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Dealerscope Podcast

In the high-strung consumer electronics retail business, it can be hard to take a moment to step back and breathe. The Dealerscope Podcast gives CE retail leaders the chance to kick back, relax, and talk shop in a casual setting.

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In the high-strung consumer electronics retail business, it can be hard to take a moment to step back and breathe. The Dealerscope Podcast gives CE retail leaders the chance to kick back, relax, and talk shop in a casual setting.

AlphaTech CEO Says Why eGaming Should be Amazon's Next Big Play

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Amazon does a lot of things well, but gaming isn't one of them. AlphaTech CEO, Matt Schmidt, talks about why this business relies more heavily on creativity and community rather than the raw data, quoting Xbox creator, Seamus Blackley, "Nobody who’s successful starts with metrics."

Feb 17 2021

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Ep. 106: Elo Touches on Retail

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In its 50 years in business, Elo has touched many segments of the retail industry with its touchscreen products and solutions. Sr. Channel Sales Manager, Kristin Roubie, talks about how the company has evolved over the years and the unique challenges facing retail today.

Feb 03 2021

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Ep. 105: WiSA Debuts SoundSend Audio Transmitter, Announces New Members

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WiSA Association President, Tony Ostrom, details the company's first-ever branded product to hit the market since its inception. He also touches on WiSA's growing membership and the positive impact it has brought to the audio community.

Nov 11 2020

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Ep. 104: Connecting Disparate Voice Platforms for Seamless Control

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Sound United's Brendon Stead, Senior Vice President of Product Development & Engineering and Phil Jones, Director of Global Training envision a future where all voice systems work in concert. The pair view voice control as a natural evolution in how we interact with our products, just as the remote control revolutionized how we interact with entertainment decades ago.

Nov 04 2020

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Ep. 103: BorrowLenses Offers Expert Advice on Photo/Video Equipment

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We recently sat down with one of the photography and video experts at BorrowLenses.com, Tom Anello. BorrowLenses is a Shutterfly brand that provides on-demand professional photography and videography equipment rentals for professional and amateur photographers/videographers. Tom offered up some advice on how retailers can best shoot products for their retail websites to get maximum exposure during this critical holiday selling season.

Oct 27 2020

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Ep. 102: Discussing CE Business in the COVID Era with Andy Orozco and Tom Campbell

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Discussing the CE Business in the COVID era with Andy Orozco, Vice President, Business Development at ProSource and Tom Campbell, Chief Technologist and Corporate Director for California-based experiential retailer Video and Audio Center.

Oct 07 2020

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Ep. 101: Z-Wave Alliance's Executive Director Mitch Klein Sorts Out the New SDO News

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We recently had the pleasure to welcome as our Dealerscope Podcast guest, Mitch Klein, the Executive Director for the Z-Wave Alliance. The organization recently announced they have completed incorporation as a solely independent non-profit organization.

Sep 21 2020

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Ep. 100: Talkin’ All Things AV with Vanco International President, Mark Corbin

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With the 2020 Virtual CEDIA EXPO set for mid-September, the Dealerscope Podcast Team was excited to catch up Vanco’s Mark Corbin and chat about what he sees on the AV horizon as we get ready finish up 2020 and roll into 2021.

Aug 31 2020

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Ep. 99: Examining HDMI 2.1 with David Glen, President of the HDMI Forum

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With the holiday selling season right around the corner, President of the HDMI Forum, David Glen discussed the most important aspects retailers need to know about the new HDMI 2.1 specification as well as highly anticipated release of the Ultra High-Speed HDMI Cable.

Aug 26 2020

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Ep 98: Talkin' Tech with NPD Group's Stephen Baker, VP, Industry Advisor, Technology & Mobile

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The Dealerscope Podcast team recently caught up with the NPD Group's Stephen Baker, the renown research organization's primary voice on hardware.

Jul 31 2020

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Ep. 97: Nationwide’s No Child Hungry Packs Its One Millionth Meal

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Since its inception, the Nationwide community has packed meals at various events around the country, delivering a portion of those packed meals within the local host cities, and the rest to children and their families in locations such as Haiti and the Bahamas.

Jul 13 2020

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Ep. 96: SHARP's Peter Weedfald Discusses How the Company Has Taken Its Simply Better Living Slogan Literally

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Peter Weedfald talks about Sharp’s new Kitchen Suite of products that includes their Superheated Steam Cook ovens, Induction Cooktops, Wall Ovens, Slide-in Range, Microwave Drawer Built-In Ovens and Over-The-Range microwave ovens.

Jun 29 2020

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Ep. 95: Atlona Director of Marketing, Garth Lobban Chats with Dealerscope About the Company’s Very Ambitious, Month-long Virtual Trade Event

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San Jose-based Atlona recently launched AtlonaComm on June 1st, an exclusive, online event offering a complete schedule of product offerings, training and education experiences, and personalized meeting opportunities for customers, partners and other visitors.

Jun 17 2020

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Ep. 94: HDMI’s CEO, Chairman & President, Rob Tobias Discusses the Latest News Regarding HDMI 2.1

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Among the many things that HDMI.org does is they act as the licensing agent to administer licensing of HDMI Specification, the on-going promotion of HDMI technology and education on the benefits of HDMI interface. Rob Tobias touches on these and other HDMI relevant topics in this edition of the Dealerscope Podcast.

Jun 08 2020

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Ep. 93: WiSA President Tony Ostrom Talks Wireless Audio, Home Theater Evolution and the Organization’s Future

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The Dealerscope Podcast crew recently sat down with WiSA president Tony Ostrom and among the topics covered were the current momentum the organization is generating and the future of the wireless home theater category.

May 26 2020

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Ep. 92: Nationwide’s VP of Technology Jennifer Danko Talks Digital Marketing

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We recently caught up with Nationwide Marketing Group’s VP of Technology Jennifer Danko and she discussed how she’s helping independent retailers ramp up their digital marketing efforts.

Apr 28 2020

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Ep. 91: CyberLink Senior VP, Global Marketing & U.S. GM Richard Carriere Details Where Facial Recognition Technology is Headed

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CyberLink continues to push boundaries and their new FaceMe AI facial recognition technology is taking the the category in some interesting new directions.

Apr 14 2020

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Ep. 90: Enclave Audio CTO Rob Jones Details the Benefits of a Wireless Home Theater System and the Future of this Emerging Product Category

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Enclave Audio continues to redefine the future of the home theater experience and we sat down with their CTO Rob Jones to discuss where wireless audio technology is headed and how it will reshape the home theater category.

Mar 31 2020

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Ep. 89: Derek Mattila Explores the $490 Billion Connected Home Market and How Independent Retailers Can Be a Part of It

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Nationwide’s VP of Merchandising, Derek Mattila, discussed the ways in which Nationwide members can get a piece of the $490 billion connected home market.

Mar 10 2020

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Ep. 88: Nationwide’s Doug Wrede Talks Private Label TV & The Continued Evolution of the Independent Retailer

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While attending the Nationwide PrimeTime event in Houston, Editorial Director Mike McEnaney sat down with Doug Wrede, VP of Merchandising at Nationwide Marketing Group. Among the many topics the two discussed were the continued success Nationwide is having with their private label TV endeavor, where the industry is headed when it comes to 8K, and the interesting evolution that Nationwide has seen with regard to the independent retailer.

Mar 02 2020

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