmower Racing League. Hold on to your helmets—it's going to be a bumpy ride!00:00 Car Jitsu15:05 Camel Wrestling23:14 Lawnmower Racing and MMA Basketball32:36 Combining Obscure Sports and Sponsorships46:56 On Tap Lawnmower Racing LeagueCollege Peep Show Merch Check out CPS gear and use code: ONTAP for 10% off your orderMuff Waders Discount Get yourself some really high quality drinking spenders. Use code ONTAP for 10% off!Buy our merch Supply the beer and help the boiz create content by grabbing some merch from our storeDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.This episode is brought to you by Twisted Bitch Cattle Company. Check out their website and support us by supporting them!
Full Text of ReadingsFeast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Lectionary: 684The Saint of the day is Saint AndrewSaint Andrew's Story Andrew was Saint Peter's brother, and was called with him. “As [Jesus] was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is now called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.' At once they left their nets and followed him” (Matthew 4:18-20). John the Evangelist presents Andrew as a disciple of John the Baptist. When Jesus walked by one day, John said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” Andrew and another disciple followed Jesus. “Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?' They said to him, ‘Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are you staying?' He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.' So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day” (John 1:38-39a). Little else is said about Andrew in the Gospels. Before the multiplication of the loaves, it was Andrew who spoke up about the boy who had the barley loaves and fishes. When the Gentiles went to see Jesus, they came to Philip, but Philip then had recourse to Andrew. Legend has it that Andrew preached the Good News in what is now modern Greece and Turkey and was crucified at Patras on an X-shaped cross. Reflection As in the case of all the apostles except Peter and John, the Gospels give us little about the holiness of Andrew. He was an apostle. That is enough. He was called personally by Jesus to proclaim the Good News, to heal with Jesus' power and to share his life and death. Holiness today is no different. It is a gift that includes a call to be concerned about the Kingdom, an outgoing attitude that wants nothing more than to share the riches of Christ with all people. Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of: FishermenGreeceRussiaScotland Enjoy this recipe in honor of Saint Andrew! Saint of the Day, Copyright Franciscan Media
P.M. Edition for Nov. 30. The Dow rallied today, and all three major indexes ended November with strong monthly gains. And OPEC+ agrees to cut oil production by another one million barrels a day. Plus, the U.S. warns Turkey to stop supporting Hamas and Russia. Illicit finance reporter Ian Talley has more. Annmarie Fertoli hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A classic interview with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) about his film on the commercialization of Christmas, Stan talks about why he is a little gassy and shares a funny story about radio interviews, Grab Bag, Local Beat, Roger's Entertainment Corner (good news is back), a game of Stan's 10 to 200 (Too Hot for Radio Edition), News Headlines, Fluffer, your emails, Absolute Law owner and attorney Anthony Melchiorre is delayed but still shows up to share free legal advice, News (Anthony sits in), Rhythm Country and Blues Week continues, classic standup comedy, and more...
Sea 3 Ep 37 “The Turkey Five Sales Breakdown!” Featuring Industry Bigwig Mystery Guest 11/30//2023 Ok, wanted to put a Black Friday Cyber Monday quick recap that breaks it down and pulls together all the cool kids reporting and takeaways. Don't worry, it's not just Scotty O this time. The awesome Jeffrey Cohen posted a great summary on LinkedIn and so you get to hear Jeff and Scotty O's thoughts on his summary. It's fun, it's got real data and some excellent insights on how to take all the buzz of how things went. Always Off Brand is Ecommerce Simplified, Learn & Laugh! QUICKFIRE Info: Website: https://www.quickfirenow.com/ Email the Show: email@example.com Talk to us on Social: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quickfireproductions Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quickfire__/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@quickfiremarketing LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/company/quickfire-productions-llc/about/ HOSTS: Summer Jubelirer has been in digital commerce and marketing for over 16 years. After spending many years working for digital and ecommerce agencies working with multi-million dollar brands and running teams of Account Managers, she is now the Amazon Manager at OLLY PBC. LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/summerjubelirer/ Scott Ohsman has been working with brands for over 28 years in retail, online and has launched over 200 brands on Amazon. Owning his own sales and marketing agency in the Pacific NW, is now VP of Digital Commerce for Quickfire LLC. Scott has been a featured speaker at national trade shows and has developed distribution strategies for many top brands. LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-ohsman-861196a6/ Hayley Brucker has been working in retail and with Amazon for years. She is currently a Senior Account Manager at Envision Horizons. Hayley has extensive experience in digital advertising, both seller and vendor central on Amazon. Hayley is based out of North Carolina and has worked in multiple product categories and has also worked on the brand side and started with Nordstrom on the retail floor. LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayley-brucker-1945bb229/ Huge thanks to Cytrus our show theme music “Office Party” available wherever you get your music. Check them out here: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cytrusmusic Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cytrusmusic/ Twitter https://twitter.com/cytrusmusic SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6VrNLN6Thj1iUMsiL4Yt5q?si=MeRsjqYfQiafl0f021kHwg APPLE MUSIC https://music.apple.com/us/artist/cytrus/1462321449 “Always Off Brand” is part of the Quickfire Podcast Network and produced by Quickfire LLC.
