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"ashley blaker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"The year was two thousand and seventeen at been at. At and t. For about four years and my teams working michael will willed machine. You have to know that in house. It didn't have much staff by then. I hit two time. People one in los angeles shout out to schuyler resale in one here in dallas adlon literal. Who's now at mary. Kay the rest of my team was agency. I had five different agency. Teams from three different agencies. Supporting me across several different segments is what we call them. Remember a did diversity and inclusion corporate communications which amounts to multicultural communications. But one of my prime clients if you will in house the. Bu was human resources diversity and inclusion in the chief diversity officer each year. I pushed my teams to give me more. It wasn't enough to just come to me with heritage programs. Do you know what. I mean by that black history month hispanic heritage month pride month. We needed to do more. We needed to show that we had a commitment to each of these communities by being showing up touching the people in having a consistent trump beat of conversation with the segments every member classically telling my crew from flowers communications group. When i first met them. Do not. bring me gospel choirs when we're talking about the african american segment. I had the same admonishment for each one of the teams shout out to ten advertising out on the west coast who handled all of my asian calms. Shout to fleishman hillard. Fleishman hillard is a humongous communications in integrated marketing company. And it might be to some counterintuitive to have them on diversity inclusion business because they aren't exactly in mba however this group of practitioners as smart as they were was smart enough to have capabilities internally that support it certain segments they would support me on hispanic and latino calms. They also support me on lgbtq ira at the time we just call it lgbt. They added some letters after and they also helped me with the ability segment at first Disability as we were more informed that evolved we call it s ability market in. They also supported me on the women's segment. Which would evolve from their out somewhere during that timeframe fleischmann not only which year the teams that were dedicated to my business but they always brought resources to the table. One day i remember going into a conference room to discuss a campaign that never got off the ground. But i'm telling you if we had gotten it funded it would have won awards less p. Some of you know what that means. Yeah and i kinda learn how to it. Had i do. Fleischmann brought some resource team members to the table. And that's the day that i walked in and i thought i saw sarah jessica parker sitting at the table. Okay what was that. I had to comment her. Name is candice peterson. Candice is the lead of the global practice that supports consumer brand marketing for fleishman hillard. Across all of the marquee accounts. Candace was a big gun. But i gotta tell you all of the big guns. Fleishman hillard are humble. Don't tout their titles. Some of them are senior partners. But i'm telling you they're smart and while my team. My core team was very smart in doing their brought the big gun to the table. When it came to consumer facing programs. I was pleased to hear the creativity that was coming from candidates in the rest of the team. It was thinking that i hadn't heard before candy. And i started calling her candy. Satan contact over time. We never did get to work together specifically on that campaign or others but we had a mutual respect. Candy joins me for this episode of the culture suit podcast because recently i saw an article where she was included. She talked about a topic that we're going to talk about today woke washing. I won't tell you what that means. You'll hear more as we go along. But in the meantime i have to tell you fleishman hillard is how do they put it family. They place an age after the f. In the word family for f h. It's where i had my first public relations job reporting to ashley blaker. You'll probably meet ashley at some point. Who knows but ashes very important to me but without further ado. I want to introduce to some but not everybody. 'cause candice is a heavyweight in the industry. Candice peterson my friend and consumer brand marketing expert. Okay everybody thanks so much for joining us. Today i have candice peterson. See is managing director of consumer brand marketing. There's the lead of the entire global practice at fleishman hillard candy michelle. Yes and she's also the host of back of napkin. Podcasts you gotta check that out and you want to tell us a little bit about that sir. Yeah it's um pot marketing topics in the time that you can eat lunch and so we talked to folks in the market about some of the hot topics and you know kind of at t up for our conversation today. That's for sure. Absolutely you know i was very very blessed to be a part of your podcast just a few months ago. Maybe a little bit more and Recently you were part of an article that medium published about how brands can stand out in a very very crowded and competitive space. There was some great.
