WHAT SETS US APART
Proactive Thought Leadership
We consistently hear from clients transitioning to us from other sales agencies that the way Advantage drives business by adding value and being engaged as a strategic partner is unlike anything they previously experienced. We strive to be seen as a partner who not only executes against our clients’ strategies but also provides the insights and thought leadership that fuel them. This type of proactive thinking and ownership over delivering profitable growth happens every day throughout our organization – business managers scouring the landscape for sales opportunities, retail managers tweaking routing patterns, the Client Team delivering strategic leadership, and our most Senior Executives actively engaged in your business.
Closer to the Customer
Advantage provides insight-based, integrated sales and marketing solutions at retailers across North America (our "Customers"). With over 40,000 associates generating over $65B in retail sales, Advantage has the strength and scale to engage in truly strategic partnerships with Customers, ensuring deep understanding of their strategies and systems. This knowledge, along with our proprietary technology and proactive talent, enable us to share superior insights at HQ and at store level, driving sales and keeping valued shoppers returning to their stores.
Flexible and Customized Model
Advantage does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We collaborate closely with clients to develop tailored, flexible solutions designed to suit specific needs and maximize results. The solutions we develop are also scalable and continuously evolving to meet changing demands.
Leading Edge Technology
Retail Technology Advantage retail associates are armed with the industry's most innovative tablet technology for collecting, analyzing, and delivering data in an actionable format. Our
Advantage Retail Technology Services (ARTS) sophisticated solutions stand alone in their ability to offer functionality, durability, and store-condition insights. Our proprietary "Pitch Book" application is loaded on every rep’s device and enables our retail force to quickly and successfully present promotional events and sell displays to store personnel.
Business Intelligence Technology Advantage’s ability to make proactive, insight-based recommendations at the headquarter sales level is fueled by our proprietary business intelligence tools.
Sales Opportunity Explorer retrieves, interprets, and applies data in the selling process, while
Causal Opportunity Explorer analyzes the effectiveness of trade-promotion and optimizes distribution, pricing, and assortment.
Advantage is the only sales agency with an in-house, full-service promotions agency.
Advantage Marketing Partners is a top-ranked agency differentiated by size, experience, and ability to ground programs in insights, as well as the close relationships we have with our retailers. Advantage Marketing Partners has become a one-stop shop with services ranging from program planning and execution to shopper-centric custom publications and field events.