In just under two years, AV Imagined has grown from an idea among friends to one of the more successful custom integration firms in the Detroit area. Lawrence Walters, a co-owner of the business, shares what it’s been like to build a business from the ground up.
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169: An Oasys Summit Debrief
At the tail end of the first-ever Oasys Summit, we sat down with the Director of Oasys Hank Alexander to get his near-immediate reaction to the event. And, beyond the Summit, Hank covers what’s next for the group in the lead up to CEDIA Expo this fall.
168: Diving Into Nationwide’s New Region Realignment with Patrick Maloney
Earlier this month, Nationwide Marketing Group unveiled a new streamlined structure for its field team, which resulted in the creation of several new regions. We dive into the new structure — and how it ties into the ongoing Customer Obsessed conversation — with Nationwide’s EVP of Membership Patrick Maloney.
167: What Role Does AI Have to Play in the Future of Independent Retail?
With the meteoric rise of tools like ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence-powered, content-producing platforms, it’s only natural to wonder what role these tools can and will play in retail.
166: David Niedzielski on Joining NMG to Tackle Furniture & Outdoor
Barely two weeks into his new role as director of furniture and outdoor for Nationwide Marketing Group, David Niedzielski found himself roaming the buildings and showrooms at High Point Market. Post-show, we sat down with him to talk about joining Nationwide and what excites him about the opportunity to go to work for the independent retail channel.
165: David Watt on Joining NMG and the Opportunities in Consumer Electronics
Less than two weeks into his tenure as Senior Director of Consumer Electronics for Nationwide Marketing Group, 20-year CE industry veteran David Watt jumps on the podcast. Beyond his introduction to the group, Watt dives into the world of CE, where he sees some opportunities for CE dealers to grow and more.
164: How Retailers Can Leverage the ENERGY STAR Message in Their Marketing
Kaleb Behm, marketing and project manager at Nationwide, joins the podcast to discuss ways retailers can leverage the ENERGY STAR message in their own marketing. Specifically, ENERGY STAR has a unique program that helps visualize the real-world impact that selling ENERGY STAR Certified product has on the environment.
163: Mattress Retailer Keith Moneymaker Dives Into His Dreams 4 All Foundation
Retail has been in Keith Moneymaker’s blood since he was born. But in 2016 he found his calling, as he puts it. That’s the year Moneymaker started the Dreams 4 All Foundation — a nonprofit that takes old mattresses (like the ones his customers are replacing when they purchase a new one from his Sweet Dreams Mattresses & More store), refurbishes them and puts them in the homes of those most in need.
162: No Child Hungry Talks Turkey and Syria Giveback Efforts
Ahead of PrimeTime in Dallas, the Nationwide Marketing Group team, on behalf of Members attending the show, offered support for No Child Hungry and their efforts to get critical supplies to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. During the show, William Lowry, founder of No Child Hungry, was on hand to continue to raise awareness.
161: Introducing Oasys Residential Technology Group
During Nationwide Marketing Group’s PrimeTime show in Dallas, it was announced that our custom integration group was sunsetting its old name (HTSN). The team will move forward as Oasys Residential Technology Group, or Oasys for short. We sat down with Director of Oasys Hank Alexander to talk about the new name, the group’s new strategy and more.
160: Synchrony Shares Tips for Tackling Consumer Finance in an Evolving Market
The evolution in consumer finance has streamlined the credit-approval process, which is a benefit to both the customer and the retailer. Synchrony Financial shares some tips for success.
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