Ashley Blaker: Goy Friendly
"Talk about some. I'm pretty heavy issues. Israel Iran Patriot of Jews. So our next guest is a pretty big leap for us. Ashley Blaker is Jewish standup comedian. He is the first Orthodox Fox Jewish comedian to be given his own BBC. Show Ashley Blaker. GOYA's guide to Judaism which returned to the air in October. Two Thousand Nineteen. Now he's in New York for his latest off off Broadway. Show Ashley Blaker Goi friendly which premieres at the Soho playhouse. On February third and runs through February twenty third. While his previous off-broadway production strictly unorthodox was tailored for Jewish audiences. This one he says is not just for the Jews. It tells the story of how Ashley's close friendship with Muslim. Comedian Imron on. UCS completely changed his life with antisemitic incidents on the rise around the globe and even here in New York actually hopes to make the audience laugh but also understand stand a little bit more about their Jewish neighbors Ashley. Welcome to our studio. Thank you for having me so I have to ask you right out of the gate. anti-semitism is not funny. So how how do you address that topic with humor. Well the reality is I think he's anything can be funny. So I'll let you come to Louis showing judge whether I make. It isn't about antisemitism. I should say that there is actually a section is a band. Semitism thought. I think the more interesting is the fact that that when antisemitism is on the rise there are two ways of dealing with. This is a way of kind of hunkering down. Just going. We're we're now gonNA stick to ourselves and and try and protect ourselves and put up the security barriers and let's have lots of armed guards on the on the door in social ones bags and all of that stuff all you can kind of outreach. As it were and try and engage with the outside world and that's what my shows about about the latter it's about reaching out to the outside world and in a way this makes wants a comedy show. You know hopefully nonstop funny. Sound sound incredibly dry but Hopefully demystify Judaism a little bit. That's certainly one of the aims. Okay well I would say you could do both right. Do the security see the undercover getting having no security either. All kind of you know very good at that accused but I actually my playbill. I wrote a Performance note and for Bates Him. But I said something about how you know very good dividing ourselves as a as an in one of the things into I enjoy doing you mentioned my show strictly and also those I I love bringing choose together because we figured it kind of separating ourselves in so many different ways you know on the whole joke about the Jewish man who lands on a desert island and he builds two synagogues one ones that he'll go to one that he wouldn't ever be seen dead and that's like what we're like but I do think that there is it is an important time to actually reach out a little bit and we can. I think sometimes certainly not in any way suggesting that we. We are in any way a foot four and symptom of course but I sometimes think that actually being too insular. Isn't that helpful. Listen so now you are from the UK so well the Labor Party. I have to ask you about the Labor Party. I'm afraid But it's often regarded as the political liberal party of choice by many Jews in Great Britain. And I'm curious how you dealt with the last election and whether or not you felt politically homeless as I kept had reading about the Jewish community. There didn't myself but I'm sure other people did and I think that yes certainly in the post for many Jews the Labor faulty will have. I've been there home by just as much as the Conservative Party would be for many Liberal Democrat. We have quite a different political system. Should know to to to the Americans as many but yes I mean. It was incredible. What happened over the last few years and how symtas I'm just rose and seem to not be dealt with toll within the Labor Party in? Yeah it was a terrible thing we still really really been dealt with properly gone away. Yeah I know there were. There were several vile things said many vile things said ed by Labour politicians but then also Jeremy Corbyn himself was talking about the lack of irony that many British Jews seem to have. I don't know if you recall that particular. Yes it was Avia. Yeah it was a video I think from a while ago. Actually but he had yes he had said something. And there's a lot of these kind of allusions I think is because they. They caught clever then. They don't outright. This isn't the foul right then marking the street saying killed the Jews. It's a very allusive. Quite clever thing of of Hinson these particular weight alluding that Jews and Israel inflating the to and to you know the whole talking about antisemitism and anti Zionism also that that things that really came along with the Labor Party and I saw something videos of people saying no no we. We're not intimately to we like the right to choose. I think there's that thing of the good news and the bad news and I think that's a really good. Jews has ones March against Israel and kind of write letters to the Guardian saying that we support Sanctioned bedia smell that kind of thing uh-huh and then the ninety five percent of the badges. I mean that's clearly terrible things so it's been a really dark period and I didn't know it'll be interesting