RPM Capped the NorCal 3-City Wet Sounds Training Swing at Wake Audio

RANCHO CORDVA, CA (12.12.22) – During the week of December 5th Reliable Products Marketing team members Scott Baughman and Brent Fujii were one the road in NorCal with Wet Sounds National Trainer Carl Campbell. The product training sessions were held in Livermore at Cattlemens on Tuesday, in Fresno at Dave & Busters on Wednesday and capped at the Wake Audio facility in Rancho Cordova on Thursday December 8th.

Scott, Carl and Brent arrived at Dave & Buster’s in Fresno (bottom image) and Livermore (top image).

“Each of our trainings for Wet Sounds dealers hit the mark. At each of the stops dealers were excited to attend factory training in the field and all engaged with Carl Campbell as he was spot on with his presentations. The Cattlemens and Dave & Busters locations were good locations for trainings but the Wake Audio facility knocked it out of the park” Baughman related.

Carl Campbell conducting the training at Dave & Buster’s in Fresno.
Wet Sounds raffle winners in Fresno.

Wake Audio is geared for marine audio with a 5000 sq ft facility in Rancho Cordova. At the time of the Wet Sounds training, which was set up in the installation bay, there were 7 boats, a CanAm and Lambo arranged in the area. Wet Sounds Marine and Powersports displays from the showroom were moved and set up in the training area.

The Wet Sounds training underway in Rancho Cordova.
This image shows the Wave Audio bay rearranged for the training.

“It was terrific to hold the last of the Wet Sounds trainings in the Wake Audio facility. Over 40 people attended with a couple of dealers driving from 2 and 3 hours away. Alex Aldma and his partner virtually insisted we hold the session in their facility. They arranged the shop and placed tables and chairs with room for the make your taco area for dealers. Wake Audio is a very top Wet Sounds dealer and they load 25’ and larger Malibu boats from top to bottom with Wet Sounds Marine.”

Wake Audio system light up the night on the lake too!
This Wake Audio Instagram posts shows their followers big possibilities.

Alex Aldma commented “Marine audio is what we do at Wake Audio since we opened in 2015. Consumers in the area know we are the place for high-end marine audio. When a customer has a $280,000 boat they really want, and certainly deserve, the very best in marine audio and Wet Sounds is our go to brand. Having the Wet Sounds training in our shop was special.”

Concluding, Baughman stated “It was a long but very productive week In total as Carl was able to train over 100 staff members from Wet Sounds dealers at the 3 stops. Each of the attendees were there to learn the latest from Wet Sounds and Carl delivered as each training went very well. We thank all who attended and contributed to the successful 3-City Wet Sounds training swing.”

Visit norcalrpm.com and wetsounds.com for more.

Reliable Product Marketing and Wet Sounds Are on the Road in NorCal

STOCKTON, CA (12.08.22) – During the week of December 5th RPM and Wet Sounds are on the road with a 3-stop training swing in Northern Cal. Carl Campbell, Wet Sounds National Trainer, along with the RPM Team members Scott Baughman and Brent Fujii scheduled 3 dealer product trainings… set for Livermore, Fresno and Rancho Cordova.

Scott Baughman (R) and Brent Fujii from RPM flank Wet Sounds’ Carl Campbell before the Tuesday night training in Livermore CA.

The trainings are designed for the entire shop covering both sales and technical information. Attendees will see first hand the new Wet Sounds REV HD product, Zero Speakers and the Stealth Series Sound Bars.

The first training session was Tuesday night at the Cattlemens in Livermore CA. Cattlemens is a venue that offers dining and private meeting space that was ideal for the Wet Sounds training. Over 25 were seated as Campbell covered the Wet Sounds lineup with a selection of products displayed on a table for dealers to check out firsthand.

 Carl Campbell conducting the Wet Sounds training for over 25 seated at Cattlemens.

RPM Principal Scott Baughman related “Dealers in our territory see Wet Sounds as their go to line for top quality marine sales. At Cattlemens the new REV HD10’ and 12” Tower speakers drew a lot of interest along with the new ZERO 6” and 8” coaxial speakers.”

Campbell related “In our training sessions we cover products but also marine system design and best practices plus provide an opportunity to answer technical questions for attendees. Some free stuff will also be available.”

A selection of Wet Sounds products were on display for a hands-on experience.

The Wednesday, December 7th was on the schedule at Dave and Busters in Fresno. The Thursday December 8th training, at Wake Audio in Rancho Cordova, will provide attendees with an opportunity to experience LIVE demos of some custom high-end marine installations.

The sessions are set 6 pm til 9 pm. Trainings to start a 6:30 with dinner about 7pm.

During travel between the training stops the team makes dealer visits along the route where possible.

Visit norcalrpm.com for more.

Real Performance Marketing to Represent the MUSWAY Product Line

RPM Principal Scott Hochmuth pictured with an exciting new Musway product and store banner in the firm’s Buford GA office.

MURRIETA, CA (08.18.22) – Global Audio Marketing has appointed Real Performance Marketing to represent the Musway product line in the Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware territories.

