B2B ARCHIVE

Abacus Indicator: B-to-B Web Sales Up  Oct 23, 2006 10:17 PM By MCM staff

Business buyers are embracing the Web, according to a survey by Abacus. The company’s 2006 Business-to-Business Industry Insights Report found that 40% of b-to-b sales occurred via the Web in 2005, up from 34.5% in 2004, a 16% increase year over year.

Modest 3Q Growth for CDW  Oct 19, 2006 12:54 AM By MCM staff

Vernon Hills, IL-based computer reseller CDW registered a solid third quarter.

Live from DMA06: How to Sell to Institutions  Oct 18, 2006 6:44 PM By Larry Riggs

(Direct) San Francisco–The nation’s institutions–schools, hospitals, city and county governments, libraries, religious institutions–represent a $4.1 trillion annual market, are largely resistant to recessions, and very often are predictable, steady buyers

3Q Sales Up at Grainger  Oct 17, 2006 2:18 AM By MCM staff

Lake Forest, IL-based W.W. Grainger reported a 6% increase in third-quarter sales, to $1.5 billion for the three months ended Sept 30.

How Long Should You Keep Contacts in Your Database?  Oct 16, 2006 9:06 PM By MCM staff

I’ve found that companies often remove people from their databases far too soon–especially considering the potential lifetime value of the prospect and his company.

Custom Prospect Database Solutions: Business Process Changes  Sep 25, 2006 6:42 PM By Caryn L. Gray

How consumer prospect databases require us to change how we think about and execute

o list rental agreements
o the list use approval process
o strategic analyses
o what we learn from the strategic analyses.

CDW Buys $390 Million IT Solutions Provider  Sep 19, 2006 5:10 PM By Jim Tierney

Computer reseller CDW Corp. has agreed to acquire Berbee Information Networks Corp., one of the country

Go for Role, Not Title  Sep 05, 2006 8:39 PM By Suaad Sait

By focusing on titles, marketers have been targeting the wrong people: Role or function is the best indicator of response, and title is not the best indicator of function.

Buyout for Aramark  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Aramark Corp., the food services and facilities management firm that also owns a $425 million-plus direct division, has agreed to a $6.3 billion buyout

Database Marketing Strategies for Mailing Deep into B-to-B Companies  Aug 21, 2006 8:22 PM By MCM staff

There may be as many as 15 or 20 individuals at a company who influence a business-to-business sale. For that reason, the b-to-b marketer must include in his customer and prospect database a rich matrix of influencers.






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