to see in the the next four five years. How things change? Have you tried to address it with humor. There over showed. I just did a toll in opened in in May with my friend Imran you mentioned draymond so imminent. He did a tour together called profit sharing actually breaking news in profit sharing seek clever title. And it's not address head on there are other people addressing this head on and the the truth is the way to look on twitter five minutes especially around the time the election to see that kind of Echo Chamber people. Don't WanNa hear they. You know you you tweet. Something about Labor Jeremy Corbyn and immediately comes back. This prepared list of twenty times. Jeremy Corbyn has both a motion ocean in parliament. That's been helpful to community Blah Blah Blah say. No one listens to each other anymore. People just spout the same thing. So I'm not sure engaging in that kind of way addressing head on is that helpful she because people just don't want to listen right. I'm sure it's the same here with trump and I'm sure there are people who are vehemently say one one thing you don't want to listen to the side. Yes that is. That is a problem that area. So I think that's something we've seen a lot particular around brexit and all these issues as we've had in the UK and the F. But so my show anyway. Mike show look comedy show. That's the the the main PARV. So I'll tell you briefly I mean essence shows. It's about yeah. Tell us about the show but then I also want to hear more about Enron and your friendship so the show about my friend she was Enron said. So that's the kind of I think in film in terms they call that the macguffin. He's kind of you know that you heard that term. I'm not familiar with that. So it's like using the original star wars. I think C. Three Po an onto d two of the macguffin that they're the ones like sent off into onto the desert and enter tattooing. They've got the messages item. Thank you the whole plot revolves from. Then there's no actually about them but it starts from them so in a way money's the macguffin hit because is a true story we're good friends we went untold together. And he's very interested custody my life he didn't know much about Judaism me belly of June. We spent many hours together in the call. He was always drawing because he he's Muslim. Couldn't in claiming been drinking and he's always asked me questions and I kind of wanted to teach him about Judaism. But where do you start. We've got six hundred thirteen commandments. It's too long to the call I didn't want to spend money on guests so I thought well I teach him about the Ten Commandments. And we started looking at the Ten Commandments. And I unrealized. They're not that practical you know he doesn't have an ox next all so there's no need to worry about not coveting it and I so I could. Maybe set myself challenge of coming up with my own ten commandments. That I could be a bit more practical. But they could actually explain what it's like to be an Orthodox Jew in two thousand twenty and in a way. It was my friendship with him. That made me reconsider my Judaism. Because she had I've been living as an Orthodox Jew for the best part of twenty years but it's only when an outside comes along install challenging us at you start having to think about it you start thinking about your love. So that's what the shows about and it's about me going through these ten commandments. My New Ten Commandments. antiquing this to him okay. So do you mind sharing a few of the talk commanded if you're the one of them is thou shalt develop obsessive compulsive disorder okay. She's an integral Paulsville so shoot as But we cover branch of Judy. Check that box right exactly. So we cover a lot of these areas we cover kosher food and living in a Jewish area. We talk about the curse of praying public and this covers a lot of ground really comes a lot of ground in the show and then And then the story I keep finished. The story has a continuation because of how Im- reacted and then what we went off did something together which I don't want to spoil because that's the narrative But it's a pretty funny chairman. I it really is. I'm super proud of it. So you say I did. This show could street Lennox. It was aimed at a Jewish audience. All Jews knock. He's also dogs. Reform Perform Conservative unaffiliated. But Still Jews and I think it's a really. I really wanted to do something. Everyone could cutting joy That would be in a language WIGGs. Everyone can understand but the is serious does not scrimp on the jokes atone. It's the funniest show of ever done this by miles miles because I've already but still called the serious stuff when we do discuss antisemitism and there are some real takeaways well foam it excellent zone. The show's name. Is Ashley. Blaker friendly it's at the Soho playhouse here in New York City from February third to twenty-third. Thank you for joining us. Thank
