In the guest chair:
Jenny Pruitt, CEO & Founder of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty joined Dana during hour one on the show to discuss her new memoir, Beneath His Wings. Santiago Marquez, VP & CFO of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce also called in to inform listeners about their Annual Business Summit and Expo, happening tomorrow at Turner Field. For hour two of the show, Zenobia Godschalk, CEO of ZAG Communications was in studio to talk public relations and full-stack marketing.
Jenny Pruitt is revered as a community advocate and benefactor and respected nationally as a visionary real estate leader. She has more than four distinguished decades of success in the residential real estate arena. Today, the company’s 385 agents are among the most accomplished real estate professionals in Metro Atlanta, selling $2 billion in 2015. Jenny is committed to helping Atlanta maintain its exceptional quality of life through her philanthropic service, humanitarian support and volunteer commitments.
First established in 1984 as the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the GHCC has grown to become one of the largest Hispanic/Latino chambers of commerce in the nation, the largest Hispanic/Latino membership organization in the state, and the largest Hispanic/Latino chamber of commerce in the state with over 1,300 members.
ZAG is a full-service marketing and public relations firm. They understand that one size does not fit all, so they offer an integrated, full-stack marketing approach. The ZAG team has the seniority and ability to be strategic but they also have a “roll up your sleeves and execute” attitude. ZAG aims to take your business to the next level. From securing national media coverage and developing strong analyst recognition, to developing brands and executing integrated marketing programs, ZAG gets results.
In the headlines:
- In honor of Veterans Day (and amidst all the paid patriotism hoopla), our Atlanta Hawks are honoring Vets at tonights game by offering free tickets to all current and former military – up to 2 tickets that is – with your military ID. In addition, the military will be honored throughout the game and pre-game. Go Hawks.
- It’s official: more retail stores are joining Dana’s “You’re so not cool list.” It’s time for today’s #SaveThanksgiving soapbox. Officially on the list of places that will be open are Macy’s and Target at 6PM, Toys R Us at 5PM and Walmart who says they will be open but apparently haven’t set a time. You guys all suck. On the stores Dana loves list this year – and staying closed are REI (closed Black Friday too), Trader Joe’s, Staples, Crate and Barrel, Nordstrom, DSW, Costco, Dillard’s, American Girl, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Depot, Patagonia, Gamestop, Barnes & Noble, and Lowe’s.
- An update on Faraday Future – the company looking for a location for that $1 billion electric car factory. The company says they WILL find a way to be profitable unlike Tesla and their plan is to view the car like a smartphone – in that they plan to make money not only on the car they sell you but on the connectivity services they will nickel and dime you for – ahem – we mean charge you for. Dana’s not a fan of this plan.
- Jermaine Dupri and Queen Latifah are teaming up for an Atlanta based reality show focused on the hip hop scene. The eight-episode series called The Rap Game will follow five aspiring hip-hop artists ages 12 to 16, who will work with Dupri as well as guest stars like Usher, Ludacris, Da Brat and others. Queen Latifah is executive producing.
- Fast food workers strike nationwide for $15/hr.
- Two ex-Warby Parker execs are selling luxury luggage for less.
- U.S. women paid less in all industries, every level.
- Kate Spade—designer not company—is back with new shoe and handbag brand, Frances Valentine.
For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.