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Channel Vanity Metrics: What You See Isn’t Always What You Get

By Kelsey Worsham, Content Marketing Manager, Zift Solutions Let me paint a picture for you: you think your company is pushing campaigns and through-channel activities that are resulting in engagement and ROI. Your performance reporting should be supporting this. But, month after month, you’re coming up short on results – and ending up seriously frustrated. […]

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At HPE, Data Helps Find Sharpest Needles In Partner Haystack

Channel marketers are becoming increasingly selective in choosing partners to participate in specific marketing campaigns. Employing new technologies to discover which partners are more capable of supporting modern marketing initiatives or have demonstrated support of their brands, channel leaders are boosting the effectiveness of their through-channel marketing programs. Laura Seymour, Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing […]

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Partner Program Leaders To Reconvene For In-Person Sharing At #B2BSMX In Boston, August 9-11

B2B Sales & Marketing Exchange (B2BSMX) is returning to its live and in-person format at the Encore Resort & Casino in Boston, August 9-11. Hosted virtually last October, the educational and networking event offers partner program leaders a robust agenda of presentations addressing emerging opportunities and challenges in business ecosystem optimization. Larry Walsh, CEO and […]

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At Poly, Making Its Partner Portal Even More Personal Continues To Boost Engagement

At last month’s B2B Marketing Exchange – Next-Level ABM, CMR had the opportunity to follow up with Jennifer Judy, Senior Director of Global Partner Experience at Poly, on the 2020 launch of a new portal to support a merged channel ecosystem. Out of the gate, the capabilities of the new personalized portal were pretty impressive, […]

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Netskope Enables Partners To Win Soaring SASE Opportunities

With the soaring adoption of secure access service edge (SASE) architecture, providers have been making significant efforts to enable their channel ecosystems to meet the on-going demand. Earlier this year, for example, Netskope launched Netskope Prime, an invitation-only program for distinguished Netskope partner technical experts. The intention of the program is to recognize and develop […]

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Channel Leaders, Partner Program Experts To Zero In On Segment-Specific Marketing At B2BMX Conference

Prominent partner marketing practitioners and leading channel program experts will explore the benefits of implementing segment-specific or account-based marketing initiatives with partners at the B2B Marketing Exchange: Next-Level ABM, June 7-10. The Next-Level ABM theme was selected after a review of feedback from attendees of the B2B Marketing Exchange On-Line Experience held in February. Post-event […]

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Five Critical Steps To Building A Sector-Leading Partner Program

By Preseetha Pettigrew, Global VP Strategic Alliances, Seismic In the B2B tech space, it seems like new partner programs are springing up wherever you look. It’s hardly surprising, given that 54% of companies say that partnerships drive more than 20% of their total revenue. With so much competition out there, how can solutions providers ensure […]

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With More B2B Buyers Shopping Digitally, Vendors Promote Marketplaces To Partners

With B2B e-commerce sales projected to reach $1.2 trillion in the United States this year, it’s no surprise that vendors are making big investment in their own digital marketplaces. Earlier this year, Lori Wizdo, Vice President, Principal Analyst, B2B Marketing, at Forrester, cited data from Venture Scanners that said there were almost 230 B2B marketplaces […]

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Measuring The ROI Of Channel Incentive Programs

By Brian Crockett, Head of Marketing, Vanson Technology Services Will your channel incentive program provide sufficient return on investment (ROI)? While many partner program managers struggle with justifying the financial investment in a channel incentive program, the answer may be easier than you think. Channel incentive programs differ from other channel partner reward programs as […]

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