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    The “Me” Centric Customer Experience

The “Me” Centric Customer Experience

by Carl Agers, CEO,  Rauxa Whether B2C or B2B, customers have one thing in common: the potential to have deeply personal experiences as they engage with brands. Whether a major decision maker for an enterprise technology decision or an everyday consumer’s impulse purchase, the experience customers have along the way shapes the entire relationship. Most importantly, these experiences don’t fit neatly into one box, such as the website or the

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    5 Facebook apps to give your business a good impression

5 Facebook apps to give your business a good impression

According to a Mashable article published last fall, 50 percent of consumers value a brand’s Facebook Page more than its website. Moreover, 82 percent of survey respondents said a Facebook Page is a good place to interact with brands. So what do these stats mean? Nowadays, when consumers are interested in connecting and finding out more about your business, most of them are checking out your Facebook Page — not

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    12 Steps to a flawless Pinterest page

12 Steps to a flawless Pinterest page

Are you satisfied with the way your Pinterest brand page looks? Would you like it to be perfect? A complete and flawless Pinterest brand page is the requisite to marketing yourself on Pinterest. A well set up brand page can help you attract more followers, who will actively engage with your pins. This can play a key role in driving website traffic, building a brand, generating sales, etc. So make

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WFCA members mobilize to help pass internet sales tax proposal

The following is from the World Floor Covering Association concerning the latest on the Marketplace Fairness Act. As an initial step in ultimately passing the Marketplace Fairness Act, the Senate voted 75 to 25 to allow states to collect sales taxes from internet and mail order companies. The Marketplace Fairness Act addresses a fundamental unfairness that allows out-of-state internet and mail order companies to avoid collecting and remitting state and

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LeClairRyan legal team advises on healthcare reform

Employers need to ramp up preparations for healthcare reform, LeClairRyan legal team advises Ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will challenge businesses  on multiple fronts, warn veteran attorneys during recent webinar. Newark, N.J.—American employers should get ready for a host of challenges linked to the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), said a team of LeClairRyan attorneys focused on helping clients cope with the 2,504-page healthcare

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Statement from NAHB chairman on State of the Union Address

Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Charlotte, N.C., issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night: “Extremely tight mortgage credit conditions are hampering the housing recovery and hurting job growth. The nation’s home builders were very pleased to hear President Obama acknowledge this fact when he said ‘too many families with solid credit who

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Letters: One standard simplifies carpet installation

Volume 26/Number 19; February 4/11, 2013 Carpet and rugs create a quieter, more comfortable, safer and sustainable environment in homes and businesses. But the carpet value chain consists of a lot more than merely manufacturing the product. Soon after distribution and sale, carpet has to be installed. In past years, carpet installation was a trade handed down from employer to employee. But the quality of installation work was highly dependent on

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    New U.S. homes are 30% larger, consume less energy than older counterparts

New U.S. homes are 30% larger, consume less energy than older counterparts

Analysis from EIA’s most recent Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) shows that U.S. homes built in 2000 and later consume only 2% more energy on average than homes built prior to 2000, despite being on average 30% larger. Homes built in the 2000s accounted for about 14% of all occupied housing units in 2009. These new homes consumed 21% less energy for space heating on average than older homes (see graph), which

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CRI’s Mendez attends second Obama inauguration

CRI’s Mendez Attends Second Obama Inauguration Written by  Jennifer Mendez, Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) vice president of government relations Posted: 24 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST | carpet-and-rug-institute-blog.com Living in Washington, DC offers opportunities that no other city allows. I live inside the Capitol Beltway, so I can be on Capitol Hill in less than 15 minutes, traffic permitting. I believe in taking advantage of every unique opportunity that living

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    An overview of ‘Obamacare’

An overview of ‘Obamacare’

Volume 26/Number 18/January 21-28, 2013 What does the Affordable Care Act mean for small business owners by Jenna Lippin For small businesses, providing health benefits often proves to be a challenge.  On average, small businesses pay about 18% more than large companies for the same health insurance policies. Because of this cost difference, smaller businesses are currently less likely to offer health insurance coverage to their employees than larger companies.

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    $1 million vacuum developed by govacuum.com

$1 million vacuum developed by govacuum.com

Chantilly, VA – Following six months of diligent research and development, the team at one of the world’s leading online vacuum retailers today announces the launch of the GV62711 – a 24k gold plated vacuum cleaner with the world’s heftiest price tag, a cool $1 million. Designed for the person who literally has everything, the vacuum is limited to an exclusive run of just 100 units. The unit is causing

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    More brands joining Instagram – and with good reason

More brands joining Instagram – and with good reason

by Steve Olenski, via socialmediatoday.com Perhaps it’s the “Pinterest Effect” – the social media network that is all about the visual side of life. But more and more brands, especially the big boys on the brand block, are joining Instagram – the mobile only app that, as per Wikipedia “allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it with other Instagram users they are connected

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    Things to consider when developing a social media strategy

Things to consider when developing a social media strategy

vía Tracy Sestili, Social Strand Media Social media consultant Tracy Sestili knows how overwhelming social strategy can be for organizations large and small. A regular keynote speaker and writer, Sestili’s easy to implement and practical advice allows brands to leverage the power of social networks quickly and efficiently. Her social consulting firm Social Strand Media provides a full range of services that include social media goal-setting and strategy, setup, campaign management, analysis and more.

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    Fuse Alliance helping to keep carpet from landfills

Fuse Alliance helping to keep carpet from landfills

Members diverted 8 million pounds last year by Matthew Spieler Aurora, Colo.—Ever since the Fuse Allinace introduced its Ecollect initiative to help divert post-consumer carpet from landfills in 2008 its members have been increasingly doing their part. Last year, alone, members of the commercial contractor buying group diverted 8 million pounds of carpet waste from landfills bringing the group’s total to nearly 24 million pounds.

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Why social networking is important

by John VanCleve Weller Jr. Through hundreds of conversations I have had with floor covering retailers in the last few months, I have concluded the majority of them give social media little or no attention. Many find it intimidating or too time-consuming and don’t believe that it is really important to the success of their business.

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NAFCD call for 2017 award nominations now open

Chicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is calling on its members to submit candidates for the 2017 NAFCD Leadership in Action and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Both awards

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Crossville tile collections featured in Dallas Decorators Showhouse

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville is participating in the Dallas Decorators Showhouse as a tile supplier and corporate sponsor. This luxury property, presented by Traditional Home, Marina Bay Development, and HGTV personality Donna

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WarmlyYours report projects floor heating growth in major metro markets

Lake Zurich, Ill.—WarmlyYours Radiant Heating released its “2017 Second Quarter Industry Report” earlier this week. According to the report, sales of electric radiant heating products are expected to grow in

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