About Ted

A sales and marketing specialist - primarily in the technology industry - I've experienced a sort of "circle of life" in business. I've been a mass merchant retailer, a specialty retailer, a specialty manufacturer, a large volume manufacturer, a distributor, and even represented sales representatives. Now the owner of a marketing company that works with a variety of businesses on improving their strategic marketing and business development - I analyze issues from all angles to develop holistic solutions.

Two More Directors Leave Best Buy

Best Buy Company, Inc. announced this past Monday that two of its directors had resigned, including one that had served in the role of chief executive in the past. These departures come seven months after the departure of company founder … Continue reading

Was Tech Represented on the List of the World’s Best CEO’s?

Recently, we told you about the worst CEO of 2012 (former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn). Turnabout is fair play, and now Harvard Business Review offers a list of the 100 Best CEOs in the World as a very effective … Continue reading

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