Marketers have long built campaigns complete with sexy point-of-sale collateral and good intentions. Many dealers, however, may not even unbox the carefully designed sales material shipped in from corporate. It raises the question: How do we as marketers better support our dealer channel and build a sales and marketing relationship that produces results?
We at Bader Rutter build channel marketing campaigns across many disciplines, but one thing holds true in each. You have to know your sales team and, more specifically, your dealers. These pros are face to face with the consumer daily, and if marketers don’t work with their knowledge and experience, they miss opportunities. Build a solid relationship by understanding the motivations of your sales team. Get started on your dealer conversation with five types of dealers we marketers may encounter.