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Special Guest Speaker Added to High Point Market Seminar “Hidden Ways to Get Traffic to Your Furniture Store Using Social Media”

Furniture World Magazine

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A seminar to be presented for NHFA during the upcoming High Point market will help home furnishings retailers grow their business by using social media marketing.  The seminar entitled “Hidden Ways to Get Traffic to Your Furniture Store Using Social Media” will be presented by industry veteran Mike Root founder of Get Customers Right Now, a new media marketing company.  This seminar will be free for market participants on Sunday October 23 from 2:30 – 3:30 in the NHFA Retailer Resource Center on the first floor of the Plaza Suites.

As a special addition to this seminar, social media and internet expert Sev Ritchie from Web4Retail will join Root to present actual client success stories of furniture stores who are making money using social media solutions to promote their businesses.  This seminar addresses a fundamental shift that has occurred in the marketing of home furnishings businesses.  Root, a third generation furniture guy” and Ritchie will address the challenges retailers face to capture customer’s attention and then will provide some real world solutions that are working for astute retailers across the country.

"Most retailers are struggling with social media marketing," notes Root. "They’re either doing it wrong or not at all!  This seminar will show many of the tricks and techniques of social media that can be easily adopted for the furniture industry.  'The Hidden Ways to Get Traffic to Your Furniture Store Using Social Media' has much to do with the strategy of how to integrate a variety of social medias to simply and easily attract qualified customers to your retail business when the customer is ready to do business with you.  By embracing cost effective new media solutions, personal interaction between your company and the end user becomes infinitely simpler."

Root and Ritchie will share specific strategies that are working along with low cost solutions that retailers can use easily and effectively.  Where appropriate they will also offer recommendations of resources that will help save you time and money getting started.

If a retailer cannot attend the market seminar but would like to get more information they can go to www.FurnitureSecret.com and register.  After market, Get Customers Right Now has offered to send out the notes and slides of the presentation of the seminar entitled “The Hidden Ways to Get Traffic to Your Furniture Store Using Social Media”.   "For these challenging economic times, this free seminar on Sunday October 23 from 2:30 – 3:30 in the NHFA Retailer Resource Center on the first floor of the Plaza Suites could be one of the most valuable retailer resources at the North Carolina market," concludes Root.

For more information contact Mike Root, Founder, Get Customers Right Now, 402-391-2166. meroot@mikeroot.com

About The Presenter: Mike Root is President of Furniture Sales of Mid-America, a furniture wholesale and rep company in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.  Mike also is the founder of Get Customers Right Now (www.GetCustomersRightNow.com), a new media marketing company designed to help home furnishings retailers build their sales through the use of low cost and no cost direct response marketing strategies.  Mike serves on several furniture industry association boards.  He has been recognized by the Small Business Administration as an Entrepreneur of the Year, and his furniture retail stores were honored by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Enterprises three years in a row.   He has been recognized by numerous national furniture factories for sales excellence including Salesman of the Year more than 15 times.

Furniture World is the oldest, continuously published trade publication in the United States. It is published for the benefit of furniture retail executives. Print circulation of 20,000 is directed primarily to furniture retailers in the US and Canada.  In 1970, the magazine established and endowed the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library (www.furniturelibrary.com) in High Point, NC, now a public foundation containing more than 5,000 books on furniture and design dating from 1620. For more information contact editor@furninfo.com.

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