Author Archives: Q

Tempur-Pedic Hits a HOLE-IN-ONE

Tempur-Pedic recently announced they are the official mattress of the PGA Tour, which makes this its first national sports sponsorship. I think this is a brilliant move by the company and here are a few reasons why: According to Nielsen … Continue reading

Arrogance Can Cost You Everything

A softball field full of little girls taught me another life lesson last weekend. If you regularly read this blog, you have probably heard me talk about my daughter’s 11-and-under softball team. There are nine scrappy kids from three states … Continue reading

When Is Exclusivity a Bad Thing?

When I first started out in this business working for Stearns & Foster, I didn’t have a strong brand like my brothers and sisters selling the Sealy brand. (I use that hyperbole because we were related, but at the time … Continue reading

Shorten the Cycle, Stop the Madness

I think most people in our industry accept that consumers shop for a new mattress roughly every 10 years. So much conversation surrounds that statistic and how we can drive consumers into the market more frequently. And where does that conversation almost always go? … Continue reading

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Is Your Team Happy? (And why you should care)

If you read this blog much you probably know that I have two kids, both very involved in sports. My daughter plays on a traveling softball team and they do a great job. Except that lately they have not been … Continue reading