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About Us

E.B. Carlson Marketing, Inc. has provided our clients careful counsel and the best in sales and marketing representation since its founding in 1990.  Our wealth of contacts and resolve guarantees your products the best chance of success in the retail  and eCommerce channels. 


Our Services

Sales & Marketing

For more than 25 years, E.B. Carlson Marketing has delivered sales results that are best in class.  We are consistently humbled by the number of clients that call us “the best rep group they work with.”  We excel in delivering sound advice and sales results that meet or exceed our clients' expectations.

Channel Strategy

We formulate a holistic channel strategy to ensure a harmonious channel for all segments of the market including ecommerce, mass retail and wholesale clubs.  Most importantly, we listen to you, learn your goals, and become a valued extension of your company.

Account Strategy & Management

All account strategies require proper planning.  We visit stores and analyze ecommerce to learn about your company, your competition, and understand how your brand and products fit within the market.  From there, we  motivate and inspire buyers and executives at the targeted accounts.  Once planning is complete, our relationships and reputation within each account secure the all-important first meeting and guide you through win-win negotiations. Once up and running, we evaluate and execute marketing programs that will help you maximize sales. 

Vendor Onboarding

Our expertise working with EDI Partners, 3PLs, routing guides and each retailer’s specific portals speeds the onboarding process and avoids costly pitfalls and delays.  Once your vendor number has been established by the retailer, we manage the new item set up and maintenance process for each of our clients.

Business Insights and Analytics

We provide advanced analyses and reporting to allow you to answer critical business questions. Sell through and forecasting data is thoughtfully analyzed to help you measure ad performance, maximize sales, optimize inventory turns and drive profitability.



Our Customers

Our Customers

Meet The Team

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David Rhodes

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A creative marketer, strategist and tenacious sales leader, David will help set your company on a path to success at Best Buy, Target and several other key accounts. Meet David here.

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Norman St. Jacques 

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An industrious retail veteran, Norman understands the business inside and out and leverages his strong relationships at diverse accounts such as Staples, MarMaxx Group, BJ's, and Costco on your company's behalf.

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Michael Sacks

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Mike has a wealth of experience in the office supply world as a former DMM at Staples.  He works assiduously to make sure that all potential obstacles for your business are prepared for before they are encountered. Mike manages Staples, Staples CA, BJ's and CVS.

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Dean Dimitroff

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Dean, a former Buyer and Inventory Analyst for OSS & CE retailers and the distribution channel, is immensely knowledgeable not just about the OSS channel but also about Broadcast and Airport retail, managing vendors at Office Depot, Qurate Retail Group (QVC & HSN) and InMotion amongst others.

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Edwin Carlson

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Thirty plus years of industry experience imbue a measured, long-term perspective in Ed, which has repeatedly helped our vendors establish enduring financial success.

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Steve Kearney

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Steve has experience working for various product vendors within multiple retail segments including CE, Health, and Hardware.  Strengths include account relationships, strong attention to detail, and program management. Steve manages CVS, Staples, BJs, Best Buy, and Special Market accounts.   

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John Carlson

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John manages all facets of ecommerce for our vendors, optimizing content, advertising and promotions to advance each client's unique sales strategy. He has particular expertise at Amazon, Lowe's, Qurate Retail, Sam's Club and Office Depot.

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Mary Garlatti

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Mary is a problem solver and does whatever it takes to guide vendors through challenges and obstacles. She has a wealth of experience in all facets of the business and is a lynchpin of the team.

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Susan Bombard

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Susan provides invaluable support to our vendors - overseeing item creation and consulting on shipping, billing, content concerns, etc.

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