Dos Marcos

Dos Marcos

By Dos Marcos
The galaxy's greatest mattress podcast.
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SSB Executives on Big Box Strategy and Tuft & Needle
Melanie Huet and Derek Miller, both of SSB, made their debut on the Dos Marcos podcast. Find out what the bedding giant plans to do in the big box channels and how they're pushing their legacy brands. Plus, have you ever wondered how SSB is doing after its merger with Tuft & Needle? Listen in to get answers to the questions you've been asking.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. As a member of Nationwide Marketing group, you instantly have access to over 200+ ambitious, entrepreneurial-minded advocates who are dedicated to helping your business thrive. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 independent retail members with tools, resources, training, and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award. Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast. Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
42:21
October 14, 2019
Pickleball Magic and a Life Changing Industry Event
At pickle ball, Quinn had a serendipitous encounter with a person connected to the mattress industry.  Plus, Dos Marcos give you a preview of the upcoming Seena Magowitz event that raises money for pancreatic cancer research. The duo will be auctioneering, milking goats, and of course dressing up for the ugly golf pants contest.  They give brief updates on Englander's new product line and Spink & Co.'s progress in the marketplace.   This week Dos Marcos celebrate a Retails Sales Associate of the week honoring David Wolfe, a retail sales manager at Sit n' Sleep in Southern California.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Your world class team put together an inspiring, memorable event. We are thankful to be part of the family. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award. Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast. Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
37:31
October 7, 2019
The Chick-fil-A Badcock Connection
Mark Quinn recently attended an event for Badcock Home Furniture and More in Savannah, Georgia. His trip led to an inside glimpse of the culture at Badcock. Plus, he met one of the first marketing people at Chick-fil-A who dropped gems of wisdom about purpose, people, and culture.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Your world class team put together an inspiring, memorable event. We are thankful to be part of the family. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award. Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast. Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
51:02
September 30, 2019
The #1 Mattress Salespeople Facebook Group
This may be the best Facebook group for mattress salespeople.   During the 2019 Nationwide Primetime event in New Orleans, Dos Marcos ran into Robert Wilson Barnes. Barnes started the group as a way for mattress salespeople to connect, share ideas, tells stories, and get advice. It's a thriving group with 635 participants (as of this recording).  Find out what's happening online, how it can make you better at your job, and how to get involved.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Your world class team put together an inspiring, memorable event. We are thankful to be part of the family. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award. Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast. Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
35:36
September 23, 2019
Tempur-Pedic's President on Evolving and the Future with Mattress Firm
Rick Anderson, President of Tempur Sealy International, sat down with Dos Marcos to talk about the reunion with Mattress Firm, their evolution as a marketing company, and the value of a brand (hint: it's $3.5 billion).  We talk about Tempur-Pedic's new power base that automatically detects and responds to a snoring event. Snoring is the #2 reason people stay awake. Rick came to the mattress industry from Duracell, the battery company. Find out how he uses that background in "portable power production" to influence his work in the bedding business.  Thank you to all our listeners who submitted questions for this interview on the Dos Marcos Facebook page.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award. Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast. Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
1:08:23
September 16, 2019
Inside Steven Stone's 45 Store BedMart Operation
Steven Stone started Portland, Oregon based BedMart with $10,000 and a dream. When his wife cut the check, she told him when the money ran out he'd need to go back and get a real job. That five figure loan launched what would become a 45 store chain operating in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.  How did Steven and his team grow BedMart? How is the family involved? What does the future hold for his daughter Elana?  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award. Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast. Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
1:17:25
September 9, 2019
Fighting Amazon.com and Losing a Chicken
In their first ever co-hosted speech, Dos Marcos took the stage at Nationwide's 2019 PrimeTime event in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Rocky theme song kicked on. Kinsley came out punching. Quinn was coaching. There was training. A chicken chase. A brawl broke out. A big guy went down. And Nationwide won! Get all the hard-hitting details, plus a rundown of the speech and the takeaways that can impact on your business.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award. Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast. Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
54:32
September 3, 2019
Part 2: Mattress Firm's Founder on the Future of the Bedding Business
In 1986, Harry Roberts and two friends founded Mattress Firm. Today, it's the only coast-to-coast sleep shop in the USA.  During the first session with Dos Marcos, Harry told the story of how Mattress Firm was founded. In this juicy follow up episode, Harry gives his perspective on the changing nature of the mattress business. What does the industry need to do to better serve consumers? How has confusion reigned over our industry and what can we do about it? Harry has an opinion and some glistening insights.  Be sure to listen to both episodes with Mattress Firm's founder. Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
