HTSA’s Spring Meeting: A Conference of Shared Ideas
HTSA’s 15th-anniversary Spring meeting, held this week in Arizona, was brimming with shared ideas among dealer, custom integrator and vendor members about how to survive and thrive in the midst of a slow economic recovery. Here are synopses of some of the many presentations that took place:
The monetary joys of high-quality wireless audio were outlined by Ric Clark, of Toldeo, Ohio’s Jamieson’s Audio Video. With the slowdown on new-home purchases even at the higher end in his area, “we had to look at wireless. We started getting into houses to do ‘a’ room, and got to do four or five, once we got in. That’s when streaming took off for us.”
Email blasts have been successful in promoting wireless options for outdoor seasonal events such as weddings and the dads and grads period. And Clark even cited multiple-chapel funeral homes as a potential market for wireless systems. One such client, he said, “even asked about music at the gravesite.” The market could also extend to tent-rental agencies. “Wireless has helped me get music into people’s rooms where it hadn’t been before,” he said.