Executive Insight

By: Stewart Wolpin |

3D HDTV FUBAR

It was one of dozens of otherwise innocuous and usually ignored CES appointment queries. Apparently Polaroid Eyewear, an unfamiliar company with a familiar name,

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By: Bill Matthies |

The Lessons Of Social-Media Failure

The following appeared in the Jan. 12 online edition of Home Media Magazine.

“Netflix said it is halting a two-year-old program with Facebook that

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By: John Sekevitch |

Developing a Profitable (Low Conflict) Direct-to-Consumer Strategy

Reorienting to the Reality of the Market.
For today’s consumer electronics manufacturers, it’s no longer a question of whether or not to have a

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By: Stewart Wolpin |

Glasses-free 3D Still Years (and Years) Away

Do TV manufacturers not want 3D to succeed?Just before Thanksgiving, I noted how 3D HDTV makers couldn’t get retail 3D demos straight. Just before CES, I

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By: Stephen Baker |

Further Confirmation

Best Buy’s poor results today are not a glimpse into the future but a mirror into the past.

As we have been saying for much of 2010 this year is

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By: J Habegger |

Is Ecommerce Hijacking Your Marketing Budget?

I recently sat down with a senior media executive at an ad agency servicing one of the large national retailers. While talking about 2011 marketing objectives and

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By: Lou Pagliarini |

Consumer Credit As Marketing Tool

Lou Pagliarini is consumer electronics and appliances VP of GE Money 

There are many signs of encouragement for electronics dealers including

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By: Stephen Baker |

Fighting The Installed Base Battle

Stephen Baker is The NPD Group’s Vice President, Industry Analysis

Microsoft released the consumer version of Office 2010 to retail a few

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By: J Habegger |

The Online Path-To-Purchase

A manufacturer’s website is their single most important marketing tool. This isn’t hyperbole. This is the current reality.

The retail world for

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By: Stephen Baker |

Reading Tea Leaves From An Empty Cup

Stephen Baker is The NPD Group’s vice president of industry analysis. Please visit The NPD Group’s

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