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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 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
    Door Swing Death: How to Ensure Your Mattress Business Doesn't End Up in the Middle

    Door Swing Death: How to Ensure Your Mattress Business Doesn't End Up in the Middle

    Are you dying a slow death by being caught in the muddy middle?

    The middle. It's the space between no one walking in and foot traffic so fast, your door never has time to lock. On today's episode, we're chatting being consistent (with a special shoutout to Nick Quinn for giving us the best example of how hard work and consistency pays off), measuring your value add and how to communicate effectively. When we teach people to value sleep, they value their sleep space and accessories more and we want to make sure your hard efforts reflect in your bottom line.


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    Salvage the Summer Slump and Outsell the Competition

    Salvage the Summer Slump and Outsell the Competition

    Are you prepared for the summer slump?



    You know the one we are talking about. The one where summer sales slow to a glacial pace because everyone is spending money on vacations, summer activities, and not on their home or their sleep. In this episode, we are tackling the slump head on, and challenging you to do things you have never done before. We're pulling ideas out of the Amazon bestseller Come Back to Bed (authored by yours truly) and discussing why the summer slumps happen and problems in our industry that perpetuate this cycle (hint: if our products and services are not adding value in people's lives, they won't view sleep as a priority). We are shaking up summer 2022, and making it the year of new adventures and new experiences for our customers!


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    • 27 min
    Wedding Season: Grab Your Share of $1 Billion in Mattress Sales

    Wedding Season: Grab Your Share of $1 Billion in Mattress Sales

    Do you know how to tap into the buying power of the bride? If you don't, this is the season to learn.

    It has been said that 2022 will see more weddings than have been held in a single year since 1984!

    Why? Covid19. Weddings have been on hold for the past two years and bank accounts have been stacking up. Now with an endemic in site, people are making good on their long-overdue weddings and the mattress industry should get in on the action.

    The average wedding hosts around 200 guests. If furniture and mattress retailers could get 1 person from each wedding to make a mattress purchase for the bride and groom, it would total over $1 billion in revenue.

    This begs the question: how should you position a mattress at the top of a registry list?

    1) Wedding Expos. Get in on the action. Be in the place where the people are. Along with DJs, wedding bakers, and florists, book a spot at your local wedding expo and set up a mattress on display.

    2) Market To Parents. Parents are likely the largest gift-givers at a wedding, and what's usually at the top of their want list? Grandchildren. Create a promo that says "if your son/daughter gives you a grandchild within the year, the mattress is free."

    3) Create A Wedding Expo in Your Store! Use the space to your advantage! Invite people into your space and allow shoppers to create registries on site.

    Curious about more ideas? Listen or watch to learn more.


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    Biophilia, Neuroaesthetics, and the Science of Designing Health into the Home

    Biophilia, Neuroaesthetics, and the Science of Designing Health into the Home

    Does the interior of your home affect your health? For better or for worse?

    Today on the Dos Marcos show, we are joined by Mike Peterson, President of Visionary Design Marketing and Linda Kafka, Co-Founder of Livable Environment, who are the founders behind the Science in Design summit happening in ten locations across the United States starting on April 21st, 2022. 

    In this episode we're discussing how our industry is the curators and creators of "aesthetic experiences" and how the interior of our home has scientifically been proven to affect our overall wellness. We cover:

    How nature affects are overall well being; 

    Physical health benefits of good interior design and how interior designers play a vital role;

    a scientific partnership study conducted by Google and John Hopkins University; and 

    Biophilia and Neuroaesthetics.

    Want to attend the Science in Design Summit closest to you? Check out the exclusive seminar tour dates and locations here. 


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    • 40 min
    Mattress Firm Hires Mark Quinn For Executive Role

    Mattress Firm Hires Mark Quinn For Executive Role

    Today's episode of the Dos Marcos Podcast is a special one highlighting the service of Mark Quinn in the mattress industry. The now-former Vice President of Sherwood Bedding has been hired as the new Vice President of Merchandising for Mattress Firm.

    In this episode, we discuss Quinn's history in the industry, pay homage to his achievements, and talk about the transition from private brands to a national brand. We also head-on address the elephant in the room of going in-house to a major player in the industry.

    What does this mean for this show, The FAM, and the international support generated by the galaxy's greatest mattress podcasters? Simply, The FAM is getting a whole lot bigger, and the depth of knowledge we all gain by having a friend on the inside is even deeper.

    Join us for this very special episode and help us congratulate Quinn on his new role and wish him success in this endeavor!


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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

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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.

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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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