Startling Jump in November Housing Starts; Are Happy Days Here Again?

Newly released data from the Commerce Department shows that housing starts took what many are characterizing as a startling jump in November – rising 23% overall above the October rate and almost 30% above the November 2012 rate. Analysts are … Continue reading

Yikes! New Research Confirms It: Affluents are Moving to Digital Shopping

In news sure to send a chill through the backbone of every luxury retailer and manufacturer of every luxury product – electronics included – eMarketer is reporting that new research makes it clear that Affluents, loosely defined as those with … Continue reading

Hey Sales VPs, Think You Know Everything About Your Sales Team’s Performance? Think Again!

New research from Salesforce.com in conjunction with The TAS Group has recently uncovered some surprising data about the sales process. Having conducted a survey from a wide variety of industries, the company has created a report and infographic called 10 … Continue reading

Strata-gee’s CEDIA Expo Survey Offers Surprises – Positive & Negative

The CEDIA Expo is next week and our annual CEDIA Survey is now closed for responses. Thank you all who participated – we truly appreciate those of you who took the time to respond. Results are in and we have … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: CEDIA Gives Strata-gee.com A Deeper Look at Its Latest Benchmarking Survey

STRATA-GEE.COM EXCLUSIVE Last month, we reported that CEDIA released its 2013 Benchmarking Survey with certain select data highlighted. Now CEDIA has offered Strata-gee.com an exclusive look at the full report (the summary version provided to all CEDIA members) with the … Continue reading

CEDIA Says New Benchmarking Data Suggests Moderate Industry Growth

This week the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) released what it called key findings from its 2012 and 2013 annual Benchmarking Survey of members. The findings were of 2012 final results and dealer expectations for 2013 and according … Continue reading

Uh-Oh, Consumer Adoption of Tablets Slows in Q2 CEA Says

In new data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association, consumer adoption of one of the hottest technologies in tech today – tablet computers – actually (and unusually) slowed in the second quarter of 2013. This unexpected downturn comes after … Continue reading

One Month After CE Week, CEA Cuts 2013 Forecast

The Consumer Electronics Association today released their updated forecasts in a report called The U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts – a semiannual report put out every January and July. The new forecasts show the CEA has scaled back their … Continue reading

Praying at CEA’s Church of Data Dominion

CE Week kicked off last week with a Research Summit where the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) market research experts presented the latest market data, along with their assessment of its meaning – and their prognostications for the future. In past … Continue reading

New Survey Verifies Your Suspicion: Retailers Stop Buying from Brands that Sell Direct

Results from a new survey released today verify what you may already know – or at least suspected – retailers will either stop or dramatically cut back on purchases from brands that choose to compete with them by selling directly … Continue reading