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Welcome to the galaxy's greatest mattress podcast! The Dos Marcos Show is co-hosted by Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn, mattress industry CEOs, #1 bestselling authors, speakers, and founders of The FAM ( On this fun and frolicking weekly show, you'll get mattress industry insights, gain inside… read more

197 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Nightfood's CEO Is Solving the Nighttime Snacking Problem

November 21st, 2022


Snacking at nighttime is a common habit that you can help.

Millions of people every night indulge in a nighttime snack session and most often the …

How to $2k From Family Led to $20 Million Under Management

November 14th, 2022


Asking your parents or siblings for $2,000 around the dinner table is generally a quick way to start an argument. 

For Alex Kirkwood, Founder and …

Tale of Two Strategies: Discounting v. Financing Promotions

November 7th, 2022


Deep discounts or finance offers with interest?  Which appeals more to consumers?

Inflation is at the highest rate it has been in more than 40 years and consumers are feeling more than a pinch in their pockets. …

Hotel Nerd Bashar Wali's (Unofficial) World Record for 225 NYC Properties

October 31st, 2022


Bashar Wali is a self-proclaimed hotel nerd with major FOMO.

This fear of missing out has created a habit — one that’s turned into an unofficial world record: he doesn’t stay in a hotel for more than one night.

If he’s …

Research Drop: What Matters Most to Boutique Hotel Guests (the Sleep Industry Will Celebrate the Results)

October 24th, 2022


Have you heard of sleepscursions?

If not, they're exactly what they sound like: an excursion dedicated to sleep. Does it sound made up? Well, it isn't and boutique hotels are taking notice.

In this episode, Mark Kinsley …

Time For a Gut Check Around Being "Sleep Experts"

October 18th, 2022


Are we entitled to call ourselves sleep experts?

Do we know what that entails and if so, are we living up to it?

On today's episode, Kinsley and Quinn discuss an idea from Dream Camp in conjunction with exclusive FAM …

Dream Camp 2022

October 10th, 2022

"Everything you do, you'll do better with a goodnight's sleep. " - Author Unknown

Today's episode is long awaited. For the better part of a decade, Quinn and Kinslsey have dreamed about the concept of a sleep summit. A …

How ISPA Is Creating Sustainable Solutions One Mattress At A Time

October 3rd, 2022


Do you want to offer sustainable solutions to your customers, but don't know where to start? 

On today's episode, Kinsley and Quinn sit down with …

Beyond Omnichannel: Exclusive Research on the Brain of the Intended Buyer

September 26th, 2022

Don't be the guy who doesn't know, what he doesn't know.

In partnership with Snap Finance, The FAM conducted research into the buying habits, expectations and mind of the intended buyer.

What is an "intended buyer?" It …

Ergomotion's Bedding Solution to the Silver Tsunami

September 19th, 2022


10,000 people per day are turning 65.

This makes the baby boomer generation the largest demographic with disposable the tune of 8 …

Untapped Gold Mine: How Genesis Credit is Regaining Retail Ground with the Forgotten Consumer

September 12th, 2022


Quit leaving sales on the table. 

On today's episode, Ed Haluska, Chief Commercial Officer for Genesis Credit joins Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn to discuss the forgotten consumer. In the world of financing, people are …

Brooklyn Bedding's CEO John Merwin on Being as Vertical as Possible and Building a D2C Juggernaut

September 6th, 2022


Brooklyn Bedding went viral before "going viral" was thing.  

A one time Amazon ad turned into a 9 month phenomenon that made Brooklyn Bedding the …

How Your Key Account Representative Could Earn You Millions

August 29th, 2022


Who are you putting in front of your customers? 

Do you really know the person who represents your company? 

On today's episode, Quinn and Kinsley discuss the person of the key account representatives. The one person …

How Nordstrom and Delta Airlines Deliver Top Notch Customer Service

August 22nd, 2022


Picture this: a customer walks into your store needing a specific product. You don't have it, but the store down the road does. 

What do you do?

If you're Nordstrom, you tell your customer to go shop for a few minutes …

6 Business Lessons from Top Gun Maverick

August 15th, 2022


Have you seen Top Gun Maverick?

It's the much anticipated, long awaited sequel to the 1980's Top Gun; only this go round, the movie has grossed over …

Brooklyn Bedding's Doug Krinsky Raises Over $100,000 at Ante4Autism Tournament

August 8th, 2022


What do celebrities William Hung and Miko Hughes have in common? 

They both played in the 2022 Vegas Market Celebrity Poker Tournament hosted by Ante4Autism

The annual fundraiser, founded by Doug Krinsky in 2009, has …

A Toast, Roast and Market Recap

August 1st, 2022


What do you do when your best friend, your business partner and podcast co-host gets a grown-up job at the largest mattress retailer? Celebrate him with a huge toast & roast in Vegas, baby!

This week, Quinn and …

Glue Killer: L&P’s XT9 Machine is the Future of Automation and Sustainability

July 25th, 2022


It's not easy being on the forefront of cunning innovation and change, but Leggett and Platt are doing it with confidence and skill.

On today's …

How Retailers and Brands Can Benefit From the Only Tech Company Williams-Sonoma Ever Bought

July 18th, 2022


What happens when an upscale cookware and kitchen accessories company acquires a visual transformation and technology company?

If you're Outward …

Transition Alert: Trent Ranburger Hires New CEO

July 11th, 2022


Trent Ranburger is no longer the President and CEO of Trent Bedding.

The rumors are true. Trent Ranburger, the founder of Trent Bedding, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is stepping down from the business he built. …

Bed in a Box: The Good, The Bad and the Opportunity

June 27th, 2022


Do you prefer boxed wine or boxed beds?

No, it's not a trick question because we hear both are making a comeback. 

On today's episode, Quinn and Kinsley are chatting industry disruptor: Bed in a Box, or more informally, …

Survival of the Quickest: Nectar's Cuts and Sequoia's Advice for a Slowdown

June 21st, 2022


Would you rather be laid off with severance or receive a reduced work schedule and a reduction in pay?

