Strategy may be one of the more overused and misunderstood words in business. Where some may think it’s ‘ivory tower’ for MBAs or C-level execs, and others can’t get above the tactical demands of their workday, and yet, we’re all capable of being strategic. At SA, it is our belief that we can all engage in strategic thinking, and thus, have developed a place for strategy to be recognized and rewarded.
A recent industry trade article pointed out that marketers are concerned that their branded promotions are missing the mark at the local market level. It points out that less than 10% of the companies surveyed report they are addressing it effectively. That’s a big delta between opportunity and actual achievement. This is a potential bonanza in channel partner sales and profitability.