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Leslie Carothers to speak at the Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles

Leslie Carothers, CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be a a featured speaker on Tuesday, March 5th, at the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles about ways design bloggers can utilize Olioboard to make money.

From their website at http://design-bloggers-conference.com:

“The Event of The Year for Interior Design Bloggers!”

Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and interior design industry leaders for the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference – the premier conference for new media and the interior design industry. This two-day conference brings you a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss the intersection of interior design with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more. We invite all our fellow interior design bloggers to attend! 

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The Kaleidoscope Partnership Hired To Manage World Market Center Las Vegas’ *Hot Spot Social Media Bar*

The Kaleidoscope Partnership, a global social media agency for the home furnishings, interior design and related industries, has been hired for a return engagement during the upcoming market, Jan. 23rd thru Jan. 28th, to manage and build on the success of the first Hot Spot Social Media Bar at World Market Center Las Vegas last August.

The *Hot Spot Social Media Bar*, based on the concept of Apple’s *Genius Bar*, is a free service for World Market Center Las Vegas attendees who would like a 1/2 hr. tutoring session on any aspect of how to use social media (Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, You Tube, etc ) to increase their business. *The Hot Spot Social Media Bar* is located inside the *Illuminations* … Read more

 

@ICFF2010 – BUSINESS TAKEAWAYS

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, now in its 22nd year, is held once a year in NYC. It is a global summit for showcasing the best of contemporary design with a special focus on emerging talent.

My company, The Kaleidoscope Partnership, was fortunate to have been chosen to provide social media services for George Little Management – the producers of @ICFF2010. We were awarded the contract on the Wednesday before the show opened on Saturday. There was very little time to prepare.

What’s in this information for you?

There are times when, as a retailer, business or individual, we may have an opportunity for growth in front of us that requires us to be able to run up to that … Read more

 

NEGATIVE ONLINE REVIEWS – WHAT TO DO?

Consumer opinions. Good ones? You love them. Bad but balanced? Hate to see them, but try to listen and learn, right? But, when they’re both bad AND unfair? They make you boiling mad and defensive! Why? Because you know you did all you could to help solve their issue. Your people went above and beyond the call of duty and handled the customer with respect, care and kindness. You bent your normal store policies for them.

And, yet, they are still unhappy! Why? They didn’t get what they wanted.

In the past, you knew this customer was one that, unfortunately (but not for lack of trying) might be one of the few that was going to be (at least for … Read more

 

RESULT: 1/3rd STORE TRAFFIC INCREASE IN ONE DAY

The skeptics may ask: “Really? A NON-SALE event did that – and for under a $1,000.00 – on a Saturday?” The skeptics may think:”I don’t believe it. Is there proof- in writing?” Yep.

I’m writing this post to share this: Even though you may not think or be convinced that YOUR customer, at the local level, is interested in eco-friendly furniture – I believe that the success of the event I am about to describe may show you a new idea and a new path forward that doesn’t involve having to cut your margins to gain traffic and sell furniture.

First, a disclaimer. The event I am about to describe is one I was involved in planning on behalf of … Read more