Most would likely choose the reduced work and …

Introducing The FAM Marketing Show for Retailers and Brands

June 14th, 2022


Are Mark and Mark breaking up?

No, but Mark Kinsley is co-hosting a new show and Mark Quinn isn't his trusty sidekick. In this episode, the guys chat the launch of the new FAM Marketing Show. It's a snackable, …

From Sweeping Floors to the C-Suite: BedTech Founder Explains How to Add Value to Commodity Items

June 6th, 2022


Today on the Dos Marcos Show, we chat with Justin Trombo, President of BedTech Midwest, about his journey from being an RSA to becoming the founder of a premier adjustable base company.

We chat about the struggles of …

When Real Life And Retail Collide

May 30th, 2022


Picture this scenario: you're a successful furniture and mattress retailer with a thriving staff and you're well known in your community. Life is …

How to Fight Inflation and Keep Selling

May 16th, 2022


Inflation. It's now a household word. Whereas, pre-2020, few people knew or understood the ramifications of "supply chains." Now, it is a common …

Door Swing Death: How to Ensure Your Mattress Business Doesn't End Up in the Middle

May 9th, 2022


Are you dying a slow death by being caught in the muddy middle?

The middle. It's the space between no one walking in and foot traffic so fast, your door never has time to lock. On today's episode, we're chatting being …

Salvage the Summer Slump and Outsell the Competition

May 2nd, 2022


Are you prepared for the summer slump?

You know the one we are talking about. The one where summer sales slow to a glacial pace because everyone is spending money on vacations, summer activities, and not on their home …

Wedding Season: Grab Your Share of $1 Billion in Mattress Sales

April 25th, 2022


Do you know how to tap into the buying power of the bride? If you don't, this is the season to learn.

It has been said that 2022 will see more weddings than have been held in a single year since 1984!

Why? Covid19. …

Biophilia, Neuroaesthetics, and the Science of Designing Health into the Home

April 18th, 2022


Does the interior of your home affect your health? For better or for worse?

Today on the Dos Marcos show, we are joined by Mike Peterson, President of Visionary Design Marketing and Linda Kafka, Co-Founder of Livable …

Mattress Firm Hires Mark Quinn For Executive Role

April 12th, 2022


Today's episode of the Dos Marcos Podcast is a special one highlighting the service of Mark Quinn in the mattress industry. The now-former Vice President of Sherwood Bedding has been hired as the new Vice President of …

How to Deliver Frictionless Financing: Koalafi's 'Never Say No' Motto

April 4th, 2022


He's bringing sexy sexiness that is. 

This week, Dos Marcos hosts Vice President of Sales for Koalafi (pronounced like "qualify"), Craig Leffew. A company set on delivering simple financing options …

Retailers Aren't the Boss Anymore and a Recession is Looming

March 28th, 2022


When you walk into a store to buy a mattress or a piece of furniture, who is ultimately the one in charge? 

Is it the store owner? The consumer? …

Sounds of ISPA

March 21st, 2022


ISPA is over, and now the real work begins. Manufacturers are busy fulfilling orders, retailers are busy finalizing their spring and fall offerings …

Live from ISPA: Where Your Future Mattress is Built

March 14th, 2022


What happened at ISPA Expo? Ask the Marks! It's been four years since mattress industry nerds and execs alike convened together in person and they made the most of it. Quinn and Kinsley went live from Orlando, Florida …

Myth Busting Melatonin, CBD, & Sex with Paris Hilton’s Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus.

March 7th, 2022


Do you know your chronotype? Do you even know what a chronotype is?

On today's episode, we chat with The Retail Doctor himself, Dr. Michael Breus. We …

Culp's Thread-to-Cover 3D Mattress Making Experience

February 28th, 2022


If we were making recommendation for must see booths are ISPA, Culp's showroom is at the top of our list.

On today's episode, we sat down with Holly …

TSI's Secret to Retaining Talent and Ending the Great Resignation

February 23rd, 2022


How do we fix the great resignation?

It's the question major corporations everywhere are frantically trying to answer. One company at the top of their HR game is Tempur-Sealy International (TSI). In this episode, we …

Telling Stories from the Stores with Ron Thurston

February 14th, 2022


Is retail your passion or was it an accidental career you fell into?

Whether you set out on your career path to be in retail or it was something you did as a filler and it has consumed a decade of your life, Amazon …

Lifeloom: The Story Behind The First FDA Cleared Sheets

February 7th, 2022


When Bradley Siepp launched Lifeloom, people thought his sheets were a beauty product, not a medical device. 

On his debut podcast, Lifeloom's CEO and Co-Founder of Lifeloom joins Dos Marcos to get "between the sheets" …

Who Stole the Show at Vegas Market 2022

January 31st, 2022


"Problems own sleep." If you can diagnose and address your customer's sleep issues, you can solve their sleep problems. 

Enter events such as the …

Saving the World with IPSA'S Sleep Product Sustainability Program

January 24th, 2022


Imagine if your trash only got picked up monthly, instead of weekly. How differently would you view how you contribute to the world's overall waste?

Arthur Watkins' Fill Station is the Build-A-Bear of Bedding

January 17th, 2022


You've heard of Build-A-Bear, but have you heard of the Fill Station? If you haven't, we liken it to the build-a-bear experience, but for mattress stores. Founder and CEO of Fill Station, Arthur Watkins has created an …

Physical Retail is Back: How Collier's Int'l Executive Ben Haverty is Navigating Retail Real Estate

January 10th, 2022


Physical retail space is coming back, and it’s coming back with a vengeance.

It is no secret that digital upended how brick-and-mortar retailers conduct business. Yet, as time goes on, retail is beginning to uncover …

The CULP Experience: How Speed, Innovation and Agility Define the Company Culture

January 3rd, 2022


Robert George Culp Jr.'s nickname was “Bullet,” but he wasn’t a gun slinger. He earned his nickname after helping establish Culp Inc. as the best in …

Best of Dos Marcos 2021 (Part 2)

December 27th, 2021


What a year, what a year. 

