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Focusing on marketing and selling fundamentals isn't as intellectually stimulating as the latest acronym for industry initiatives (ECR, etc.), but it delivers results and separates competitors. A back-to-basics approach allows manufacturers to build franchises with both consumers and customers. In last issue's Top-to-Top column, Cannondale's Jack Ryder identified four fundamentals for trade marketing

Focusing on marketing and selling fundamentals isn't as intellectually stimulating as the latest acronym for industry initiatives (ECR, etc.), but it delivers results and separates competitors. A back-to-basics approach allows manufacturers to build franchises with both consumers and customers. In last issue's Top-to-Top column, Cannondale's Jack Ryder identified four fundamentals for trade marketing success through the 1990s. Let's explore each of these in greater depth.

Trade Spendi

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