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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.

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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Lead Nurturing Evolves To Include More Customized Marketing Opportunities

Lead nurturing is central to the sales and marketing equation, helping businesses stay top of mind among current and prospective customers. In fact, companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales ready leads at 33% lower cost, according to Forrester Research.  However, vendors and partners both face similar challenges during the process: While […]

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DataGravity Partner Discusses The Data Debacle

 Enterprises today are facing more unstructured data than they’re equipped to handle.  Unlike structured data, which is typically collected, managed and viewed in a database with predefined columns and rows, unstructured data is data that “does not have an organized format,” noted Russell Ford, President and Chief Operating Officer of Qumulus Solutions, a managed service […]

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Mobile Powers Up Channel Sales And Partner Engagement

The total number of smartphone users worldwide will reach 1.75 billion by the end of 2014, according to estimates from eMarketer. Tablet adoption also is expected to experience a strong growth trajectory, with the tablet market expected to increase 47% this year, according to Gartner.  And the overall benefits of mobile devices have never been […]

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Realizing The Value Of Content Curation Across The Channel

Research conducted by SiriusDecisions has confirmed what some marketers and sales representatives have believed for quite some time: Most of the buying journey is now done digitally.  With 67% of the researching and consideration process now done online, most buyers are first turning to search engines. So how can vendors and their partners get found […]

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SGI Boosts Partner Deal Registrations By 25% With TreeHouse Interactive

Marketing and sales enablement play central roles in the success of the channel. It is up to vendors to not only provide the content and resources partners need to educate end-users, but the knowledge and empowerment they need to have relevant and effective sales conversations. To ensure channel sales operations are efficient and profitable, vendors […]

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Only 8% Of Brands “Completely Satisfied” With Local Marketing Efforts

A common challenge for companies that operate in a channel environment is that their partners and resellers don’t have the ability to plan and execute local marketing campaigns successfully. The majority (73%) of brands surveyed for a recent study from local marketing automation solution provider Balihoo indicated that they invest in local marketing. However, only […]

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Revel Systems Partners With Index To Personalize MPOS

Mobile POS solution provider Revel Systems has partnered with Index, a retail software company that brings personalization to the in-store environment. The two companies will converge to provide retailers with a POS solution that takes in-store customer experiences to a highly relevant, compelling level, using personalized recommendations to improve service interactions.               […]

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