We finish off the best of Dos Marcos for 2021 in this second episode of the two-part series. We recap Dr. V of Miskelly furniture's infamous, "training as a reward" approach and how he got …

Best of Dos Marcos 2021 (Part 1)

December 20th, 2021


The last two weeks of 2021 have arrived and there is no better way to end the year than to pay homage to some of the amazing industry leaders and professionals who joined us on the Dos Marcos Show. In the debut episode …

Shipping Delays, Quarantines and Smart Phones- OH MY!! How the Supply Chain and Consumer Habits May Interrupt This Holiday Season

December 6th, 2021


Shipping delays are nothing new in 2021 and unfortunately, the supply chain issues are likely to bleed over into 2022. 

With the world trying to return to normal, some may ask why? What is causing the back-up? 

The …

The Splitting Stories of Casper, Purple, Nectar and Other Digital Disruptors

November 29th, 2021


Perhaps the biggest industry news hitting mattress newsstands this past week was Casper being acquired by a private company for a fraction of their IPO price. Weighing this move against other shifts in companies such as …

Be a Neighbor and Be the Solution: How Help One Now CEO Chris Marlow is Building Businesses Through Community Empowerment

November 22nd, 2021


Empower local leaders. Empower families. Those two key concepts are the driving force behind Help One Now, a non-profit organization working in developing countries to help end extreme poverty. The mission is simple: if …

Michael Faus Forecasts Foam And Other Industry Shortages in 2022

November 15th, 2021


The price of wood, steel and other raw materials skyrocketed in the midst of the pandemic. And while some prices are returning to a normal range, many predict we will never see pre-pandemic pricing.

Yet, what about …

Ray Allegrezza Launches Furniture Coverage for The FAM

November 8th, 2021


The FAM is growing in a big way.

The legend, Ray Allegrezza, is joining The FAM to lead our coverage of the furniture category! Say hello to our new …

Tempur+Sealy CMO Tom Murray Offers Advice for Growing Your Mattress Business

November 1st, 2021


“Don’t get lost in what it is that you sell, as opposed to the solution that you have to offer.”

These are the words from Tom Murray, Executive Vice …

5 Strategies for Helping Your Team Navigate Price Increases

October 25th, 2021

Supply shortages are not the biggest issue facing retail sales associates.

Yes, supply chain problems are affecting RSAs.

But a big issue that leaders are only whispering about is the inner-conflict RSAs face. They’re …

3 Things Consumers Want (hint: It's Not What You Think)

October 18th, 2021


If we asked you the top three things consumers want out of their retailer, what would your answer be?

We're betting engagement, trust and advocacy …

How to Get Ready to Sleigh Your Holiday Sales

October 11th, 2021


Understanding the heart of your consumer seems like an easy task, yet, truly connecting with the hearts and minds of your customers can be a mental …

Cryptocurrency Is Disrupting the Mattress Industry

October 4th, 2021


Is cryptocurrency the money of the future? 

Not likely. However, just because it isn't set to take over the as the official dinero of financial …

Purple vs. Casper: A Tale of Two Strategies

September 27th, 2021


They're two of the most visible mattress brands in the bedding business, but their approaches are different. In this episode, the guys from joined Dos Marcos to talk about how Casper and Purple are …

Mr. Wonderful's #1 Job Skill for Mattress Selling Success

September 20th, 2021


Put yourself in front of the judges on the hit ABC show, Shark Tank. Mr. Wonderful, also known as Kevin O'Leary, offers you the million dollar …

Miskelly's Secret to Success is PTF

September 13th, 2021


Purpose. Training. Fun. Those are the secret ingredients that make the Miskelly's culture so successful. In this episode, we recap Quinn's visit to

Heavy-Hitting Mattress Stories You Won't Want to Miss

September 6th, 2021


Happy Labor Day to our fellow mattress mates! Today, we rounded up several of our favorite Audio Stories recorded over on our parent company, The FAM. Do you know what an Audio Story is? Audio Stories are the first of …

Choosing Between Vegas Market and Buying Group Shows

August 30th, 2021


It has been a whirlwind between Primetime by Nationwide Marketing Group and Vegas Market; and those are just the two we chose to attend. Simultaneous …

Um, WHAT?! Consumers Get Honest About No Longer Needing to Try Out Mattresses Before Purchase

August 23rd, 2021


The industry is changing and in many ways for the better; for many, the changes are a welcome relief. In other ways, new challenges have arisen. The most predominant challenge is the shopping habits and patterns of the …

Co-Op Advertising: How Nectar is Changing the Game

August 16th, 2021


What's your marketing budget for the year? Thousands? Tens or hundreds of thousands? Perhaps even millions? What if Nectar could double your foot …

Mattresses, Mandates and Markets

August 9th, 2021


What does the Englander mattress line expansion, mask mandates and summer market all have in common? For one, they are all happening in Las Vegas at the summer market, August 22nd-26th. We chat three big topics on this …

Can Mattress Firm "Unjunk" Your Sleep?

August 2nd, 2021


Do you get a good night's sleep? Would you know it if you didn't? 

Recently, Mattress Firm hit the road with its newest "unjunk your sleep" campaign, …

How to Build a Business the CEO of Sleep Train Wanted to Buy

July 26th, 2021


What happens when you are young, newly married and get laid off the day before Thanksgiving? If you’re Ron Gonzales, you create a five store furniture and mattress franchise known as Christian’s Mattress Xpress.

It …

Exclusive Consumer Research That Could Save You Millions

July 19th, 2021


Do you ever wish you could crawl into the minds of your customer to find out exactly what they're thinking? Of course you do! Who in retail doesn't? …

Is It Real or Is It Live Furnish? How Their 3D Photography is Changing the Game

July 12th, 2021


Can you tell the difference between a real photograph and one that has been digitally created? From augmented reality to virtual reality versus actual reality, everything is becoming so lifelike it's hard to decipher …

What Separates Winner and Losers? Transitions.

July 5th, 2021

Winners win by how they handle the transitions.

