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Kristin Sprague

A Good Egg - five ingredients for a winning promotional email

If only sending promotional emails was as easy as making an omelet. Sometimes the subject line isn’t right. Sometimes the image gets skipped over. But don’t despair, not all chefs get it right the first time. And having the right recip... More

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Kristin Sprague is the Digital Publisher at Progressive Business Media. Her role is to be forward thinking in the digital progression of their clients as well as their publications (Furniture Today, Casual Living, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Kids Today, Home Accents Today, Home & Textiles Today). An early adaptor to digital marketing, Sprague is committed to educate and inspire by sharing simplified and successful practices on trends across the entire digital marketing landscape through this blog.

New NYICS operator advocates for education

Murtaza Ahmadi has seen plenty in two decades as an area rug importer and market exhibitor. Ahmadi, whose family owns and operates Amadi Carpets, a high-end resource, is leaning on those experiences as he takes the reins of the New York Internati... More

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Thomas Lester is an assistant editor of Home Accents Today. A veteran journalist and storyteller, Lester will bring the stories behind the partnerships, product innovations and personalities in the home accents industry to life in this blog.
Alexa Boschini

Retail trends of tomorrow

The retail landscape today looks vastly different than it did even a few years ago. An increasing number of brick-and-mortar retailers are expanding into e-commerce, and e-tailers are opening physical stores. Mobile is evolving, both as a shopping... More

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Alexa Boschini joined the Furniture Today Group in May 2012 as assistant editor for Home Accents Today and Casual Living. A native of Greensboro, N.C., she graduated from Elon University in 2010 with a degree in journalism. She spent two years as an award-winning education and features reporter with The Sanford (N.C.) Herald, and has also covered arts and entertainment for Go Triad at the Greensboro News & Record. When she isn't delving into the latest news and trends in home d├ęcor, you can find her at the movies, with her nose stuck in a book or volunteering to help the Triad's homeless animals. You can reach her at
Jenny Heinzen York

Next Steps

Are you a young and/or up-and-coming leader in your company? If so, I invite you to join me and the Progressive Business Media team at our second-annual Future Leadership Conference this September in New Orleans. Even if you’re a more seas... More

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Thoughts and musings on the business of home accents.

Michelle Obama Bestows the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on Publicolor

Publicolor, a not-for-profit, New York-based organization which teaches students through painting and design, received the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for their design-based after-school program. First Lady Michelle Ob... More

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What's going on in design and fashion.
Susan Dickenson

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Highlights, events, editors picks, what's hot, retailer chatter from the home furnishings markets.

Susan Dickenson

U.S. retailer discusses the ins & outs of direct importing

Thirteen years ago, Terrie Viets and Jane Clark opened Solari – Quintessentially Italian, a lifestyle store in the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River, Ohio. They had no retail experience and not a drop of Italian blood, but they shared a love o... More

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Susan Dickenson, Retail Editor, Home Accents Today, @susandickenson