Bobbi Panter Partners With Outkast’s Big Boi
Bobbi Panter, a creator of natural pet shampoos and pet skin care lines, was intrigued when she learned that Antwan Andre’ Patton, better known as Big Boi from the hip hop duo Outkast, loved her shampoo and was interested in partnering with her. It turns out that Big Boi has been a dog lover and advocate since he was young, when he began bringing in strays to care for and nurse back to health.
“I was fascinated by Big Boi’s love and passion for his pets and eager to learn more about this world of dogs that I didn’t know much about,” said Panter, founder and president of Chicago-based Bobbi Panter Pet Products.
After meeting with Big Boi and his brother, James, at their Pitfall Kennels in Atlanta, she knew she’d found a match and a great way to reach out to even more pet owners. Big Boi and Pitfall Kennels specialize in American bullies, English bulldogs and French bulldogs (unbelievabullbulldogs.com).
“I was anxious to see what these breeds were all about, and, as I suspected, they are adorable, affectionate and loveable too.” Panter said. “I fell in love with them all!”
Big Boi, in turn, took to Bobbi’s two dogs, spokesmodels Bebe and Cece, and out came the idea for Big Boi and Bobbi dog shampoo.
“Once I saw how great Bobbi’s products are and how passionate she is about her pets and helping other animals, I knew I wanted to partner with her and get these products in even more dog owners’ hands,” Big Boi said. “I look forward to the possibilities ahead for us.”
Big Boi and Panter are introducing their salt-free, tear-free custom formulas in two distinctive lines. Big Boi and Bobbi dog shampoo solves specific problems, is highly concentrated, comes in a 10-ounce size and is offered in five formulas: Calm, Restore, Invigorate, Hydrate and Purity. Big & Bobbi dog shampoo, in a 12-ounce bottle, also is salt free and tear free and is offered in Wild & Fresh, Smooth & Silky, Strong & Gentle, Tough & Swanky and Cool & Chic.
The products will launch at Global Pet Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., March 16-18. Meet Big Boi and Panter in the Bobbi Panter Pet Products booth (3910) March 16 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and March 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Big Boi and Panter will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the Bobbi Panter Pet Products booth. To make an appointment or get more information on the new venture, contact Heidi Levy Stone of Bobbi Panter Pet Products at 866-364-6634, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.