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N.J. Integrator Boosts Website Traffic by 1700%, Tops Google Rankings

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Your vehicle is an extension of your brand. What do these vehicles from the MRI Expo parking lot tell you?

N.J. Integrator Boosts Website Traffic by 1700%, Tops Google Rankings

N.J. Integrator Boosts Website Traffic by 1700%, Tops Google Rankings

December 21, 2016 Hi-Fi Sales in Cherry Hill, N.J., takes new online strategy to drive eyeballs, engage with potential clients, and rank No. 1 in 25 keyword phrases in Google. How did he do it?

Realtors: The Forgotten Trade Partners?

Realtors: The Forgotten Trade Partners?

Advertorial · December 14, 2016 Coldwell Banker real estate wants business partnership between integrators and Realtors to evolve to same level of interaction as agents have with home inspectors and lenders. Solving which devices convey to buyers and lack of MLS criteria for smart homes are still hurdles.

D&H Sees 77% Growth in IoT, 31% in TV Sales in 2016

D&H Sees 77% Growth in IoT, 31% in TV Sales in 2016

December 12, 2016 Despite lackluster growth in other distribution areas, D&H is reporting skyrocketing growth in Internet of Things (IoT) and TV in 2016.

Hire the Right Sales Candidate to Boost Your Profits

Hire the Right Sales Candidate to Boost Your Profits

November 30, 2016 It’s difficult enough to lure potential employees from today’s talent pool, but hiring the wrong one can set your business back. Here are some tips to retool your hiring process.

Technicians Explain Why CE Pros Should Invest in Training Them!

Technicians Explain Why CE Pros Should Invest in Training Them!

November 22, 2016 Both young and old technicians attending the weeklong HTSA technical training session at Maverick Technical Institute (MTI) gain confidence in themselves and lots of loyalty for their company.

6 Powerful Digital Marketing Methods to Start Right Now

6 Powerful Digital Marketing Methods to Start Right Now

November 08, 2016 Are you using Facebook, Google Ads, blogs and SEO as much as you can? If you're not, here are some cheap and even free ways to promote your business online.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Format Gains Steam, Gets Marketing Push

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Format Gains Steam, Gets Marketing Push

November 04, 2016 Blu-ray Disc Association promotional plans for UHD Blu-ray include PBS special, 'sizzle reel' of demo clips and retail education brochure.

On Millennials, DIY, Smart Homes, Professional Installation and the Business of  IoT Things

On Millennials, DIY, Smart Homes, Professional Installation and the Business of IoT Things

November 02, 2016 It’s not that Millennials and other with-it customers want cheap; they just want smart home solutions that are simple and convenient. Will traditional custom installers meet their needs, or will Millennial-run start-ups own the market? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Comparing Vehicles: Which One of These Guys Would You Hire?

Comparing Vehicles: Which One of These Guys Would You Hire?

October 31, 2016 Your vehicle is an extension of your brand. What do these vehicles from the MRI Expo parking lot tell you?

8 Biggest Marketing Mistakes A/V Suppliers Make

8 Biggest Marketing Mistakes A/V Suppliers Make

October 31, 2016 Manufacturers in the audio/video space tend to not dedicate staff to marketing, focus on product-centric message and don't execute in social media well.

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Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

Home Tech Experts at Azione: Trends in Home Automation, DIY, Networking, Millennials

October 27, 2016 IoT and the business of smart-home data drove a panel discussion at the recent Azione Unlimted conference, where home-tech experts chimed in on everything from DIY automation to Millennials and the “ownerless economy.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

The Absolute Coolest Thing at CEDIA 2016: Virtual Reality to Help Sell Home Theaters

September 26, 2016 REAL Audio Video’s Virtual Reality (VR) pre-visualization technology lets clients see and interact with their home theater design before construction.

CEDIA Tease: One Firefly Launches Live Chat Service for Dealers’ Websites

CEDIA Tease: One Firefly Launches Live Chat Service for Dealers’ Websites

September 10, 2016 One Firefly's new Lead Concierge is a live chat service for $149 or $249 per month for integrators' websites. Manned by industry experts, the service is designed to engage customers more quickly and generate leads.

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

Clare Controls Straddles Custom and DIY Markets; Offers Dealers New Revenue Streams

August 22, 2016 Consumer purchasing portal, HEOS integration, expansion of builder program on Clare’s CEDIA 2016 to-do list.

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

Want to Build a Strong Social Media Presence? Follow These 10 Steps

June 27, 2016 Integrators have now become the primary product advisor on fewer than 40 percent of projects. What can you do about that? Let's take a closer look at social media for its low overhead, minimal time investment and powerful reach.

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program Benefits

Become part of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, and take advantage of this rapidly growing, RMR-building category of services and all these benefits, many exclusive to Authorized Dealers.

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

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