How do you handle new experiences? Sometimes people meet new experiences with curiosity and sometimes people meet new experiences with a bit of hesitation. In the big picture, new experiences show us a new side of life, and that can be exciting. This episode talks about my Turkey Joys & Lessons from trying new things this Thanksgiving. Last week we got to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US and it was so much fun to gather with 12 of my family members in Sea Island, GA. This was a completely new experience for us for different reasons. In past years, we usually go to someone's house. The host offers a beautiful setting, handles the turkey, and more. The rest of us contribute a dish, dessert, beverage, etc. for the gathering too. I was always the “Potato Master” cooking my mashed potatoes for our family feast. This year things were a bit different. I'm here to spend quality solo time with you for EP166's Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. With my health consciousness in mind, I decided to buy and take on the turkey dish. On our Wise Walk, I talk about embracing new experiences, whether as an individual or as a unit. We have to be present with the new things that we try. Come with me as we reflect on these Wise Walk questions: Where in your life are you stepping outside of your comfort zone? Are you welcoming new experiences, whether it's for yourself or in partnership with your loved ones? If you haven't tried something new in a while, what's holding you back? What's something you're curious about that you want to experience? Are you willing to be humble and curious so you can ask a lot of questions? While being open-minded, will you be intentional about deciding what information to accept and reject for your own experience? Trying new experiences is how we learn and how we refine our True Stride. Whether we venture alone or with others, exploring new situations allows us to add Expansion Experiences to our Value Vault. Let's build a new awareness and new appreciation through new experiences. Welcome a new side of life with these Wise Walk questions: What are the new areas of your life that you want to focus on? What are the things that are calling you right now? Are you willing to explore outside your comfort zone? Where in your life can you laugh and allow new experiences to show you new sides of life? Where can you fully embrace the joy of new experiences? Join this inspiring community to uncover a new sense of freedom, and be sure to follow and review the True Stride podcast as we continue to exchange our light and Heart Value with each other. In this episode: [00:23] - Welcome to the show! [02:11] - Trying new things as a family. [05:02] - Mary Tess talks about cooking turkey for her family and seeking tips beforehand. [07:31] - The joys of new things. [09:05] - “We have to be present with the new things that we try.” [11:59] - What are the new areas of your life that you want to focus on? [14:18] - Mary Tess recalls the lovely holiday time she spent with her family recently. [16:05] - Thank you for listening! Memorable Quotes: “We're still kids at heart and trying new things is a part of us and part of where we want to go in life.” - Mary Tess “We have to be present with the new things that we try.” - Mary Tess Links and Resources: Mary Tess Rooney Email Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram Heart Value
Feast of St. Andrew, apostle; brother of St. Peter; reputed to have preached the Good News in what is now modern Greece and Turkey and was crucified at Patras in about 60 A.D. on an X-shaped cross Thursday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 11/30/23 Gospel: Matthew 4:18-22
The state of Yemen in 2023 is precarious. After the Arab Spring revolution descended into civil war, the Houthis have cemented their power over large swathes of Northern Yemen, while the traditional ruling parties have fractured and, in many cases, disintegrated. In this final episode of our mammoth exploration of the history of Yemen - and indeed season 4 of Conflicted - we bring things up to the modern day, stepping back from historical narrative to try and make sense of what has happened and what it means for the country and the region. Over the course of this season, we've taken listeners through all the historical antecedents to modern Salafi Jihadism from Ahmad Bin Hanbal in the eighth century to Sayyid Qutb in the 1960s. We've looked at the Muslim Brotherhood, President Erdogan of Turkey, Iran, and their proxies across the region like Hezbollah. And now, as the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza continues, we can see so many of the themes and ideas that we've talked about this series playing out in real time. This final episode, which sees us joined for the final time by Yemeni political activist Baraa Shaiban, attempts to make sense of current events in Yemen and beyond in the context of Salafi and Shia jihadism. We ask what the future holds for the Middle East, and what we can learn from the tumultuous history of the region as the world attempts to bring peace to the geopolitical situation of today. Join our FB Discussion group to get exclusive updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450486135832418 Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MHconflicted And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MHconflicted Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Super fun show to start off the week! We take a deep dive into The Running Event and Tommie's ambitious/innovative/amazing live show set-up, an international junior champion besting Laura (and nearly everyone else) at a Turkey Trot, influencer ads, Black Friday, botox, and turkey gobbling champions. Today's show features Tommie Runz, Lindsey Hein, Laura Thweatt, Marcus Brown, and Peter Bromka.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's last minute cancellation of his meeting with Prime Minister Mitsotakis over the Parthenon Sculptures this week has caused a diplomatic row between Greece and the UK, with Athens calling Sunak's decision “unprecedented” and “disrespectful.” Bruce Clark, a contributor to The Economist with a long expertise on Greece and the author of the recent book Athens, City of Wisdom, which dives into the story of Lord Elgin and the Parthenon Sculptures, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss this latest move by Downing Street that is putting the issue of the Parthenon Sculptures back in the spotlight.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Britain's pointless diplomatic faux pas with GreeceAthens accuses British PM Sunak of disrespect to Greeks as marbles row deepensGreece denies promising not to raise Parthenon Sculptures on UK visitSunak cancellation politically motivatedTurkey expects to ratify Sweden's NATO accession 'within weeks' - Swedish ministerErdogan to visit Budapest next month as Turkey and Hungary hold up Sweden's membership in NATOAthens under EU pressure over Albania
If you haven't heard about Antidumping and countervailing duties for paper bags in the USA, you're in for a shock. There are proposed tariffs of up to 324% meaning this is on top of already existing 25% tariffs on imports from China, and on top of the costs of your bags. Learn more about these upcoming antidumping duties here : https://www.trade.gov/commerce-initiates-ad-cvd-investigations-certain-paper-shopping-bags-cambodia-china-colombia-india#:~:text=On%20June%2021%2C%202023%20%2C%20the,Republic%20of%20Turkey%20(Turkey)%2C Support our sponsors: Factory direct packaging? IDP Direct Need to manage your packaging specifications? Specright Need to turn your content into clips? Clips Ninja The impact of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on paper bags imported into the US. Evelio explains that certain countries may be providing subsidies for paper bags, making it difficult for US brands to compete. The investigation aims to determine the subsidy rates for different countries and factories. The host emphasizes the importance of understanding these duties and their potential impact on businesses and consumers. Key Takeaways: Anti-dumping and countervailing duties are being imposed on paper bags imported into the US. Countries like Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam may face tariffs on paper bags. The preliminary determination has been made, and the final determination will be issued in March 2024. Brands need to be aware of the potential increase in costs and the need to pass them on to consumers. Importers may be fined for paper bags already shipped and received. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/packagingunboxd/message
