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JJ Opines: What if Local Integrators Collaborate, Not Just Compete?

Julie Jacobson: Car-rental companies share passenger vans, parking lots, rental facilities, signage and often personnel. Why couldn’t local home-tech integrators do the same?

Julie Jacobson · April 19, 2019

Total Tech Strengthens Synergies With Emerald Connected Media Brands

CE Pro, Commercial Integrator and SSI editors and publishers available to assist sponsors in presentation content creation and post-event media amplification programs. Enhanced event coverage planned, too.

CE Pro Editors · March 27, 2019

TCD Case Study: Home Theater Software Wins Jobs, Engages Trade Partners

For UK integrator Thinking Bricks, The CEDIA Designer (TCD) software is more than a powerful, math-based home theater-design platform. It’s an exceptional marketing tool that validates pricey projects, engages interior designers, wins jobs and referrals.

Julie Jacobson · November 27, 2018

How A Luxury Manufacturer Got Interior Designers to Love Home Tech

When smart home technology is seen by the interior design community as a “necessary evil,” Barco Residential wins by painting spaces with video.

Julie Jacobson · October 26, 2018

Best 238-Word Linkedin Post by Integrator: Plan for Failure

In an awesome Linkedin post, integrator Kyle Griffith of KG Theaters explains how his company plans for smart-home failures — like urging customers to purchase spare parts before they’re discontinued.

Julie Jacobson · October 12, 2018

6 New (And Successful) CE Business Models to Reach Millennials

Targeting Millennials? Here’s how 6 dealers disrupted their status quo to do just that!

July 26, 2018

CEDIA Finds: 5 New Business Tools including Leads, Field Service Software, Web Content

CEDIA Expo 2018 includes 5 new exhibitors showing services and software for home-technology businesses — everything from new-construction leads to field-service management software.

Julie Jacobson · July 11, 2018

Best Ever Recruitment Video for Home-Tech Integrators?

SAV Inc. knows how to get potential employees excited about home automation in this recruitment video.

Julie Jacobson · June 20, 2018

More Great Hiring Tips in Tight Labor Market: Join Industry Forums, Pay for Referrals

Experienced home-technology integrator suggests participating in industry forums to find potential employees with the right skillsets, and offering generous bonuses for referrals.

CE Pro Editors · May 16, 2018

Suppliers Better Fix Those ‘Pesky Little Things’ That Aggravate Dealers

While vendors pour all their energy into fixing “the big ones” like dealer margins, they fail to notice customers drifting away over easy-to-fix annoyances like inconvenient office hours and out-of-date spec sheets.

Julie Jacobson · April 25, 2018

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