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  • Casual Friday 23 Dec 2016

    Casual Friday: Meet the New Senior Publisher

    Casual Friday: Meet the New Senior Publisher

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson interviews the brand's new senior publisher, John Emerick, about his plans for Casual Living in 2017. If John looks familiar, he has quite the history in the furniture industry. Now he's bringing all of his talents and energy to Casual Living. To reach out to John, call 336-605-3780 or email jemerick@casualliving.com.

    Added December 23, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 16DEC2016

    Top 10 ITA Showtime Countdown

    Top 10 ITA Showtime Countdown

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson and Online Editor Bridget Driscoll count down the top patterns, colors, trends and news from the ITA Showtime market in High Point.

    Added December 16, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday: Retro Fabulous at Para Tempotest

    Casual Friday: Retro Fabulous at Para Tempotest

    Casual Friday: Retro Fabulous at Para Tempotest

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson catches a moment with Jeff Jimison, Para Tempotest USA National Sales Manager, during the busy High Point Showtime market. Jimison reveals the latest vintage styles, from Ikat to Chevron. Can you say "1970s"

    Added December 9, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 02 Dec

    Casual Friday: Three Online Marketing Tips

    Casual Friday: Three Online Marketing Tips

    News and Online Editor Bridget Driscoll reveals three ways to locally optimize your website to best reach your target audience—as well as a new feature to look forward to in the new year.

    Added December 2, 2016 | Permalink

  • Introducing Patrick O’Sullivan

    Introducing Patrick O'Sullivan

    Introducing Patrick O'Sullivan

    Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson interviews Patrick O'Sullivan, the new vice president of client solutions at Progressive Business Media. O'Sullivan reveals what his new role entails—including his quite relevant nickname. To contact him, call 336-605-1070 or email him at posullivan@progressivebusinessmedia.com.

    Added November 18, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday

    Casual Friday: November Debut

    Casual Friday: November Debut

    The November issue of Casual Living is in the mail! Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle discuss their favorite parts of the magazine and let you know what not to miss, from the in-depth High Point Market coverage to the HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, N.C.

    Added November 11, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 04 Noc 2016

    Casual Friday: The High Point Market Top 10 Countdown

    Casual Friday: The High Point Market Top 10 Countdown

    From the boldest showrooms and collections to all the fun events, the High Point Market kept the Casual Living team on their toes trying to cover it all. Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle count down their Top 10 favorite High Point moments, with a special Keep It Casual cameo appearance at the end.

    Added November 4, 2016 | Permalink

  • Two New Klaussner Collections

    Casual Friday:Two New Klaussner Collections

    Casual Friday:Two New Klaussner Collections

    We caught up with President of Klaussner Outdoor Gary McCray on the first day of the High Point Market. Besides market predictions, McCray reveals the synthetic teak Del Ray collection and the woven/synthetic teak Mesa collection, which comes complete with “hybrid motion” chairs that function like comfy recliners.

    Added October 28, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 20 October 2016

    Casual Friday: Meet Matt – and Max

    Casual Friday: Meet Matt – and Max

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson sits down with Matt Slaine, CEO, Progressive Business Media, to discuss how media and retail share some of the same current challenges. Expect an appearance at the end by a VIP (Very Important Puppy).

    Added October 21, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 14 Oct 2016

    Casual Friday: Meet the Competition

    Casual Friday: Meet the Competition

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson introduces Erin Berg, associate editor of Furniture Today, who also covers outdoor furnishings. The two discuss their impressions of the category and how they will collaborate in the future. Ultimately, they both agree to . . . Keep It Casual!

    Added October 14, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday

    Casual Friday: October Issue Preview

    Casual Friday: October Issue Preview

    Be sure to check out all the thrills and chills of the October Issue of Casual Living. Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson reveals what not to miss from spoga + gafa to Casual Market Chicago, plus all the specials to be had on the Casual Living website.

    Added October 7, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday: Chicago Top 10 Countdown

    Casual Friday: Chicago Top 10 Countdown

    Casual Friday: Chicago Top 10 Countdown

    Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson and Online/News Editor Bridget Driscoll count down their Top Ten favorite moments during Casual Market Chicago.

    Added September 30, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 23 Sept 2016

    Casual Friday: Retailer Lowdown

    Casual Friday: Retailer Lowdown

    Tim Newton of Leader's Casual Furniture, a 15-year show veteran, reveals his favorite new show trends and what he enjoys most about Casual Market Chicago.

    Added September 23, 2016 | Permalink

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    Casual Friday: The Spoga Top 10 Countdown

    Casual Friday: The Spoga Top 10 Countdown

    Embark on a global tour, as Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson counts down her WOW moments and all the standout new products she discovered at spoga + gafa, the international garden fair in Cologne, Germany, that drew more than 2,000 exhibitors from over 60 countries.

    Added September 16, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday 09 September 2016

    Casual Friday Episode 13: September 2016 Issue

    Casual Friday Episode 13: September 2016 Issue

    Features Editor Jennifer Bringle and Online Editor Bridget Driscoll discuss the latest issue of Casual Living, which serves as your guide to Casual Market Chicago: the largest outdoor furnishings trade show of the year.

