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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

DVLED SCREEN LCD

Direct-View LED: Know the Unknowns

DVLED is quite different from flatpanel LCD displays and projection, and it’s critical for AV professionals to identify and understand the divergences.

in-person live events pandemic

What We Have Learned About Events

As we peer into the future, in-person, virtual and hybrid events will live side by side.

sales and marketing team collaborating

Sales and Marketing: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

Have sales and marketing functions become muddy, or have we entered a new phase where the two specialties can collaborate to serve customers?

Alan's Latest Posts

DVLED SCREEN LCD

Direct-View LED: Know the Unknowns

DVLED is quite different from flatpanel LCD displays and projection, and it’s critical for AV professionals to identify and understand the divergences.

in-person live events pandemic

What We Have Learned About Events

As we peer into the future, in-person, virtual and hybrid events will live side by side.

sales and marketing team collaborating

Sales and Marketing: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

Have sales and marketing functions become muddy, or have we entered a new phase where the two specialties can collaborate to serve customers?

motivated colleagues

Understanding Employee Value

Assessing the employment landscape, short-tenured workers and how to measure real value.

Business people negotiating a contract between two colleagues

The Need for Change in Our Approach to Sales

AV pros must battle back against commoditization and the appearance of parity. Here’s how.

warehouse worker examining AV equipment affected by the supply chain.

The Supply Chain Explained and Demystified, Part 2

Exploring the many facets of supply-chain snarls and suggesting proactive steps for AV integrators.

supply chain issues

The Supply Chain Explained and Demystified, Part 1

A primer on what ‘supply chain’ actually means, how we’ve become vulnerable and how we can do better moving forward.

value proposition

The Necessity of a Value Proposition

How to craft a concise value proposition statement for potential clients that explains why they should do business with your company.

The Cost of Employee Turnover

The costs of losing employees are understood in the abstract, but our hope is to educate about the real costs and possibly ways to avoid them.

buyers, marketing and sales

The New Roles of Buyers, Marketing and Sales

It’s time to shift several paradigms. Let’s begin with looking at how people buy today versus the recent past from a marketing and sales perspective.