57:01
August 26, 2019
Mattress Firm Founder Harry Roberts Tells His Story
Harry Roberts is one the original founders of Mattress Firm, the largest sleep shop chain in the United States.  In this episode, Harry tells the story of how Mattress Firm got started. You'll find out how three guys from South Dakota launched a retail concept that would become the first coast-to-coast mattress store chain.  You'll hear stories of what it was like in the early days.  Where did they get the name "Mattress Firm" and why did it attract customers? What were the big inflection points for the business? This episode is packed with answers, insights, and wisdom from one of the industry's most motivational thinkers.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
1:09:40
August 19, 2019
Purple Rain and Rocking Beds
Prince impersonator, a Rocking Bed, and the first ever Dos Marcos listeners meet-up. In other words, SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET!  What were the highlights and lowlights? Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn take you on a recap tour. Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Be sure to sign up for Nationwide Primetime, coming up August 17-20 in New Orleans. Dos Marcos will be speaking. This event is one of the best ways to invest in your business. You will walk away inspired and ready to go big! Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
28:37
August 12, 2019
Serta's New iComfort Mattress Line
Serta invited Dos Marcos to tour the new iComfort roll-out at summer market. How did the bedding major make the product demonstrable? Will that display system get the message across to consumers? Are the feels good? How about the step-up story and visual merchandising?  Take the insider's tour.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Be sure to sign up for Nationwide Primetime, coming up August 17-20 in New Orleans. Dos Marcos will be speaking. This event is one of the best ways to invest in your business. You will walk away inspired and ready to go big! Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare recently launched its Zensory Weighted Blankets and Duvets, which Sarah Bergman talks about in this episode.  PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
36:50
August 6, 2019
Sin City in the Sizzling Summer: Vegas Market Time
Dos Marcos sat on bench outside the Aria Hotel and Casino to record this podcast. Yes, they were offered drugs by a passerby.  In this episode, they talk about how summertime Las Vegas Market is different than winter market. What are smart retailers doing in the desert during this unique market? How can you use this time strategically to grow your business?  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Be sure to sign up for Nationwide Primetime, coming up August 17-20 in New Orleans. Dos Marcos will be speaking. This event is one of the best ways to invest in your business. You will walk away inspired and ready to go big! Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
44:03
July 29, 2019
Get Ready for Mattress University
Coming up August 17-20, Dos Marcos are heading to New Orleans for the Nationwide Primetime Event. The duo will be speaking at Mattress University. In this episode, they give a preview of their talk. Did you know you were in a fight? If not, get ready to understand the scrap you're in the middle of and how to come out victorious.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Be sure to sign up for Nationwide Primetime, coming up August 17-20 in New Orleans. Dos Marcos will be speaking. This event is one of the best ways to invest in your business. You will walk away inspired and ready to go big! Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of each episode at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
27:46
July 22, 2019
Costco Lovers
Costco is more than a giant store. It's the single largest buyer of French wine in the USA. Technically, it's one of the largest pizza chains. In one stop you can buy a car, coffin, and a cooler. Are you one of the many people who love Costco? How does this warehouse club cultivate raving fans? Dos Marcos dive in.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. Be sure to sign up for Nationwide Primetime, coming up August 17-20 in New Orleans. Dos Marcos will be speaking. This event is one of the best ways to invest in your business. You will walk away inspired and ready to go big! Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of each episode at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
42:52
July 16, 2019
POP QUIZ on Sleep Essentials with Sarah Bergman
Sarah Bergman is the Vice President of Marketing and Creative for PureCare. She gives Dos Marcos a pop quiz on how much it cost to acquire a soft goods customer. Do you know the answer?  Listen to this insightful conversation on all-things sleep essentials. You'll learn how to make more money on every door swing. Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.   Also, thanks to our sponsor PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of each episode at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
58:23
July 8, 2019
Don't Eff-up Your Process with Weak Questions
Have you created a process, or do your salespeople wing it? Do you know if your team is asking check the box items, or opening a dialogue that will lead to sales and happy customers?  Learn how to rethink process from Hamilton, Ray Crockett, Jimmy Morris, and Silver Dollar City.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.   Also, thanks to our new sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of each episode at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.
33:13
July 1, 2019
Tempur+Sealy and Mattress Firm Reunite
They're reunited...will it feel so good?  After splitting in early 2017, Tempur+Sealy and Mattress Firm announced they'll reignite their business relationship. What kind of ripple effect will this move make on the mattress industry? How will independent retailers be affected? Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn take a closer look at the remarriage of two bedding behemoths.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.   Also, we’re excited to announce our new sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.  Watch the live video of each episode at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos every Monday.
