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Sales and Marketing Channels

How to Build and Manage Distribution Strategy

Utilize a complete economic framework for taking products and services to market with this updated and multi-sector approach to distribution strategy.
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    Ebook£24.99
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EAN: 9780749482145
Edition: 3
Published:
Paperback
Format: 234x156
384 pages
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About the book

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.

About the authors

Julian Dent

Julian Dent is Chairman of VIA International, a specialist routes-to-market consultancy. He has over 35 years of global experience in distribution, specializing in channel strategy and implementation at global, corporate and regional levels. His clients cover industry sectors from FMCG to hospitality, construction and healthcare, eg Barclays bank, Cisco, Hyatt, Esso, IBM, Microsoft, Philips, Subway and Xerox. Julian is a Chartered Accountant and a Freeman of the City of London. He also works closely with the Global Technology Distribution Council to define accreditation for their industry-recognized awards.

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Michael White

Michael White has over 25 years' experience in the commercial and consumer market spaces, working with clients at worldwide and regional level on Marketing and Channel Strategy, Key Account Management, Channel Management and Return On Marketing Investment. White's prime focus over the last 10 years has been on the retail and consumer marketplaces, with projects in all major world markets, but with particular focus on Europe. He has extensive experience of working in cross-national teams, both within clients and across clients and their channel partners.

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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