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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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Expanding Channel Ecosystems Need To Tighten Focus On Customers

A 3D virtual summit hosted just before this past holiday season by Impartner, a channel management platform provider, offered a compelling look at more than the future of how people might meet. Presentations by Forrester’s Principal Analyst, Channels Partnerships and Ecosystems Jay McBain, and Maria Chien, VP, Practice Leader, Channel Marketing Strategies, examined the trends that […]

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Channel Loyalty Fraud: The Dark Side Of Loyalty Programs

By Lincoln Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, HMI Performance Incentives Designing channel incentive programs is a genuine passion of mine. I have been fortunate to work with leading manufacturers and wholesalers to help drive customer loyalty and share-of-wallet spend initiatives. Unfortunately, there can be a dark side to these programs that any good program operator must […]

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Channel Experts Share Strategies On Boosting Partner Sales & Marketing Alignment At #B2BSMX

When channel marketers logged off from the B2B Sales & Marketing Exchange (B2BSMX) online experience last month, they left with an armful of insights and information to better align their partner sales and marketing programs in 2021. Partner marketing teams at many channel-focused companies are often under-staffed and insufficiently funded, even at large organizations. As […]

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Pandemic Strategies: ASG Helps Partners Tighten Focus On Customers’ ROI

More than seven months into an economy rocked by an unrelenting pandemic, some companies are beginning to get back to the business of investing in their operations, if mostly on must-have projects. But even as firms begin to explore how they can adjust their business to a “new-normal,” vendors and their partners need to focus […]

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SEO Partner Websites Are Good For Business – Theirs And Yours Too

By David English, president, TSL Marketing Building customer-centric websites that rank highly on search engines is a challenge for most B2B companies. The leaders in their fields – especially those with highly recognizable brands – tend to dominate many search terms. But even many big brands don’t have the resources to ensure that their offerings […]

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