177 episodes

Welcome to the galaxy's greatest mattress podcast! The Dos Marcos Show is co-hosted by Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn, mattress industry CEOs, #1 bestselling authors, speakers, and founders of The FAM (fam.news). On this fun and frolicking weekly show, you'll get mattress industry insights, gain insider information, and be the first to hear analysis of our original research. Plus, interviews and campfire chats with the experts inside (and out) of the mattress and furniture industry.

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    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Welcome to the galaxy's greatest mattress podcast! The Dos Marcos Show is co-hosted by Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn, mattress industry CEOs, #1 bestselling authors, speakers, and founders of The FAM (fam.news). On this fun and frolicking weekly show, you'll get mattress industry insights, gain insider information, and be the first to hear analysis of our original research. Plus, interviews and campfire chats with the experts inside (and out) of the mattress and furniture industry.

    Bed in a Box: The Good, The Bad and the Opportunity

    Bed in a Box: The Good, The Bad and the Opportunity

    Do you prefer boxed wine or boxed beds?

    No, it's not a trick question because we hear both are making a comeback. 

    On today's episode, Quinn and Kinsley are chatting industry disruptor: Bed in a Box, or more informally, mattresses in a box. King size behemoths compressed to postage size boxes and shipped to eager consumers. They discuss:

    - the benefits, 

    - the economics, 

    - how other major players are responding

    - how far compression technology can go, and 

    - are shippable mattresses the future?


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    • 30 min
    Survival of the Quickest: Nectar's Cuts and Sequoia's Advice for a Slowdown

    Survival of the Quickest: Nectar's Cuts and Sequoia's Advice for a Slowdown

    Would you rather be laid off with severance or receive a reduced work schedule and a reduction in pay?

    Most would likely choose the reduced work and pay, but is that always the smartest decision?

    On today's episode, Kinsley and Quinn dissect the recent restructure (aka: headcount reduction) of Nectar and compare it to the Sequoia Capital strategy: in the face of downward trends, react hard and fast and plan to recoupe slowly. Is the Sequoia approach better for long term growth or does it signal the inevitable for which there is no return? 

    Plus, what does the future hold for Nectar? 


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    • 24 min
    Introducing The FAM Marketing Show for Retailers and Brands

    Introducing The FAM Marketing Show for Retailers and Brands

    Are Mark and Mark breaking up?

    No, but Mark Kinsley is co-hosting a new show and Mark Quinn isn't his trusty sidekick. In this episode, the guys chat the launch of the new FAM Marketing Show. It's a snackable, 15-minute-or-less podcast designed to give retailers and brands marketing tips and tricks they can enact right away. They discuss the concept of the show, introduce a few co-hosts that have already been on the show (some familiar faces and some new friends of the industry) and talk about what it means to give small business owners ideas that won't break the bank, but can show ROI.

    Curious for more? Check out the FAM Marketing Show here.


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    • 12 min
    From Sweeping Floors to the C-Suite: BedTech Founder Explains How to Add Value to Commodity Items

    From Sweeping Floors to the C-Suite: BedTech Founder Explains How to Add Value to Commodity Items

    Today on the Dos Marcos Show, we chat with Justin Trombo, President of BedTech Midwest, about his journey from being an RSA to becoming the founder of a premier adjustable base company.

    We chat about the struggles of entrepreneurship, how Justin and his consulting company are helping others build strategies and visions for their business, and how BedTech works with their partners to help retailers achieve profits on commodity items.

    "The hardest thing to do in any business is add value to a commodity [item]...so how do you add value to an adjustable base? You sell it as a part of a sleep system."


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    • 22 min
    When Real Life And Retail Collide

    When Real Life And Retail Collide

    Picture this scenario: you're a successful furniture and mattress retailer with a thriving staff and you're well known in your community. Life is good.

    Then you get the infamous diagnosis you weren't expecting. Cancer.

    Maybe it's you, your spouse, or your child. What do you do when real life interrupts your business? Today, we sat down with Trent Ranburger, owner of Trent Bedding in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the Furniture Today Bedding Conference to talk through this exact situation. We discuss how your worldview shifts and how you're forced to rely on the staff you built and hope you have invested in them well. We discuss how day-to-day activities change and in the days after how your focus as a business owner changes.

    "People don't connect with us in the good times, they connect with us in times of adversity and challenges and when times are toughest for us. ...We can't lose sight of that."


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    • 19 min
    How to Fight Inflation and Keep Selling

    How to Fight Inflation and Keep Selling

    Inflation. It's now a household word. Whereas, pre-2020, few people knew or understood the ramifications of "supply chains." Now, it is a common response to every backlog in every industry worldwide. Add in increased gas prices, energy prices, grocery bills and now, formula shortages, and people are understanding just how much quickly rising inflation can impact their day to day lives as well. 



    In today's episode we discuss how to tackle inflation, while increasing your overall ticket price. We applaud the Dominos pizza tactic of re-thinking how to reward your customers in an inflationary environment, we talk about the need to over communicate the how and the why of inflation on present day purchases and we drop a foot traffic driver that's sure to turn some heads (think: the inflation negation sale).



    Also, our heartfelt condolences to the family of Harry Cornell on his passing. He was a veteran of our industry and helped to shape and make it what it is today and we're forever grateful. 


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Mattress Matt ,

Snooze Mattress Co

These guys are the best in the business! So many gems to grow personally and professionally!

LeahKirk ,

Content the industry needs with an infusion of fun

A must subscribe for the home furnishings industry. Mark and Mark provide direction and pragmatic solutions with a layer of pure entertainment. This is the kick-in-the-pants content we need with the entertainment value we crave. Have fun, learn things and get better.

Cool dad of twins ,

Best there is

If you’re looking for a podcast that is entertaining and provides relative content about the Mattress Industry, you have to subscribe and listen to Dos Marcos! Mark and Mark are the best in the business and share lots of great stuff.

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