Rants & rAVes — Episode 1097: Why You Should Attend the E4 Experience in Chicago May 3

April 19, 2022

Almo Corporation’s VP of marketing and communications, Melody Craigmyle, joined Gary on his Rants & rAVes podcast to talk about (what is about to be) the biggest E4 ever. With over 60 brands, likely the largest collection of all-in-one LEDs ever assembled in one building and two hospitality robots that AV integrators can sell, the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1091: Here’s Why Integrators Should Bring End Users to the E4 Experience

March 11, 2022

Next week in Anaheim, California,  Almo Pro A/V will kick off the 2022 E4 Experience tour — an annual regional show with 50+ manufacturers of AV, UCC and Digital Signage gear. AV integrators in Southern California have always been big supporters of the E4 Experience (now in its 12th year). But don’t forget: The 2022 event also provides […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1076: The Almo E4 Experience: LIVE in Dallas Nov. 30 With a Hybrid Global Experience Using LAVNCH

November 16, 2021

We’re excited to be partnering with Almo to bring the first (ever) truly hybrid AV event to the market. Using the LAVNCH HYBRID Platform, Almo Pro A/V will hold its live, in-person E4 Experience as it does annually, in Dallas, and — in an exclusive partnership with HB LIVE — Almo will deliver curated content to a global […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1035: The Spring Almo Pro A/V E4v Opens Registration — and Adds LAVNCH NETWORKING!

February 15, 2021

Gary caught up with Almo’s VP of marketing, Melody Craigmyle, today to talk E4v — the E4 Evolution show, a virtual version of the E4 Experience. If you attended either of the 2020 E4vs, you know that it wasn’t like any other virtual event as it exclusively used the LAVNCH VTS platform. Now with the 2021 event, Almo […]

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Almo ProAV Turned 10 Year at InfoComm 2019

June 27, 2019

Earlier this month at the AVIXA 2019 InfoComm Show, Almo Professional A/V celebrated its decade-long milestone of providing value-added distribution services to the AV industry with an in-booth celebration, an epic anniversary cake featuring life-like AV equipment, and a donation check for the AVIXA Michael Vergauwen Scholarship program. During InfoComm, Almo Professional A/V was named […]

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The Curious Case of the Girl at the Theater with Amazing Projection

October 16, 2017

A few months ago, I invited by one of my dear friends to go see the Broadway hit “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” in Philadelphia. The show tells the story of 15 year old Christopher Boone, who has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday […]

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My InfoComm 2016 Video Interview with Almo Pro A/V

June 9, 2016

Both Executive VP,Sam Taylor and VP of Marketing Melody Craigmyle joined me this morning for a candid talk about the ProAV market. There’s no doubt that the projector market’s been hit with declining sales (and margins) in the meeting room sized spaces – thanks to flat-panels- but both are bullish on all the new technologies […]

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Building Information Modeling for A/V Folks, Listen up

February 27, 2014

By Melody Craigmyle Vice President of Marketing, Almo Pro A/V Before I started in the A/V industry, I was vice president of marketing for the largest AutoCAD reseller and integrator in the country. Our world was architects, engineers of all disciplines, interior designers and facilities managers. I remember the first time I heard the phrase […]

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Almo ProAV to Kick-Off 2014 E4 AV Tour in Dallas Next Month

February 26, 2014

The 5th Annual Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour starts off in Dallas, Texas this year on Tuesday, March 11th with an all-new theme, 10 new seminars and over 30 exhibitors who will all be focused on showing “Smarter” AV system products and technologies. If you’ve never been to an E4 event, then you’ve missed THE […]

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InfoComm Spotlight: ALMO ProAV’s Museum-Like InfoComm Booth – The Digital Canvas Collection

May 28, 2013

I was at Almo Pro A/V last week for a meeting and happen upon the company’s plans for InfoComm and was wow’d by its approach to the booth this year. For lack of a better way of describing it, Almo is basically creating a museum-like environment and hoping to spark creative design ideas by showing […]

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WAVEcast Episode 5: Join us in Dallas For The Almo Pro E4 Tour!

September 10, 2012

Episode 6: Recorded on September 5th, 2012 We are here for a special WAVEcast with Melody Craigmyle, Vice President of Marketing for Almo Pro A/V. We’ll discuss what you can gain from regional trade and networking events for an education and new product demonstration, as well as, meeting colleagues. rAVe founder Gary Kayye will open our show this week with his keynote at 9:00 a.m. […]

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No Budget Marketing

June 5, 2009

By Melody Craigmyle Your year probably started with a “reduced” marketing budget and that has now moved into the “drastically cut” category. Unfortunately as the year has passed, many businesses are being asked to work miracles with “no budget” marketing. As a marketer, I’m intimately familiar with the challenges you are facing. Convincing your boss […]

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Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business

May 7, 2009

By Melody Craigmyle Vice President of Marketing, Electrograph Systems The hottest marketing trend these days is social media. It’s sort of like search engine optimization (SEO) was ten years ago – everyone knows they should be doing it but you may not be sure what it is or how to approach it. Join the crowd. […]

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Company Mission Statements: Take Down the Dusty Poster and Make It Meaningful

April 27, 2009

By Melody Craigmyle Vice President of Marketing, Electrograph Systems Every organization at one time or another has written a mission statement or two and maybe even established “core values” it feels are really important to who or what they do. Maybe it originated with the owner 80 years ago or by an overpaid ad agency […]

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