Channel Marketer Report

Channel ROI

Content Marketing: The Key To Winning Partner Mindshare

By Patricia Hume, President, 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.  According to a recent Linkedin survey, 190 channel managers stated that the biggest challenges they faced with their channel […]

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Channel Incentive Program Best Practices

By Jim Sullivan, Director, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America  It’s no secret that we’re in a highly competitive market in technology sales. It takes more than groundbreaking technology and innovative products to make the channel sales engine operate. Vendors can’t afford to put an incentive or program in place and simply hope for the […]

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Why Your Partner Marketing Is Broken And What To Do About It

By Jared Shusterman, CEO and Managing Partner, SproutLoud  In late April at the Channel Focus Conference in Phoenix, I was reminded of an article I wrote a year ago about inefficient channel marketing programs…at risk of sounding like a  broken record, I have to talk about this again, and in more depth. It’s worth repeating […]

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Simplifying Local Marketing For Brands [Infographic]

Nearly half (48%) of distributed marketers cite “lack of marketing expertise” as a top challenge, while 56% point to “maintaining brand consistency” as a channel-wide issue. Regardless of their industry, national brands struggle to streamline and automate marketing, so partners can put a more tailored, personalized spin on their content and campaigns.  This infographic, courtesy of […]

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Modernizing Program Measurement

By Brian Anderson, Associate Editor Technological innovation has helped the channel landscape evolve to become a more automated, data-driven ecosystem. Although channel organizations invest extensively in their programs, many channel marketers still struggle with measuring the ROI of their to and through partner marketing initiatives. In a recent CCI webinar, titled: The Rise Of Modern […]

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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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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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hawkeye Channel Launches channelPlans Application

hawkeye Channel, a software and services provider for channel organizations, has added a new solution to its cloud-based channelConduit platform for indirect channel sales management. The new offering — called channelPlans — is designed to facilitate joint marketing planning between manufactures and their indirect channels. Used in conjunction with other marketing enablement solutions offered by […]

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The What And The Why Of Partner Profitability

By Diane Krakora, CEO, PartnerPath The balance of power is shifting. Gone are the days when solution provider partners begged to be included in vendor partner programs. Instead, solution providers have become savvy about which vendor’s lines to carry and are trimming unprofitable vendors from their line cards. In this dawning age of partner clout, […]

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