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March 2018

MDM Industrial Inflation Index: February 2018

Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies.

This index includes:

  • Abrasives Products
  • Cutting Tools
  • Power Transmission Equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Valves, etc.
  • Power Tools
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Belting
  • Hand Tools
  • Misc. Metal

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  • Distribution M&A Playbook, pt. 3: Integration Best Practices
  • Grainger’s Pricing Initiative, pt 2: The Quest for Optimization
  • Commentary: Harvey’s Stark Reminder on Disaster Planning

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How To Develop Branding Strategy

In the prior two articles of this series, we explored the pitfalls of bad branding and damage branding agencies can do. We outlined the Branding Matrix and how you can use it to understand how much time and money to focus on developing your branding strategy. For the final article in this series, lets talk about the branding strategy itself how should you develop your slogan and your supporting messages?

This article includes:

  • The Branding Process
  • The Branding Ladder
  • Defining the Role of Branding in Your Company

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  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Storms Stunt Distributor Growth
  • Distributors Up Search Marketing Efforts
  • Amazon Business: The Burning E-Platform

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B2B E-Commerce Passes Tipping Point

A remarkable tipping point took place in 2017distributor e-commerce as a percentage of revenues shifted significantly, based on the seventh annual MDM distribution e-commerce survey conducted with Real Results Marketing.

This article includes:

  • Key Trends
  • B2B e-commerce forecast
  • E-commerce priorities

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  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Storms Stunt Distributor Growth
  • Distributors Up Search Marketing Efforts
  • Amazon Business: The Burning E-Platform

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Commentary: Sales Growth is the Ultimate Brand Measurement

Creating a strong brand provides many benefits to distributors, of course, but the only measurement that really matters is sales results. Its hard to prove a website that only promotes the brand is somehow driving revenues.Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

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Download this Issue in PDF: March 25, 2018

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • How To Develop Branding Strategy
  • Commentary: Sales Growth is the Ultimate Brand Measurement
  • B2B E-Commerce Passes Tipping Point
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: February 2018
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: January 2018
  • MDM News Digest 4806

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