Whether it is a sporting event, business or life circumstance, how you handle the transition …

How the Son of a Pimp and an Orphan became a CEO: The Jevon McCormick Story

June 28th, 2021


He's the current President and CEO of Scribe Media, a multimillion dollar company, but he was successful long before his current role. To meet Jevon …

BAM! Dr. V of Miskelly Furniture and the Race to the Summit

June 21st, 2021


He's a sought after mattress celebrity, but we managed to get a few moments with the infamous Dr. V, otherwise known as Alan Vonder Haar of Miskelly Furniture. Dr. V is the current Director of Bedding and we chat all …

Sleep Train's President Hernani Alves on Building a Culture of Accountability

June 14th, 2021


What do milking cows, Sleep Train and accountability have in common? Hernani Alves. In this episode, we chat with the former President of Sleep Train and current CEO of Balanced IQ Leadership, Hernani Alves and discuss …

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: That is the Marketing Question....

June 7th, 2021


We're chatting baseball, marketing and....vaccinations? Yes. The big question on today's episode is whether or not you should consider using …

The One Where We All Got Back Together

May 31st, 2021


It finally happened, and no, we're not talking about the long awaited Friends reunion show. It's the one where we returned live and in-person to a Nationwide roadshow event. We started off the 4-part series in Dallas, …

Now Hiring: How To Hire and Keep Top Talent

May 24th, 2021


Right now the United States is seeing unprecedented employment rates. Everyone is struggling to not only find talent willing to work, but also talent that it more than a warm body filling the position. Does this …

Are You Okay? How to Ensure Your Business Survives in a Post-Pandemic World

May 17th, 2021


Will your business survive in a post pandemic environment? Join us as we host special guest and temporary Dos Marcos co-host Mike Whitaker of Nationwide as we chat about the coming in-person roadshow and the Primetime …

Shark Tank's Lori Greiner Invested in the Two Creators of Better Bedder

May 10th, 2021


A headband for your bed. That is the idea of Better Bedder. You place the band around your mattress and then tuck your sheets in it and never worry about your sheets coming off or untucked from your bed again. Join us …

The World's First Fiberglass and Chemical-Free FR Cap

May 5th, 2021


There's a dirty little secret in the mattress industry and we expose this fiberglass and chemical-filled comfort killer with the help of Tietex's President and COO, Wade Wallace, a self-proclaimed textiles geek. 

We dig …

How to HATCH Big Ideas

May 3rd, 2021


The retail world is changing, are you keeping up? We know coming up with innovative ways to keep your business relevant and moving forward can be …

The Real Plans Behind Amazon's Furniture Assembly Service

April 26th, 2021


Sure, Amazon is going to offer a service where assemblers come into your home to put together furniture you bought online. But the e-commerce juggernaut is known for creating platforms that take cost centers and turn …

Sherwood's Premium Private Label Programs

April 20th, 2021


Mark Quinn sits down with Mark Chase to talk all-things Sherwood, including the company's approach to re-thinking private label programs. 

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Return to Vegas Market: Zombie Apocalypse or Glimmers of Hope?

April 19th, 2021


We're going to Vegas baby! That used to be a war-cry for an energy-filled bedding business crowd that was ready to tackle market, make mattress …

Meet the World's Most Super Human Retail Manager

April 12th, 2021


He can predict sleep problems and he wears a mattress superhero costume--do you have someone who can top that? On this episode we get to know Andrew "Mattman" Schlesser, the world's most super human retail manager. We …

The Rock Solid Case for Salespeople Building their Personal Brands

April 5th, 2021


When a customer talks about a brand or a specific store, their good encounter typically involves the sales person with whom they interacted. Thus, …

Listen to every story. Reading is Optional.

March 29th, 2021


We've launched the new website. The industry's FIRST audio everywhere media hub. We know new things can be scary, so today we give you a sneak peak inside what you can expect from the Audio Stories with The FAM.

Change is Optional Because Survival is not Mandatory

March 22nd, 2021


Is implementing change in your business optional? Sure it is. As long as you understand that ensuring your business survives isn't mandatory. Listen …

Daylight Saving Time Kills People

March 15th, 2021


It's time to do away with Daylight Saving Time. Any time the clock kicks us forward or back an hour, people die. Car accidents increase, heart attacks start attacking, students suffer, and people feel like junk. Even …

200th Show and FAM.News Launches As A New Home for Dos Marcos & More!

March 8th, 2021


It's here. The long awaited, much anticipated 200th episode of the Dos Marcos show. True to our character, we hold nothing back and even invited a …

We're Living in the Year 2030

March 1st, 2021


Time travel happened. We can prove it. Imagine you went to bed one night in 2021 and the next morning you'd awoken in the year 2031? What would be …

Don't Train Salespeople Until They Get It Right

February 22nd, 2021


Justin Barnes is the Vice President of FurnitureLand and Ashley Homestores headquartered in Delmar, Delaware. He's an effervescent combination of purpose, energy, and vision who leads with a servant's heart. 

In this …

He Created The "Value Zone" and Mark Quinn

February 15th, 2021


Have you ever wondered about the man who is responsible for Mark Quinn? Wonder no more. Today, we host the man, the myth and the legend that is Mr. Nick Quinn. We chatted about the early days of Montgomery Ward, the …

10 Mattress Galaxy Predictions for 2021 And Beyond

February 8th, 2021


It's prediction season! A listener reached out and asked, "Hey, when is Dos Marcos doing their famous predictions episode?" Here it is, in all its glory.

1) Be prepared for continued supply chain issues and watch …

Yo Adrienne's Dos Marcos Debut (and her secret sleep survey)

February 1st, 2021


After being behind-the-scenes for a few months, Yo Adrienne! made her first official appearance on the Dos Marcos Show. Yo Adrienne! handles all …

GoodBed Guys Launching a Mattress Podcast?

January 25th, 2021


Dos Marcos heard a dirty rumor that the guys from are starting a mattress podcast. In classic schoolyard style, the Marks confront Mike …

Magnify Your Brand (and Your Heart) with Relief Bed

January 19th, 2021


Scott Smalling is a friend, mattress industry veteran, and the founder of Relief Bed International. 
In this episode, Scott tells the story about how Relief Bed came to be, and how they're partnering with retailers and …

Sleep Could Unlock the Cure for COVID-19

January 11th, 2021


This week is different. Quinn found an article that's so important for the mattress industry, we wanted to make sure you heard it. 

