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Alan C. Brawn

Alan C. Brawn CTS, ISF, ISF-C, DSCE, DSDE. DCME, is the principal of Brawn Consulting.

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Alan's Latest Blog Posts

pro AV, AV integration

The History of Pro AV Part 2: AV Integration Experts Need Support!

The AV integration industry could use some more support from manufacturers, according to Alan Brawn in the second part of his history of pro AV.

Vintage tv concept

The History of Pro AV: Part 1

Times have changed since George Feldstein first designed button panel remotes. Still, future success in AV integration requires grasp of the history of pro AV.

AV certifications

How To Determine Which AV Industry Certifications Are Most Valuable

AV industry certifications can benefit professionals in a myriad of ways, from helping them earn higher wages to providing greater career opportunties, but it is important to know which certifications are most valuable to careers and businesses.

Alan's Latest Posts

8K resolution aspect ratio, 4K

We May Not Need 8K Resolution Right Now, But We’re Sunk if We Don’t Prep For It

Does the AV industry truly need to worry about 8K resolution right now? You can only answer that with a complex answer, but suffice it to say: yes AND no.

AV integration, pro AV

Here’s Why It’s OK to Vent About AV Being Underappreciated

It’s OK to vent frustrations about AV being underappreciated as long as AV professionals know our value, actively listen to customers and evolve our solutions.

pro AV, AV integration

The History of Pro AV Part 2: AV Integration Experts Need Support!

The AV integration industry could use some more support from manufacturers, according to Alan Brawn in the second part of his history of pro AV.

Vintage tv concept

The History of Pro AV: Part 1

Times have changed since George Feldstein first designed button panel remotes. Still, future success in AV integration requires grasp of the history of pro AV.

AV jobs, AV employees, AV techs

Why Great AV Employees Quit Their Jobs (And How to Prevent Them From Leaving)

AV employees: whether they’re techs, reps, or managers, are hard to hold onto. Here’s what you need to do to retain top AV talent.

AV certifications

How To Determine Which AV Industry Certifications Are Most Valuable

AV industry certifications can benefit professionals in a myriad of ways, from helping them earn higher wages to providing greater career opportunties, but it is important to know which certifications are most valuable to careers and businesses.

InfoComm 2018, AVIXA, InfoComm, AV industry

2 Simple Lessons for Getting the Most Out of InfoComm 2018

Alan Brawn, a veteran to the AV industry and most of its trade shows, says integrators need to go into InfoComm 2018 knowing their worth.

Alan Brawn, principal, Brawn Consulting

Beyond the AV Experience: How to Create Engaging Digital Signage

Interactive touchscreens, beacon technology and near field communications take digital signage beyond a pro AV experience and into the realm of engaging with digital signage.

pro AV marketing, AV integrator marketing, av online marketing, av tech marketing

Your Pro AV Marketing Strategy Will Fall Apart Without a Consistent Social Media Plan

Pro AV marketing now is all about a consistent social media presence. If your AV tech marketing efforts are sporadic, you’re doing it wrong.

digital signage solutions, digital signage business model, digital signage profit

7 Key Elements to Kickstarting Your Digital Signage Business Model Ahead of DSE 2018

Designing better digital signage solutions starts with designing a better digital signage business model. Learn from Alan Brawn at DSE 2018.