Channel Marketer Report

Content for Demand

Generating Channel Leads Through Content

By Patricia Hume, President, Trapit Over a long career, most of my time has been spent managing channel operations for some of the best — IBM, SAP, and Avaya among them — drawn by the challenge of helping the business grow through the reach of “alternatives” to direct sales; distributors, resellers, service providers and others. […]

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Secrets Of A Killer Blog Post: Content [Infographic]

Many organizations are using blogs as an outlet to show their unique positioning and thought leadership. However, for businesses just starting out, finding a compelling voice and making their blog a top destination for information and resources can sometimes be challenging. This infographic, courtesy of WhoIsHostingThis?, outlines the characteristics of a successful blog post. 

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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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Will Social Kill Professional Marketing?

By Michael Idinopulos, CMO, PeopleLinx  We’ve seen social disrupt a lot of professions: Journalism, retail, telephony, encyclopedias, art photography, recorded music, classified advertising, transportation, real estate and hospitality.  Is professional marketing next?  Not so long ago, marketing departments controlled their companies’ access to the media. Television, radio, print media, and even Internet ads were managed […]

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Personalized, Mobile-Friendly Emails Boost Open Rates

All types of businesses use email as a way to establish ongoing dialogue with consumers, share announcements, deliver offers and content, and more. But crafting effective email marketing campaigns requires a successful blend of art and science. Through an analysis of more than 260 million emails delivered via 540 campaigns, Retention Science, a retention marketing […]

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Blending Content And Social Strategies To Maximize Real-Time Marketing

By Brian Anderson, Associate Editor The content marketing and social media worlds are converging, helping savvy marketers maximize overall brand reach and ROI. In a recent webinar, titled: How To Impress Your Boss, Get Ahead, And Tighten Your Bottom (Line) In 2014, executives from MarketingProfs discussed key tactics and communication channels that will help marketers […]

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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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B2B IT Buyers Favor Search And Social Media, Survey Reveals

IDG Connect’s survey of more than 400 enterprise respondents involved in IT purchase decisions shows that social networking is popular among B2B IT buyers in making technology purchase decisions. According to the report, titled Connecting Conversations To Content, 86% of B2B IT buyers are currently using social media networks in their purchase decision process. Search is […]

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Channel Thought Leaders, Experts Share Predictions For 2014

In 2013, content marketing, social media and mobility all came into focus as priority investments for businesses and their channel networks.  Improved channel communication, collaboration and visibility were key goals for many businesses, while still optimizing end-user engagement and sales results.  Although the channel marketing universe saw extreme evolution in 2013, the next year will […]

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2013 B2B Buyer Behavior Survey: Buyers Happier But Still Waiting To Engage With Sales

By Glenn Taylor, Associate Editor While B2B buyers strategically browse social media discussions during their research, web search remains a top source of information. Additionally, nearly two thirds of buyers indicate that content had a significant influence on a decision. While the buying process is getting longer and buyers continued to wait to engage with […]

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