You'll want to know this PSA Amy issues if you're traveling with gifts this holiday season! Plus, find out how Eddie is feeling about possibly getting a hair transplant in Turkey and if he's considering it more...Mailbag: Listener's 6th grade daughter is getting picked on. Her hair is getting pulled and the bullying has turned violent. What should our listener do to help their daughter in the best way?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's episode of the DSR Daily, we cover the impending expulsion vote for George Santos, Turkey's intention to ratify Swedish accession to NATO, the deepening support for Hamas, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real Thanksgiving drama talk! RIP Andrew's Black Friday joy. Don't forget to check out the #Millennial and MuggleCast Overstock Store for the podcast fan in your life this holiday season! This week's episode is a Confessional-palooza serving up some piping hot tea from our listeners' most dramatic Thanksgiving encounters. Estranged sibling say something shitty? Dad ruined the pie by putting raw Turkey in the fridge with it? Uncle Bobby ruin Thanksgiving by describing his erection in gory detail? We've got it all chronicled here! How do you even when Grandma's friend Irish goodbyes after having explosive shits in your guest bathroom? "Why aren't you married yet?" "Idk Ethel why aren't you dead yet?" Is it Thanksgiving if the menu doesn't involve mashed potatoes? How to handle Dad being a little too giving to an employee? This week's recommendations will give you a reprieve from stressful interactions this holiday season: Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patches (Andrew), ‘Doctor Who: Special 1 - The Star Beast' (Pam), and 'Spider-Man 2' on PS5 (Laura). And in this week's installment of After Dark: Our own Thanksgiving tea! There's always that one person who insists on driving a joke into the ground. A significant other who can't even fake it at family functions... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joining Michael Dawson and Matt Tarr on the Off The Shelf podcast this week is... Steven Caulker!From his Spurs academy days, his surprise first team debut coming completely out of the blue to representing Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics - in the football team but it could've been 800m - 'Caulks' takes us through his journey at the Club and beyond.Uncover the challenges he faced under Andre Villas-Boas, his solitary cap (and goal!) for England and why he opted to play for Sierra Leone after scoring for England. Also hear the honest discussions around the personal struggles he faced with addiction that led him to seeking help and rehabilitation and his poignant personal account of a tragic bus accident that claimed the life of a teammate whilst playing for Alanyaspor in Turkey.This is a compelling story of resilience and the complex tapestry of a footballer's life.Watch on SPURSPLAY - https://play.tottenhamhotspur.com/homeFor more on Tottenham Hotspur:Club App - tottenhamhotspur.com/spurs-official-appYouTube - youtube.com/channel/UCEg25rdRZXg32iwai6N6l0w?sub_confirmation=1Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpursOfficialTikTok - tiktok.com/@spursofficial?lang=enInstagram - instagram.com/spursofficialFacebook - facebook.com/TottenhamHotspurSpurs Shop - shop.tottenhamhotspur.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Andrew and Shane talk Titans and Turkeys with their Winners and Losers of the Thanksgiving Break. From Box Office successes to the latest streaming options, they've got you covered!Films Reviewed: Napoleon, Thanksgiving, The Holdovers, Wish, Next Goal Wins, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Rustin, Leo, May December, Best Christmas Ever, KandaharTV Shows: Monarch (Apple TV+), A Murder at the End of the World (FX on Hulu), Fargo Season 5Follow the podcast on social media @recentactpod
EP315 - 2023 Turkey5 Recap with Salesforces Rob Garf Episode 315 is a recap of Turkey5 (The five days from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday) 2023 with Rob Garf, Vice President and General Manager, Retail at Salesforce. This is Robs' Six time on the show, having previously been on episodes 110, 248, 282, 299, and 313. Jason and Scot discuss the "Turkey 5" with their guest Rob Garf, VP and GM for retail at Salesforce. They analyze data from various sources to provide insights into the holiday shopping season. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce grew 7.75% in Q3, while total retail only grew 2%. Jason emphasizes the need for e-commerce to grow at least 7.7% in Q4 to stay on track. Adobe's data shows that Black Friday sales were up 7.5% and Cyber Monday sales were up 12.4% from the previous year. The speakers also discuss data from BigCommerce, MasterCard, and Salesforce, highlighting growth in online sales on Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Rob Garf adds his observations on retail industry trends, noting an increase in demand and robust pricing. He mentions a rebound in demand in Europe, excluding the UK, and highlights retailers' focus on profitability and inventory levels. The discussion then turns to Amazon's innovative advertising approach during a Friday NFL game, where shoppable ads were displayed via QR codes. Jason believes this strategy will benefit Amazon, as it monetizes viewership and reinforces the brand. Discounting played a significant role in driving demand during Cyber Week, with retailers offering an average of 30% off. Consumers were patient, waiting for attractive deals, while retailers managed their inventory and discounting strategies well. The luxury category, however, did not perform as strongly, with only a slight increase or even a decrease in sales. The hosts touch on the resale market and the growing popularity of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) options and mobile wallets. They discuss the potential impact of mobile wallets on shopping behavior and note that BNPL resonates with new consumers and has replaced layaway. Finally, the hosts mention the passing of Charlie Munger and the filing of an IPO by Xi'an, encouraging listeners to support the show and announcing more holiday shopping data and reports on Salesforce.com. 0:00:46 Introduction to the Jason and Scot Show 0:05:04 Black Friday: First Sales for Vendors 0:14:06 Softness in Consumer Electronics and Toys Market 0:14:55 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Impact on Holiday Season Shape 0:16:32 Retailers' Inventory Management and Positive Growth Forecast 0:17:47 Retailers analyzing profitability and customer profitability. 0:18:29 Increase in Demand and Robust Pricing 0:22:34 Amazon's Innovative Advertising and Potential Profitability for Holiday 0:26:27 Discount rates over Cyber Week in comparison to previous years 0:29:04 Retailers' management of inventory and transparency in discounting strategy 0:31:52 Consumer behavior and the rise of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) 0:33:32 Mobile wallets and the impact on checkout process and shopping experiences 0:35:26 Buy Now, Pay Later Growing and Replacing Layaway 0:37:22 Charlie Munger's Passing and Xi'an's IPO Announcement Throughout this episode make liberal use of real-time data from Salesforce Shopping Insights HQ, which tracks how 1.5+ billion consumers are shaping shopping trends. You can see a real-time holiday dashboard, powered by Tableau so you can interact with the data yourself on the Salesforce Holiday Insights page. Episode 313 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Tuesday November 28th, 2023. