The “CPG & CBD University Podcast,” produced by CBD and health and wellness manufacturer Global Widget, has been named Podcast of the Year by public relations website PR Daily in its 2021 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards. The “CPG & CBD University Podcast,” formerly known as the “CBD University Podcast,” debuted on podcast platforms and YouTube in November 2019.
“Since the launch of our podcast, it has been our mission to educate consumers, retailers and distributors on everything CBD, health and wellness,” said Joe Agostinelli, PR manager at Global Widget and host of the CPG & CBD University Podcast. “In an evolving industry, it is essential our audience has the latest regulatory, scientific research and product news, along with insights from leaders in the industry.”
The “CPG & CBD University Podcast” has published 88 episodes since its launch. Statistics from its publishing platform, Libsyn, show that the podcast has more than 125,000 downloads. Full video episodes of the podcast are available on Global Widget’s YouTube Channel.
Guests from the United Kingdom, Mexico, Chile and all across the U.S. have appeared on the podcast, including:
- State of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried appeared on episode 67.
- State of Florida Director of Cannabis Holly Bell was the guest on episode 44.
- U.S. Cannabis Pharmaceutical and Research CEO Michael Patterson most recently appeared on episode 86.
- Greer Deal, Director of Global Regulatory Services in the U.K., and Dr. Rafe Bundy, consultant for Global Regulatory Services, were guests on episode 68.
The “CBD University Podcast” evolved into the “CPG & CBD University Podcast” on episode 78 as Global Widget continues to evolve its operations to incorporate more in-house and private label health and wellness brands along with CBD brands.
According to the awards selection committee, “The ‘CBD University Podcast’ (now known as the ‘CPG & CBD University Podcast’) features guests from around the world explaining the intricacies of CBD policies and use. It won first place in the ‘Podcast’ category of PR Daily’s 2021 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards.”
The “CPG & CBD University Podcast” is published weekly on major podcast platforms and YouTube.
Founded in 2016, Tampa, Fla.-based Global Widget is a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and marketer of CBD and health and wellness products, and a leader in gummy production and packaging. The makes CBD brands Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script, and the wellness brand Defense Boost.