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.

New Corning Glass is So Thin, It’s Flexible; Will Drive New CE Products by 2013

Corning Inc., the American glass manufacturer deeply involved in providing glass for flat-panel TV and mobile device manufacturing, said this week that they have developed a glass so thin, it’s flexible. And this new glass, they call it Willow Glass, … Continue reading

Sony Slaps Senior Execs – Makes Them Give Back Pay

In a public move that will probably make more sense in Japan than it will here, Sony Corp. said on Tuesday that seven top executives will return their fiscal 2011 performance-linked bonuses. The executives affected by this decision include their … Continue reading

JVC Kenwood to Sell System Streaming Soothing Sounds of Forests

JVC Kenwood Corp. said that next spring it will begin selling a system designed to deliver the soothing sounds of the forest streamed over the Internet in real time. The company will be involved in all aspects of the system … Continue reading

New Symbol of Sony’s Suffering – Stock Drops to Lowest Level in 32 Years

In yet another sign of the decline of a once seemingly invincible technological powerhouse, shares in Sony Corp. in Tokyo closed Monday below ¥1,000 ($12.76) per share – setting a disturbing new record low. The last time the stock was … Continue reading

Sometimes…You’ve Just Got to Jump

If you’ve been following the flow of articles and postings about our forced transition from www.stratecongroup.com to www.strata-GEE.com, you know that I was scared to death about making this change – literally losing sleep and enduring a wide variety of … Continue reading

Docking Solutions Open New Markets for Denon & Marantz

This week at D+M Group’s press presentation, the company focused on two major new product categories that appear to be targeted areas of growth for the company. After a general presentation with overview, the company broke up the rather large … Continue reading

D&M Holdings Announces Sweeping Changes – Starting with Their Name

Even by late-May’s standards, it was an unusually hot and humid day this week as a major contingent of the tech press gathered up in Mahwah, New Jersey at the weirdest looking Sheraton you’ve ever seen – more rocket ship … Continue reading

Maybe Late to the Party, But Denon Headphones Arrive in a Big Way

At a major press event in New Jersey Tuesday, Denon announced a new company name, a new logo, newly restructured operations…and an imperative to create new products and expand into new markets. Technically, Denon has been in the headphone business … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS
Weissburg Leaves Gibson Guitar & Onkyo

>>ALERT EXCLUSIVE<< The ALERT has learned that Bob Weissburg has resigned from his position at Gibson Guitar effective immediately. The surprising news comes just three months after Gibson announced it had hired Weissburg, the former President of Sales and Marketing … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Nortek Reorganizes Its Reorganization

Today, just a short time ago, Nortek Inc.’s AVC Group released an announcement that a major new phase of their reorganization is in the works. Specifically, the AVC Group which currently is the merged brands of Niles Audio, Elan, and … Continue reading