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot Show. This is episode 315 being recorded on Tuesday, November 28th. I'm your host, Jason Retail Geek Goldberg, and as usual, I'm here with your co-host, Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:39] Hey, Jason, and welcome back, Jason and Scot Show listeners. Vigilant listeners will remember that we promised you a delicious turkey five Introduction to the Jason and Scot Show [0:47] sandwich starring none other than Rob Garf, VP and GM for retail at Salesforce. And that's what we're delivering today. Rob was here way back on episode 313 on November 8th. And he is back here today to tell us what happened during the Turkey 5. Welcome back, Rob. Rob: [1:05] Thanks for having me, Jason, Scot. Always a pleasure and look forward to getting into some of this really fun data. Scot: [1:12] Yeah, this is your record sixth time. So your old hat here. Before we jump in, we do want to just kind of set the table, keeping with the post-Thanksgiving, theme with some leftovers. I saw what you did there. Yeah. And we, meaning Jason and his army of interns, have gathered a bunch of data from other sources. So we just want to give listeners that, and we know you have your own data, and we want to paint a complete picture. So, Jason, give us the quick and dirty rundown of other data that we've seen out there covering the holiday period so far. Jason: [1:46] Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let's do it. And side note, Rob, we're going to keep making you come back till you get it right. Rob: [1:50] I appreciate it. I'm here. Jason: [1:52] I'll do what you need. Awesome. So, super quick reminder, Q3 data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce for the quarter grew 7.75%, over, the previous year. year, total retail only grew 2% from the previous year. And so if you take e-commerce out of total retail, brick and mortar in Q3 2023 only grew 1.08%, so lower than traditional. So when you come into the beginning of Q4 and holiday in particular, in my mind, e-commerce has to grow at 7.7% just to stay at par. And brick-and-mortar has to grow more than that one percent. [2:37] So, and I like to start with the lesser data and work our way up to the gold standard, very best data we have, which is, of course, the Rob Garth. So our friends at adobe which have a different data set but similar methodology and slightly different definition so you can't perfectly compare apples to apples, they said black friday sales were nine point eight billion in the us which is up seven point five percent from the year before so that would basically be right at that par i was just talking about, they said cyber monday was up to twelve point four percent and that was hot off the press so i wasn't able to do the math on what growth rate that was. They said for the whole month of November year to date, that they see November up 4.6% from last year. So kind of below that par. These are all numbers Adobe is giving for e-commerce. [3:26] And of particular note, and I know we'll talk about this more, they've seen a significant uptick in use of Buy Now, Pay Later services, and they've seen deeper discounting than we saw last year. Now, Shopify is really out there with a big news cycle. And I don't want to say they won up Salesforce, but they bought the sphere in Las Vegas and broadcast their data on the outside of the sphere, which visually is, is super cool. But their data isn't so useful because they don't report same store sales. They had a, you know, some unknown basket of merchants that sold a bunch of stuff last year, and they had some unknown basket of merchants that sold more stuff this year, and we don't know if the same merchants were here this year and last year or if they added a bunch of merchants or, or if this is true growth. So, so while the Shopify numbers are interesting, if you're investing in Shopify, they don't tell us a lot about what's happening in the e-commerce world. I did see a super interesting quote from Harley Finkelstein, who's the president of Shopify, and it's possibly, possibly that he just misworded this, but he was excited after Black Friday and he said 17.5, thousand. So $17,500. [4:41] Vendors made their first sale this Black Friday weekend. So I took that to mean, not that they launched on Friday just in time for Black Friday, but that this was their first Black Friday where they sold anything. So that's 17.5 thousand new merchants. [4:58] And then he said, in total, 55 thousand merchants set their all-time daily record on Black Friday. Black Friday: First Sales for Vendors [5:05] And while those two numbers sound impressive, if you kind of think about it for a second, you go, wait, the vast majority of merchants on Shopify that are B2C are going to sell their record. Cyber Monday hasn't happened yet, so take that out of the equation, are going to set their all-time record on Black Friday. So not surprised, you would expect the vast majority of all merchants to set their Black Friday record. And 17.5 thousand of them are new. So what that says is there's only 37 thousand merchants that are a year old on Shopify that sold more this Friday than last year on Black Friday. And that's, I guess, less than I would expect based on the usual reports we get from Shopify. So that, I'll just record that as a moment and our stock analysts that cover Shopify listening on the call can weigh in on that one. [5:58] BigCommerce, a slightly weirder data set. They saw an outlier, they saw 14% growth, but again, random, they're not trying to report at the industry, they're just reporting their clients. And then a particularly interesting one to me is MasterCard. I have a love-hate relationship with MasterCard. Unlike all the rest of you, MasterCard gets a set of data for stores and retailers, so they try to forecast what happened in retail, which is super valuable. Historically, I've seen some weird deviations from MasterCard that make me cautious about their numbers. But this year, they reported Black Friday, they did not report Cyber Monday. Their Black Friday number was up 8.5% year over year for eCommerce. [6:39] Which is at the high side of the mean for all these other datasets. And they reported that on Friday, total retail sales were up 2.5%. But if you back eCommerce out of that number, brick and mortar was only up 1.1%. So basically, I would call all those numbers par with our Q3 numbers. So, that kind of sets the table. Scot, take us through what we learned from Salesforce. Scot: [7:11] Yeah. So, a million questions, Rob. Let's start with, it seems like one of the biggest interesting battle royales is, A, why was Rob's face not on the sphere? And then B, it seems like one of the data sets is saying Cyber Monday is much bigger than Black Friday. And then in your pre-show, you had said you guys are seeing Black Friday exceed Cyber Monday. So let's start there. Which was bigger? Rob: [7:37] Yeah. Well, first of all, I lost the coin flip and Astro or Cody, which are critters in Salesforce world, won. So they got their faces along with Einstein on the sphere a couple of weeks ago during F1. So I'm still going for it next year, but we'll see what happens. But I digress. Let's get into the numbers. So yeah, we are seeing, you called it a battle royal. I appreciate any reference to 1980s wrestling, by the way. So thank you very much, but let's not go down that path. That could be a whole other podcast. But what we are seeing is, as you mentioned, a battle between Cyber Monday and Black Friday for supremacy. [8:19] And they are going back and forth. What we found in our data in 2019, Black Friday eclipsed Cyber Monday and has remained there, especially outside of the United States. And so we're seeing big growth and, you know, partly what's contributing to that is not only Alibaba, which has been in place for some time, but Timu and Xi'an, which I know you gentlemen like to talk about. So regardless