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Susan Dickenson
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Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lives in Greensboro, N.C.
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Journalist, home furnishings industry
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Writing, editing, interviewing, blogging, digital media, web marketing and research, photography.
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  • Home Accents Today
    Retail Editor, 2006 - present
  • Freelance Writer
    2000 - 2006
    Wrote on various topics for local and national lifestyle publications.
  • Perot Systems Corporation
    Communications, 1988 - 1994
    Reston, Va. and Herndon, Va. ; Digital and Internet researcher. Developed and managed in-house digital marketing library (Dun & Bradstreet, Ziff-Davis Computer Select, Gale Group, LexisNexis). Attended several national conferences on the development of the Internet/World Wide Web (USGS), Internet cataloging, and WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) database search systems.
  • Dept of Commerce MBDC
    Documentation, Reporting Specialist, 1987 - 1988
    Washington, D.C. Prepared quarterly Minority Business Development Center reports for Department of Commerce MBDA; assisted clients with preparation of loan proposals, business plans and 8(a) applications.
  • Pyle & Associates, Inc.
    Trade Assn. Mgmt/Media relations/Event planning, 1985 - 1987
    Wrote newsletters and press releases; prepared lobby reports, assisted with event planning for several accounts including: Independent Bakers Association, BakePAC, American College of OB/Gyns, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, The Democracy International. Assisted with the writing and editing of a national healthcare (Medicare) demonstration project.
  • Volunteer work
    1985 - 2003
    Junior League of Washington, D.C.; Capital Classics (editor); International Eye Foundation Eye Ball Gala, Washington, D.C.; Columbia Historical Society Oral History Project, Washington, D.C.; Trinity Preschool, Arlington, Va. (board president, 3 years); Overlee Community Association, Arlington, Va. (board member, 2 years)
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Greensboro, N.C.
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Chapel Hill, N.C. - High Point, N.C. - Lafayette, La. - Arlington, Va. - Washington, D.C.
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Retail Editor, Home Accents Today
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Home furnishings industry journalist, covering manufacturers and retailers (brick and mortar, interior design boutiques, online and direct-to-consumer channels) of home decor, decorative accessories, wall decor, lamps, lighting, rugs, permanent botanicals and accent furniture for Home Accents Today, the premier industry source for almost 30 years. Home Accents Today publishes 12 national issues a year and daily editions at the Las Vegas Market, High Point Market, and the International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (AmericasMart Atlanta). Owned by Progressive Business Media; other brands include Furniture Today, Casual Living, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Home and Textiles Today, Kids Today.
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Married to a guitar-playing beekeeper who has taught me how much more fun life is when explored by kayak. Gardener, piano player, poodle lover, National Press Club member. Mother of three Milliennials.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    B.S., Business Administration, 1978 - 1982
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Kate Spade New York is partnering with Jaipur, EJ Victor, Kravet and DWI Holdings to add rugs, furniture, fabric, wallpaper, bedding and bath to its growing #homedecor collection
Kate Spade and Company is expanding its home category to include rugs, furniture, fabric, wallpaper, bedding, bath and more housewares.
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Hit the Highlights!! Home Accents Today's wrap-up of the 2015 winter markets is now online:  http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=246984
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Great post. My favorites are the one's where the focus is on them and not you and not you...."Please help yourself to tea or coffee … May I bring you a bottled water?” or "may I hold your bags for you?"

I see it the same way I do marketing...it's all about them and not you.


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The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art, will release their entire collections online Jan. 1, 2015, providing unprecedented access to one of the world's most important holdings of Asian and American art.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art, will release their entire collections online Jan. 1, 2015, providing FreerSacklerdigital1 unprecedented access to one of the world's most important holdings of Asian and American art.
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Cyber Monday online sales grew 8.5% compared to 2013. In the home goods categories, Cyber Monday online sales grew by 27.5% over 2013, far outpacing health and beauty (3.8%) and apparel (3.4%) gains. The average order value for home goods was $247.56, an increase of 10.9% year-over-year.
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Slideshow: Scenes from Ambiente 2015, MesseFrankfurt, Germany ->
<p>Scenes from Ambiente 2015, Feb. 13-17, at MesseFrankfurt, Germany. Look for the complete story and more product photos in the April 2015 issue of Home Accents Today.</p>
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Great conversation at #ATLmkt... love our buyer breakfasts!
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Retail veterans Jay and Christine Howard, in partnership with Stylecraft Home Collection, will launch a new home décor company at the winter Las Vegas Market. Named Harp & Finial, the company will produce furniture, wall art, mirrors, lamps, decorative pillows, permanent botanicals and ...
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Retailers, how do you avoid the "No thanks, I'm just looking" response? What's a better way to engage customers? #retailers #smallbusiness #salestips  
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Kate Spade to add furniture, rugs, fabric, bedding | Home Accents Today
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Kate Spade and Company is expanding its home category to include rugs, furniture, fabric, wallpaper, bedding, bath and more housewares.

State of the Industry: Interior Design | Home Accents Today
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Home Accents Today's annual report on the interior design industry, which is projected to grow 13% through 2022.

Ambiente 2015 | Home Accents Today
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Scenes from Ambiente 2015, Feb. 13-17, at MesseFrankfurt, Germany. Look for the complete story and more product photos in the April 2015 iss

Harp &amp; Finial, sister company to Stylecraft, to launch in Las Vegas ...
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Retail veterans Jay and Christine Howard, in partnership with Stylecraft Home Collection, will launch a new home décor company at the winter

Cyber Monday home goods sales up 27.5% | Home Accents Today
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IBM today reported strong online and mobile sales for Cyber Monday 2014, capping a record five-day span for online holiday shopping. The rep

UNC Tar Heels to #TurnItGreen with REPREVE | Home Accents Today
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will “turn it green” next month, when the Tar Heels kicks off a new partnership with REPREVE

Fall 2014 High Point Market HATtags | Home Accents Today
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Retail Ideas: Social media strategies for stores | Home Accents Today
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This month's “Retail Ideas” features social media tips for home furnishings stores from Sophie Pyle, social media strategist for Washington,

Retail Profile: The Kellogg Collection | Home Accents Today
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For more than 30 years, The Kellogg Collection has been a Washington, D.C.- based destination for fine furnishings, accessories and textiles

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Sophie Pyle, image via Joy Asico/AsicoPhoto; Instagram courtesy Tweet the Bride It's one of the most important, most beautiful days of your

Votivo unveils limited edition Binary Candle | Home Accents Today
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Votivo and designer Benjamin Rollins Caldwell announced a limited edition collaboration, the Binary Candle. Binary Candle. The candle was in

Stellar retail, then and now | Home Accents Today
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Home Accents Today announces 2014 Retail Stars honorees | Home Accents T...
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Home Accents Today announced the names of the 50 businesses selected for inclusion on its 2014 Retail Stars list. Retail Stars 2014 Home Acc

Retail Profile: SkyMall | Home Accents Today
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For seven years, Rita Jevicky has been selecting product for SkyMall, the in-flight catalog that can be found in the seat pocket of nearly 6

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Susan Dickenson, Retail Editor, Home Accents Today, @susandickenson