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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.

DataGravity Builds Up Partner Program With Discovery Series Release

DataGravity, a company with the sole mission of helping businesses unlock the value of their data, is ramping up its channel partner program with the recent release of its flagship product, the DataGravity Discovery Series. The DataGravity Discovery Series is a data-aware storage platform designed to track data access and analyze data as its stored, […]

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Integrate Ramps Up Channel Efforts After Announcing Marketo, Oracle Partnerships

Marketing technology provider Integrate is taking a strategic approach to its channel. Shortly after joining the Marketo LaunchPoint Ecosystem and integrating with Oracle Eloqua, the solution provider has focused extensively on building up its partner network. In the below Q&A, Scott Vaughan, CMO at Integrate, discusses the company’s strategy moving forward.

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Five Best Practices For B2B Mobile Commerce [Infographic]

An increasing number of B2B executives are using their smartphones and tablets to read reviews (56%), access product information (55%), compare features (50%) and compare prices (48%). With 16% of B2B site traffic coming from mobile devices, organizations must make their content and online experiences optimized for these smaller-screened devices. This infographic, courtesy of Usablenet, reveals […]

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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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