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Harness The Power Of Persuasion: How Influencer Programs Boost Demand, Lead Generation

By Ellen Linkenhoker, Insights & Strategy Leader – Marketing Strategy, ITA Group According to Forrester, 71% of B2B shoppers reach selection at the end of the digital journey — without using traditional sales processes and demos. This means, if you’re a vendor, whether large, medium or small, you may have lost a deal without even […]

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OPSWAT Prioritizes Ongoing Channel Program Upgrade With Growth Investment Funds

In a news article about Brighton Park Capital’s $125 million investment in OPSWAT, Benny Czarny, CEO of the cybersecurity company said he plans to use the proceeds to hire more channel marketing specialists and invest in partner program components such as market development funds (MDF) to help partners generate new business more quickly. He also […]

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Ecosystems Don’t Run On Spreadsheets: The Future Is Real-Time Channel Measurement And Accelerated Automation

By Chanan Greenberg, SVP and GM, High Tech, Model N “The future of channel partner programs and ecosystems will be anchored in automation, flexibility, scalability, and self-service. The effective use of technology tools is no longer optional. Ecosystems don’t run on spreadsheets,” observed Forrester analyst Chris Cleary during a recent Model N webcast. And he’s […]

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Precision Partnering Boosts Through-Channel Marketing Performance

The disappointing level of partner participation in many channel marketing initiatives may simply be the result of vendors inviting way too many partners to the party. Indiscriminate syndication of even the most well-crafted campaign is likely to win the support of only a segment of a vendor’s partner ecosystem, channel experts say. Promotions may not […]

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To Ensure MDF Remainders Aren’t Left On Table, Encourage/Enable Compact Digital Projects

The fact that the channel-focused digital publication CRN continues to ask in its annual partner program survey what percentage of MDF/co-op goes unspent on a quarterly basis is a good indication that many partners continue to leave money on the table. A spot check of responses to the 2020 Partner Program Guide revealed that a […]

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Channel Experts To Explore Expanding Partner Ecosystems, Marketplaces During B2B Marketing Exchange

Channel professionals will be offered expert advice on how to push the envelope of their partner programs to succeed in expanding ecosystems during the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) digital experience. The online event, scheduled for February 22-24, is standing in for the in-person conference, hosted annually by Channel Marketer Report’s (CMR) sister publication Demand Gen Report (DGR). The […]

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To Boost ROI In PRM/TCMA Technology, Fill The ‘Care-And-Feeding Gap’

By Tracy Diziere, President & CEO,  TDZ Creative Partners By now, the value and necessity of Partner Relationship Management (PRM) and Through-Channel Marketing Automation (TCMA) systems is well established. Forrester sized the PRM market at $400 million in 2019 and expects it to grow to nearly $890 million by 2025. And in 2018, it predicted that TCMA […]

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To Optimize Channel Programs, Prioritize Partner Recruitment

By Alan Feldman, Director of Business Development, and Michael Auer, Growth Marketing Director, Winn Technology Group With the ever-changing landscape of sales for products or services, the need to optimize and grow your channel ecosystem continues to be more critical.  From many years of working in this arena in the technology sector, and seeing some […]

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Expanded Channel Stack Offers Bigger Tool Box For Partner Program Professionals

The channel software stack continued to grow in 2020. According to an annual review by Jay McBain, Forrester’s Principal Analyst, Channel Partnerships & Alliances, 183 companies offer channel program supporting solutions. McBain’s survey listed 159 companies at the end of 2019. As 2018 came to a close, 106 solution providers were identified. Last year, companies […]

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