October 8, 2007

Selling Power Ranks the Top 500

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Take a long, hard look at the 500 companies with the largest sales forces in the U.S. Nowhere but in Selling Power's October issue will you find such important and useful information for the sales professional.

Every year, Selling Power's research team ranks companies according to the estimated number of salespeople they employ. For 2007, the total number of salespeople employed was 19 million, and the combined sales of all companies was $7.1 trillion. This year's listing includes the top 200 companies in the service industry, the top 200 companies in the manufacturing industry, the top 50 insurance companies, the 30 largest direct-selling companies, the top 20 automotive dealer organizations (megadealers), and the top 10 dealerships. The directory includes Websites and the companies' addresses, phone numbers, and CEOs.

Wherever you are in the sales world, the SP 500 has just the information you need.

FOR TOP EXECUTIVES: Use the SP 500 to benchmark your company's productivity per salesperson. Find out how you measure up to your competition and the average in your industry. Check which companies have decreased their sales forces and which companies are gearing up for expansion.

SALESPEOPLE: Use the SP 500 as your best-prospect list. There is no other source that gives you access to those companies that purchase products for a large number of salespeople. Begin your account planning by researching company Websites.

JOB SEEKERS: Use the SP 500 to plan your sales career. These 500 companies employ the largest sales forces in the U.S. Large companies invest significant amounts of dollars in recruiting, training, and rewarding their sales staff. For job openings, log on to the companies' Websites.

EDUCATORS: Use the SP 500 as a tool to build next year's curriculum. Every year, SP 500 companies will seek to recruit more than 1.5 million college graduates. Prepare your students for a lucrative career in sales.

To have your company listed in the Selling Power 500 next year, please write to SP 500 Research, P.O. Box 5467, Fredericksburg, VA 22403.

Selling Power magazine is available in print by subscription, at 2,200 newsstands, and Barnes and Noble bookstores. Selling Power also publishes a digital edition online. For details, go to http://www.sellingpower.com/.

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CONTACT: Helen Moriarty of Selling Power, +1-540-752-7000, fax:+1-540-752-7001, [email protected]