Robert Graham

Robert Graham
MERA Partners with Volume Buyer

For those of you who have been a part of the mobile electronics industry for the past decade, I think we can agree these times are far from our most profitable. With many companies participating in “the race to zero” in once profitable categories such as mobile video and navigation, business owners are left looking for new categories to make a buck. But I further believe 2008 is going to be strong for those who recognize a good opportunity when it approaches them. The days of manufacturer-given profits are long gone and it is up to individuals to figure out ways to build

Survey Says

As a result of MERA’s board of trustees’ 2005 strategic planning session, MERA established a new focus, outlining new goals to drive the association as it aims to elevate the success of specialty retailers in the mobile enhancement industry. One of the stated goals was that “MERA will be the first place retailers turn for industry insight and guidance.” To this end, MERA’s primary objective is to “increase our ability to collect, categorize and analyze data on emerging industry issues.” With input from select industry professionals who comprise MERA’s newly formed Forecast Advisory Committee, MERA has begun compiling “Industry Forecasts.” These reports provide direction