Thiel’s New CEO Says Company ‘Struck a Chord’ Compelling Him to Join

In a telephone interview today, new Thiel Audio CEO John Wittman told us that the company “struck a chord with me personally,” virtually compelling him to take over as CEO after the owners’ invited him to look at the company … Continue reading

Good News: Sharp is Forecast to Lose 2 Billion Yen in Fiscal 1st Quarter

Report Says Sharp Plans to Withdraw from Consumer Electronics & Solar Businesses in Europe In a new report out of Japan, the Nikkei is forecasting that Sharp Corp. will book a net loss of around ¥2 billion ($19.6 million) for … Continue reading

New York Metro Rep Audio Associates Adds Key Lines & Appoints New Sales Manager

Major New York Metro & Mid-Atlantic sales representative company Audio Associates has been selected by both Bay Audio and Wilson Electronics to represent their brands. In addition to this, Audio Associates separately announced that it has promoted long-time salesman George … Continue reading

Thiel Announces a Brand Relaunch…Again

BREAKING NEWS Thiel Audio dealers were surprised to receive an email Wednesday from the company announcing plans to – in their words – “revitalize” the storied audio brand. We last reported in April that the company had finally acknowledged to … Continue reading

After Disappearing Completely, TiO Stages an Improbable Comeback

In what was a complete surprise to many last week, several industry reps and dealers received a letter from Audio Control Technology Partners (ACTP) CEO Mike Anderson that announced the return of Turn it On (TiO) to the market. TiO, … Continue reading

Marketers Continue to Shift B-to-B Advertising Dollars to Digital

Whether you’re a manufacturer/brand, distributor, rep…or even an integrator selling largely commercial installations…you are a business-to-business or B-to-B marketer. And you’re going to want to pay attention to this new data on marketing trends for B-to-B marketers. New data released … Continue reading