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Brooke Brown

Why it pays to ask better questions

Your best business solutions and worst headaches stem from whether you are asking good questions. The best questions — those that position your company for success — dig deep, aren’t always easy, and may elicit unexpected respon... More

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Susan Dickenson

Family Matters

This year is flying by and, quite frankly, I’ll be glad when 2017 is in my rearview mirror. I don’t know how much more of these breaking news reports I can take. I couldn’t believe it when I turned on my television set the morni... More

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Opinions and observations.  Susan Dickenson, editor in chief, Home Accents Today, @susandickenson

Thomas Lester

Black Friday, Austin City Limits, Storytelling 101, HQ2, Ikea's naming conventions

1.) Black Friday is coming You might say Black Friday is only for big stores (and you'll find many who agree with that line of thinking), but as Retail Doctor Bob Phibbs points out in this column, there are things smaller, independent retaile... More

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A weekly rundown of the hottest stories in business and retail from Thomas Lester, business editor for Home Accents Today.

Mary Beth De Loache

The magic of High Point Market

An industry friend once told me that he wears a tie three times a year: April, October and Dec. 25. I think this sums up perfectly how I feel about the High Point Market. It’s a unique, magical place where twice a year people from all over ... More

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Alexa Boschini is the assistant managing editor of Home Accents Today. 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 four years covering arts and entertainment for the Greensboro News & Record's Go Triad before joining Progressive Business Media in 2012 as assistant editor for Home Accents Today and Casual Living. She now writes about business, trends, generational dynamics and technology. aboschini@homeaccentstoday.com

Tracy Bulla

Zoe Bios Creative Launches Paper-Cut-Project Limited Edition Collection

  Zoe Bios Creative has collaborated with Paper-Cut-Project on a new collection of exclusive prints launching at High Point Market. Zoe Bios Creative will kick off the launch with celebratory cocktails and conversation with the artists, Ni... More

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New and notable in style and design. Tracy Bulla, senior style director, Home Accents Today. tbulla@homeaccentstoday.com

Making furniture assembly a ‘snap’

Much has been said and written about the adventures that come with assembling pieces from Ikea. In fact, in this space a couple of years back, we looked at a video game that mocked the assembly process. Those concerns have been noted. To that en... More

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Thomas Lester is Business Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College’s Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports and more before joining Progressive Business Media in 2013. As business editor, Lester covers all aspects of business in the home accents world, from the latest news from manufacturers to successful retail strategies and business analysis.

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PBM Strategic Insights

What retail can learn from MTV's latest reinvention

Music video pioneer, MTV, has undergone numerous rebirths over its 36-year history and currently finds itself in the midst of another. Launched in 1981 with the music video “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the channel redefined musical ... More

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Welcome to PBM Strategic Insight’s blog where we will talk marketing research. This may include general overviews about research and its benefits, studies we have done ourselves, or studies we come across that piques our interest (and, hopefully, yours too!). Please share your thoughts and insights and contribute to the discussion.