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NAED Exec Guide #2: How to Create an Effective Online Presence

­ ­In the summer of 2011, NAED’s Strategic Technology Task Force conducted the Strategic Technology Benchmarking Survey, in which 69 distributor companies answered questions about their technology priorities, challenges and opportunities. Of the 94.2% with websites, only a select few offer the eCommerce…

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Congratulations to the new NAED and ESFi Board of Directors

­­IDEA extends its congratulations and welcomes the new Board of Directors of our partners, NAED and ESFi.­ National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) ­­At the conclusion of the 2012 NAED National Meeting, Clarence Martin, CEO and CFO of Huntington, W.Va…

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Congratulations to NAED Annual Award Winners!

NAED’s Annual Awards recognize “distributors who have made an outstanding contribution to both the electrical channel and NAED.” This year, NAED awarded Tom Cloud, Chairman of United Electric Supply (UES), with the highest honor, the Arthur W. Hooper Achievement…

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NAED Exec Guide: Strategically Managing Online Presence

­­­­­­ NAED’s Strategic Technology Task Force recently published the “Executive’s Guide to Strategically Managing Your Company’s Online Presence” to provide distributor executives with the critical questions and best practices needed to create an impactful online presence. The guide…

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There’s an App for That

Content courtesy of tED Magazine According to this blog post from tedmag.com, distributors can leverage mobile and tablet apps to provide more relevant customer service to end-users such as contractors. In addition, the post claims that distributors who utilize…

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