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.

PS Audio, Direct Marketer of Electronics, Launches a Record Company

Boulder, CO-based PS Audio, a direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketer of higher end audio electronics products, announced this week that they are launching a record company called Octave Records. The company says Octave “is dedicated to preseving the art of high-fidelity recordings … Continue reading

Sugar Daddy Onex Throws Emerald Expositions a Lifeline

COVID-19, the massive pandemic that changed everything this year, probably infected your business and perhaps made it ill in a way that will take time to recover. But for Emerald Expositions, the national expositions company that owns the CEDIA Expo … Continue reading

New Research Shows Home Control System Adoption Jumps 38% in Just One Year

Wow, surprising numbers from a new research report from Parks Associates shows that control system adoption jumped a full 38% in 2019 as compared to 2018. That’s a really big jump in a really short period of time. See more … Continue reading

Chord Electronics Names The Sound Organization as North American Distributor

U.K. based high-end electronics manufacturer Chord Electronics has selected The Sound Organization, of Arlington, TX, as its importer and distributor for the North American market. The move follows the termination of their previous distributor, Bluebird Music who is said to … Continue reading

High-End Faces A Matter of Survival in Pandemic’s Wake; Here’s What We Should Do Now

In This GUEST POST, Bill Leebens Takes You on a Journey from ‘Me’ to ‘We’ & Proposes a New Industry Association A few months ago, I unexpectedly became unemployed. There had been occasions in my career when it was clear … Continue reading

Crestron’s Partnership Universe Expands Creating New Experiences for Users

Launches HomeTime Integrated Home Conferencing WFH Solution No doubt about it, Crestron is on a roll. They have recently had a series of announcements – not of the ho-hum type, but of the more meaningful, perhaps industry-changing type. Now we … Continue reading

And BAM! Just Like That, Savant Acquires GE Lighting to Become a Major Lighting Supplier

WSJ Says Deal Valued at Around $250M On Wednesday, we learned that Savant Systems Inc. (Savant), has acquired the lighting business from none other than the mighty GE. Terms of the transaction were not released, but the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading