DDG Scrambles to Rebuild in Wake of Member Defections

The world of national distributor groups often resembles the ever-shifting sands of the desert – members change, vendors change, and its relative market position often changes. So it is a radically changed world in which the Digital Delivery Group (DDG) … Continue reading

Wally Whinna’s New Catalyst AV Distributor Group: AVAD Part Two?

The industry is abuzz about the recently announced launch of a new national distributor group known as Catalyst AV. While the emergence of a new distributor group has been rumored for months, the formal announcement came out just last week. … Continue reading

Internet Advertising Revenues Hit Historic Levels of $9.3 Billion in Q3

According to new data released by IAB Internet Advertising Bureau, total revenues from online advertising hit $9.3 billion in the third quarter of 2012. This is the highest level of revenue from Internet advertising ever and is hailed by the … Continue reading

Reps: Are They On the Right Track? Or Have They Run Off the Rails?

On Tuesday last week, much like any other day, after arriving at my office I powered up my computer and began wading through the usual 100-150 emails that greet me every morning. Some of these are client-related emails, some are … Continue reading

Sharp Spike in Sharp’s Prospects – Said to Working with Hon Hai on Apple iTV

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that unnamed sources are telling it that Apple has built and is testing a large screen, high definition television that it has worked closely with Asian suppliers to create. Most notably, these sources … Continue reading

Belden to Acquire PPC

BREAKING NEWS strata-GEE.com has learned that Belden, Inc., the large cable manufacturing company, has acquired Syracuse, New York-based PPC, a broadband and specialty cable manufacturer that also markets the Perfect Path cable brand to the custom integration industry. The deal … Continue reading