Tighten Your Harness, The Rocket Ship U.S. Economy is Coming Down Hard

You knew it was coming, but we just couldn’t see it until statistical data caught up with the rapidly changing U.S. economy. But now, we are getting a snapshot of these changes and they are breathtaking…and a little scary. Hold … Continue reading

Emerald Expositions Announces Death of Sally Shankland, Its Most Recent CEO

Emerald Expositions announced this week that Sally Shankland, it most recent CEO who had been hired in June 2019 to replace resigning CEO David Loechner, has died following her month’s long battle with cancer. The company says Shankland passed away … Continue reading

Group of 20 Prominent Exhibitors Call on Producer of AXPONA to Cancel Event

Cites COVID-19 & Economic Hardship In an “Open letter to Joel Davis of JD Events,” a group of 20 prominent personalities in the high-end specialty audio industry – who are also contracted exhibitors – call on the producer of AXPONA … Continue reading

New Rep Firm Hi-Fi Representation Nabs Atlantic Technology and Seymour-Screen Excellence

Hi-Fi Representation, a new manufacturer sales representative firm covering Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, has signed representation agreements with Atlantic Technology and Seymour Screen Excellence. The company was launched in January 2020 and says Seymour-Screen Excellence is actually one of … Continue reading

After Nearly 18 Years, SVP & GM Doug Cole Leaves Universal Remote Control

For several days now, multiple sources have reached out to Strata-gee to report that Doug Cole, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Universal Remote Control – better known as URC – has left the company. I have confirmed his … Continue reading

Fear Factor: Consumers’ Fear Suggests a Slow Recovery from Recession

[Photo: Juan Arredondo, New York Times] COVID-19 Recession: Will Rebound be a V…U…or W? The Coronavirus pandemic has hit America big time. With a head-spinning swiftness, the epidemic swept across the country with ruthless efficiency – first impacting densely populated … Continue reading

AVNation Launches ‘Commercial Learn From Home’ Virtual 3-Day Online Event

Previous Residential Event a Big Success AVNation, a largely podcasting group of integrators in both the residential and commercial AV space, this week held a somewhat abruptly announced, but ultimately successful online learning event they call their LFH – or … Continue reading