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.

Is Best Buy Now Worst Buy?

It’s been a rough week for Best Buy. And if something doesn’t happen soon…it’s only going to get worse as the company is on a slippery slope and quickly losing the support of Wall Street. Already the company was embroiled … Continue reading

Forget 4K! Japanese Engineers Create New Global Standard – UHDTV

As the industry is on the verge of rolling out the latest HDTV upgrade – 4K resolution – news comes out of Japan that a coalition of Japanese broadcasters and television equipment manufacturers have collaborated to create the next great … Continue reading

J.D. Power & Assocs. Survey Proves What We’ve Said All Along: 3D is Dead as a Sales Motivator

I know not everyone who reads this post agrees with us, and we’ve taken a fair share of criticism for our viewpoint, but we’ve been consistently skeptical of the power of 3D to drive HDTV sales. And now, after the … Continue reading

After Climbing for 4 Months, Single-Family Housing Starts Drop in July

New residential construction data from the Commerce Department released today showed that single-family housing starts dropped in July to 502,000 units or 6.5% below June’s revised rate of 537,000 units. And while this figure is still a solid 17% over … Continue reading

Nortek Financial Results Show That, Despite Best Efforts, TECH Remains Troubled

At the end of last week, Nortek, Inc. reported their financial results for the fiscal second quarter and first half. While at first blush the overall numbers look good – sales up 9% in Q2 and 8% in 1st Half … Continue reading

Former Retail Shining Star Vann’s Declares Bankruptcy

Based in Missoula, Montana, Vann’s Inc. has been a shining star of the retail business – for years a hearty player in a rugged part of the country where only the strong survive. Founded in 1961 by Pete Vann, the … Continue reading

3vNet Picks Fielder Marketing as Rep for Northern California & Nevada

3vNet announced today that as part of the continuing growth trajectory for the reborn brand, it has selected Fielder Marketing as its sales representative for Northern California and Northern Nevada. Fielder Marketing, based in Reno, Nevada, was founded by Mark … Continue reading

After Surprising Analysts with Initial Downgraded 2012 TV Sales Forecast, Sony & Sharp Stun Again with Deeper Cuts

The Nikkei Reported today that both Sony Corp. and Sharp Corp. have further reduced their original¬† forecast for fiscal year 2012 flat-panel HDTV sales in the wake of a worldwide slowdown in demand. The move surprised analysts, as both companies … Continue reading