Channel Marketer Report

Channel ROI

How B2B Sales Has Changed [Infographic]

Every month, there are 10.3 billion Google searches, and 78% of all U.S. Internet users research products and services during their time online. Sales professionals may be asking themselves: Why should that matter to me? Because more buyers are beginning their journeys online and, in turn, are consulting sales later in the game! This infographic, […]

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Dell Sees 61% Jump In Deal Reg With New Competencies And Training Initiatives

Dell channel partners are responding exceptionally well to the company’s new software competencies, training programs and go-to-market initiatives, leading to a substantial increase in registered deals and revenue through the PartnerDirect program. Dell introduced new software-specific enhancements and initiatives in September 2013, allowing partners to sell software solutions and secure associated rebates to grow their […]

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Paving The Road To Channel Marketing Success

By Jon Whitlock, Director, Channel Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America It’s true that many VARs often face limited capabilities and bandwidth when it comes to marketing their companies. In fact, recent numbers show that fewer than 10% of B2B resellers have dedicated marketing employees. That’s a high percentage of partners that aren’t fully equipped with […]

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LiveLink Launches Version 2 Of Solution, Wins New Customers

LiveLink, a provider of mobile sales enablement solutions, recently unveiled LiveLink Mobile Version 2, an app for iPhone and Android devices. Businesses can download a free version of the app via the iTunes or Google Play store. With LiveLink Mobile Version 2, sales representatives in the field have instant access to presentations, case studies, training […]

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6 Ways Your Training Program Can Give Partners Competitive Edge

By John Gentry, VP of Marketing and Alliances, Virtual Instruments When your channel partners win business, so do you. We all know this. So, how can you help your resellers capture larger pieces of increasingly competitive markets? Start with training — and then add more training, that’s more tailored and more effective. Anyone can sell […]

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Marketing Best Practices In The Digital Era

By Chris Gaebler, Kaspersky Lab North America The digital era has brought about tremendous changes to the marketing industry, from content, to ROI, to measurability and everything in between. As marketers it’s our job to evolve with the times and use new and innovative methods to ensure our campaigns are effective and the results are […]

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Chasing The Elusive Return On Channel Investment (ROCI)

By Jim Somers, Relayware As summer begins to wind down, many of us kick into gear with that dreaded annual exercise: Budget planning. (Group groan) If you’re an experienced channel executive, you know the channel budgeting process can be arduous and downright painful at times, especially if your CFO calls you to the mat to […]

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Driving Better Results With The Right Content

By Patricia Hume, Trapit Editor’s note: Following is part one of a three-part series focusing on the importance of content discovery and curation for the channel. Part two will be published in the August 21 newsletter.  In the last blog post, we examined the importance of content to build mindshare through engagement, trust and thought leadership. […]

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Maximize Partner Engagement: Identify And Incent Non-Sales Behaviors

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Business Solutions, Global Channel, parago Last spring, I hosted a webinar during which I talked about parago’s latest channel marketing survey. One thing our research pointed out was channel marketers’ desire to grow beyond pure sales incentives and start including the behaviors that support sales. But they also told us […]

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Plantronics Augments Channel Partner Data With Zyme Solutions

By Brian Anderson, Associate Editor When vendors sell through channels, they sometimes don’t have a clear picture of partner demand generation and sales performance. This lack of visibility ultimately impacts bottom-line results, as there is no clear view into what’s being sold and how much is being sold. In addition, there is no way to […]

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