199 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.

    How Leggett and Platt's Innovation Will Kill the Most Worthless Part of a Mattress

    How Leggett and Platt's Innovation Will Kill the Most Worthless Part of a Mattress

    Leggett and Platt is saving you and the consumer money by getting rid of the waste. 

    What part is this you may ask?  

    In this episode, Kinsley and Quinn are joined by Leggett and Platt's Cody Messner, Vice President of Sales, and Jason Jewett, Vice President of Product Development to discuss:  

     Innovation and client expectations; 

     How clear client communication is critical in strategic development; 

     Inefficiencies in mattress production and how they are helping reduce waste and excess labor costs; and 

     latest trends in foam development and how their products are on the cutting edge. 

     Plus, they provide insights for RSAs!


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    • 39 min
    Mark Quinn Waves Goodbye to Mattress Firm

    Mark Quinn Waves Goodbye to Mattress Firm

    "It's not about what is next, it's about who it's with."

    On today's episode, we get an exclusive interview with Mark Quinn and his departure from the mattress retail giant, Mattress Firm.

    It's an episode filled with heartfelt moments, private insights and wisdom from Quinn as he explains:


    The reason behind his leaving (don't give into the rumor mill, hear it from the man himself);
    His fantastic team at Mattress Firm and the strength of the merchandise department;
    What he means by his "empathy for gratitude";
    Why ignoring uncomfortable symptoms in your situation can lead to bigger problems;
    How to navigate unexpected career changes and business interruptions.

    Plus, get insights into what he's looking for in his next company and the people he wants to work alongside.


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    • 24 min
    Nightfood's CEO Is Solving the Nighttime Snacking Problem

    Nightfood's CEO Is Solving the Nighttime Snacking Problem

    Snacking at nighttime is a common habit that you can help.

    Millions of people every night indulge in a nighttime snack session and most often the snacks are in the less-than-healthy category of foods. In today's episode, Nightfood Founder and CEO, Sean Folkson, joins Kinsley and Quinn to discuss Nightfood - the nighttime snack that actually aids in the sleeping journey and is delicious.

    Dos Topics:

    1. What is nightfood, why did he create it, and what does it have to do with sleep; and

    2. How nighttime snacking affects the sleep cycle and the role sugary foods play in overall sleep wellness

    Go Deeper: Connect with Sean and see how you get Nightfood into your area!


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    • 40 min
    How to $2k From Family Led to $20 Million Under Management

    How to $2k From Family Led to $20 Million Under Management

    Asking your parents or siblings for $2,000 around the dinner table is generally a quick way to start an argument. 



    For Alex Kirkwood, Founder and CEO of the Kirkwood Collection, it kick started his family's investment portfolio in boutique, luxury accomdations and he's never looked back. 



    In today's episode, Mark Kinsley solo interviews the hotelier investor about:


    his background, 
    how he selects his destinations and buildings (hint: they all have historical connections, except one), 
    changing the expectations for bigger properties while maintaining the same level of exceptional service, 
    why he doesn't mess with hotel restaurants, and
    the requirements for amenities within his properties (the mattress is a big one!)  






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    • 16 min
    Tale of Two Strategies: Discounting v. Financing Promotions

    Tale of Two Strategies: Discounting v. Financing Promotions

    Deep discounts or finance offers with interest?  Which appeals more to consumers?

    Inflation is at the highest rate it has been in more than 40 years and consumers are feeling more than a pinch in their pockets. Surprising to some, including Quinn, when it comes to shoppers, consumers are more likely to purchase based on the financing options available more than the deep discounts one advertises. 

    In this episode, Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn analyze the impact of inflation and how more and more shoppers are turning to credit options as their savings accounts dwindle and their budgets get tighter, and how a credit option actually connects  you with a consumer more than a basic purchase with cash. Plus, they provide powerful conversation pitches to help make the sale relatable to the consumer and their life.


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    • 24 min
    Hotel Nerd Bashar Wali's (Unofficial) World Record for 225 NYC Properties

    Hotel Nerd Bashar Wali's (Unofficial) World Record for 225 NYC Properties

    Bashar Wali is a self-proclaimed hotel nerd with major FOMO.

    This fear of missing out has created a habit — one that’s turned into an unofficial world record: he doesn’t stay in a hotel for more than one night.

    If he’s in New York City for four nights, he’ll stay at a different property every single night.

    As a hotelier and road warrior, Bashar has a unique perspective on the sleep environment and has thoughts on how hotels should be thinking about the sleep space.

    “I think we as an industry are foolish because we have lost sight of the business we're in. We’re in the business of sleep. We are giving you a good night's sleep. And for my properties and for my team, we have some pillars…and sleep to me, is one of the most important pillars.

    And it's the mattress, the sheets, the pillows, the alarm clock, how dark the room gets, how cool the room gets, the noise factor, the sleep button on the TV.”

    Bashar is the CEO and Founder of This Assembly and Practice Hospitality.

    On this episode, you’ll hear about:


    the importance of the sleep experience,
    the transition of the hotel industry's focus from fitness and sleep to overall health and wellness, and
    how to incentivize people by being remarkable (versus overwhelming them with discounts and coupons);
    Plus, Mark asks for advice from Wali that could help with the future of Dream Camp

    Connect with Bashar!


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    • 29 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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