Channel Marketer Report

Co-op / MDF Programs

Netsertive Adds $9 Million To Series C Funding Round

Netsertive, a provider of digital marketing intelligence solutions for brands and local partners, has raised $24 million in Series C financing. After winning $15 million in growth financing in October 2015, Netsertive has acquired an additional $9 million to help accelerate product development and innovation. The latest round was led by River Cities Capital Funds, with […]

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The Changing Face Of Co-Op Marketing [Infographic]

Nearly two-thirds (65%) of local businesses participate in digital media co-op programs, up from 40% in 2012. However, there is a significant knowledge gap between these local businesses and the large brands they represent. In fact, 50% of brands believe local businesses don’t understand digital marketing. This infographic outlines results from a study developed by Borrell […]

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SproutLoud Helps Streamline Brand Compliance And Advertising On The Local Level

The Problem: Channel marketers struggle with a variety of challenges in working with distributed organizations. It’s not always easy to maintain brand compliance while allowing partners to customize marketing materials with their local business information. This is especially true with web sites. Consumers want to be able to find the nearest location for a product […]

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In 2015, Omnichannel And Big Data Will Bring Channel Marketing To The Next Level

Mobility, social media and cutting-edge content formats were among the core topics outlined in our 2014 Channel Trends & Predictions piece. This year, channel experts and thought leaders are honing in on the importance of Big Data, and how organizations can leverage this data to better align marketing campaigns and tactics to the buying journey. […]

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Netsertive Helps Bridge The Digital Marketing Divide

The Problem: These days, shoppers search online before they head out to a store. They research their options, compare local offerings and form purchase-defining opinions, but still make their final purchases in-store. When brands and retailers don’t have a strong, coordinated and local online presence, they run the risk of valuable sales opportunities slipping through […]

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How Channel Partners Should Invest MDF To Accelerate Profitable Growth

By John DeSarbo, ZS, and Darren Yetzer, Semdrive   Not so long ago, “lunch-and-learns,” sporting events and trade shows were the keys to a channel partner’s marketing success. Marketing was about getting “butts in the seats” — i.e., assembling as many IT buyers in a room as possible in the hope that the sales team […]

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Three Steps To Ensure Your MDF Allocation Drives Growth In 2015

By John DeSarbo, ZS, and Darren Yetzer, Semdrive  IT buyer behavior continues to change, and vendors are acting accordingly. Customers increasingly look to online resources to help guide their IT purchase decisions. They research online, utilize social channels and avoid speaking with sales representatives until they are ready to buy.  In response, the technology industry […]

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10 Tips For Capturing Reseller Loyalty

By Dan Hawtof, EVP, Corporate Business Development, Products & Solutions, parago It’s no secret that getting your reseller partners personally invested in selling your products is good for business. But when parago conducted a recent survey of channel marketers, we found that only 52% of vendors are paying incentives directly to their partner sales reps. […]

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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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PartnerPortal Helps Vendors Improve Channel Efficiencies

The Problem: For any vendor, using an automated partner interface is a great start to managing an efficient channel. These interfaces typically support different channel modules, as well as forms for each of those modules. From time to time, modifications need to be made to these forms, which calls for custom programming by developers. This […]

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