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  • Reseller Brand Design Review - 2011

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    reseller-brand-image-2011Does your brand image inspire women users?

    Is the look: lighter, brighter, whiter... and memorable?

    21 Nov'11 (Updated)

    Last year we attracted an impressive number of entries from US and UK resellers to our annual Reseller Brand Design Review. We invite resellers to submit by email, their brand image, logos, and webstore fronts before 30 November. The Proficiency Index team, will first assess and review the logos and web presence of the 12 resellers on the left...later today

  • Acco merge with MWV

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    at-a-glance-calendarAcco merge

    with MWV

    Will this clear the way for
    Esselte to acquire Avery Dennison.

    17 Nov’11

    Leading OP manufacturer, Acco Brands agreed to acquire MeadWestvaco (MWV) consumer-and-office products business…

  • David Sherwin determined to deliver Depot to justice

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    Determined Dave
    to deliver justice

    Whistleblower Sherwin’s relentless
    resolve to expose Depot’s dirty deeds


    15 Nov’11

    One month ago, Office Depotwhistleblower David Sherwin announced tragically, that he was terminally ill. We have spoken several times since and he will be redoubling his efforts to bring the fraudulent, fading force to proper justice…whatever it takes...

  • The Top 10 Game Changers

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    Game-Changers-Top-10The Top 10 OPS great market

    Game Changers

    The champions of reinvention.
    Plus, the new growth generators


    9 Nov’11 (Updated)

    There has been a lot of loose talk about game changing events and people recently. We review the last 30 years and highlight the best…to be completed today

  • Top 20 Women OPS marketers/leaders

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    Top-10-women-marketers-2011Proficiency Index Poll

    Top 20 Women
    OPS marketers

    Nominations closed. List finalised.

    Top 10 leaders named + profiles


    9 Nov‘11 (Updated)
    magazine recently published their lists of the most powerful women in business. As in 2010, we wanted to recognize the top female marketers and business leaders that are driving the industry’s transformation from box-shifters to productivity service providers.

  • Britain bids bye bye to Best Buy

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    best_buy-BrowseBritain bids bye
    bye to Best Buy

    Buys out CPW US mobile interest


    7 Nov’11

    As reported first here on 17 Oct’11, Best Buy the US #1 consumer electronics retailer, has confirmed its exit from the UK after continuous losses and taking a big hit from Amazon in consumer electronics…

  • Proficiency Profile - Source OP Updated

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    Success was hard,
    but it was worth it!

    Source OP... probably the most
    progressive OPS reseller on the planet?


    4 Nov’11 (Reviewed and updated)

    We’ve published a number of success stories recently about progressive resellers offering new services e.g. FM, MPS and tech support. Here is a terrific case study to inspire dealers into action…

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