National Sales Manager John Franks commented, “We are very excited to welcome the award-winning Real Performance Marketing team to the growing Musway family. RPM is a seven-person team consisting of Rep Principal Scott Hochmuth, Jay McLaurin, John Gray, Jason Upchurch, Todd Newell, Marta Coplen and Rebecca McLaurin. The RPM team brings over 150 years of combined industry experience to this territory. I am very familiar with everyone at Real Performance Marketing and we appreciate the knowledge, experience and hard work that they bring to the table.”

“Welcome to the Musway Team Real Performance Marketing!”

To learn more about the MUSWAY Product Line, visit www.muswayusa.com

Global Audio Marketing Appoints Reliable Product Marketing (RPM) to Represent the MUSWAY Product Line

Global Audio Marketing is pleased to announce the appointment of Reliable Product Marketing to represent the Musway product line in the Northern California and Northern Nevada territories.  Reliable Product Marketing was started in 2009 and with the help of owner Scott Baughman and Brent Fujii, they bring a combined 60 years of relevant 12-volt experience.

Scott Baughman (Left) and Brent Fujii

“We are very excited to welcome Scott Baughman and Brent Fujii from Reliable Product Marketing to the Musway family. I am very familiar with Scott and Brent and I appreciate the knowledge, experience and hard work that they bring to the table. Welcome to the Musway team Scott and Brent!”

Visit www.muswayusa.com and www.norcalrpm.com for more.

Saddle Tramp Ships Combined DSP and Interface Products

HOLLY HILL, FL (08.04.22) – Saddle Tramp by Metra Electronics has added new products to their inventory designed to fit select 2014-up* Harley-Davidson FLH and FLT motorcycles to allow riders to upgrade their music experience and customize their sound system. These products feature combined DSP and Interface technologies. The DSP reflashes the OE radio and gives full tuning control from the palm of your hand. It is designed to integrate with factory audio systems and offers easy expansion of the sound system when using other Saddle Tramp accessories. These products are in stock now and available for shipping.

Combined DSP and Interface Technology

Saddle Tramp’s new BC-DSPL-HD2 and BC-DSPX-HD2 are designed for easy integration with aftermarket or factory systems and offer simple installation with plug-n-play harnessing. The key benefit of these products are their advanced integration technology that reflashes a non-amplified radio for a flat response curve, without the need for external equipment. This reduces the cost, saves time, and allows installers to provide better service with complete control over the upgrade. The Saddle Tramp DSPs accommodate Boom! Box GTS, Boom! Box 6.5 GT, and Boom! Box 4.3 radios and install behind the motorcycle fairing.

The BC-DSPL-HD2 DSP provides six channels of output and a 15-band graphic EQ per channel, while the BC-DSPX-HD2 DSP features 10 channels of output and a 31-band graphic EQ per channel. Both products offer selectable crossover slopes. These products feature independent equalization for front, rear, and subwoofer, and the ability to read, write, and store configurations for future recall. The Saddle Tramp DSPs also retain balance and fade control so that the installer can further customize the radio sound. All tuning is done wirelessly via a free downloadable app, available exclusively for Android devices using the GooglePlay store.

Visit MetraPowersports.com for up-to-date vehicle specific applications.

Real Performance Marketing Team Members Connect During a 4-Day Retreat

BUFORD, GA (02.23.22) – “Real Performance Marketing had its first in-person retreat and meeting in Chattanooga TN the weekend of January 28th through the 31st. We gathered together our seven team members that live in six different states for the first time. The long weekend included a very productive 3-hour roundtable discussion on a variety of topics and time to get out and explore the vibrant Chattanooga area” firm Principal Scott Hochmuth related.

L to R: Scott Hochmuth, Marta Coplen, Todd Newell, Rebecca McLaurin, Jay McLaurin, John Gray, Jason Upchurch

For the firm’s retreat they secured a large residence to maximize the time and relaxed setting team members had together. Like many companies in the 12volt industry 2021 was a very strong year and the firm registered an increase in sales that topped 40% over the preceding year. “Growth in the Powersports category definitely was a driver in the 2021 sales increase” Hochmuth related.

RPM represents lines like Wetsounds, Arc Audio, Audiofrog, Aunex, MB Quart, MTX, and Carbine – as well as several well-known Powersports lines in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic areas.”

As February draws to a close sales for the first 2 months of 2022 remain strong at Real Performance Marketing.

Visit realperformancemarketing.net for more.

RPM Announces Brent Fujii to Cover Northern California Territory

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (05.27.2021) – Reliable Product Marketing welcomes Richard “Brent” Fujii to their team. See the full announcement below:

“To say that we are excited to make this announcement doesn’t capture just how giddy we are. Reliable Product Marketing has been looking for an opportunity to expand for some time but needed the right ingredients and timing to make it happen.”

Brent Fujii

Brent Fujii is a 35 year 12 volt veteran who hails from Sacramento and currently resides in Stockton, CA with his wife and two beautiful daughters. He will be covering the I5 and Highway 99 corridor from Porterville to Redding and eventually the Reno/Carson, NV area.

“Please help us welcome Brent Fujii into the Reliable Product Marketing family!”

