Bringing Manufacturers and Retailers Together

Sales. Strategy. Results.

Impact Marketing is a professional Manufacturer’s Rep Group with an extensive history and a proven track record of success at Best Buy and Target.

We are experts at driving results and fostering long term partnerships with our retail partners and manufacturers. We’re a savvy group of retail experts with an entrepreneurial drive to take your organization to the next level. You have the product, and we have the game plan for you.

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Our Services

SALES AND MARKETING

With more than 20 years’ experience, Impact delivers sales results that are best in class. We excel in product development, merchandising and relationships. Our knowledge of Best Buy and Target will get your product in front of the right buyers.

FORECASTING AND ANALYTICS

Impact is a team of retail experts that is dedicated to the supply chain. We provide weekly sales and forecast reporting that keep our vendors on top of their business. Our depth of back-end support helps to confirm that your products are in stock and will sell through at retail.

CHANNEL MANAGEMENT

Today’s retail environment is experiencing unprecedented change, and it’s more important than ever to have a partner that understands Omni-channel Strategies to maximize results. We have a solid history of launching programs online and seeding their growth to get store placement.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retail is more competitive than ever, and no one can afford to miss a sale. Profitability for both the manufacturer and retailer are essential to success. Impact has extensive knowledge of Target and Best Buy systems that will help you analyze your business and drive more top line revenue.

VENDOR ONBOARDING

Impact believes in strong preparation and planning. Because our vendors are long-term partners, we provide the skills and resources necessary for great collaboration. As a team, we create a game plan to get your product to market and develop strategy for growth.

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

We help you manifest your product ideas in the real world.  Whether its strategizing on branding and marketing, helping with channel strategies, or planning the next iteration of your product, our strong insights and strategy will guide you to your end goal.

Our Categories

Electronics

A $220 billion dollar industry that is constantly on the move. Impact has a long history of working with tier one brands at Best Buy and Target.

Sporting Goods

Not just a stick and ball category anymore, Sporting Goods encompasses many different areas. We can help knock your product out of the park!

Health & Beauty

These aisles help keep the lights on at Target, and we are no stranger to them. We help you make a strong impression in the Health and Beauty category.

Baby

Baby is one of Target’s signature categories. We can help you maneuver through its constantly changing products, trends, and regulations.

Luggage & Travel

Target and Best Buy are two of this country's premier luggage and business case retailers. We have 10+ years experience growing this key category.

Jewelry & Accessories

The fashion industry is constantly evolving. We can help sort through those ever changing trends and bring your product to the shelf.

Home Improvement

Have a crafty classic for projects around the house or cutting edge technology that puts DIY’ers to shame? We can help bring that product to market.

Home

Home, like Baby, is another signature category at Target. From accent tables to desks to storage, we can help you grow across all Home categories.

Impact Marketing Team

Jonathan Stedman
Jonathan Stedman

Jonathan has been servicing Best Buy for over 15 years. His experience and knowledge of the account makes a real difference for our vendors. Best Buy moves at a faster pace than any other retailer in the country. His long standing relationships help guide vendors to a successful future. He excels in strategy that is realistic and delivers results.

Ben Stedman
Ben Stedman

After spending 6 years at Target in various roles and categories, Ben joined Impact and has lead the Target account for 12 years. Ben knows the intricacies of sell in and sell through, and has contacts within all areas of the corporation. Ben understands the importance of relationships from Senior Merchants to Specialists to drive sales for both the vendor and Target.

Matt Larson
Matt Larson

Matt has spent 8 years at Target in varying roles within Merchandising and 2 years at Gander Mountain with their executive team. Matt brings an intimate knowledge of Target’s inter-workings and processes. His experience as a Target buyer makes him a trusted resource to the Merchant teams and to manufacturers looking to grow their business with Target.

Stephanie Williams
Stephanie Williams

Stephanie has been with Impact for 8 years supporting all things Best Buy. Stephanie is charged with helping build and maintain relationships with both Best Buy and manufacturers. She works closely with demand planning and procurement teams to ensure that all orders are accurate and on-time. She is an expert at Best Buy systems and knows how to maneuver through their complex model.

Sharon Plumedahl
Sharon Plumedahl

Sharon has been with Impact for over 5 years as the Controller. She has a BA in accounting and has over 20 years’ experience in the field. Strengths include accounts payable and receivable, payroll, human resources and tax preparation. She is a vital team member that excels in problem solving. A proven and experienced asset that our vendors to continue to utilize.

Our Facilities

Impact Marketing is located just outside of Minneapolis in close proximity to both Target and Best Buy headquarters. Providing easy access from the airport and Minneapolis’s surrounding suburbs. There are many hotels, restaurants, and comp shopping opportunities near our office as well.

Our facility features two connected conference rooms with video conferencing capabilities, planogram room with 48’ of POG space, a line review room, and sample warehouse. When you come to town there is no need to work out of your hotel room, we have fully equipped offices and work stations ready for you to use.

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10340 Viking Drive, Suite 100
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(p) 952-562-6000
(f) 952-562-6001

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