"ashley blaker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"Um the year was two thousand seventeen had been at. At and T. for about four years and my team's working working like a will will machine. You have to know that in house. It didn't have much staff by then. I had two full time. People one in Los Angeles shoutout to Skyla sale in one here in Dallas Adlon literal. WHO's now Mary? Kay the rest of my team was agency. I had five different agency. Teams from three different agencies. Supporting the across several different segments is what we call them. Remember a did diversity and inclusion corporate communications which amounts to multicultural communications. But one of my prime clients if you will in in house the. Bu was human resources diversity and inclusion in the chief diversity officer each year era pushed my teams to give me more. It wasn't enough to just come to me with heritage programs. Do you know what I mean by. Hi that Black History Month Hispanic heritage month pride month we needed to do more. We need to just show that we had a commitment to each of these communities by being here showing up touching the people and having a consistent in trump beat of conversation with the segments every member classically telling my crew from flowers communications group when I first met them. Do Not Bring Me Gospel. Choirs when we're talking about the African American segment I had the same management for each one of the teams shout out to ten advertising out on the West Coast who handled all of my Asian calms and shout out to Fleishman Hillard. Fleishman Hillard is a humongous communications in Integrated Marketing Company. And it might be we to some counterintuitive to have them on diversity and inclusion business. Because they aren't exactly an MB however this group of practitioners as smart as they were was smart enough to have capabilities abilities. Internally that support it certain segments they would support me on Hispanic and Latino Calms they also also support me on. Lgbtq a at the time we just call the LTV T. They added some letters to and they also helped me with the ability segment if I recall it disability as we were more informed than evolved we call it accessibility the market and they also supported me on the women's segment which would evolve from their out somewhere during CNET timeframe Fleischmann not only which year the teams that were dedicated to my business but they always brought resources to table. One day. I remember going into a conference room to discuss a campaign that never got off the ground. But I'm telling you if we had gotten funded it would have won awards ponte less Pella's some of you know what that means. Yeah yeah and I kind of learned how to it. How do I do? Fleischmann brought some resource team members to the table in. That's the day I walked in and I thought I saw Sarah Jessica Parker sitting at the table. Okay what was that I had to calm commit. Her name is Candice Peterson. Candice wasn't is the lead of the global practice that supports Consumer brand marketing for Fleishman Hillard across all of the your marquis accounts candace was a big gun. But I gotTa tell you all of the big guns Fleishman Hillard are humble. They don't tout their titles. Some of them are senior partners. But I'm telling you they're smart and well my team. My core team was was very smart in doing their job. They brought the big unto the table. When it came to consumer facing programs? I was pleased east to hear the creativity that was coming from candidates in the rest of the team. It was thinking that I hadn't heard before candy and I I started calling. Her Candy. Stayed in contact over time we never did get to work together specifically on that campaign or others but we had a mutual respect. Candy joins me for this episode of the culture suit podcast because recently I saw an article where she was included. She talked about a topic that we're going to talk about today woke washing. I won't tell you what that means. You'll hear more as we go along. But in the meantime I have to tell you Fleishman Hillard is how do they put it family. They place an H.. After the F. in the word family for F. F. Eight it's where I had my first public relations job reporting to Ashley Blaker. You'll probably meet Ashley Ashley. It's important who knows but ashes very important to me but without further ado. I want to introduce to some but not everybody eighty because Kansas is a heavyweight in the industry candice Peterson my friend and consumer brand marketing. Okay everybody so much for joining us today. I HAB APP. Kansas Peterson see managing director of consumer brand marketing. The entire global practice at Fleishman Hillard candy elite. And she's also the host of back of Napkins. podcast you gotta check that out and you want to tell us a little bit about that. Ah Sir Yeah it's Hot Marketing Topics in the time that you can eat lunch and so we talked to folks in the market about some of the hot topics and you know kind of Tia for conversation today. That's for sure absolutely. You know I was very very blessed to be a part of your podcast. DISA- few months ago. Maybe maybe a little bit more and recently you were part of an article that medium about how brands can stand out in a very very crowded and competitive space. There was some great advice in there but there was something that jumped out at me but before we get there I want us to have a culture moment Caridi. I'm ready awesome awesome. So you know anytime our former president the rockstar. Barack Obama opened smell. It makes news for him this time and he just went all over the place because he said something that breath some people the wrong way but others thus leaving one was like Rod. He talked about the whole idea of being right and and individuals especially on on social media. There's