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Sales and Marketing Channels
How to Build and Manage Distribution Strategy
Unprecedented upheavals in routes-to-market are challenging businesses of all types. Products are becoming services, online and offline channels are integrating, and new distribution channels are dictating terms to producers. The third edition of Distribution Channels re-positions itself as Sales and Marketing Channels, placing market access at the heart of business and marketing strategy. This global bestseller delivers a rational economic framework to analyze, plan and manage profitable channels to market. It addresses emerging business models and buying behaviours with practical steps, ensuring maximum leverage of channel partners at every stage of the go-to-market process.
Sales and Marketing Channels, a fully-revised third edition, takes a multi-sector approach with an entire new series of specialist sections for application to any business. This efficient structure extracts tangible commercial value from partner relationships, integrating innovative case studies like AirBNB, the largest seller of rooms without ownership of any; Transferwise, the peer-to-peer Forex; plus the rise of online retailers like Amazon and ASOS versus the decline of traditional stores like Macy's or BHS. Updates include the impact of cloud technology, advancing consumer channels, monetizing the distribution of intellectual property and the evolving 'gig economy', led by Uber and Deliveroo. Often referred to as the "Place" P in the marketing mix, this book and its host of downloadable resources are an essential toolkit for strategizing new and existing routes to market.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
"This book is essential reading for any vendor working with indirect channels of distribution. The deep insights into channel business models it provides enable vendors to secure maximum value from both distributor and final-tier engagement."--Michael Urban, Corporate Vice President, Strategy, Transformation, Global Vendor Management, Tech Data Corporation "This book is a true tour de force on all things marketing, distribution, franchising and more. Dent and White have given us a highly compelling and practical blueprint for success in times of great change and disruption. Their updated treatise gives us practical 21st-century strategic insights into sales and marketing channel and distribution management. Heed these authors' advice or risk irrelevance and peril for your business and brand."--Joe Tripodi, CMO, Subway, and former CMO, Coca-Cola, Allstate, MasterCard, Bank of New York and Seagram's "With sales and marketing channels becoming ever more complex and challenging, the need for help constantly increases. This book hits the mark - I seriously suggest anyone involved in channels has this to hand. Dent and White stand head and shoulders above many others in demystifying the channel into understandable and executable components. Whether you are a channel novice or channel expert, this new edition is paramount for executives to account managers alike."--Jeremy Butt, SVP International, Mitel "This is the best book available for providing a deep understanding of channel business models and has helped us build more effective relationships with our channel partners."--Louis Gries, CEO, James Hardie Industries plc