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The Case of the Missing Marketer

For the first 20 years of its history, Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business offered a program called “Marketing for Field Marketers.” For 3 or 4 days, salespeople would come to the Purdue campus and learn how to approach the marketplace more effectively.
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Ag Equipment One of the Bright Spots During Janesville’s Post-GM Depression

Both Mid-State Equipment (John Deere) and Johnson Tractor (Case IH) say their most strategic decision yet was establishing stores in the Janesville, Wisconsin market. Johnson arrived there in 1986 and Mid-State Equipment in 2000. Here’s a different — and surprising to some — look at a market that has been well documented since General Motors pulled up stakes from the city.
Both Mid-State Equipment (John Deere) and Johnson Tractor (Case IH) say their most strategic decision yet was establishing stores in the Janesville, Wisconsin market. Johnson arrived there in 1986 and Mid-State Equipment in 2000. Here’s a different — and surprising to some — look at a market that has been well documented since General Motors pulled up stakes from the city.
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Conversations in Ag

Marketing in Ag

Ready or not, Generation Z is making its debut at the dealership, factory and the farm. With the influx comes new approaches to branding, politics and advertising, all of which Osborn Barr’s Neil Caskey is determined to sort out. Recent UW-Madison graduate (Life Science Communications within the Ag School) Jordan Gaal finds himself on the fringe between Millennial and Gen Z, providing a unique perspective on what’s to be expected.
Ready or not, Generation Z is making its debut at the dealership, factory and the farm. With the influx comes new approaches to branding, politics and advertising, all of which Osborn Barr’s Neil Caskey is determined to sort out. Recent UW-Madison graduate (Life Science Communications within the Ag School) Jordan Gaal finds himself on the fringe between Millennial and Gen Z, providing a unique perspective on what’s to be expected.
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Marketing the Many Lines

Vernon Schmidt (Executive Vice President, Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn.) and Heather Hetterick (Director of Marketing, Redline Equipment) met for the first time during the United Equipment Dealers Assn. in Louisville, Ky., in February. Both have experience working with associations and manufacturers (Hetterick did a stint with the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers before moving to Ohio with husband, Zach, at Redline) and explored the challenges that come with promoting shortlines in a mainline dealership.
Vernon Schmidt (Executive Vice President, Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn.) and Heather Hetterick (Director of Marketing, Redline Equipment) met for the first time during the United Equipment Dealers Assn. in Louisville, Ky., in February. Both have experience working with associations and manufacturers (Hetterick did a stint with the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers before moving to Ohio with husband, Zach, at Redline) and explored the challenges that come with promoting shortlines in a mainline dealership.
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10 Steps to Building Your Dealership's Marketing Strategy

Now more than ever, it’s become imperative that dealerships have a strategic digital marketing plan in place. What used to be a walk-in and immediate face-time with a potential client to get to know your business and products has quickly changed to online research and clicking through your “virtual dealership” to get a sense of whether a customer wants to do business with you.
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