Contributing editor Christine B. Whittemore discusses the dos and don’ts of improving your businesses’ online reputation by gathering and monitoring reviews on Houzz, Facebook, Yelp, Indeed and Google My Business.
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Contributing editor Sam Allman covers how a positive work culture can inspire employees to work at a higher level while also stirring employers away from making traditional management principles that can produce conflict between workers.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford covers common mistakes those new to the flooring industry can fall into if they rush into purchases without planning initial roll-outs, setting realistic goals or being willing to pull the plug when a plan thuds.
Editor Jessica Chevalier discusses the current landscape of the ceramic industry. The rise of import rates has contributed to a change in distribution tactics, new installation labor challenges and the creation of “Why Tile?” campaigns.
Editor Beth Miller interviews four design experts, including Laurence Cartledge of Rottet Studio, Kelly Dubisar of Gensler San Francisco, Amy Nichols of JPC Architects and Anne Pradenas of HOK, about their contemporary corporate design strategies.
Editors Darius Helm and Jessica Chevalier and art director Anne Harr cover the new innovations showcased at Surfaces 2019. Over 800 exhibitors came to the event with products, such as LVT with new mineral cores and wall and floor tile combos.
Executive editor Darius Helm covers how carpet has shifted domains in residential and commercial settings, creating a new market for innovative, higher-end styles meant for the single-room spaces where carpets are currently being used.
Shaw Flooring Network Convention: Shaw renews its commitment to its aligned retail partners - Mar 2019
Editor Beth Miller highlights the digital research and marketing plans discussed at Shaw Industries’ 20th biennial aligned dealer convention. Exclusive product programs, digital platforms and new merchandising systems are Shaw’s current focus.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses reasons why the first two months of 2019 have yielded softer floorcovering sales, as well as the potential outcomes of the 25% raise on tariffs. Shaw and Floor & Decor have significantly grown under the pressure.
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Carrie Edwards, the recently nominated vice president of residential marketing and consumer strategy for Shaw Industries. Carrie touches on the mentors and philosophies that inspired her marketing strategies.