Management and advisory services

Bringing high-level, global perspective to every layer of your business.

MER Companies is set apart by our comprehensive ability to offer a broad spectrum of high-level management and advisory services, supporting an equally diverse client base. Our MER International division is dedicated to these diverse services and has deep experience engaging clients at all levels. We help bring our clients’ strategies into focus. An unclear, unsubstantiated business strategy invariably leads to failed efforts on all tactical levels.

Our experience includes:

  • Business Development
  • Distribution Management
  • Business Capitalization
  • Competitive Assessment
  • Promotional Management
  • Product Management
  • Event Planning and Execution

One size does not fit all

We are believers in sound management principles and the value and power of insight. We tailor our services to each client's specific needs and execute with a team that is experienced, diligent and proactive on behalf of the businesses we serve. We understand that there is no such thing as "one size fits all."

We take the time to understand our clients' entire business through assessments in product, distribution models, internal processes, competitive and market tendencies, and adjacent market spaces. Carefully layering information over market intelligence helps establish a strong foundation for strategic planning.

This comprehensive approach to understanding a brand's direction and bottom line objectives helps us develop winning business plans. We ensure our direction is appropriate for your industry AND your business. We embrace the responsibility to think—and act—as you would. We customize our relationship to your business, your market and your needs.

Some areas we examine with you include:

  • Complete Business Planning
  • Business Capitalization
  • Strategic Planning
  • Distribution Channels
  • Brand Management—in concert with MER Brand Solutions
  • Go-To-Market Planning and Management

Hand us the ball...we'll run with it.

We've worked as an extension of client's management teams or as an integral part OF them. In fact, MER is often wholly entrusted to execute on our clients' behalf, with minimal "hand-holding" and an emphasis on outcomes and results. Our clients find ongoing assurance in our commitment to their definition of success, continuous communication and ability to exceed expectations. Our client-side experience makes us adept at solving the highest level distribution, strategic planning, and market planning problems.

Distribution is the connection to your customer. We have expertise in 2 or 3 tier distribution channel management and development designed to strengthen any business.

Strategic planning and Go-To-Market planning services offer companies further opportunities to bring clarity and proven management tools to their business. MER International's engagement models are fluid and accommodating.

Put simply, MER brings clarity to businesses in their efforts to secure their future.

Work we've done

While much of the work MER International does is behind the scenes, we do have some highly successful and tangible work 'samples' in the form of industry-specific shows, events, and meetings. Here are just a few examples of where our high-level counsel and involvement has paid major dividends.

Trade and Consumer Shows

While much of the work MER International does is behind the scenes, we do have some highly successful and tangible work examples in the form of industry-specific shows, events, and meetings. Here are just a few examples of where our high-level counsel and involvement pays major dividends.

Sales Events

In stark contrast to the increasingly digital world your customers live in, physical events can be an effective way to breakthrough and provide a meaningful connection point with your business. Understanding your desired outcomes from a particular event ensures we're best prepared to help you achieve it. Outsourcing the time-consuming logistics, setup, teardown and operation of major events to MER leverages our considerable event experience and frees up your time for more strategic and value-added pursuits. Plus, our unfailing diplomacy and efficiency helps us manage the most challenging conditions on behalf of our clients, achieving optimal outcomes with a positive reflection on your company.

Business Meetings

For many of our clients, annual business meetings are a major component of how they interface with their distributor or dealer customers. It’s a chance to thank them for their business support, introduce new initiatives and products, and let their industry peers know where they are heading. We have produced meetings of all sizes and budgets—from localized plant open houses to major productions at international destination resorts. We can theme, develop, write, and produce every aspect of these meetings—from AV presentations and speech writing, to move in, set up, catering, and everything in between.
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