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Influencer Marketing, Standard Practice With B2C Brands, Gains Traction With B2B Companies

As more and more B2B buyers rely on digitally-discovered information well along their shopping journeys, marketers have struggled to make sure their brands are among those to be considered. As Jay McBain, Forrester’s Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems, has commented, unless vendors develop vast ecosystems of industry experts, consultants, influencers, and other thought […]

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What Hiring A Director Of Global Channel Engagement Says About Armor’s MSP Partner Program

You know a company is serious about building better relations with its partner ecosystem when they appoint a Director of Global Channel Engagement. For the record, Armor, a global cloud security company for managed service providers (MSPs), didn’t post a position with that exact title. But when Christine Gassman clearly demonstrated that she was the […]

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Dell’s Cheryl Cook: How An Accelerated Transition To Digital Marketing With Partners Is Driving Record Sales

It didn’t take a pandemic to compel Dell Technologies to transition its channel marketing program to a digital model. At least a year before Covid-19 rendered popular partner marketing motions – especially in-person events – virtually impossible to implement, Dell had begun to expand its menu of partner-focused digital demand gen practices. Without a doubt, […]

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Why Can’t B2B Buyers Find Your Partners Online? Blame It On SEO!

The average channel partner isn’t making it easy for the typical B2B buyer to find them. While the first step most B2B shoppers take in their buyer’s journey is an online query for the solutions or services they need, most channel partners are failing to follow search engine best practices to make their brands easy […]

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Luxy Thuraisingam, Cisco’s New Head Of Global Partner Marketing, Readies Nimble Team For What’s Next

This past Spring, Cisco Systems named Luxy Thuraisingam as its new Head of Global Partner Marketing. Thuraisingam, who joined Cisco in 2019 as Vice President, Americas Industry & Canada Growth Marketing, brings nearly two decades of marketing experience to her new role. Partners “are being challenged to engage with new and existing customers in new […]

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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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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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