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Platform-as-a-Channel: A New Model Disrupting the Channel Partner Ecosystem

Defining the Traditional Channel Partner In 1997, MarketBridge’s CEO Tim Furey published The Channel Advantage. It became a best-selling business book, and a go-to resource for executives looking to navigate a new world in which technology was lowering the cost-per-touch every year. Smart companies realized that they needed to move away from expensive, one-on-one direct field sales if they wanted to compete […]

The Retail Revolution: 5 Ways to Adapt, Survive, and Thrive

With the rise of e-commerce and the decline of the shopping mall, the last two decades have seen massive shifts in the world of retail. Consumers are migrating online and demanding more from their purchases: lower prices, faster shipping, sustainable practices. Amazon looms large and threatens players at every stage of the supply chain as […]

MarketBridge Wins Two Gold Stevie® Awards In 2019 For Sales & Customer Service

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – February 25, 2019 – MarketBridge was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Sales Training Practice of the Year category and a Gold Stevie® Award in the Incentive, Rewards, or Recognition Provider of the Year at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service Friday night.

The Power of Personas

I’ve always been intrigued by the ability of an effective coach to enhance the skills of a highly successful athlete. How do you motivate a decorated veteran like Serena Williams to compete at Wimbledon? How does Michael Phelps’ coach inspire him to break yet another Olympic record? Successful coaching requires understanding the goals, needs and […]

Local Location-Based Commerce is Far, Far Larger than E-commerce

The modern miracle of e-commerce is entering its third decade. While there is some nitpicking, the consensus reported in the New York Times is that the first purchase on a commercial website was the purchase of a music CD on August 10, 1994. Fast forwarding to this year, internet spending surpassed $300 billion for the […]

Times They Are A-Changin’… Especially for Retailers.

Every 20 to 30 years Retail goes through a seismic change that transforms the way in which we engage and service our customers. There was the shift away from the 1-on-1, highly consultative sales in the early 60s to the world of big-box and multi-category retailing, followed by the e-tailing, commoditizing dynamic that emerged with […]

Get Personal: 5 Steps to Clienteling Success

This happened to me. While driving home from work, I realized I had nothing for my wife’s birthday the next day. I stopped at her favorite store hoping to walk out with an acceptable present. My hopes were not high. A pleasant sales associate greeted me and asked if I needed help. Within five minutes, […]