“He brings to us a diverse set skills that will be quickly recognized by both retailers and manufactures alike. Brent started his career in the install bay and worked his way through the sales floor and ultimately into store management. He has also been an avid IASCA judge and competitor and is well versed in Vehicle Tuning, OEM Integration and DSP Technology.”

If you would like to reach out to Brent:
209-298-4091
norcalrpmbrent@gmail.com

Visit www.norcalrpm.com for more.

RPM and Orca Training: 5 Practical Applications for DSP

ATLANTA, GA (03.31.2021) – See the announcement below for a timely training from RPM and ORCA:

Now more then ever…
With head unit shortages, an overload of customers and still-not-so-certain conditions surrounding COVID, it’s easy to stop doing what we do best – selling – and go back to order taking.

This Friday, RPM and Orga are going to help restore your selling ability by sharing our five ways you can use DSP to close the sale …today.

Nick Wingate and Alan Hulsebus will go over different scenarios in which DSP can answer customers’ wishes as well as solve vehicle-specific challenges. Join us for an hour of nuts-and-bolts install talk that will give you fresh ideas to say yes to every client!

“This is open to EVERYONE, you DO NOT need to be an ORCA dealer to attend this FREE training…. Hope to see you there.”

You are invited to a Zoom webinar:

When: Apr 2, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: 5 Practical Applications for DSP

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/94257110726?pwd=Yk1iYksvOUU5ZFJscTdvaERLcVNoQT09

Passcode: 077471

Or one tap mobile:

US: +16699006833,,94257110726#,,,,077471# or +12532158782,,94257110726#,,,,077471#

Or Telephone:

Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 942 5711 0726

Passcode: 077471

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acuVTfpYMn

Visit norcalrpm.com and orcadesign.com for more.

RPM & Midwest Sales Group Earn JVC Rep of the Year Awards

LONG BEACH, CA (02.17.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment announced its rep of the year awards during their annual rep meeting held last week.  Dominating the western territory was RPM Sales Group, with Midwest Sales Group capturing the eastern territory recognition. 

Midwest Sales Group, based in Yorkville, IL, has been independently owned and operated by Steve Fahlmark – who has been taking pride in providing the best in customer relations to his dealers since its onset in 2002.  Steve prides himself in being very information driven, keeping dealers in tune with everything that’s current and staying in constant contact with them.  “By continuously visiting my dealers in person, I can ensure that our goals align, maximizing their sales programs to ensure that they can be profitable and provide their customers with the best in mobile electronics product offerings”, stated Fahlmark.  “Steve takes customer service to the next level, engaging with his dealers on a regular basis and providing support whenever and wherever they need, which aligns perfectly with the heart of JVC’s culture,” added Steve Cote, JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager. 

From Downing, CA, RPM Sales Group was honored to receive the rep of the year award for the western territory.  Maria Perez, Eddie Ramirez, David Lopez, and Mike Fox all team up to represent the RPM Sales Group, which began in 2004, centering themselves as having an extreme passion for the industry of which they came from. “It’s really exciting to recognize such an impressive group of individuals that make up the team at RPM Sales Group,” stated Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales. “This award is not just given away, but rather earned by those that create an environment for their dealers to become successful, of which RPM Sales Group team members focus on daily.”

“JVC would like to extend a HUGE Congratulations to both rep firms, and also recognize its entire rep force for their extraordinary efforts in 2019,” added Trout.  “We are looking forward to an exciting and productive year ahead!”

Visit us.jvc.com/car for more.

RPM Is a Southeast Rep Firm Coming On Strong

ATLANTA, GA (10.14.2019) – Real Performance Marketing is an Atlanta, GA based rep firm that was started four years ago by 37-year industry veteran Scott Hochmuth. He started in retail in 1982 when an under dash 8-track with a radio/tape switch was still a thing and transitioned to sales rep in 1989. Scott has over 20 years of experience in the Powersports Industry as well which put his company in a good position with the merging of the 12-Volt Audio and Powersports industries.

RPM started in 2016 primarily with Powersports lines since that was where the opportunities were at that time and most audio lines required regional coverage. Scott has never lost his passion for audio and was able to secure MTX Powersports Audio in 2016 and Audio Legion in 2017.

Scott Hochmuth

The last year has seen explosive growth for RPM as they have added Wetsounds, ARC Audio, Audiofrog, MMATS, and MTX Car Audio. They also represent some of the best lines in Powersports with lines like KLIM, LS2, Oxford Products, Brooks Leather, and VEGA.

This year RPM was joined by 31-year Audio Industry veteran Mike Hall to work North Carolina and South Carolina as well as 10-year Powersports Industry veteran Jay McLaurin to work the southern parts of MS, AL, GA and north Florida. Jerry Mattox is handling inside sales and customer service and Jessica Mattox serves as the Office Manager. RPM is in the process of bringing a fourth rep on board for the lines that they cover in South Florida.

Scott stated that “I would have never guessed that 12-Volt Audio would have moved so aggressively into the Marine, side by side, and Harley Bagger markets. We were in the perfect position to benefit from the two industries converging like they have.”

Real Performance Marketing can be reached at 706-386-3550 or scott@realperformancemarketing.net