42:39
June 24, 2019
Fight the System with One-Star Reviews
Davide Cerretini decided to fight Yelp. After he refused to pay Yelp and his 5-star reviews disappeared, the owner of Botto Bistro decided to flip the script. He asked people to leave one-star reviews. This move generated media attention and blew up his business. Come to find out, many people feel Yelp isn't fair and holds small businesses hostage.  What can mattress retailers learn Cerretini's story? Dos Marcos dissect the review space and focus on strategies to change a negative into a positive.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.   Also, we're excited to announce our new sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman's Choice Award.  Watch the live video of each episode at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos every Monday.
38:53
June 17, 2019
3 Most Disruptive Threats Facing the Mattress Industry
Michael Magnuson is the founder of GoodBed.com, the largest mattress review site on the internet. In a recent presentation at the Furniture Today Bedding conference, Magnuson explained the three most disruptive threats facing the mattress industry: Ultra cheap mattresses Amazon Review sites How are these forces forever changing the coastline of Mattressedonia? In this episode, Dos Marcos dig into the details to help retailers understand the threats and discuss what the industry can do to combat the enemies.  You'll notice in this episode we talk about how to spot scam mattress review sites. Click that link to read the article on GoodBed.com.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.   Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos every Monday.
1:19:22
June 11, 2019
182 Days in Space with NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy
Chris Cassidy was the 500th person in history to fly into outer space. He was NASA’s 14th Chief Astronaut and has completed six space walks. Cassidy is a former NAVY SEAL and has been deployed twice to the Mediterranean and twice to Afghanistan. He is the recipient of two Bronze Stars.  Chris is also Jeff Cassidy’s brother. Jeff is with GoodBed.com and is well known throughout the mattress industry.  In this episode, Dos Marcos find out what it's like to be Jeff's brother, talk backyard football plays, and discuss sleeping naked in space. Find out what it's like on rocket launch day, get insights into the mental aspect of being an astronaut, and hear about how Chris faces life or death circumstances.  Many thanks to our friend Jeff for setting up this interview and thank you to Chris for taking time to talk.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.   Watch the live video of each episode at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.  Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos every Monday.
56:07
June 3, 2019
Becoming the King of Creativity
In the first part of this episode, Mark Kinsley talks to Ryan Farris from Mattress King in Oklahoma City. How does Ryan quarterback creativity and build value in their store offering? What can you learn about using vivid, self-created terminology that will help you measure your advertising?  The Mattress King himself opens the cabinet to some crown jewels of sleep shop wisdom.  Piggybacking on the topic of creativity and overcoming adversity, Dos Marcos dive into a story about the best selling jazz piano album of all-time and how it almost didn't happen. 
32:59
May 27, 2019
Tariff-ied or Happy About the 25% China Duty
A 25% tariff has gone into effect on furniture, mattresses, and many other goods imported from China. How will this change impact the industry? Dos Marcos dive in.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. 
29:06
May 21, 2019
Case Study: Mattress Hub Navigating a New Way to Advertise
Mattress Hub operates a dozen stores in Kansas. Like many sleep shops, they're evaluating where to spend advertising dollars and how to approach messaging in their marketplace.  In this episode Dos Marcos use Mattress Hub as a case study to discuss the "crack cocaine" of the mattress industry. How do you balance promotions with branding? Is building value in purpose, products, and people the path to mattress riches? Thanks to Ryan Baty and the Mattress Hub team for letting us shine a light on your business in an effort to help others.  Also, thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow. 
32:10
May 13, 2019
Tiger Woods' Win and Lessons in World Class
Tiger Woods won the 2019 Master's tournament at Augusta National Golf Course. Mark Quinn was on the front row at the 15th green when Tiger birdied the hole and took the lead. What can Tiger teach us about making a come back? What are some key takeaways from seeing a world class event like the Master's in person? Dos Marcos brings you all the action.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.  
43:18
May 6, 2019
Pull the Dadgum Trigger
How does indecision kill your business? Does action reveal answers? Dos Marcos dive into the power of pulling the trigger.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.  
37:51
April 29, 2019
How to Write Like a Boss
Great advertising, emails, and Christmas cards all start with crisp writing.  In this episode, Dos Marcos talk about writing for higher impact. How does the brain react to verbs? What is a verb with modifying power and how do those words catapult your writing to new levels? Improve your writing and you will improve your business.  Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Members Greg and Katy Law are living examples of a team taking the Nationwide toolkit and using it to build their business, Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture in North Carolina. Check out their Facebook page to see some fun videos and examples of creative thinking. 
