If you've spent a moment fretting about what is and isn't vintage or have been aghast to see items in major retail stores labeled as vintage, you'll want to listen to a new podcast. Eric Miller discusses vintage and authenticity with Massachusetts dealer Jane Hudson, North Shore Flea promoter Melissa Sands and Jon Jenkins of Jenkins Promotions. You can … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Pure Vintage Authenticity
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The Journey of Antiquing — 9: Can the Antiques Industry Learn from the Classical Music Industry?
Synopses: The antiques industry’s biggest crisis is not the shrinking patrons or a depressed economy, it is the industry’s own resistance to any change, in particular, the business is turning down the next generation while lamenting they don’t grow up fast enough. Perhaps, it is time to look at how the classic music industry that … Continue reading The Journey of Antiquing — 9: Can the Antiques Industry Learn from the Classical Music Industry?
Groupon, New Customers and the Eight Letter Word We Don’t Say Anymore
Jeanne Stella, Stella Show Promotions; Jon Jenkins from Jenkins Promotions; and Melissa Sands from the Randolph Street Market and Image Pilots joined me in a podcast call this afternoon to discuss the use of Groupon in boosting the gate at shows and broadening the market to new customers that haven't been to shows previously. Use … Continue reading Groupon, New Customers and the Eight Letter Word We Don’t Say Anymore
Can Groupon Save the Antiques Business?
The word around these parts this week has been "Groupon," the online social shopping site. Jon Jenkins mentioned in Wednesday's podcast he would be using it for his upcoming show in Nashville, and I discussed its use with two other promoters, one on each coast. Internet users sign up for "Groupon" and then receive a … Continue reading Can Groupon Save the Antiques Business?
Jon Jenkins on the Next Generation of Antiques Show Goers
He may just become the first to use Groupon for an antique show when a promotion goes out for Antiques at Music Valley in Nashville next month. There's good reason to try. There are some 250,000 Groupon users in Nashville--people who aren't current customers-- the site attracts those in a younger age group with a … Continue reading Jon Jenkins on the Next Generation of Antiques Show Goers