20 Jul '12, 3pm
See why @Mitchell_Klein is musing about #CEDIA12 #AVTweeps #CEDIATweeps
I’ve attended either CEDIA or CES as a retailer, sales rep, national sales manager, distributor, and manufacturer….so even *I* couldn’t help but gain a little perspective over time with trade shows. As a retailer there just doesn’t seem to be any way you can take in all the information presented to you and as a manufacturer you’re acutely aware of this. I understand why Sam Runco had his own events…away from the telephones, distractions, and competition. For a few days he was able to have the undivided attention of his best accounts and was willing to take them to a beautiful place in order to do it. Take any manufacturer with established distribution…go to a mountaintop where nobody else can hear…and they’ll all tell you they’d love to be able to pull that off at least once if not twice a year, So while I don’t disagree with you, I certainly understand the manufacturer’s ...