The CPG Guys

Experiential Media with Recess’ Jack Shannon

March 06, 2024 Peter V.S. Bond, Sri Rajagopalan & Bryan Gildenberg Season 1 Episode 363
The CPG Guys
Experiential Media with Recess’ Jack Shannon
Show Notes

The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Jack Shannon - co founder and CEO of

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Jack answers these questions :
1. Would you walk our audience through your own experience in this space and how you got from graduating Indiana university with a finance degree into experiential marketing as CEO of Recess? Note this is about your career to date and YOU
2. How did the company get founded - what was your inspiration and what makes you feel that recess is qualified to lead in this space?
3. I’d like to double down on sampling. Over the pandemic this completely died. What are you seeing now, are brands excited on sampling, what role do you actually play in the physical sampling?
4. Take us through your software capabilities - believe you think of it as picking an affinity, then a target audience while keeping it omnichannel - explain?
5. Give us examples of categories where you have already succeeded, like case studies and what returns brands are seeing?
6. That’s a good transition to talking about retailers. Believe you recently released a research report to help marketers understand where gym goers, college students and other audiences are most likely to shop, therefore highlighting targeted sampling opportunities - give us the scoop? What did you learn?
7. Are CPG brands the only ones to benefit from recess’ capability? What other categories have you focused on and what role does the retailer play in this?
8. Here on the CPGGUYS, the last question is fast forward - Can you share any insights into the future of this experiential and out-of-store sampling space - what's your prediction and then role in shaping it?

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