what I think, two things based on all the data that you provide, and I appreciate the broad perspective that you share here, is people are actually buying. They might not be buying as much as they were in the past and throughout the pandemic, but But there is demand. And you know, I think that's important because when we look at our numbers and just to put it out there for Cyber Monday, and we can bounce around here wherever you'd like to go, is we chalked our number at 12.6. [9:13] Billion in the United States, and that's a growth of 3%. And I'll call it a healthy growth of 3%. And the reason being is, for the first time in five quarters, we saw growth being generated by increased consumer demand and not just merely higher prices, which is our indicator for inflation. And just to put it in perspective, let me talk about Black Friday here, because you mentioned the battle that's happening here. We saw 16.4 billion in online sales for Black Friday in the US, and that was up 9%. And so, as I mentioned, what this shows us is people are buying. What it's also showing is that there's a high concentration of online sales for those two days. And sure, you two gentlemen are laughing because that's been that way since Cyber Monday was coined in 2005, but there has been a smoothing out of demand, particularly around Cyber Week or cyber five for the last several years, but there's been a stark shift back to those two prominent days. Jason: [10:27] So interesting on the top line numbers, one of the, you mentioned that you're, you're seeing items increase, not just prices, right? Which kind of opens the whole specter of, of it's, we're not just seeing growth for from inflation, right? Are there any categories that you're like going into the holiday? It was like, hey, the growth was in essentials and food and things like that. And discretionary items like apparel and electronics and toys were not doing well. Did you guys see, like, are people opening their wallets on discretionary items or are sales continuing to be these kind of essentials and affordable luxuries? Rob: [11:06] Yeah, it's a mixed bag. And I do want to underscore your point, Jason, around. Growth being generated by more volume and not just higher prices. So that's exactly what we saw. 3% growth when you're seeing 9% increase in inflation is a tough equation to, be profitable and to work out in the consumer's favor. But in this case, we are seeing more demand. And the demand, as I mentioned, is a mixed bag. On one hand, we are seeing really nice growth in areas like makeup and health and beauty, skin care. We're also seeing nice growth in active apparel and active footwear as well. I categorize that actually as comfort. In uncertain times when consumers certainly are looking to really take control of their household balance sheets, oftentimes you migrate to comfort. You know, you can talk about comfort food, but this is just comfort gifting and comfort what you put on your body, both clothes and literally on your skin. And so we are seeing nice growth there where actually, if you think about it over the last 12 months, those categories have been hit a bit in terms of the growth curve. [12:20] And what you're seeing on the other side actually is luxury is softening a little bit, which which I think is important to note because for the last, I mean, gosh, through the pandemic and after, luxury was one of the most, no, not one of the most, was the most resilient categories. And we're starting to see a bit of breaking down, especially around the aspirational luxury side. So we're going to keep an eye on that. I will mention one other thing, actually, as it relates to categories that are doing well in the holiday and that is food and beverage and gifting, you know, in terms of. What people look to for comfort and experiences, they are gifting chocolate, they're gifting wine, they're gifting various gift baskets. We saw really strong growth, even starting, you know, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and working its way through the entire holiday. Jason: [13:22] Interesting. One category or two categories that come up a lot, like coming into holiday, electronics had been in a pretty big swamp, like for the whole pandemic. And I'm curious, I've seen conflicting data about whether electronics are back or whether they're still soft. Traditionally, electronics would be one of the fastest movers for holiday. Rob: [13:43] Of course, of course. Yeah, I mean, consumer electronics, toys, right? Those two are still pretty soft. I think you really though need to put it in perspective in terms of the astronomical growth we saw on those categories over the last four years. I haven't done the math. You're really good at this, Jason. So I'm gonna put you to task maybe on your next LinkedIn post, but I am willing to wager, and I'm not a betting person, so I'm not really willing Softness in Consumer Electronics and Toys Market [14:07] to wager, but I'd love to see the CAGR of those categories over the last four years. I'm guessing they're in really strong, like high team growth, which any retailer would be happy with that on a given holiday time period. So there is a bit of softening, but I think it's really important to understand it in context with the growth that they've seen over the last several years. Scot: [14:32] Cool. Um, so, you know, with these good showings and Cyber Monday and Black Friday, what's that mean for the rest of the season? Are you guys like doubling your forecast, tripling or, and what's that mean for the shape? We talk a lot about the shape of the holiday. Any, any, any changes to your thoughts on those? Rob: [14:49] Yeah. The shape or the anatomy. I've been asked this by a lot of retail executives because they're being asked by their board, like, are you sandbagging us? Black Friday and Cyber Monday Impact on Holiday Season Shape [14:59] We need to really relook at this forecast. We crawled through the data over the last couple of days just to look through our model and see if we could see the data in different ways through different lenses. The reality is what we're seeing is that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were taking market share from the bookends of the holiday, from earlier on and later on, right before the shipping cutoff date. And so for the last five years or so, we have been seeing a smoothing out of demand for the seven days that we define as Cyber Week, Tuesday before Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. And Thanksgiving became a really strong and important day, especially on the mobile device, especially as consumers. [15:47] Either being distracted or inspired, whichever you want to think about it, on the couch after Thanksgiving meal, looking at social. [15:54] But we've seen a snapback of the higher concentration of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So it's not like there's incremental sales, and that's what I think you were getting at, right? I don't think there's incremental sales that we can now account for. We're still staying to our forecast of 1% growth in the US for November and December. That's how we define holiday and in the US and we're looking at 4% growth globally, really led by Europe. And I want to just put a caveat on this. Not only again, are we seeing that growth come from increased demand, but retailers have gotten smarter. Retailers' Inventory Management and Positive Growth Forecast [16:33] I don't know if it's smarter, but they were very deliberate going into this holiday starting six months ago about managing inventory levels and margins. So there's been a lot of talk about how are we going to handle shipping? How are we going to handle our return policies? And also, how are we going to think about our open to buys? And so I think most retail executives, especially on the merchandising side, are feeling pretty good because they're working their way through the inventory, which by the way, as you know, has been a big glut over the last couple of years, especially in 2021, when so many products were stuck in the port