From The Editors

BrandSource Execs Tout Success Strategies in Face of COVID-19

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CMO John White, offering a virtual marketing update

AVB BrandSource executives, in an online conversation with industry press this week during the group’s first-ever virtual convention, provided an assessment of this new presentation format while discussing second-half business prospects moving forward and through the pandemic period. The virtual show, as this season’s necessary substitute for face-to-face member–vendor interaction, attracted “more members...

Dealerscope Insider Talk: Nationwide Views Business & Previews PrimeTime

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As the largest retail buying group in the U.S., Nationwide will celebrate their 50-year anniversary in 2021.

The Aug. 12th episode of the Dealerscope Insider Talk series featured Patrick Maloney, Senior VP of Merchandising, & Melissa Stenson, VP of Member Experience, at Nationwide Marketing Group. The discussion centered around current business conditions during COVID-19, and also plans relating to Nationwide PrimeTime. As the largest retail buying group in the U.S., Nationwide will celebrate its 50-year anniversary in...

GfK Offers Insights on IFA Day One

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In the final press briefing of Day 1 for IFA 2020 Special Edition, Warren Saunders, Northern European Lead at GfK spoke about the global consumer electronic landscape and, of course, how the pandemic is and will continue to affect it. Saunders broke down this Experience Economy we are seeing today – one in which many goods or services are now...

Qualcomm at IFA: Technology Leads Us Through Difficult Times

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Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon once again addressed an IFA keynote at the IFA 2020 Special Edition event. So much has happened since his 2019 address and Qualcomm has painted a picture for the future that involves a series of partnerships with the goal of advancing technologies like AI, 5G, Snapdragon advancements, connected car, augmented reality and advancements in noise...

CTA Names 2020 CT Hall of Fame Honorees & Innovation Entrepreneurs

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CTA Hall of Fame

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the new class of honorees into its 2020 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame, created in 2000. The program celebrates technology leaders who advance innovation and develop, create, market and promote the technologies, products and services that improve consumers’ lives. The 2020 CT Hall of Fame class includes: Vinton Gray “Vint” Cerf, along with Robert...

Talkin’ Startup Community with Urban Tech Hub @ Company

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The Dealerscope Insider Talk series recently welcomed Robinson Hernandez, the executive director of Urban Tech Hub @ Company, whose goal is all about helping startup tech entrepreneurs, “get a leg up and then grow and prosper.” The company is an outgrowth of startup accelerator Grand Central Tech, located adjacent and connected to New York’s Grand Central Station. Perhaps this statement...

BSH Home Appliances Corp. N.A. Names Kaeser SVP; Iacoviello to Retire

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BSH Home Appliances Corp. has announced that, effective Sept. 1, Christopher Kaeser becomes senior vice president of sales, BSH Home Appliances, Region North America. Kaeser replaces retiring industry veteran John Iacoviello, who had overseen BSH North America appliances sales for Gaggenau, Thermador and Bosch for 11 years. Kaeser brings nearly two decades of industry...

Dealerscope Insider Talk: Providing Essential Tech in a Changing Consumer Environment

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“We don’t look at selling a product, we look at selling a solution,” said New Age Electronics' President, Fred Towns when asked what makes his company so unique. New Age views itself as more than just a distributor, but also an extension of the manufacturer partners they represent. One way New Age accomplishes this, Towns says, is by talking...