On December 21, 2020, The Atlantic Magazine published "The Mysterious Link Between …

Action Planning in Uncertain Times

January 4th, 2021


It's a new year! 

Typically, this event would usher in new resolutions, fresh goals, and some untouched challenges to tackle. We would grab a fresh …

Adam Levene on Virtual Shopping Made More Human

December 28th, 2020


Adam Levene is the founder of Hero, a virtual platform that’s making online shopping more human. Used by brands like Nike, Levi’s, and Faherty, Hero works to bridge the gap between online and physical stores.

We first …

The Guide To Celebrating Your Accidental Retail Career

December 21st, 2020


Do you work in retail? Do you love what you do? How has this year affected how you define success? 

This week, we chatted with Ron Thurston author of Retail Pride: The Guide To Celebrating Your Accidental Career on what …

Airbnb's $100 Billion IPO and the Value of Personal Connections

December 14th, 2020


It's been a week since our book debuted and became an Amazon Bestseller. You can check it out here, "Come Back to Bed: Attract More Foot Traffic And Make People Fall In Love With Your Store." It got us to thinking—what …

Dos Marcos: The Book

December 8th, 2020


Our book is available today and like a mother in labor this has been a labor of love from us to you (though, much less painful we admit).

The book,

The Line Between Courage and Confidence

December 8th, 2020


What is one thing you would do if you knew you would fail? 

It's a unique twist on the old question of what would you do if you knew you couldn't

Going from Dumpster Fire to Flaming Hot Economy

November 30th, 2020


It's 2020 and, while the world is crashing on many fronts, a large number of furniture and mattress businesses are booming. But as we head into 2021, the Moody index projects a bleak Q1 and Q2, with a hearty economic …

2020: Being Thankful For Things Unseen and Unheard

November 23rd, 2020


2020. The numbers alone are a complete sentence for most. When someone sees or hears the words "twenty-twenty" emotions and meanings run high. From …

A Better Death for Mattresses

November 16th, 2020


Stacked up, the number of mattresses discarded each day in the USA would surpass Mount Everest by an additional four miles into the sky. That is tons …

Your Name Is On the List: When 6 Words Change Your Life

November 9th, 2020


After 25 years as a Human Resources Executive, Dale Kreienkamp heard the words no employee wants to hear, "Your name is on the list." Those six words …

Announcing The Dos Marcos Book Name

November 2nd, 2020


Mark Quinn said it best, "We don't want retailers to survive. We want them to thrive."  In this week's episode, we reveal the name of our new book, "Come Back to Bed: Attract More Foot Traffic And Make People Fall In …

Beating the Odds: From Bartending to Businessman to Beating ALS

October 26th, 2020


During his childhood, Wes Roberts lived in a hotel in Devil's Lake, North Dakota. Early on, Wes' dad taught him and and his legendary cousin, …

Ergomotion's Adjustable Bed Research Reveals What 1/3 of Consumers Want

October 19th, 2020


Our guest today is Gui Peres. Born in Brazil, Gui came to the United States at age sixteen as a foreign exchange student. He loved the USA and …

Department of Homeland Security Needs You: Part 2 of Brian Morgan's Magical Story

October 12th, 2020


It's the continuation of last week's episode, where we interviewed the founder of Austin's Couch Potatoes, Brian Morgan. If you haven't heard part 1 of this two part series, go back and grab a tissue as you do. It's an …

The Couch Potato Preacher: Brian Morgan’s Magical Story

October 5th, 2020


To get lunch, Brian Morgan used to order pizza during homeroom and sell it for $2 a slice to his classmates. In college, he sold plus-size lingerie …

La-Z-Boy Chain CEO on Launching 5,000 Ideas in One Year

September 28th, 2020


Brad Parker is the founding partner of Doorcounts and the CEO of a six-store chain of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries located in the Portland, Oregon area.

In the episode, we trace the origins of the first door counter …

CEO of 24 Ashley HomeStores Invests in Memory Makers

September 21st, 2020


Charlie Malouf is the CEO of Broad River Retail,  a top 50 retailer operating 24 Ashley HomeStores in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. …

Becoming the Face of Miskelly's Mattress: The Dr. V Story

September 14th, 2020


Dr. V has become a well-known figure in the mattress industry, even earning Furniture Today's Retail Giants of Bedding award in 2018. 

The one-and-only Alan Vonderhaar recounts his early days going from the waterbed …

How to Make Money Like Keith Moneymaker

September 7th, 2020


Keith Moneymaker is the bearded Crossfitter with a big heart who’s selling sleep and changing lives in North Carolina.

Moneymaker (yep, that’s his …

Top Two Takeaways for 2020 at the #FTBedCon

August 31st, 2020


During a live speech at Furniture Today’s first ever virtual Bedding Conference, Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn recorded a podcast and gave the audience …

Nectar's Founders Reveal Secrets to Driving Foot Traffic

August 24th, 2020


Nectar's founders Ran Reske and Eric Hutchinson talk about how one the fastest growing bedding brands on the planet is moving into retail — and doing all they can to drive foot traffic. Nectar's creative advertising and …

Serta Simmons Explains COVID Killing Mattress Tech

August 17th, 2020


Can a mattress kill COVID?

Dos Marcos chatted with team members from Serta Simmons Bedding about their new HeiQ Viroblock™ technology. On the show …

Tempur + Sealy's Research Shows Rewired Brains

August 10th, 2020


Get ready to feel the Burn! TSI's John Burn unveils new research showing how consumers have changed and how that'll impact mattress retailers. 

What …

BIG Bedding Demand and a Screeching Supply Chain

August 3rd, 2020


As consumer mattress demand takes on a runaway-train-pace,  manufacturers are experiencing supply chain problems. Spunbond material used for fabric-encased coils is being gobbled up for the medical PPE used to guard …

7 Habits of Super Successful Mattress Retailers

July 27th, 2020


How do mattress retailers reclaim their position as experts in their marketplace? Jeff Giagnocavo's new book has answers and action items.