of LA. I mean, that just created this bullwhip effect that we're still just getting our arms around now and getting over the hump. And so that's my long way of saying is we're not reforecasting. We still feel positive with that 1% and 4% growth in U.S. and global, respectively, because. [17:24] Retailers are taking a very close look at overall profitability and this concept of customer profitability as well. Scot: [17:32] Yeah. You'd said, so it seems like the curve was kind of flattening out and now it's like steepening again it's like kind of coming in at the edges and in kind of like shaping up in the middle part of the bell curve which is like the that, Retailers analyzing profitability and customer profitability. [17:48] cyber week. Is that that's right. Okay. Rob: [17:51] That's really good. Yeah. It's kind of snapped back. Right. Yeah. Definitely. Yeah. Scot: [17:56] It's going to make that sound. Rob: [17:58] Where's the sound effects in turn? Are they there? Are they on call? Can we get that bullying? Jason: [18:02] I'll be adding that in post. Scot: [18:06] You had said something that kind of piqued my interest. You said people are kind of, you know, I may be rephrasing this wrong, but you said kind of demand is back. Like I knew it almost felt like you were saying before there was, you know, people were shopping, but it didn't seem like, you know, a new increase in demand. And now it is because you're seeing robustness in pricing and stuff. Is that say a little bit more about that? I'll make sure I understand what you were saying. Increase in Demand and Robust Pricing Rob: [18:32] Yeah, you got it. So yes. And I, again, and don't think retail executives are doing backflips and thinking that we're getting back to roaring double-digit, growth coming out of the holiday. But what this is an indication, and by the way, we're seeing this as a leading indicator in Europe, let's exclude the UK, which is probably in the same rebound curve as the United States and Canada, but you take continental Europe and who are about two, maybe three quarters ahead of us in terms of the rebound, we're seeing inflation settle, the average selling prices settle down and people are buying more. So we're seeing average orders volume higher. We're seeing slight uptick in units per transaction, only slight. But the order piece is super interesting. We're seeing traffic. We're seeing continued really strong traffic. People are just really being diligent and patient and shopping a lot and looking for the best deals. And we'll have to talk about that in terms of what discounting patterns we saw as well. So that's my long way of saying Scot is people are buying more, they're doing it. By still making trade-offs. So there is a sense of let's load up on some essentials while we're getting good deals. [19:57] Let's look for travel, entertainment, like experiences. And you have to also think of the adjacent categories like luggage, as an example, if you're going on a trip, do you need something new to put your clothes in? And though they are, again, increasing, as I mentioned. So as I think about the sentiment, even with a 1% in the US growth, 4% global is what we're forecasting for the full holiday, retailers are feeling good about that. They want to exit this holiday on a really good foundation of profitability, a really good foundation on inventory levels. And most every retailer I'm talking to has a growth mindset. They're thinking about customer acquisition, finding new ways to do that because customer acquisition costs are still off the charts, but also loyalty, finding new ways to create stickiness, looking for adjacent categories, adjacent services, looking for partnerships to supplement what they're doing organically. And I mean, this would take us down a whole other path, but they're leaning into data. They're leaning into AI to better understand who those consumers are and what they're likely to buy and making sure they're able to create profitable customers. How was that soapbox? I just rattled off too much, too fast. Jason: [21:13] So hopefully you were able to digest it. But you kind of, you glossed over what they're really looking at is just selling ads to brands. Rob: [21:18] That's fair. Thank you. I could have just said that. You're right. That's a very good point. And yeah, we could, I love your take actually, seriously, given that on Amazon's move for the football game on Friday. Jason: [21:31] Yeah. So that's a great point. And maybe just to catch up listeners that might not have followed it. Something very different and unique for this year is that the NFL, you know, normally they have a Thursday game and they have Sunday games and a Monday night game. On Thanksgiving, they have Thursday day games during Thanksgiving. This year, they added a Friday game for the first time. And the sponsor of that Friday game was Amazon. It was broadcast on Amazon Prime, and Amazon actually had shoppable ads via QR codes in the broadcast, all sort of innovative, cool, new stuff. [22:11] The early read is that the viewership was pretty good for the Friday game. There's no history, so we have nothing to compare it to. I would argue fewer people are going and standing in line at brick and mortar stores for door busters. You know, the little bit of data we do have on brick and mortar shows that, like, there wasn't a huge, huge spike in in-store shopping. I feel like Friday has become more of an online shopping day, Amazon's Innovative Advertising and Potential Profitability for Holiday [22:36] which means people are home more, which means there's an opportunity to watch a football game. I kind of don't imagine that the interactive ad formats, like, you know, we're high volume and really move the needle, but they're innovative. And I do think that that Friday game is likely to be a new tradition as the holiday shopping season goes from an omni-channel thing to an online thing. At least that's my POV. Rob: [23:03] Yeah, I am super interested in your point of view given how close you are to this. So I guess I'm gonna put you on the spot. Wow, look at me, I'm totally turning the table here, but this has been on my mind. And actually, interestingly enough, over the weekend at a party, somebody who's not in like retail, you know, he shops. That's the extent of it. He pointed out what Amazon did and thought it was really clever. So what did I hear? Like, did they spend a hundred million dollars for that? Regardless, do you think they made the money back going to your point, Jason, on selling ad space in there and kind of even if it's a break even and or they're gaining more prime members, it was a good day for Amazon? Jason: [23:42] Yeah, I am pretty confident it was a good day for Amazon. Like, one thing to remember is Amazon has a better model for monetizing eyeballs than anyone else, right? So, like, if you're Coca-Cola and you sponsor a football game, you're trying to get eyeballs and the only way you have to monetize those eyeballs is to get them to drink more Coke. Rob: [24:03] Right. Jason: [24:04] If you're Amazon, here's what you do. You get a bunch of eyeballs. You try to sell them something that you make money on. And after you do that, you sell ads to other people for more than you paid. And they try to sell something to that person, right? And so, you know, the combination of the ad revenue that Amazon generates and the top of funnel, and bottom of funnel benefit that Amazon gets, again, they're building their brand. Your friend that was just talking to you, he wasn't talking about a particular product he was shopping for. The brand he remembers is Amazon, right? And so you got that Amazon top of the funnel benefit, which is valuable and important. Amazon probably sold some stuff to people. So you got that Amazon bottom of funnel benefit. And then we know Amazon sold a bunch of ads, which is, you know, a huge, huge driver of incremental profit. So yeah, I definitely think we can call Amazon a winner there. I think when it all settles, we're also going to see that it was just a pretty good sales day for