Saturday, January 15, 2005

Bridging the Sales-Marketing Divide

This short essay discusses the frustration marketers experience at the difficulties in getting their strategic brand message translated into equity-building, price increasing, margin-enhancing results by the sales force. It's also the frustration salespeople feel at their difficulties in getting marketers to understand the real business situation sufficiently to deliver practically effective sales tools. While reading the essay I inserted the title, "partner" wherever "salespeople" where mentioned.