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Cisco Amplifies To-Customer Marketing To Drive SMB Accounts To Partner Network

If any B2B buyers at small or medium businesses have yet to discover that a Cisco channel partner is their best source for the company’s products and solutions, it’s likely they’ll be getting the message soon. Since Cisco assigned its channel team with all sales to SMB accounts last Spring, the company has amped up […]

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Expanding Revenue Via Partner Ecosystems Front And Center At Upcoming B2B Marketing Exchange Event

When the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) reconvenes at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ, Feb. 27 to March 1, attendees will have ample opportunity to discover why enabling an expanded partner ecosystem is critical to driving demand and revenue. With B2B buyers spending less time interacting with a sales representative and more time making purchases digitally, […]

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How To Ensure Your Channel Partner Ecosystem Is Healthy

By Jonathan Eisner, Chief Channel Officer and VP of Global Partners & Alliances at Sovos In the new year, many channel partner programs are revamping their partner program in an attempt to create a flourishing partnership ecosystem. At Sovos, we’re taking extra measures to ensure the health of our ecosystem. Here are some of the […]

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Channel Marketing Trends: Taking Stock And Looking To 2023

By Daniel Nissan, Founder and CEO, StructuredWeb It’s no secret: 2022 presented a rocky path for businesses. Many challenges to marketing and sales have cropped up — some expected, some surprising. But there’s good news: Those challenges make channel marketing more valuable than ever. Plus, channels are growing and ripe for business. Let’s review the […]

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Increasingly Valued, Partner Ecosystems Still Need Careful Planning, Ardent Evangelists

Forrester is advising B2B leaders to prudently explore opportunities that partner ecosystem programs may represent. In its Routes-To-Market Survey 2022, Forrester reported that 67% of B2B channel and partner ecosystem leaders said that orchestration of partner ecosystems is either very important or absolutely essential to their organization. But before making significant changes or investments to […]

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Are Tiers & Levels Right for Your Channel?

By Ellen Linkenhoker, Channel Partner Solutions Lead, ITA Group In two previous ChannelViews, I talked first about ways to determine if your channel program tiering and levels are still relevant. In the second part of my three-piece series, I looked at how segmentation of partners, instead of tiers, allows for personalized channel programs. In this third […]

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Partner Ecosystem Expansion – The Answer To A Shaky Sales Forecast

By Gary Sabin, Vice President of Product Management, Impartner We live in an era of partnerships, and the term “partner ecosystem” is becoming increasingly popular. With a cloud and consumption economy in the limelight to facilitate buying journeys, ecosystems are crossing industries, and companies are catching on to the fact that they need to center […]

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Electric Referral Program Enables Partners To ‘Turn Connections Into Cold-Hard Cash’

As casual conversations at chamber of commerce luncheons, town halls, and pickleball meetups uncover new prospects for B2B brands, marketers are recognizing the revenue-boosting potential of engaging a broad mix of referrers. A year into building a process to help business owners “rake in more coin” by referring potential customers, Electric, an IT services company, […]

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Larry Walsh At B2BSMX: The Channel Is A Recession Insulator, An Inoculator

If indeed the economy is in a recession or slipping into one, companies would be well-advised to lean into their channel partner programs. At the B2B Sales & Marketing Exchange held in Boston earlier this month, Larry Walsh, CEO and Chief Analyst at Channelnomics, a business strategy firm, told a packed room that “the thing […]

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Expanding Channels Ecosystem Landscape Generates $3.9 Billion In Sales

The number of companies offering solutions that enable brands to more effectively manage their channel ecosystems continues to grow. In its first Channels Ecosystem Landscape report, Canalys, an independent analyst company, lists 223 different companies with combined annual sales of $3.9 billion. The market for channel ecosystem enabling products is expected to continue to rise, […]

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