Editor Jeff O'Heir talks to Leon Soohoo of Paradyme on how the company used search-engine optimization to draw customers.
The HTSA buying group hosted a 3D retail demonstration at New York City’s Stereo Exchange Dec. 18 – coincidentally, on the very date of the worldwide theatrical opening of the $500 million 3D blockbuster Avatar.
Most of the CE industry knew the California Energy Commission would pass stringent new energy regulations on televisions, which it did in mid-November.
Industry waits for California Energy Commission's next move in TV efficiency regulations.
A widespread coalition of businesses and industry groups have joined forces to fight energy regulations on televisions that have been proposed in California.
The industry has suffered some product constraints during the last year, as vendors take a cautious approach to sales during the recession.
How retailers, specialty dealers and custom integrators survive during the next year depends, in part, on the solid business practices that have carried them through past struggles. But now, faced with economic strife at home and abroad, even the smartest, best-managed businesses have to constantly execute new strategies to stay in the game. The best dealers aren’t sitting back, waiting for things to change. They’re driving hard into the retrofit market; reaching out to past customers; leveraging every good idea passed on by buying groups, distributors, associations, colleagues and competitors; slashing operational costs; and boosting the morale of their sales staffs. Curing the Flat-Panel
What product trends and new technologies intrigued attendees at the Denver convention this year – and how do they expect those products to help them better their businesses, with the dreaded Black Friday/fourth quarter just around the bend? Here, a couple of opinions from those we bumped into on the show floor on Day Two… John Flanner, Flanner’s Home Entertainment, Brookfield, Wisc.: “It’s been a really good CEDIA Expo. From what I’ve seen here, the industry is clearly trying to provide more complete customer solutions. The focus in the last couple of years has been on TV technology, but that’s less
About 40 years ago, Sam Walton told John Kiefer: "If you really want to see what's going to happen, you don't want to talk to old guys. You want to look at the kids. If you look at the kids in the sandbox, you can look at everything you need to know about marketing." At the time, Walton was opening up a chain of tiny variety stores across Arkansas and Kansas. The first Wal-Mart debuted in Rogers, Arkansas, in 1962. Kiefer's distribution business, Kief's Records & Stereo Supply, serviced the record departments in the first six Wal-Mart stores. The "look at the kids