Jeff is the owner of Gardner's Mattress & More in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. …

From 8x8 Swap Meet Booth to Full-Time Family Business

July 20th, 2020


Luis Lopez started his furniture and mattress business from an 8x8 booth at a swap meet outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over time, he quadrupled his booth space and built up a loyal customer base. One day, his friend …

Warfare Principles in Action: Part Dos with Andrew Gross

July 13th, 2020


In part one with Andrew Gross, we talked to the bedding veteran about the best business book you've never read. It's called New Lanchester Strategy. Gross introduced us to a framework for how to think about market …

Andrew Gross Calls It "The Best Business Book You've Never Read"

July 6th, 2020


Andrew Gross is a battled tested bedding veteran who held an EVP position at SSB and was a board member and SVP of marketing for Serta. During his time at Serta, the brand moved from #3 to #1 while doubling EBITDA. He …

Rob Stott Turns the Mics on Dos Marcos

June 29th, 2020


Rob Stott hosts the Independent Thinking podcast, brought to you by Nationwide Marketing Group. In this episode, Rob turns the microphones around on Dos Marcos to get their thoughts on astronauts, post-COVID business …

Sealy Bumps Serta to Retake #1 Slot

June 22nd, 2020


As the mattress galaxy continues to shift, Sealy retakes the number one spot on Furniture Today's list of top mattress manufacturers. 

According to Furniture Today, "Serta suffered an estimated 20% decline in shipments, …

"The Soul of an Entrepreneur" Author David Sax

June 15th, 2020


David Sax is a journalist and author whose written for the New York Times and Business Week. In his fourth book, The Soul of an Entrepreneur, "the …

During Times of Loss Connections Matter Most

June 9th, 2020


Losing a loved one is incredibly painful. 

Unfortunately, Mark Quinn lost his mother last week. Dee Quinn was a magical lady who was full of love and …

REPLAY: Yellow Tux Your Business like Savannah Bananas' Jesse Cole

June 1st, 2020


This one is so good, we unlocked the vault and brought it back for a replay. 

In this Season 5 kick-off to 2020, Dos Marcos sit down with Jesse Cole, …

Crystal Ball Predictions with Retail Futurist Doug Stephens

May 18th, 2020


"Tremendous carnage, fallout, damage done to the industry. And it will really be a resurrection—and hopefully a portal to that new digital landscape …

Best-Selling Author Jon Spoelstra Talks 90-Day Theory and Marketing Outrageously

May 11th, 2020


A sumo wrestler doing a Michael Jordan dunk. That's the cover of Jon Spoelstra's book: Marketing Outrageously REDUX

Dos Marcos have both read the book, used its insights, and had it on their shelves for years. It was …

The Big Bang of Creativity Rippling 'Round the World

May 4th, 2020


Let's start in San Francisco where Michael Magnuson, CEO of, found himself under a shelter in place mandate. He wrote a catchy song and rallied his family to make a music video. That led to a song number …

How Mattress Shopping and Marketing Messages May Evolve

April 27th, 2020


First of all, thanks to Jeff Scheuer, America's Beducator and owner of Mattress to Go, for the face masks—err, sleep masks (dual-purpose). 

On this …

James Perez's Lessons from Dad and Reimagining 14 Mattress Firm Stores Post-COVID19

April 20th, 2020


As a boy, James Perez's father drove a flat bed pick up door-to-door selling mattress. James road shotgun and gleaned countless lessons from his old …

Scary Misinformation vs. Expert Business Answers

April 13th, 2020


A scary trend has emerged. Business leaders are navigating uncertainty and searching for help. They're asking friends and family for advice. Or seeking answers from other business owners. They're often getting incorrect …

How to Spend Your Time: Tiger King, Live Chat, and E-commerce

April 6th, 2020


Many mattress stores are closed, or at a minimum, adjusting business practices to comply with social distancing and shelter-in-place mandates. 

As a …

How Retailers and Mattress Industry Are Responding to COVID-19

March 30th, 2020


Responses to the coronavirus pandemic are widespread. Mattress factories are shutting down. Retailers have closed stores. Some suppliers are stopping production on raw materials. 

In this episode, Dos Marcos talk about …

Surviving the San Francisco Lockdown with Michael Magnuson

March 23rd, 2020


The city of San Francisco has been on lockdown for more than a week. Non-essential businesses are closed. The tech capital has implemented a mandated …

Positivity During a Pandemic with Nationwide's Jeff Rose

March 16th, 2020


Coronavirus concerns are crippling the global economy and causing major disruptions in business. 

We can't choose the circumstances, but we can choose how we respond. So, what are some positive steps you can take in an …

Coronavirus Concerns and Art Van's Widespread Sickness

March 9th, 2020


The International Sleep Products Association cancelled ISPA Expo 2020 due to reduced attendance stemming from coronavirus concerns. What does the fear and uncertainty mean for those in the mattress business? 

Meanwhile, …

7 Steps to Developing Leaders in Your Mattress Business

March 2nd, 2020


Over the past few weeks, Mark and Mark have spoken to dozens of mattress store owners. 

They noticed two major themes:

  1. Finding good employees is …

Mattress Mack's Speech About Donald Trump and Being Relevant

February 25th, 2020


Mattress Mack took the stage at Nationwide's Primetime event in Houston, Texas. He told stories about meeting Donald Trump, being relevant in the age …

How to Capture Bigfoot and Get Free Rides in Maseratis

February 17th, 2020


Dos Marcos made their second appearance on stage at Nationwide's Primetime event. There was a bigfoot DJ, Chad Fischer wrangling the beast, all-white …

Crushing Casper's Plan for a $1.1 Billion IPO

February 10th, 2020


Casper announced plans to take the company public. Shortly after the D2C mattress company released its S-1 the projected valuation dropped. And dropped again. With opening share prices at $12, the value of the the …

Tempur+Sealy Buys Majority Stake in Sherwood and Englander's BANNED Banner

February 4th, 2020


Tempur+Sealy International recently announced it would purchase 80% of Sherwood, a mattress manufacturer focused on the private label programs and a …

Top Retail Trends Stampeding Toward Mattress-Land

January 27th, 2020


BOPIS is going to impact your business. What does it stand for and how can you take advantage of this top retail trend? Also, what might the second-hand market do to the furniture business? 

