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About Alicia Fiorletta

Alicia Fiorletta is Senior Editor for Channel Marketer Report. Working closely with industry analysts and experts, Alicia reports on the latest news, technologies, case studies and trends coming to forefront in the channel marketing world. With a focus on emerging marketing strategies, including social, mobile and content for demand, Alicia hones in on new ways for organizations to market to and through their partner networks. Through her work with G3 Communications, Alicia also acts as Associate Editor for Retail TouchPoints, a digital publishing network focused on the customer-facing area of the retail industry.

Channel Agencies And Consultancies Spotlight Top Trends And Pain Points

Agencies and consultancies are in the trenches of the channel, helping vendors and partners maximize sales and marketing results. Before launching our annual Guide To Channel Agencies And Consultancies, Channel Marketer Report asked participants to answer the following: What questions are prospects and customers asking you most frequently? What is the No. 1 challenge you’re […]

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Deal Registration Best Practices: What Vendors Need To Consider

Deal registration programs can help vendors influence partner behavior, enhance collaboration, reduce channel conflict and measure partner performance. At the same time, these programs provide vendors with real-time visibility into channel pipeline.  The overall value of deal registration programs is clear: 80% of channel firms say that deal registration program is critical or an important […]

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Executing The Perfect Event

Despite the rise of digital marketing and engagement tactics, events still play a pivotal role in the channel ecosystem. After all, there is still tremendous value in face-to-face conversations with partners and prospects. “In-person events are still where it’s at because there’s nothing that replaces the face- to-face meeting and the warm handshake,” said Peter […]

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Black Lotus Strives To Get Ahead Of The DDoS Curve

The cyberspace is continuing to evolve, and security, speed and reliability are ongoing concerns.   That is why Black Lotus, a provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) solutions, is focused on building strategic relationships that offer the company new avenues to improve the customer experience. In the below Q&A, Xenophon Giannis, SVP of Sales […]

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Are Channel Incentive Programs Leaving Sales On The Table?

Most vendors are falling short in their partner engagement strategies, leading to lost sales opportunities, according to research from parago, a rewards-based incentives company that designs, implements and manages programs for the channel. Specifically, lead generation and deal registration strategies are not as successful as they should be, according to respondents, because they are still […]

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3 Steps To Successful Voice Of Partner Programs

Channel partners are central to the success of high-tech vendors, helping to generate more than a trillion dollars in annual sales. To help maximize partner relationships, and ensure partners remain loyal, vendors are implementing voice of partner (VoP) programs, which help companies collect detailed data and feedback from channel partners. However, a new study from […]

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OptifiNow Helps Mountain West Financial Streamline Relationship Management

Up to 79% of marketing leads never convert to sales due to insufficient lead nurturing efforts, according to research from Marketing Sherpa. Nearly two thirds (65%) of B2B marketers don’t have lead nurturing processes in place. Mountain West Financial, a mortgage brokerage with more than 400 employees, half of which are field-based agents, has improved […]

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Zebra Technologies Buys Motorola Enterprise Business For $3.45 Billion

In a move that will seemingly shake up the retail hardware industry, Zebra Technologies has entered a definitive agreement with Motorola Solutions to acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The purchase, which was approved by the Zebra and Motorola Boards of Directors, is expected to be finalized by the end […]

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Is Your Partner Portal Not Living Up To The Hype?

  Partner portals and PRM systems are top investments for many vendors; but they simply are not delivering optimal results.  While these solutions were designed to help vendors amplify partner engagement and overall sales and marketing productivity, they are not being used effectively enough to make the investment worthwhile.

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