Landis Trotter… Heidi Gardner[Starts with Michael Che in his set]
Michael Che: Christmas is approaching and most of us still have shopping to do. Here to share her holiday gift guide is Instagram influencer, Landis Trotter.[Landis Trotter slides in]
Landis Trotter: Yes. Hey, Michael. Hey, guys. I just wanted to hop on Update real quick and say hi.
Michael Che: So, on Instagram, you have half a million followers and you’re here today with your holiday gift guide?
Landis Trotter: Yes. Everything I’m sharing with you today are just my favorite products and go-tos. No sponsored ads.
Michael Che: Great. What do you recommend as a present for a romantic partner? I know a lot of people could use help with that.
Landis Trotter: Oh, yes. I mean, a lot of guys are totally out to see. But last Christmas, my now fiancé, Mark, totally nailed it. He said, “Go, look under the tree.” And I saw a box. And I was like, “Mark?” And he was like, “Open it.” And inside the box was Private Banking from Merrill Lynch. [an ad of Merrill Lynch bank appears at the corner.] As life of all, Merrill Lynch is changing the way we look at retirement. Use code “OLDPEEPLE” for free shipping.
Michael Che: So, you’re recommending concierge retirement banking for romantic gift. This seems like an ad.
Landis Trotter: No. Merrill Lynch is thoughtful and responsible. And it’s– Oh! @MerryllLynch.
Michael Che: Okay. So, what gift do you recommend for moms?
Landis Trotter: Oh my god. Moms are so hard to shop for. I mean, specially mine. She’s like, really classy. But I do know she loves anything cinnamon and nutmeg. She’s always like, “The spice must flow.” That’s why this holiday season, I partnered with a movie “Dune” at HBO MAX. From the mind of Frank Herbert and visionary director Denis Villeneuve. Use code “SANDWORM” and check out for 5% off Dune.
Michael Che: So, you think people should buy “Dune” for their momes?
Landis Trotter: I do. I do. I use it everyday. It changed my life.
Michael Che: Alright. Well Landis, I still haven’t got anything for my boss and I love to get him something from a small business.
Landis Trotter: Okay. Well, my next gift is small and local. I’m giving my boss Hitachi Healthcare Xray imaging. No one should have to wonder what their bones look like.
Michael Che: Landis, come on. Wholesale Xray equipment for my boss?
Landis Trotter: I know. But I have to say that because they give me the money.
Michael Che: So, these are all ads?
Landis Trotter: Yes. [in soft voice] For me to get money and free stuff and brag to people I went to high school with that I’m doing good and that I grew up pretty and I’m a money maker now.
Michael Che: Hey, I’m sorry, Landis. I think you’re great, personally.
Landis Trotter: Really, Michael?
Michael Che: So great that this Christmas morning, you deserve a sizzling patty of Jimmy Dean sausage.
Landis Trotter: Oh my god. Is that an ad?
Michael Che: Yes. Use code “JIMMYCHE” for 1% off.
Landis Trotter: 1%? Michael, that’s what I want to be.
Michael Che: Landis Trotter, everybody.