Amazon as well. Rob: [25:09] Yeah, I bet you're right. Yeah. The last point and then we can move on and by the way, welcome to episode one of the Rob Garf podcast, is the fact that I mean, knowing Amazon, those ads that you're getting are personalized in terms of them understanding who you are and even if it's a different size or a different brand or a different you know, whatever, even what they know about what's in your shopping cart, what you bought in the past. So anyways, it sounds like, as I would have suspected, you're pretty bullish about it and I am too. Jason: [25:37] So yeah, I do want to cover something just kind of fundamental. So, so we rebounded a little bit and we got bigger sales on, on Friday and Monday. Potentially we might've just pulled some sales in that were going to happen later in the month per your, your comments about not wanting to re-forecast. Did we partly pull those in by giving deeper discounts than we usually give? Like what, what did you see from a discounting standpoint and what does that say about potential profitability for Holiday? Rob: [26:03] Yeah, yeah. Yeah. So we actually looked at this going into the Holiday and we went back to 2019 and I have the team look at discount rates starting in November 1st for 2019, 2021, and 2023, what we had anticipated for this year. And what we saw and actually came true is we saw discount rates over Cyber Week hover just north of where they were in 2019. Discount rates over Cyber Week in comparison to previous years [26:31] Don't forget, 2021, there were the lowest discount rates that we've seen because the product just wasn't there. So retailers, it was the first time they won the game of Discount Chicken. The short answer is yes. Retailers did discount the heaviest they have all year, right around 30% on average. And I think that's important. It's on average. I mean, we've all seen discounts of 40%, 50%, really creative discounting strategies. And so that definitely drove demand. I mean, going back to the consumer, while they're buying more, they're making trade-offs and they were really diligent. [27:09] They were really patient and they waited and they waited and they ultimately saw the attractive deals starting in earnest on Black Friday. They weren't even that great on the Monday, Tuesday, I'm sorry, the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thanksgiving, Thursday until Black Friday, and then they started to buy. So they held out and they ultimately purchased those attractive deals. In terms of margin, I think we're doing okay. And the secret here is when we looked at the data, given all the inflation that happened, And actually, consumers are still, even with these deep discounts, paying more than they were in 2019. The optics are there. They're feeling like they're getting a good deal, but the reality is they're still spending more. So I think they'll be okay. And there wasn't this protracted discounting that did happen. And because they manage their inventory well, the retailers, and their discounting strategy as well, I don't think they're going to be forced with the hail Mary discounts that you often see right before the shipping cutoff date. So I think that retailers actually managed it pretty well. I give them credit too, by the way, what we saw in our data as well is retailers were a lot more transparent around their discounting strategy. [28:23] Many were offering price match guarantees. If they saw, you know, the consumer saw the price for less, and they were also much more transparent around their return policies as well. So people felt a little more comfortable buying earlier, even if the prices weren't exactly where they wanted it. So the long of it is, or the short of it, whichever way I look at it, is there were healthy discounts. Consumers took advantage of them. I'm still feeling more positive, especially than I have from last year, about margins. Scot: [28:57] Cool. You said something I want to dig into, and then I want to pivot to be in PL. You said luxury was a little soft. What do we make of that? Retailers' management of inventory and transparency in discounting strategy Rob: [29:06] Yeah, and like I said, it's had a run, like I haven't seen before in any one category. I mean, don't get me wrong. Consumer electronics really strong and some other categories in the pandemic home looked really strong as well. But it continued after the pandemic, both in store and online. What we saw compared again, just to put in perspective, three percent increase on Cyber Monday in the U.S., nine percent increase in Black Friday in the U.S. [29:34] There was a tick low beyond flat for luxury. What it also showed is they started to. [29:41] Discount more than they typically do. You think of luxury, they're going to hold their really price and be sensitive around preserving their brand and their margins. And we were seeing that tick up as well. I think the ultra luxury is still alive and kicking, no problem. It's more of that aspirational luxury. One area that I think is really important to point out is the resale market. More and more luxury brands are playing in the luxury market game. I'm sorry, the resale market game, because they realize people are doing it anyways, and they might as well offer that in many cases on their own website. So like Coach as an example, Canada Goose as an example, have the capability to exchange product, which then allows existing customers to likely buy something at a higher price point. And then if the product is in good enough shape, they're able to resell it and allow for aspirational shoppers to actually access that brand and buy it where they might not have been able to in the past. So yeah, I'm not overly concerned about luxury. I mean, the brands are so strong and there's so much loyalty there, but it just does show that in the aspirational space, people are trading down to a degree. [30:55] You know, they're trading down for value in the resale market. In many cases, they're trading down for vintage. It's amazing to see how many, you know, sneaker brands and specific models are hot that we all remember from our high school days. And you know, even the younger generations like to save the world a little bit as well. Scot: [31:14] Yeah. So I guess what I'm getting at is, do we think the consumer's rolling over and that's kind of the BNPL question too, because one way to read BNPL increasing is people are under financial stress. So they're stretching out payments. Another way is, you know, seeing all this data and it's always sponsored by one of the BNPL providers. So I'm never sure how to take it, but it shows that, you know, millennials and Gen Zers like, they don't like open credit. And it's weird because my kids have this perspective too. I thought it was like, I thought it was totally made up and then they're like, oh no, I, you know, I hate having like these credit cards with big limits. And I'm like, well, if you don't use it, it doesn't matter. It just makes them Consumer behavior and the rise of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) [31:52] nervous for some reason. And do you think it's a generational thing or is it a little sign of softness on the consumer? And maybe the luxury is another indication that it feels like the consumer is rolling over a little bit or you don't see that. Rob: [32:06] Yeah, I mean, I think it is a bit generational to your point. I don't have those data's points to substantiate what you're describing. But a lot of what I learned is from my 17-year-old and 14-year-old because they're right in the smack dab of purchasing and trends and so forth. Don't worry, we have a lot more data at Salesforce to back this up, billions and billions of shoppers. But in any case, the anecdotes definitely help provide a full commentary. But we saw an outpay later over Cyber Week increase 7%. So that's healthy. It's a little slower than we've seen in past. What we're also seeing, and it started last year, is it's on lower and lower price point merchandise. So that also speaks to the adoption as well. It's not just on the