Channel Marketer Report

Branding

Using Your Blog To Promote Valuable Channel Content

By Scott Yates, Founder, BlogMutt Let’s say you have a son or daughter graduating from college. This is a great accomplishment, and you and your child will understandably want to announce it in some special way, possibly with printed cards created just for the occasion. That’s great. Now, let’s also say that you visit a […]

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Partner Channel Manager For Metafile Shares Company Training Methods

The debate of “partner quality versus partner quantity” has been constant in the channel ecosystem. While it is easy to garner a network of thousands of partners, developing a solid community of loyal and profitable VARs is an entirely different story. That is why Metafile, a document management solution provider, takes a crawl-walk-run approach to […]

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Dell Goes Private In $24.4 Billion Deal

Dell Inc., today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement in which the company will be acquired by Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman and CEO of the company, and Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm. The deal is valued at approximately $24.4 billion, with each stockholder receiving $13.65 per share, according to a […]

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Refining Localized Marketing To Boost Channel Revenue

A key benefit for organizations that develop a network of channel partners and affiliates is that they have more means to extend brand messaging and drive product/service awareness to new markets. However, to truly succeed at reaching specific audiences in particular geographic areas, vendors must empower partners to go-to-market, both via traditional means such as […]

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ChannelCandy Provides Branded Mobile Apps To Channel Organizations

The Problem: More sales teams are on the go, attending conferences and visiting customers and prospects worldwide. In turn, many organizations are seeking optimal tools and solutions to make channel information available via tablets and smartphones. As of July 2012, more than half (55.5%) of mobile subscribers own a smartphone, according to Nielsen. Furthermore, Javelin […]

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Digium Drives Partner Leadership With Content Syndication

Vendors and OEMs are feeling the pressure to optimize content marketing strategies and stand apart from competitors in a crowded marketplace. While developing memorable and compelling thought leadership via white papers, E-books, webinars, and even infographics and blogs, is a daunting task in itself, distributing content to partners efficiently is a whole other struggle for […]

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Developing An Optimal Brand Strategy Across The Channel

A top challenge for channel marketers from both the OEM/vendor and VAR/reseller perspective is deciding on an optimal branding strategy that is accurate and fair to both parties. While channel participants have the same goal of increasing mindshare and improving up-sell and cross sell opportunities, some partners fall flat in creating compelling, brand-savvy campaigns and […]

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