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Mark, My Words!
14 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
In The News! July 19, 2021
Join me as I share the industry news and trends that dealers need to stay on top of!
50 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
Dan Tratencek-COO & EVP of NHPA North American Hardware and Paint Association
Join me as I talk with Dan Tratensek, COO and EVP of the North American Hardware and Paint Association. NHPA, formerly the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has recently merged with the former PDRA, the Paint and Decorating Retailers Association to create a powerful advocate for independent paint dealers.
20 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
NEWS for Independent Paint Dealers
Listen in as I share recent industry news hand-selected for paint dealers. By a paint dealer!
50 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Episode 40, Aunt Emily!
Jin me as I chat with a regular "character" in my blog and family, 23-time Emmy Award winning writer Emily Perl Kingsley.
31 minutes | May 24, 2021
Mark, My Words Episode 39 with Decor Consultant Frank Cohen
Join my conversation with former paint dealer and AllPro president Frank Cohen as we discuss his work as a decor consultant to independent paint dealers.
33 minutes | May 12, 2021
It's a Woman's World
Join me as two outstanding dealers, both women, discuss their paths and the challenges of being ladies in a man's world.
30 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Mark, My Words Episode 37 Andrew Meyer Vermont Natural Coatings
Join me as I chat with Andrew Meyer, the founder and CEO of Vermont Natural Coatings. VNC makes products for the growing category of consumers looking for environmentally friendly versions of the premium products they demand.
37 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Mark, My Words Episode 35 Jeff Powell, CEO of Diamond Vogel
Join me as I discuss raw material and finished good shortages causing angst for independent paint dealers.
32 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Mark, My Words! Episode 34 Grant Farnsworth of THE Farnsworth Group
Join me as I chat with Grant Farnsworth of the Farnsworth Group. The Farnsworth group provides market research to the building supply segment. Grant discusses their recent update to the Covid-Tracker! Their consumer-behavior tracking study which they began at the onset of the Covid pandemic.
33 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
MMW Episode 33-C2 "Dealer Select"
Tom Hill, President of C2 Paint speaks about their new "Dealer Select" program which allows dealers to access their high-volume specialty coating, Guard, without committing to their whole line.
29 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
MMW Episode 31-PPG is Dropped By C2
Hear C2 President Tom Hill discuss the why the Coatings Alliance, the group of independent paint dealers who own C2 Paint, chose to leave PPG for Diamond Vogel.
30 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
MMW Episode 31 Diamond Vogel CEO Jeff Powell
I speak with CEO of Diamond Vogel paints, Jeff Powell. Jeff shares with me the story of his career in the paint biz and Diamond Vogel's plans for independent paint dealers.
37 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
MMW Episode 30 - Golden Paint Works
I sit with Director of Brands at Golden Paint Works, Jim Rogers. Golden has a number of unique products which should interest independent paint dealers.
37 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
MMW Episode 29-The Paint Foundation
I speak to Huzaifa Matawala of the Not-For-Profit Paint Foundation in New York City.
37 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Mark My Words Episode 28 - The Coatings Alliance
President of the Coatings Alliance and C2 Paint Tom Hill, talks leading a paint manufacturer owned by independent paint dealers and the new C2 e-commerce program for their dealers.
44 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
MMW Episode 27 Jay Ward-Ward Lumber
MMW Episode 27 Jay Ward-Ward Lumber by Mark Lipton
39 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
MMW Episode 26 Nick May PPN
MMW Episode 26 Nick May PPN by Mark Lipton
42 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
MMW Episode 25 Lori Sawaya
Color strategist Lori Sawaya shares her thoughts on color and selling it virtually.
37 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
MMW The Revolution
THE Revolution e-commerce and web sites, for independent paint dealers.
42 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
MMW Scott Loller
Coach and consultant to painting contractors, Scott Loller discusses what painters need.
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