Dos Marcos break it down and …

10-Minute Guide to Navigating Las Vegas Market

January 20th, 2020


You're heading to Las Vegas Market and hoping to get the most out of the experience. We get it. 

Mark and Mark deliver some tips on getting around, having fun, and gaining an edge for your business. 

Be sure to join us …

$249 Amazon Mattress vs Tempur-Pedic: Consumer Reports' Hatchet Job

January 13th, 2020


Consumer Reports tested and compared a $249 AmazonBasics mattress to a Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze. The AmazonBasics won. How does this happen? What does it mean for the mattress industry and for consumers? 

Is there a flaw …

Yellow Tux Your Business like Savannah Bananas' Jesse Cole

January 6th, 2020


In this Season 5 kick-off to 2020, Dos Marcos sit down with Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas

He wears a yellow tuxedo. His players dance …

How to Make 2020 the Best Year Ever

December 30th, 2019


In this year end episode, Dos Marcos reflect on some of their favorite moments and lessons learned. 

They talk about setting goals and how to make …

Going to a Tony Robbins Event When the World Falls Apart

December 23rd, 2019


Four casinos closed in 90 days. All located in the same county. Gambling was the backbone of the local economy. Almost overnight that engine …

How to Get Never-Ending FREE Mattresses

December 16th, 2019


Did you read the article about people gaming the online mattress company return policies? They're sending the bed back within the 100 night (or 365 …

The Cobbler's Wife Has No Shoes

December 9th, 2019


For nearly two years, Kinsley slept on an old prototype mattress. It was way, way too firm. Good components. Durable. But not a suitable design for …

How to Make Christmas Mattress Buying Season

December 2nd, 2019


Did Black Friday sales numbers disappoint? Good news: there's another holiday coming up you can turn into buying season. Christmas! 

Quinn and …

Please, Mattresses Next to Power Tools?

November 26th, 2019


It’s nothing new.

Mattresses have been on shelves next to some strange items over the years. But what happens when mattresses are sold everywhere.

This North Carolina Mattress Retailer Brings the THUNDER!

November 18th, 2019


During a live recording at Nationwide's Primetime Event in New Orleans (August 2019), Dos Marcos had a roiling conversation with the owners of Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture, Katy and Greg Law. Yes, Mattress Man …

Goat Milking for Fun and Profit

November 11th, 2019


WhenDos Marcos was challenged to a goat milking contest, they dove into the rodeo arena and start tugging. Find out what happened, and why they …

Seated in an Exit Row

November 5th, 2019


A person on the plane shared an amazing story with Kinsley. 

Quinn has thoughts for retailers looking to cash out and do something different. 

Did you hear PureCare is offering Dos Marcos listeners 30% off opening …

How to Make Yourself Sticky-Memorable

October 28th, 2019


After Kinsley tries to make Quinn cry, Dos Marcos talk about the book Made to Stick. In the book, Dan and Chip Heath discuss why some ideas survive and others die. How do you make yourself memorable? What must you do to …

Should You Give a Sh#% About Brands?

October 21st, 2019


During the last podcast with SSB's Melanie Huet and Derek Miller, the subject of mattress brands came up. Do brands matter? Should they matter to …

SSB Executives on Big Box Strategy and Tuft & Needle

October 14th, 2019


Melanie Huet and Derek Miller, both of SSB, made their debut on the Dos Marcos podcast. Find out what the bedding giant plans to do in the big box channels and how they're pushing their legacy brands. Plus, have you …

Pickleball Magic and a Life Changing Industry Event

October 7th, 2019


At pickle ball, Quinn had a serendipitous encounter with a person connected to the mattress industry. 

Plus, Dos Marcos give you a preview of the upcoming Seena Magowitz event that raises money for pancreatic cancer …

The Chick-fil-A Badcock Connection

September 30th, 2019


Mark Quinn recently attended an event for Badcock Home Furniture and More in Savannah, Georgia. His trip led to an inside glimpse of the culture at …

The #1 Mattress Salespeople Facebook Group

September 23rd, 2019


This may be the best Facebook group for mattress salespeople.  

During the 2019 Nationwide Primetime event in New Orleans, Dos Marcos ran into Robert Wilson Barnes. Barnes started the group as a way for mattress …

Tempur-Pedic's President on Evolving and the Future with Mattress Firm

September 16th, 2019


Rick Anderson, President of Tempur Sealy International, sat down with Dos Marcos to talk about the reunion with Mattress Firm, their evolution as a …

Inside Steven Stone's 45 Store BedMart Operation

September 9th, 2019


Steven Stone started Portland, Oregon based BedMart with $10,000 and a dream. When his wife cut the check, she told him when the money ran out he'd …

Fighting and Losing a Chicken

September 3rd, 2019


In their first ever co-hosted speech, Dos Marcos took the stage at Nationwide's 2019 PrimeTime event in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The Rocky theme song kicked on. Kinsley came out punching. Quinn was coaching. There was …

Part 2: Mattress Firm's Founder on the Future of the Bedding Business

August 26th, 2019


In 1986, Harry Roberts and two friends founded Mattress Firm. Today, it's the only coast-to-coast sleep shop in the USA. 

During the first session …

Mattress Firm Founder Harry Roberts Tells His Story

August 19th, 2019


Harry Roberts is one the original founders of Mattress Firm, the largest sleep shop chain in the United States. 

In this episode, Harry tells the story of how Mattress Firm got started. You'll find out how three guys …

Purple Rain and Rocking Beds

August 12th, 2019


Prince impersonator, a Rocking Bed, and the first ever Dos Marcos listeners meet-up. In other words, SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET! 

What were the highlights and lowlights? Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn take you on a recap tour.

Serta's New iComfort Mattress Line

August 6th, 2019


Serta invited Dos Marcos to tour the new iComfort roll-out at summer market.

