PublicSq, the conservative Amazon alternative that promises to connect "freedom-loving Americans" with businesses that align with their values, has been gaining traction among consumers seeking an alternative to the Jeff Bezos-owned online retailer, according to its CEO.
"The nation was hungry for this. We are addressing the largest unaddressed market in the world, which is patriotic, traditionally valued, constitution-loving America," Seifert continued, adding that he considers himself "part of this market."
Customers Ditching 'Woke'He added that PublicSq's core values "speak to the fundamental principles that made this country so special in the first place" and that customers using the platform won't be "lectured" on politics or gender ideology, as is the case with many companies that have become increasingly "woke" or moved to embrace environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment strategies in recent years
PublicSq's board of directors includes Siefert; Blake Master, Arizona’s GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in 2022 and entrepreneur and investor; Nick Ayers, a leading public policy and business strategist; and Omeed Malik, founder and CEO of boutique investment bank Farvahar Partners.
According to its official website, the alternative online marketplace is "Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-Freedom," while a February press release stated that the company has more than 450,000 active members and more than 40,000 businesses on its platform from multiple industries.
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During the one-minute advertisement, a narrator declares: "This is a story bigger than beer. This is the story of the American spirit."
"We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer," Whitworth said. "I am responsible for ensuring every consumer feels proud of the beer we brew. My time serving this country taught me the importance of accountability and the values upon which America was founded: freedom, hard work, and respect for one another."
While the CEO stopped short of issuing an apology to its long-time customers who were angered by the partnership, Whitworth said he was focused on "building and protecting" the company's long history and heritage and vowed to "continue to work tirelessly to bring great beers to consumers across our nation."