Channel Marketer Report

Special Features

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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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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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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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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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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Broadvoice Names Lauri Martinez As Vice President of Channel Marketing

Broadvoice, a provider of hosted voice, unified communications (UC) and SIP Trunking services for businesses, announced the appointment of technology channel marketing veteran Lauri Martinez as Vice President of Channel Marketing. Martinez brings more than 20 years of B2B marketing experience to Broadvoice, where she will work to ensure that Broadvoice’s partner program aligns with […]

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