16:20
April 22, 2019
Mattress Firm and Serta Simmons CEOs Resign
Mattress Firm's CEO Steve Stagner is resigning, while SSB CEO Michale Traub is also leaving Serta Simmons. How will these departures impact the industry? Dos Marcos discuss that plus the recent announcement that Mattress One is declaring bankruptcy. Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn kickoff the episode talking about Nationwide Marketing Group members Greg and Katy Law. The couple owns Sweet Dreams in North Carolina. Hear how they're using Nationwide to grow and thrive in an ever-changing business environment. 
57:55
April 15, 2019
100th Dos Marcos Celebration (feat. NEW partnership with Nationwide)
It's the 100th episode of the galaxy’s greatest mattress podcast! As part of the move into triple digits, Dos Marcos is welcoming their first sponsor, Nationwide Marketing Group!  In this episode, Kinsley brings Quinn up-to-speed about the "Florida Man" internet craze.  Mark and Mark then talk with Mike Whitaker from Nationwide about the huge benefits the group offers to its more than 5,500 members. As part of the new partnership, Dos Marcos will be telling inspiring and creative stories about Nationwide member retailers.  Be sure to listen to the very end for a behind-the-scenes conversation about being aggressive on the pickle ball court and Kinsley's new vest.  Thank you to all our listeners for your support! We are grateful to everyone in the mattress industry and beyond. 
1:01:52
April 8, 2019
How to Boost Profits with a Sleep Eco-System
How can you make more money off each sale? What if you created an emotional connection with customers and showed them how to change their life through better sleep?  By re-thinking your store experience and investing in a sleep eco-system, you can maximize each selling opportunity and truly serve your customers. 
39:10
April 1, 2019
Serta Simmons (SSB) Slashes 160+ Jobs
Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) announced the elimination of more than 160 jobs. Is this mattress major in a death spiral, or will the restructuring lead to a healthy company?  In this episode Dos Marcos talk about Quinn's blog post from 2014 where he outlines the reasons an industry outsider won't make it in the mattress business. Did Michael Traub ignore that cautionary advice, or has the culture clash from combining Serta and Simmons been too much to correct?  To anyone who lost a job at SSB, the crew from Dos Marcos wishes you all the best in your transition. If there's anything we can do to help, please send us a message. 
35:49
March 25, 2019
Astronauts and NBA Players
The National Sleep Foundation held its first ever Sleep Show in Houston, Texas. During the trip, Mark Quinn hung out with an astronaut and a Houston Rockets NBA player. Also, at the Sleep Show there was bull riding, a Shark Tank style pitch event, and lots of new innovation around the sleep space. Don't miss this episode.
34:02
March 18, 2019
Quinn's Embarrassing Moments at Brandsource
Brandsource hosted their "Better Together" event in Nashville, Tennessee and invited Mark Quinn to speak. On his journey to the stage, Mark ended up at the wrong party and was convinced to become the lead singer of a live band. Join our email list at DosMarcosPodcast.com. Like our page at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast. 
32:13
March 11, 2019
Making Bold Moves to Promote Sleep
The National Sleep Foundation is hosting an event March 8-10, 2019 in Houston, Texas. The NSF is bringing consumers closer to all that's unfolding in the sleep industry.  Mark Quinn is speaking at the event and hosting an awards ceremony. In this episode Dos Marcos preview the topics which includes a co-hosted presentation with Michael Magnuson from GoodBed.com where they'll talk about certain review sites and the "underbelly of the internet."  Find out what the Sleep Show is all about and why it matters to the mattress industry.  To watch this episode, be sure to head to Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast
30:29
March 4, 2019
Evils of Nectar's Forever Warranty at Retail
Like many digitally native brands, Nectar started by selling online. Recently, the upstart moved into retail and started selling at Mattress Warehouse's 250 stores. Nectar guarantees their product "for as long as you own the mattress." In this episode Dos Marcos dig into the impact on retailers and RSAs when navigating the sale of a lifetime warranty. Will consumers be confused why a $3,500 mattress has a 10-year warranty while the $699 Nectar has a forever guarantee? Share your thoughts at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.
32:51
February 25, 2019
11 Brainstorm Ideas for Attracting Store Traffic
Over the past few months, retailers say traffic is down. How do we swing the door? What can I do to bring in more potential customers?  In this episode, Dos Marcos did a quick brainstorm to generate ideas you can use to bring more traffic to your store. Use this episode as a jumping off point. Bring together your team and come up with your own creative ways to get people to visit your store and sell more beds. 
27:13
February 18, 2019
All the Dirt from the Desert
In this episode, Dos Marcos recap rumors and happenings from Las Vegas Market.  Kinsley started his new job as President of Englander. Quinn launched an all new line up under the Spink & Co. brand.  Also, find out what retailers were frustrated with and get the inside scoop on the future of the podcast. Be sure to listen for a few grandpa jokes. 
44:51
February 11, 2019
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