I've seen a lot of organizations paying big money for regular blog posting and then syndicating those blog posts to their partner/dealer/agent/franchisee networks.

If you are relying on these partners/dealers/agents/franchisees for revenue, it's in your best interest that they do well in the search engines.

In these cases it's important to use the canonical tag on the page where the content will be syndicated to.

Otherwise you could be loading down your partner sites with duplicate content that could cause problems down the line.