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If not managed properly, too much of a good thing can backfire.

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A joint MDM-Real Results Marketing survey reveals that distributors are increasingly relying on search marketing instead of email marketing. This article examines how distributors across sectors approach marketing, what they consider the most effective channels to be and the frequency with which they conduct their different marketing vehicles.

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  • Marketing vehicle importance
  • Marketing vehicle frequency
  • Best practices frequency

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The power of analytics and data to improve company performance has grabbed everyones attention, and with extremely positive impacts overall, but too often we fixate on specific data points and then lose sight of the larger (and sometimes smaller) picture.

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This article is part of MDM's 2016 Distribution Trends Special Issue.

It used to be that the largest distributors were the biggest threats to small ones. Their ability to outspend other players in technology and growth allowed them to eat up market share across geographies, but new technology and customer expectations have changed the competitive landscape.

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  • How technology is growing the reach of smaller distributors
  • Innovative supply chain solutions that grow market share
  • Other strategies distributors are using to gain competitive advantage

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This article is part of MDM's 2016 Distribution Trends Special Issue.

Companies that dont have the right technology in place or dont optimize their current capabilities are leaving dollars on the table. But a renewed focus on getting the most out of existing systems can yield numerous benefits.

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  • Ways to optimize existing technology
  • Benefits of improving current systems
  • The importance of viewing technology as an evolution

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This article is part of MDM's 2016 Distribution Trends Special Issue.

Although marketing has grown in importance for distributors over the last year, most dont realize the crucial role it plays in gaining a competitive advantage.

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  • How distributors are using strategic marketing to differentiate
  • Key marketing investments to stay competitive
  • Marketing challenges and tips to overcome them

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