Centralized vs. Decentralized Marketing

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The debate over the effectiveness of corporate, centralized marketing or decentralized, field marketing has been raging for years. Some vendors switch back and forth or settle on a combination.

IDC’s Rich Vancil says the complexity of marketing programs requires a more centralized approach. IDG Strategic Marketing Services Director Howard Sholkin asked Rich about how a corporate program is more personalized than field initiatives that are closer to prospects?

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