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Pam Goldberg

Pam Goldberg, affectionately known by her clients as “The Marketing Maven,” is a consultant, freelance writer, and public relations professional with four centuries (oops, decades) of experience ranging from Connecticut to London, San Francisco to Greensboro, with a stint in Auckland. A writer for the Market website, and veteran of 52 Markets, she is Kreber’s on-the-ground operative, reporting on events so accurately you can smell the new sofas.

Recent Posts

Do you know the SUPER Solution for Brick & Mortar Survival?

By Pam Goldberg on Oct 17, 2018 4:10:12 PM

Doug Stephens, “The Retail Prophet” and internationally recognized consumer futurist, started his keynote presentation at High Point Market on Sunday by depressing his audience with the statistic that 8,643 retail stores closed in 2018, and 10,000 more are projected to fail in 2019.

His news got worse.

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Gems for Every Generation: The Wit and Wisdom of Jerry Epperson’s State of the Industry

By Pam Goldberg on Oct 15, 2018 4:34:39 PM

The hottest seat on Sunday morning at Market (after the earlier WithIt Breakfast, which this year featured Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV’s “Home Town”—see our tweet!) is in the Retail Resource Center Seminar Room, Plaza Suites, where industry leaders gather at 9:00am to hear Jerry Epperson’s incomparable perspective on “The State of the Industry.”

It’s been an insider’s industry tradition for over 25 years, because when it comes to forecasting the future of furniture, Jerry is even more accurate than a psychic. Put this event on your calendar for the Spring 2019 Market—now! 

Topics: Conferences
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Magical Market Moments: Finding Time to Invest in Industry Intelligence

By Pam Goldberg on Oct 11, 2018 11:23:16 AM

Is every minute on the ground in High Point during the October International Home Furnishings Market scheduled as tight as your jeans the day after Thanksgiving? Contacts to meet in real life, collections to preview, contracts to sign, and after-hours parties to let off steam make it tough to squeeze in anything more. 

If you can find time to sneak away to learn the latest in industry trends and technology, there are definitely some highlights we want to point out. Consider it an investment in staying relevant and making your colleagues think you are smarter than them.

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