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Value Is the Christmas Cheer Even Scrooge Can Get Behind

Posted 13 Dec, 2017 | Posted in: Newsletter | Tagged: , ,
Richard HarringtonWritten by Richard Harrington

Nothing beats the smell of a real Christmas tree. Every year on the weekend following Thanksgiving, my wife and I head to the local pop-up seller where tree farmers from up north display their wares of Balsam, Frasers, and Douglas Firs. We evaluate each tree based on size, ability to hold ornaments, the shape, propensity for needle drop, etc. and select… Read More

Top 3 Pricing and Sales Blogs of 2017

‘Tis the season for car commercials and countdowns.  I will spare you the sentimentality of the great American holiday car spots.  Instead, I bring you a bit of fun to close out this holiday season.  We’ve had a super year working on really complex and challenging pricing issues, discovering hidden value for clients, and working with sales people to protect… Read More

Holden Advisors - Trusted partner to global organizations

In recent years, the word value has become almost meaningless. This watered-down version of value frustrates anyone striving to improve sales effectiveness and overall business results. We know customers want value. But, what does that mean exactly? Real value is simple. If what you deliver creates measurable financial impact that is relevant and meaningful to your customers, then you deliver… Read More

The Dangers of a Low Price

Richard HarringtonWritten by Richard Harrington

As I went to pick up my morning coffee this week, I saw a sign that made me chuckle. In the window of a Dollar Store was an advertisement for steak – a full steak for only a dollar! Would you buy steak for a buck? Would you go for all-you-can-eat sushi for the low price of $10? Any takers?… Read More

A discount may not be the solution.

All pricers think there can be improvements in getting the right price. Recently, I experienced a situation with the right pricing, product, and negotiating strategy. The story starts with my wireless provider. I had issues of dropped calls and, in frustration, I called their customer service. The agent told me that there was a scheduled maintenance going on at the… Read More

Give Thanks

I love Thanksgiving. We get to focus on eating food (my favorite), watching football, spending time with family and friends, but most importantly, we all get to reflect on what we have to be thankful for this year. Family, friends, and health usually top the list and this year is no different. As we prepare for our Thanksgiving break, I… Read More