I will be honest, even though I work in the AV industry, I often get annoyed by some of the applications of digital signage in real life. So often I feel like a restaurant or retail establishment will invest all this money into digital signage or digital menu boards without ever really taking the following […]
It’s that time of year here in the United States – we just celebrated Thanksgiving and we’re in the thick of the holiday season. And, of course, the day after Thanksgiving (or, really, Thanksgiving day in many stores) means Black Friday – the day where people go crazy, hit the stores crazy early, and sometimes […]
I am fully aware that I am a baby in the AV industry having only been working in it for a little over two years. Let me back up a little bit. If I’m being completely transparent, before working for rAVe, I wasn’t even really fully aware of all that the AV industry encompassed. What […]
Eventually, we all learn to glean from those who came before us or those who are ahead of us. No matter the industry. No matter the field. No matter the purpose. We can learn only so much on our own, but the help of others, the guidance of a boss or the mentorship of a […]
*Note: this blog post solely reflects the opinions of me and me alone and it does not necessarily reflect the opinions of my co-workers or rAVe [Publications]. This post is not sponsored by DirecTV and it’s certainly not sponsored by TWC. Neither DirecTV or TWC even know who I am. So, I just want to […]
This infographic was created by and has been re-printed with permission from Hatchbuck and mediabistro. The epic showdown between e-mail and social media marketing. Which deserves your marketing dollars?
There aren’t many things more inspiring than a story of a person with a big dream and a big vision who takes risks, puts in the work and overcomes obstacles along the way to become successful. It’s hard enough these days pursuing an education, finding a fulfilling career path and starting a business. But, try […]
There are so many trade associations providing different services and different value for the industry. We wanted to know how our readers felt about them, which ones they were a part of, etc. Here’s what we learned!
For Michelle Miller, her interest in AV started in high school. The church she attended at the time allowed the senior high youth to run the sound board for services and, although she never had the chance, she always had an interest in learning how to run sound. It wouldn’t be until she was dating her […]
So, I sort of left you hanging after my last post in The Cable Diaries series. I announced my husband and I were finally cutting cable. Well, I thought I’d just give you all a quick update… we are now in the day Five C.C. – you know… C.C. = cut cable. Like, B.C. or A.D… […]
Have you ever started talking with someone and the more you spoke with them, the more you liked them? The more you listened to them, the more you learned? The more you became like a sponge for their every word, the more you felt like you left the conversation a better, smarter person? That’s how […]
Over the past few months, we’ve been polling and surveying rAVe’s readers. Every so often, we want to do a little “check-in,” and see how things are going, but more importantly, see WHO is reading us. When you publish in internet land, it can often be difficult to connect with each reader to see who […]
WRITER’S NOTE: The identity of our current not-so-current cable provider has been poorly and ineffectually pixelated to give you the impression that I care about their identity being concealed. Which I do not. Well AV ladies and AV gents, the time has come. In just a few minutes I will be getting up from my desk, getting […]
Everyone knows Ed Matthews. Ed is the CEO of Visix, Inc. and well-respected, much- loved, long-time AV veteran. He’s pretty much a staple in industry. But not many know of his past and all that Ed has accomplished. “I went right into the Navy out of high school,” remembered Ed. “I spent two out of […]
And the saga continues in my quest to decide whether or not we are canceling cable at the end of July (when our contract with Schmime Schwarner Schmamble is up). It was announced today that the Watch ESPN and HBO Go apps have been integrated into the latest Apple TV update! I’ve mentioned before that […]