big ticket items. I think if I zoom out for a moment as well, mobile wallets were really strong. Mobile wallets were really strong. We saw about a 50% increase year over year in that. Now, of course, it's a smaller base than traditional credit cards and debit cards. But still, it's showing the adoption because it's really breaking down the friction in the checkout process. But we keep a close eye on buy now, pay later, because you're right. It could be an indication, especially as consumers look to buy lower price merchandise, that it might be a softening in the market. But we're not quite there in proclaiming that. Scot: [33:25] You said a mobile wallet. That is catnip for retail geek, so I'll get out of his way. I bet he has a million questions. Jason: [33:32] Yeah, no, Scot knows I love a good mobile wallet and I'm sure everyone's already heard this, Mobile wallets and the impact on checkout process and shopping experiences [33:37] but I have a hypothesis that some of the popular shopping behaviors we see in Asia aren't as popular here because we don't have as good a penetration of mobile wallets and that if you have mobile wallets, it makes certain experiences like shopping on social media and things like that easier because it only requires one hand instead of three hands. So I'd be curious, do you guys think you're seeing more mobile wallet users, or do you think you're seeing more transaction from the existing users, or do you have the ability to? To see between those two? I suspect I just asked you a question you're going to now have to go do research on. Rob: [34:17] Nick Neumann We may have that based on some of the primary research we do. We don't have access to personally identifiable information, so we can't see by user. But my thesis there is it's both. There are more people adopting mobile wallets because they see the convenience and the friction that's removed. And then once that happens, they're buying more. I think you go back to the Amazon example, part of why that's probably a home run for them is because it's a lot easier for somebody to buy in that form factor than let's say Roku or other Verizon user interfaces that you don't have a wallet associated with it. I didn't go through the shopping process on the Friday NFL game, but I can only imagine it was much easier than having to do it through other types of media. So I think that, yeah, I agree by the way, with your hypothesis that, you know, embedded commerce or shopping at the edge has been a bit stunted because, the wallet piece is not there or as accessible as it is in other countries. Buy Now, Pay Later Growing and Replacing Layaway Jason: [35:30] Yeah. Two things I'll just throw out there on buy now, pay later. I mean, I do, I think it, it legitimately resonates with the new crop of consumers. And so I think it's growing for all the reasons that the Buy Now Pay Later people claim it's growing. But I would, there's two accelerators that are just kind of convenient in there. Holiday used to be a big time for this payment method that the youngsters on the call wouldn't have heard of called the layaway. And almost no retailer that I'm aware of has brought back layaway, like they all retired it in the last several years, largely because Buy Now Pay Later has replaced it. And so, you know, layaway is most popular around holiday. So, you know, to the extent that buy now pay later is the digital version of layaway. It kind of makes sense that you would see a spike over a holiday. Also, digital is growing much faster than brick and mortar. Buy Now, Pay Later is disproportionately online. So that, you know, is another reason you would expect Buy Now, Pay Later to spike. One thing that's a little alarming slash interesting to me is that Buy Now, Pay Later gets used for a wider range of purchases and merchandise than LayAway did. Like, LayAway tended to be big ticket items, your kid's aspirational toys, but Buy Now Pay Later gets used for food and consumables and things that economically you would argue probably don't want to be financing something that you need to rebuy every month. Rob: [36:52] Yes. Jason: [36:53] So I'll just throw that out there on Buy Now Pay Later. We are coming up on our allotted time. I do have two other pieces of news that just kind of interrupted the Turkey Five news cycle. And one of them I'm super sad about, and it's actual breaking news that happened while we were recording this show, Charlie Munger just passed away at 99. Rob: [37:13] Oh, wow. Scot: [37:14] That's terrible. Jason: [37:15] Warren Buffett's partner, and I just, I feel like, very admirable person. I've learned a lot. He and Warren Buffett, like, are super generous with sharing Charlie Munger's Passing and Xi'an's IPO Announcement [37:23] all this thought leadership, and I just want to say best wishes to all his family and loved ones. Seems like you had an amazing life. Rob: [37:31] Yeah, I echo your sentiment. Jason: [37:33] Yep. And then in the middle of Cyber 5, you guys teased this a couple of times talking about Xi'an. and Xi'an disclosed that they filed an IPO. So that came out yesterday. It's a confidential IPO, so we won't actually see the prospectus until probably 2024 sometime. Okay. And the theory is that it's going to be, because of their not super transparent ownership structure and their Chinese ownership, it's gonna have extra regulatory scrutiny. And so the reason you'd file a confidential IPO is so you could start talking to regulators and negotiating what you're gonna do and what you're gonna disclose. And so they're probably working through all that stuff to then do the public IPO later. But it's, I'm excited for when that gets disclosed because there's a lot of speculation about how big Shein is and how profitable or unprofitable their model has been. And we're gonna be able to do away with all that speculation and get some real certified data. Rob: [38:38] I can't wait to listen to that show when you dissect that. It will be super interesting to see where they're allocating the investment and the capital. Beyond, obviously, hiring people, but what parts of the business. Jason: [38:51] I totally agree and that's going to be a great place to leave it because we have used up our allotted time. Rob, so grateful and congratulations on being our first six-time guest. And as per usual, if you enjoyed this episode or it was useful to us in any way, the two ways you can reward us are to do a giant enterprise contract for all your marketing services with Salesforce.com or, you can leave a five-star review on iTunes for Scot and I. So, you know, those are the two paths, choose whichever one makes most financial sense to you, but appreciate it if you do one or the other. Rob: [39:29] Yeah. And if I could say too, I know we're running up against time, but I want to give a big, sincere thank you. Obviously we just came out of Thanksgiving, so I want to show my gratitude. You know, it's amazing. Anytime I'm on the show, the people that reach out to me, not only talking about the show, but how much they've learned from you. And so for you to trust me and providing my perspective and Salesforce perspective means a lot and just thanks for being such good friends. Scot: [39:56] Robert Leonard Jason said, no, but I overrode him just so you know the history. I thought, you know, Jason's like, I'm the retail geek. We don't need any Garfies in here. Rob, remind us where could people go? You guys will be updating your data. I assume, you know, this is the last time you'll be on for this year, but I'm sure you'll be publishing more data as we get deeper in the holiday. Where do people go to see that? Rob: [40:19] Jason Cosper Yeah, we have our Shopping Insights HQ on salesforce.com. We will be updating the information. We'll do a mid-season report right around the shipping cutoff window, and then we'll do an all-wrapped-up just around the beginning of NRF. So keep an eye out. Scot: [40:34] Awesome. Well, thanks, everyone, and until next time... Jason: [40:38] Happy commercing!
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