Source: The Toy Book

In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design speaks with Josh Loerzel, vice president of sales and marketing at Hog Wild Toys.

Loerzel, who recently took part in the Toy Book‘s Talkin’ Toys series, delves into his backstory which includes stints at Monkey Business, Zing, and Yulu before landing at Hog Wild.

Albritton and Loerzel discuss the importance of performance in the outdoor toy category, the development and creation of Hog Wild’s Scream-O’s, and the power of following social media trends. Additionally, the duo delves into Hog Wild’s position as a distributor for other toy brands, the success of the company’s Popper brand, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Hog Wild Toys and how the company is maintaining safety and productivity.

The “Power Kid Podcast” is presented by The Toy Book Podcasts by Adventure Media and Events. The long-running series presents in-depth interviews and conversations with some of the biggest names and rising stars in the toy, game, and family entertainment industries. The Toy Book Podcasts are available through all of your favorite streaming services, including AnchorSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and more.

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