How did the bedding major make the product demonstrable? Will that …

Sin City in the Sizzling Summer: Vegas Market Time

July 29th, 2019


Dos Marcos sat on bench outside the Aria Hotel and Casino to record this podcast. Yes, they were offered drugs by a passerby. 

In this episode, they talk about how summertime Las Vegas Market is different than winter …

Get Ready for Mattress University

July 22nd, 2019


Coming up August 17-20, Dos Marcos are heading to New Orleans for the Nationwide Primetime Event. The duo will be speaking at Mattress University. In this episode, they give a preview of their talk. Did you know you …

Costco Lovers

July 16th, 2019


Costco is more than a giant store. It's the single largest buyer of French wine in the USA. Technically, it's one of the largest pizza chains. In one …

POP QUIZ on Sleep Essentials with Sarah Bergman

July 8th, 2019


Sarah Bergman is the Vice President of Marketing and Creative for PureCare. She gives Dos Marcos a pop quiz on how much it cost to acquire a soft …

Don't Eff-up Your Process with Weak Questions

July 1st, 2019


Have you created a process, or do your salespeople wing it? Do you know if your team is asking check the box items, or opening a dialogue that will lead to sales and happy customers? 

Learn how to rethink process from …

Tempur+Sealy and Mattress Firm Reunite

June 24th, 2019


They're reunited...will it feel so good? 

After splitting in early 2017, Tempur+Sealy and Mattress Firm announced they'll reignite their business relationship. What kind of ripple effect will this move make on the …

Fight the System with One-Star Reviews

June 17th, 2019


Davide Cerretini decided to fight Yelp. After he refused to pay Yelp and his 5-star reviews disappeared, the owner of Botto Bistro decided to flip the script. He asked people to leave one-star reviews. This move …

3 Most Disruptive Threats Facing the Mattress Industry

June 11th, 2019


Michael Magnuson is the founder of, the largest mattress review site on the internet. In a recent presentation at the Furniture Today Bedding conference, Magnuson explained the three most disruptive threats …

182 Days in Space with NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy

June 3rd, 2019


Chris Cassidy was the 500th person in history to fly into outer space. He was NASA’s 14th Chief Astronaut and has completed six space walks. Cassidy is a former NAVY SEAL and has been deployed twice to the Mediterranean …

Becoming the King of Creativity

May 27th, 2019


In the first part of this episode, Mark Kinsley talks to Ryan Farris from Mattress King in Oklahoma City. How does Ryan quarterback creativity and build value in their store offering? What can you learn about using …

Tariff-ied or Happy About the 25% China Duty

May 21st, 2019


A 25% tariff has gone into effect on furniture, mattresses, and many other goods imported from China. How will this change impact the industry? Dos Marcos dive in. 

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing …

Case Study: Mattress Hub Navigating a New Way to Advertise

May 13th, 2019


Mattress Hub operates a dozen stores in Kansas. Like many sleep shops, they're evaluating where to spend advertising dollars and how to approach …

Tiger Woods' Win and Lessons in World Class

May 6th, 2019


Tiger Woods won the 2019 Master's tournament at Augusta National Golf Course. Mark Quinn was on the front row at the 15th green when Tiger birdied …

Pull the Dadgum Trigger

April 29th, 2019


How does indecision kill your business? Does action reveal answers? Dos Marcos dive into the power of pulling the trigger. 

Thank you to our headline …

How to Write Like a Boss

April 22nd, 2019


Great advertising, emails, and Christmas cards all start with crisp writing. 

In this episode, Dos Marcos talk about writing for higher impact. How does the brain react to verbs? What is a verb with modifying power and …

Mattress Firm and Serta Simmons CEOs Resign

April 15th, 2019


Mattress Firm's CEO Steve Stagner is resigning, while SSB CEO Michale Traub is also leaving Serta Simmons. How will these departures impact the industry? Dos Marcos discuss that plus the recent announcement that …

100th Dos Marcos Celebration (feat. NEW partnership with Nationwide)

April 8th, 2019


It's the 100th episode of the galaxy’s greatest mattress podcast!

As part of the move into triple digits, Dos Marcos is welcoming their first sponsor, Nationwide Marketing Group

In this episode, Kinsley brings Quinn …

How to Boost Profits with a Sleep Eco-System

April 1st, 2019


How can you make more money off each sale? What if you created an emotional connection with customers and showed them how to change their life through better sleep? 

By re-thinking your store experience and investing in …

Serta Simmons (SSB) Slashes 160+ Jobs

March 25th, 2019


Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) announced the elimination of more than 160 jobs. Is this mattress major in a death spiral, or will the restructuring lead to a healthy company? 

In this episode Dos Marcos talk about Quinn's …

Astronauts and NBA Players

March 18th, 2019


The National Sleep Foundation held its first ever Sleep Show in Houston, Texas. During the trip, Mark Quinn hung out with an astronaut and a Houston …

Quinn's Embarrassing Moments at Brandsource

March 11th, 2019


Brandsource hosted their "Better Together" event in Nashville, Tennessee and invited Mark Quinn to speak. On his journey to the stage, Mark ended up at the wrong party and was convinced to become the lead singer of a …

Making Bold Moves to Promote Sleep

March 4th, 2019


The National Sleep Foundation is hosting an event March 8-10, 2019 in Houston, Texas. The NSF is bringing consumers closer to all that's unfolding in …

Evils of Nectar's Forever Warranty at Retail

February 25th, 2019


Like many digitally native brands, Nectar started by selling online. Recently, the upstart moved into retail and started selling at Mattress Warehouse's 250 stores. Nectar guarantees their product "for as long as you …

11 Brainstorm Ideas for Attracting Store Traffic

February 18th, 2019


Over the past few months, retailers say traffic is down. How do we swing the door? What can I do to bring in more potential customers? 

In this episode, Dos Marcos did a quick brainstorm to generate ideas you can use to …

All the Dirt from the Desert

February 11th, 2019


In this episode, Dos Marcos recap rumors and happenings from Las Vegas Market. 

Kinsley started his new job as President of Englander. Quinn launched an all new line up under the Spink & Co. brand. 

Also, find out …

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