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AIS Industrial & Construction Supply is a single-location distributor, but its innovation in sales, marketing and eCommerce has outdone that of many larger industry counterparts. CEO Dale Hahs joins to discuss what AIS has been up to lately, what he's seen change in his 40 years with the company, and what he'd do differently in a career restart.
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
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In part one of this three-part series, MDM President and COO Ian Heller explored the dangers of working with a pure branding agency and how the wrong partner can do more harm than good for a distributor. In part two, Ian uncovers how you determine the value of branding for your distribution company.

This article includes:

  • Sizing the purchase
  • Emotional attachments
  • The Branding Matrix

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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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This three-part series examines why distributors struggle with branding. In this, the first article in the series, MDM President & COO Ian Heller contrasts the difference between what branding agencies promise and what they actually deliver. He outlines why such agencies have objectives that conflict with yours, and why you should consider pure B2B advertising agencies that do more than just branding.

This article includes:

  • Convincing distributors to rebrand
  • The myth of branding
  • The reality of branding

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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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