a term that some people use he didn't use this term but woke visit. Where you just tweet storm about your cause but you never? Should we do anything and ultimately he was saying. Put your feet to the action and I think that speaks to authenticity. Don't you absolutely it. Just be on the Internet learn it. It's a topic that we've been having a lot of discussions on the Brian Space. Especially because we talk about washing and pride painting and and all all of these moments that were culture is actually infiltrating how we approach the market and how brands actually talk. So it's a topic that is near and dear you're in my heart and you know always remaining curious something that we're trying to crack the code on absolutely in You know the it comes at me from two directions. One the remain of this podcast. The culture soup podcast is of course. Everybody knows comes from a keynote of mine where I talk about. Social media's culture soup and woke is one of those terms that Kinda gave birth at least its wings came from social media especially from the black culture so to have people adopting it and using get in ways. It's very interesting. Of course is just the way it is Nelson told us that black culture kind of drives pop culture so here we are and now we have from the other side of the fence where my heart lies leadership and I believe that individuals and brands have to do certain things in order to lead in one of those things is being authentic so in this article that you were part of you gave some tips and advice for brands to stand out be authentic. That was part of it but to avoid this whole thing of woke washing. So why don't we talk about what that even means because there may be people out there that just don't I don't know so you know what washing is. I like to call like barring culture right so there are issues that are social societal issues. that Brains are beginning to have a conversation about while in some cases brands are doing it. Well there are other cases where there I I like to say branch are trying to borrow. Culture amounts were opposes totally in authentic examples. And actually Louis I had the great pleasure this past year being one of the judges at the Pierre Lyons Kansas and yeah ah you know We saw a lot of work. Come through from amazing brands There were I think.
"ashley blaker" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Mothers just call a decency either way debates about how in what we can say of loom large recently in the national conversation, but not everyone feels they are being treated with the same consideration tonight. Comedian Ashley Blaker shares his humble opinion on why there seems to be at least one category that is still treated with derision. So let me get out the way I am Jewish in truth. You probably realize because I look more like an orthodox Q than I do a stand up comedian is that most people didn't believe I'm a comedian. And just you my morale by not least my audiences, but it's amazing. How quick people all to joke your book or in my case a copy of the Old Testament by its cover. So as a result of wearing my religion, so openly, everyone I meet things I must be an advocate for the state of Israel, and they either berate me with chance of free. Palestine will tell me that the land of Israel was given to Abraham L Kim, and you don't give away one inch of that land to both types. So I'm incredibly flattered that they think I'm the influential. But it's really up to me either way. Even worse is the assumption that anyone who looks like me is basically stuck in the nineteenth century live by litany of bizarre practices and has loads of children. Okay. So I do have. Six children. And it's true that many my community have a lot more than that. In fact, my wife was recently a wedding. And a woman asked how many kids, and we have when you applied sixes woman said. Did you have facility issues in this world, we have proper underachievers because because I'm allowed to make jokes about my life. Should everyone else? Let me onto in a word. No, we drove the you. Didn't it seems to me the inner super politically correct age the religious of the lowest group of people that it's faking to mock anyone religious is a crazy fantasists who believes in made up fairy stories to give them comfort or even worse uses the fantasies as an excuse to perform the most terrible atrocities, but we'll the religious fair game. If following your faith so much worse than having a fanatical interest in your favorite sports team. At least if you want to go to church, you don't need to spend loads of money buying a ticket from scalpel and gold is never going to let you down by heading off to the L A Lakers for an extra ten million dollars a year. We live in troubling times. There is so much worrying in the world. What's wrong with having a bit of faith in something bigger that someone had a plan as it is going to work out? Okay. In the end, the number levers will say that it's religions has caused many of the world's biggest problems. But I say don't judge religion. By the religious. Sometimes we all just need something to believe in. If it's not for you. That's okay. But please afford us the same respect we give to other minorities. God bless or just bless. On the news hour online right now tax day is nearly here and the new tax law may change the refund you've been expecting..