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SOI 2014 - The New Buyer

There’s a new type of buyer out there, and Crystal A. Davis knows them well.

Younger, Smarter Client More Interested In Price Vs. Quality »

SOI 2014 - Competitors in All Shapes and Sizes

They’re nontraditional, they cut prices and they provide fewer ideas to clients.

How Can Distributors Compete With This New Breed Of Competitor? »

SOI 2014 - E-Commerce Expansion

Online sales are gaining a bigger share of ad specialty distributors’ revenues. Here’s how to capitalize.

Online Vendors A Constant Thorn To Distributors »

SOI 2014 - Profit Pressure

“We’re seeing a decrease in profit margins, but our goal is to increase margins,” says Steven Polish, stating his frustration with the marketplace in the most obvious manner.

Distributors Being Squeezed By Low-Price-Searching Clients »

SOI 2014 - Thriving Health Care

Looking for a cash cow for ad specialties? Target the health-care sector.

Top Client Market Remains Rx For Success »

SOI 2014 - More to Your Marketing

Ryan Sauers sees all the mistakes companies make when it comes to marketing. Cutting a marketing budget with the first bad month. Not having a clear branding proposition.

Channels Distributors Should Be Investing In »

SOI 2014 - Staff Supplement

This year the 305-person team at Top 40 distributor HALO Branded Solutions will increase by at least 15 people.

Are Distributors Ready To Hire New Generation Of Workers? »

SOI 2014 - Relationship Advice

en Lyles says distributors and suppliers had a falling out a decade ago, and the fences between both parties are still being mended.

Distributors Actively Increasing Number Of Suppliers They Use »

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