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Best Buy to Reopen 800 Stores on June 15

Best Buy to reopen 800 stores and rehire 9,000 furloughed employees. Patrons will not need an appointment. Stores will be limited to 25% capacity.

Jason Knott · June 10, 2020

How L.A. Integrator Sold 7 Samsung Terrace Outdoor TVs in First Week

Video & Audio Center/Just One Touch uses a combination of radio ads and email to promote the new Samsung The Terrace outdoor displays.

Jason Knott · June 08, 2020

Best Buy Retains 81% of Sales During Pandemic

Best Buy reports a 155% uptick in online sales and retains 81% of sales during last six weeks of Q1, despite stores being closed during pandemic.

Jason Knott · May 21, 2020

CEDIA Study: Coronavirus Impact Hits Industry Hard

CEDIA COVID-19 Study reveals business fell for 85% of integrators with most projects delayed 1 to 3 months. Paying bills and staff safety are top concerns.

Jason Knott · May 14, 2020

7 Rules to Reinvent Luxury Business Models Post Coronavirus

The Luxury Institute advises companies focused on affluent clients to focus on employees, being more agile and more personal, plus lower their fixed costs.

Jason Knott · May 13, 2020

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Bravas Adds Rocky Mountain Dealer Residential Systems

Travis Leo’s company becomes Bravas Colorado as it joins the national network of luxury smart home integrators.

Arlen Schweiger · May 11, 2020

CE Pro Podcast #5: Analyzing Your Immediate Post-Coronavirus Upgrade Opportunities

CE Pro Podcast panel says integrators should focus on smaller, immediate voice control, video surveillance and wellness as the top potential upgrade areas.

Jason Knott · May 08, 2020

CE Pro Podcast #5: Analyzing Your Immediate Post-Coronavirus Upgrade Opportunities

With customers stuck in their homes for the past several months due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, they have likely discovered potential shortcomings in their home technology. Many integrators found clients needed immediate upgrades to their home networks during the lockdown. But what are the best potential sales upgrade opportunities once the restrictions lift? […]

Jason Knott · May 08, 2020

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CE Pro Podcast #4: Home Networks Go Mission-Critical | Building an Award-Winning Tech Support Team

Access Networks’ Hagai Feiner gets integrators up to speed on networking and cybersecurity needs, and AudioControl’s Alex Camara discusses how to cultivate top-notch support services.

Arlen Schweiger · May 01, 2020

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ProSource Aims to Drive Recovery Plan for Members

ProSource works with vendors on extended terms and elimination of freight charges, while establishing a centralized coronavirus information microsite.

Jason Knott · April 29, 2020