Plus, a new video with some rather “creative” speaker marketing...
Posted by Daniel Tonks on January 2, 2014 at 7:25 AM
With the first day of 2014 now safely under our belts, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported Remote Central during 2013.
From all the folks who participate in our forums and make this such a lively place to visit each and every day, to everyone who has submitted new content in the file areas – thanks for helping us grow! To our forum moderators, who gently keep the peace when needed – thanks for giving up your time to keep this a friendly place!
And thanks especially to our advertisers, without whom we wouldn’t be able to keep the lights on. Remember, folks: when you choose a company that you’ve seen advertising on Remote Central, you’re doing your part to support us too! Be sure to tell them where you saw their ad... and for everyone else, ask why you don’t see one!
Here’s to a successful 2014 for everyone!
Speaker Marketing 101... or is it 420?
As I was finishing up our exhaustive (and exhausting) series of fourteen CEDIA 2013 video reports, I happened upon some interesting footage from a prior Expo, and thought it would be an interesting way to start 2014. Especially if you’re still a little buzzed from partying!
Apparently, this is how you sell expensive speakers to A/V professionals. Or at least, how someone at Speakercraft figured you should sell expensive speakers back at CEDIA Expo 2008. Weird? Creative? Disturbing? Sexy? All of the above? Regardless, it was at least entertaining – and sure beats the uninspired and downright boring booth displays we’ve been subjected to for the past few years... which unfortunately includes Speakercraft after their assimilation into the “Core Brands” corporate monolith.
This video – exclusive to our YouTube Channel (and yes, we do actually have one of those) – is unedited raw footage... elbows into the camera, blurry shots of feet, and all. So enjoy the freak show, and don’t forget to up the quality level to 1080p!
Features push-to-talk voice control of Amazon Alexa and Apple TV via Siri.