Andrew “Mattman” Schlesser, part of the Dream Team at Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture, sits down to talk about his new podcast, the role of Mattman, how retail has evolved and much more.
Independent Thinking Podcast
Robert Keeler, senior director of sales, sponsorships and partnerships for CEDIA, reflects on his first few days at PrimeTime in Nashville — the association’s first face-to-face opportunity with Nationwide members since the partnership with HTSN was announced earlier this year.
The push to get bigger screen sizes into consumers’ homes has been a big boon for the laser TV (and projector) market. And as more consumers looked to boost their at-home entertainment experience recently, that trend has only accelerated. We sat down with Ken Welty, director of laser TV for Hisense USA, to dive deeper into the space.
There’s been no shortage of talk about the ongoing labor challenges impacting nearly every industry. A new partnership with Installation Nation aims to help Nationwide’s retailers address their delivery and installation needs. We sat down with President and CEO Jacob Anderson to talk about the partnership and more.
Julie Burns, executive director for GE Appliances’ Monogram brand, dives deep into the world of luxury appliances, how retailers can successfully market to this type of client and more.
During PrimeTime in Nashville, the Home Technology Specialists Nationwide group will drop its first-ever HTSN Member Report. Ahead of the release of the report, we sat down with HTSN Director Hank Alexander to preview some of the findings.
Jason McGraw, Group Vice President of CEDIA Expo and KBIS for Emerald Expositions, spares a few moments from his packed schedule to chat about the work being done to prepare for the first in-person CEDIA Expo in two years. The show is set for September 1-3 in Indy.
Bruce Walker has always been passionate about TV technology, going back to his time working in independent retail. Today, he gets to talk about display advancements as the Product Evangelist for TCL. Bruce dives into new and upcoming product, TV trends and more.
Out of the (literal) ashes from a fire that destroyed everything before his company turned two years old, Brad Elbrader has grown Brad’s Home Entertainment into an all-around thriving business — one he says he could’ve never dreamed up nearly 25 years ago.
Karen Brandon, senior marketing manager for Nationwide Marketing Group, recaps her presentation during the NKBA Luxury Defined Summit, and dives into the evolving world of retail marketing.
Like other home-renovation segments, custom integrators have experienced a significant boost in business during the pandemic months. Bryan Koutsky, president and co-owner of Sound Designs in Mequon, Wisconsin, shoots on how they’ve been keeping up, their plans to expand, the role their new website has played in it all, and more.
Van Vreede’s General Manager Scott Brynjulfson spends some time talking about what separates his business from his competitors, including their service and delivery departments, a commitment to keeping employees happy, and their continual evolution and adoption of digital services.
Nationwide Marketing Group’s Content Director Doug Marsh was one of just four individuals who had the opportunity to attend each of the group’s four Regional Member Meetings in late-May and early-June. He recaps his experience for us on the latest episode of the Independent Thinking Podcast.
Ahead of one of the biggest e-commerce days of the year, NMG’s VP of Shopper Marketing Amanda Evans joined us to talk about the opportunity for independent retailers to turn the messaging around in their favor.
National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) VP of Marketplace Pam McNally rejoins the Independent Thinking Podcast to talk about new luxury kitchen research from the association, as well as the upcoming NKBA Summit: Luxury Defined.
Co-owner Mark Braun founded Advantage Appliance in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1993, and since Day 1, his mission has been to serve his community with the best deals, best service, and by giving back. He shared his story and the role Nationwide Marketing Group has played in his success.
Tony Ostrom, president of the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association, jumps on the Independent Thinking Podcast to talk about the latest trends in wireless audio, the work of the association, their retail initiatives and more.
From an idea on the back of a napkin, to a startup business run out of the back of a truck, to a massive presence in a 32,000-square-foot Boseman, Montana-based location — all in just 13 years. Alonzo Antonucci, owner of Bobcat Home Furnishings Company, shares his story.
Giles Sutton, interim co-CEO of global custom integration association CEDIA, jumped into our latest podcast to talk about the massive potential of the HTSN-CEDIA partnership, trends in the CI industry, and more.
Nationwide Marketing Group Vice President of Consumer Electronics Lee McDonald addresses a wide range of topics on the latest podcast, including the ongoing chipset shortage, tech trends the pandemic pushed and more.