Asking #Swifferdad Spokesman Anthony Anderson The Tough Questions

Recently I went to New York City as part of a Canadian media contingent to cover an event put on by Swiffer. The occasion was to showcase how Swiffer is supporting and standing behind all the men who clean.

There was a video launch of real dads sharing their stories, as well as a small discussion hosted by Anthony Anderson. Anderson of course is a well-known dad on and off-screen. His latest role on “Black-ish”, is where you probably know him best. That being said, “The Departed” was on while I was in my hotel room and what do you know, he was in that too.

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Want to read the #swifferdad experience from another dad? Check out Casey Palmer’s detailed take on the events of New York City. 

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It was great to network with other dad bloggers, chat about the “modern dad” movement and of course getting to have a quick sit down with the TV star.

Anthony was down-to-earth, funny and was just like any other guy there. No entourage or celeb persona. It was like chatting with a friend.

I watched and listened to all of the questions he was being asked. Mostly about fatherhood, cleaning, his acting career and so on. I wanted to stand out. I knew I was only going to get a few questions.

My first experience with Anderson was back in my teenage days. On a Saturday morning show called “Hang Time” on NBC I believe. So I knew he liked hoops.

I even referenced the show in an Instagram photo that thankfully one fan got.

Hang time with #swifferdad Anthony Anderson. #nyc

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My Turn To Interview

I sat and waited my turn and finally it was my time to ask my question. Was it about being a dad? Was it about cooking on the Food Network? Nope, it was this.

I of course did follow-up with an actual question related to being a dad. But it was great to get a laugh and surprise him with a question out of nowhere.

Here is the remainder of my interview. It’s hard to hear my question. I asked – With Society always pitting moms and dads against each other when it comes to cleaning etc. do you think we will ever just reach a point where it’s just parenting?

He also asked me for my MVP pick. We agreed.

I wish there was more time to ask questions and chat. I went near the end of the list and like most media events, time gets eaten up. It was a lot of fun to get to ask the few I did. The guy is a legit dad who loves talking about his kids and his parents and how he wants to help spread the word that dads do housework and pull their weight at home.

I loved how during the session, a phone rang and Anthony called out the person in a nice but also embarrassing way. Like I said, he was just one of the guys.

Thanks to Swiffer, Citizen Relations, P&G and everyone who made the event a lot of fun.

I got to meet and chat with some other dad bloggers who I have been networking online with for months. Now there is a face to the online voice.

#swifferdad

 

 

Michael Cusden
Michael is the creator of Like A Dad and uses his daily experiences of being a parent and a marketing dude as his content. Always looking to connect with other parents and bloggers.