Seattle-based copywriter, author, and educator, Dan Goldgeier, and I recorded a pilot episode of Adpulp’s new podcast today. We’ve previously recorded and shared video segments. This is pure audio.
We discuss four timely topics on this pilot episode:
- Hill Holliday’s newly stated commitment to diversity and inclusion
- The NBA is out on strike
- 300 Pizza Huts about to close
- A wildly popular Direct-to-Consumer TV spot
Pro Athletes Flex Their Collective Muscle
One of the best moments of this episode (for me) is when Dan says that professional athletes have more power as laborers than almost anyone. It’s true and it’s good to see them use it effectively.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) August 27, 2020
Dan also mentions that some MLB teams are refusing to play, and if the NFL were to join it will bring pro sports to a standstill.
We did not mention that the WNBA is also on strike, and tennis star Naomi Osaka chose not to compete in Thursday’s semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open. Five Major League Soccer games were also postponed on Wednesday over player-organized strikes.
NBA player, Marcus Smart, said, “We tried the peaceful way, kneeling, we tried to protest, we tried to come out here and get together and play this game and tried to get our voice across, but it’s not working. So, obviously, something has to be done.”
Where to Find Black Talent Today
Hill Holliday set some aggressive hiring goals for itself, especially during this economic meltdown. I mention on the show how hard it will be for Hill Holliday (or anyone who shares their predicament and goals) to get to 13% Black at the VP level by 2023. At this time, the agency has zero VPs who identify as Black.
Supremely talented people like Jessica Hughes, a designer, and illustrator in Denver, are just a click away when you know where to look.
A NOTE ON THE NEW PODCAST: We are in the process of registering Ad Chatter with iTunes, Google, and all the other podcasting platforms.