Bullish outlook, despite a first quarter dip

Our client Tempur Sealy International (makers of Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Stearns & Foster mattresses) recently released their quarterly results Despite discontinuing sales to the huge national retail chain Mattress Firm, they’re doing pretty well. Sales to the rest of their retailers are up 15% overall, and margins on those sales should be up, too.

While we are just a small sliver of a huge team, we like to think at least a part of that uptick is the result of the refresh of the Sealy brand we designed, which came out of the gate at the start of this year. With fresh new product graphics, point-of-sale displays, and a strong presentation to retail buyers, the 135-year-old Sealy brand has been elevated and reinvigorated.

“This represents the eighth consecutive quarter of double-digit adjusted EPS growth,” said Scott Thompson, chair and chief executive officer. “These solid first-quarter results are a byproduct of the team’s focus on our long-term initiatives and the overall positive worldwide economy underlying the bedding industry. We are pleased with the progress of our new product launches around the world and the positive early market reactions.”

“Eight consecutive quarters” just about syncs with the amount of time we’ve worked with Tempur Sealy. But I’m sure that’s mere coincidence. 🙂

For more bullish financial analysis, take a look at the industry publication BedTimes.

How many credit cards DO we need to carry around?

Apparently, just one. Seen Coin yet? Brilliant idea.


And who would have thought you’d find out by following Adam Lisagor (of the “You Look Nice Today” podcast) on Twitter? Talk about monetizing silliness.

Our new site for OPI is live!

We just got the word that the brand new site we created for Outsource Partners International has gone live, and we’re excited to share it with you. OPI is a top finance and accounting outsourcing company, with operations on three continents and an international clientele. Their target audience is primarily CFOs of major corporations.

OPI's new home pageAs part of a comprehensive rebranding program, the site had to strike a balance between the high level of professionalism required when one company is trusting its most sensitive financial data to another — and the warm personal relationships that are necessary for insightful partnerships to develop. We balanced the immediacy of black & white photo journalism with a highly organized clean structural grid. Touches of bright color keep things lively and give users an aid to navigation, helping them stay oriented through a large and complex site. Continue reading