    Added September 9, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday Spoga

    Casual Friday, Episode 12: We're Going to Spoga!

    Casual Friday, Episode 12: We're Going to Spoga!

    Surrounded by friendly garden gnomes, Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson raises a glass and previews the top outdoor trends to expect at spoga + gafa, the international garden fair, Sept. 4-6, in Cologne, Germany. Prost!

    Added September 2, 2016 | Permalink

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    Casual Friday Episode 11: Online Marketing How-Tos

    Casual Friday Episode 11: Online Marketing How-Tos

    In this week's episode, Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson speaks with Online Editor Bridget Driscoll about her new online marketing blogging series. Websites are crucial if a brand wants to succeed, but those websites also need to be visible online! Images/sources courtesy of:Shout Me LoudWebOzy, Inc./Ecompany Solutions

    Added August 26, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday Research with Dana French

    Casual Friday Episode 10: Research, Research, Research

    Casual Friday Episode 10: Research, Research, Research

    Get a sneak peek at the research you’ll find in the September and October issues of Casual Living. Editor Waynette Goodson interviews Dana French, director of marketing research at Progressive Business Media (PBM), on the methodology behind our numbers, and just how you, our audience, can take advantage of PBM’s research capabilities. Contact Dana at 336-605-1091 or dfrench@progressivebusinessmedia.com.

    Added August 19, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday for 12 August 2016

    Casual Friday Episode 9: Las Vegas Market: The Top 10 Countdown

    Casual Friday Episode 9: Las Vegas Market: The Top 10 Countdown

    Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson and Online Editor Bridget Driscoll count down some of their favorite Las Vegas moments and the hottest new products and trends that everyone is talking about – if you’re not, you should be!

    Added August 12, 2016 | Permalink

  • Skyline Design at Vegas

    Casual Friday Episode 8: Skyline Design Expands in Vegas

    Casual Friday Episode 8: Skyline Design Expands in Vegas

    Daniel Guelbart, sales manager, Skyline Design, announces a major showroom expansion at the Las Vegas Market--enough space to debut 24 new collections for 2017 including deep seating and dining sets.

    Added August 5, 2016 | Permalink

  • Waynette Video Report from Vegas

    Casual Friday Episode 7: Special Coverage of Las Vegas Market

    Casual Friday Episode 7: Special Coverage of Las Vegas Market

    Not planning on going to Vegas? No worries. Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson reveals all the special coverage that Casual Living has in store for the market. Exclusive video interviews, plus a sneak peek of the August Designer issue. The 5th Room Has Arrived!

    Added July 29, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday With Libby Langdon

    Libby's Tips on How to Sell Designer Collections

    Libby's Tips on How to Sell Designer Collections

    Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson interviews Libby Langdon at the ICFA Chicago Preview for tips on showcasing designer piece.

    Added July 22, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday Episode 5: Live at Castelle Showroom

    Casual Friday Episode 5: Live at Castelle Showroom

    Casual Friday Episode 5: Live at Castelle Showroom

    Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson speaks with Steve Lowsky, CEO of Castelle, about the major rebranding they are doing and the nine new collections they debuted.

    Added July 15, 2016 | Permalink

  • Are you ready for Chicago

    Casual Friday Episode 4: Chicago Preview

    Casual Friday Episode 4: Chicago Preview

    Are you ready for Chicago? Features Editor Jennifer Bringle and News/Online Editor Bridget Driscoll give you a sneak peek at some of the things you'll see in the Merchandise Mart showrooms during next week's ICFA Preview Show.

    Added July 8, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday Made in America

    Casual Friday Episode 3: Made in America

    Casual Friday Episode 3: Made in America

    How important is the Made in America label to consumers? Casual Living Editor in Chief Waynette Goodson and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle are on location at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery to give you the scoop on the importance of domestic products, backed up by research in our July Made in America issue. This week’s video also features an inside look at domestic manufacturing, with footage from the Lloyd Flanders factory in Menominee, Mich.

    Added July 1, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Fridays Millennials Episode 2

    Casual Friday Episode 2: Engaging Millennials

    Casual Friday Episode 2: Engaging Millennials

    Are you marketing to the Millennial generation? You better! This age group (16 – 35) has now surpassed Baby Boomers. Join the Casual Living crew at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery, as Editor Waynette Goodson interviews Online Editor Bridget Driscoll, a Millennial herself, about her shopping habits and how they reflect Casual Living's research Millennials v. Baby Boomers. (Source: Retail Trends & Myths: Millennials Prefer Online Shopping)

    Added June 24, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday prelude to Milennials

    'Preparing' to reveal Millennial Shopping Secrets

    'Preparing' to reveal Millennial Shopping Secrets

    The "professionals" at Casual Living just can't wait to share with you the information you and your stores need to know about your Millennial customers. Stay tuned for Casual Fridays: Episode 2.

    Added June 23, 2016 | Permalink

  • Casual Friday - Digital Trends

    Casual Friday: Episode 1

    Casual Friday: Episode 1

    Have a seat on the patio at the home of Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson, as she and Features Editor Jennifer Bringle reveal the Top 4 things they learned at Content Camp that you can apply to your own website and social media efforts. (Source: Erik Qualman, Socialnomics).

    Added June 17, 2016 | Permalink