Foundation Briefs and CDE Announce Partnership

Posted on January 17, 2012 by Corey Alderdice

The following statement was released yesterday from CDE Debate. 

CDE Subscribers,

As you heard from Mr. Bennett, Foundation Briefs has partnered with CDE Debate. We are extremely excited to continue to build the partnership between the two companies. We have a deep appreciation for the length and quality of relationships many of you have had with Mr. Bennett and we will seek to uphold those fine traditions of quality and customer service.

Going forward, all of the products offered by CDE will continue to be offered at least through the end of the season. Similarly, all prior commitments will be honored. Beyond simply distributing our new and improved brief to you, we have partnered with CDE to modernize and update everything from the website to the product line so please be ready for those changes. As we go through that process, we will rely on you for feedback as this company always has been, and will continue to be, all about the customer.  This is your chance to tell us what you want to see from the CDE/Foundation Briefs partnership. 

With regards to debate briefs, CDE and Foundation Briefs have come together to create the best possible brief. While the briefs you will be receiving will be branded as Foundation Briefs, they will be sure to include the long-standing tradition of high quality evidence that CDE stands for. In addition, Foundation Briefs will bring creativity, innovation and a greater breadth of evidence to the briefs. Again, to ensure that this partnership produces the best possible briefs, your input on everything from type to distribution of evidence is paramount.

While the debate briefs will be branded as Foundation Briefs, CDE will remain the publisher of the textbooks. This renewed focus will allow CDE to update many of its best textbooks as well as produce new material to ensure CDE Textbooks are the best on the market. 

From this point forward, please direct all communications to this new email ( The old email that most of you are accustomed to using ( will be phased out as part of the website update that will be occurring shortly. This will allow CDE to better communicate with customers and avoid restraints imposed by the old webmail provider. 

Should you have any comments or concerns, do not hesitate to email us at this address. We understand that this will be a significant change for CDE and want to ensure the highest possible degree of customer satisfaction. Indeed, better customer satisfaction is the reason for this partnership. This will allow Foundation Briefs to continue making the best briefs on the market and delivering them to a wider audience while CDE will be freed up to focus on textbooks, which we believe serve an important role in developing skills in speech and debate. 

Thank you for your continued patronage.

CDE Speech and Debate Team

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