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There are times when something will look like a winner, the blend falls within the spectrum of demand, price is within the sweet spot, packaging is clean and attractive, so we will give it a shot. Sometimes we will try something based on our close relationship with a certain manufacturer.
All new products are presented typically on dedicated shelf space where facings change regularly. We then track it for a few months. If the movement is adequate, we will then make space, and spot it permanently in the humidor. It is hit or miss either way. I have been spot on in speculating brands that I either knew would never make it or take off incredibly, and have also been completely wrong. On the retail side of things you see a different side of things than the average cigar enthusiast.
As a retailer, enthusiast, and announcer I have to wear different hats, which ultimately gives me different perspectives of the same issue. At times, these perspectives conflict with each other.
For example, there are times during a broadcast of our radio show, Kiss My Ash Radio that I will criticize a manufacturer for a bad marketing ploy or concept.
At the same time, as a retailer I have to buy goods from that same manufacturer, and some of them may even be an advertiser on the radio show. Things are what things are, so I will speak my mind on the show and hope that my friends in the industry understand. It took off like wildfire. Since then the industry has seen many large ring gauze brands. Now we are seeing a resurgence of BIG 7 to 9 inch cigars with ring gauges from !
Well, it began a little over four years ago. I am not sure what the reason was, but his show was dropped. A few weeks later, a representative from Clear Channel came to visit, and was curious if I was interested in having my own cigar based radio talk show. I was adamantly against it. I was already oversaturated with work. Two of my employees at the time were former Clear Channel employees, and they urged me to give it a try. So, we booked thirteen weeks to do a one hour show on Saturday mornings from am.
The show caught traction fast, and before we knew it we had a following. We soon discovered the one-hour spot was not enough. Unfortunately, the folks at Clear Channel did not have room for a two hour show at the time, so we moved to Seaview Radio, a local FM based station and took our current time slot of 10am-Noon EST.