Channel Marketer Report

Special Features

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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Make Channel Managers Your Partner Marketing Program Evangelists

By Daniel Graff-Radford, CEO, Allbound There are any number of ways that the benefits of participating in a channel marketing program can be effectively communicated to your partner ecosystem. But few members of your team can have as much impact on partner engagement in through-channel marketing programs as your channel or partner account managers. In […]

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A Guide to Creating Partner/Channel Case Studies

By David Pereira, President, Get Lift Because the average managed services provider or value-added reseller has agreements with 15-20 brands, it’s not easy for any single vendor to get their attention. One way to stand out among the competition is to make it easier for partners to create case studies or success stories. There are […]

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ASG Engages Influencers To Help Early- Stage Buyers Understand Need, Make Case To Management

At the B2B Marketing Exchange in February, Jay McBain, Forrester’s Principal Analyst, Channels Partnerships and Ecosystems, said that channel programs must adjust to the “never-ending sales cycle” of recurring revenue, rather than continuing to rely on transactions that reward front-end and back-end margins. Recruiting and engaging networks of influencers will be critical, he said. In […]

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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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What Should Channel Marketers Get Right? Provide Better, Actionable Data

Cisco’s acquisition of Slido and IMImobile prompted Andrew Gilman, Head of Marketing and Alliances for NWN, a Cisco partner and a service provider specializing in unified communications, collaboration and contact centers, to share his thoughts on the news. In an email, he wrote: “These acquisitions are all about driving engagement and making it easy to […]

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