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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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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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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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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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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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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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Channel Leaders Tap Hyper-Personalization As Strategy For Future Of Partner Marketing To Drive Prioritized Partners

While channel leaders often express some frustration about not being able to break the 80/20 barrier, a white paper by Channel Impact, a channel focused consulting firm and services agency, suggests that vendors will continue to focus their attention on their top performing partners and those showing the most potential for the future  But now, […]

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HPE Global Network Of Digital Agencies Enables Full Spectrum Of Partner Marketers

Digital marketing agencies comprise a key component of an enhanced comprehensive channel marketing program from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. To help partners expand revenue opportunities, accelerate delivery and transform client relationships as they go to market with a number of ‘as-a-Service’ offerings, HPE is  providing easier and more affordable access to a global network of channel-proficient […]

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Gigamon’s Channel-First Strategy Boosts Partner Business 35%

The successful transition of Gigamon from a partner-friendly vendor to a channel-first company has led to robust partner growth. In the first year alone, Gigamon’s channel business grew more than 35%. In addition to the increased revenue, Gigamon, a provider of network visibility and analytics on all information-in-motion, is also reporting growth of channel-initiated business […]

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Tanium Builds Persona-Supporting Portal To Engage And Enable Channel Partners

It might take more than a big pat-on-the-back from a single partner before Tanium, a unified endpoint management and security platform provider, can claim “mission accomplished” on the launch of its new portal. But the high praise indeed that was sent to a regional vice president at the company after it rolled out its first-ever […]

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