Channel Marketer Report

Special Features

The Channel Partner Model For Driving Connected Security

By Marvin Blough, VP Channels and Alliances, Dell Software Group The security landscape continues to change dramatically and customers are dealing with new, difficult and complex threats every day. Cyber criminals are attacking more frequently and launching new and unprecedented types of attacks. At the same time, there’s pressure on IT security staff to deliver […]

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ON24 Unveils Webinar Engagement Score, Integration Service

The Problem: The webinar has been spotlighted as tried and true marketing channel to effectively engage prospects and partners. But with buyers today becoming more savvy and analytical during the buying journey, there are several factors businesses need to consider while planning, promoting and following up after presentations.  The Solution: ON24, a provider of webinar and […]

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Zerista Meeting Hub Helps Companies Get The Most Out Of Events

The Problem: Planning and executing events can be a daunting process. Yet partner summits and annual user conferences are an integral part of companies’ sales and marketing efforts. To ensure they — and their sponsors — get the most out of their events, companies need cohesive solutions that offer content, resources and updates to event […]

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Beyond Customer Feedback: The Keys to Knowing What Your Customer Really Wants

Kent Potts, EVP Marketing, Skura Corporation Today’s enterprise sales and marketing teams face some very unique challenges. The advancement of technology, the expectation of marketing materials to be readily available online and the expanding social ecosystem that provides insight and clues into prospective customers make the role of these departments more multi-faceted than ever before. […]

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Generating Channel Leads Through Content

By Patricia Hume, President, Trapit Over a long career, most of my time has been spent managing channel operations for some of the best — IBM, SAP, and Avaya among them — drawn by the challenge of helping the business grow through the reach of “alternatives” to direct sales; distributors, resellers, service providers and others. […]

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PartnerPortal Helps Vendors Improve Channel Efficiencies

The Problem: For any vendor, using an automated partner interface is a great start to managing an efficient channel. These interfaces typically support different channel modules, as well as forms for each of those modules. From time to time, modifications need to be made to these forms, which calls for custom programming by developers. This […]

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PeopleLinx Helps Power Up Social Engagement Strategies

The Problem: Nearly every company in the world has employees on LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networks to represent the corporate brand, products and services. Unfortunately, most companies are missing the opportunity to showcase their capabilities, deepen relationships and engage with prospects. Employees’ profiles undersell themselves and the company. Employees don’t connect to their business […]

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The What And The Why Of Partner Profitability

By Diane Krakora, CEO, PartnerPath The balance of power is shifting. Gone are the days when solution provider partners begged to be included in vendor partner programs. Instead, solution providers have become savvy about which vendor’s lines to carry and are trimming unprofitable vendors from their line cards. In this dawning age of partner clout, […]

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Will Social Kill Professional Marketing?

By Michael Idinopulos, CMO, PeopleLinx  We’ve seen social disrupt a lot of professions: Journalism, retail, telephony, encyclopedias, art photography, recorded music, classified advertising, transportation, real estate and hospitality.  Is professional marketing next?  Not so long ago, marketing departments controlled their companies’ access to the media. Television, radio, print media, and even Internet ads were managed […]

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MarketSnare Helps Multi-Location Marketers Amplify Local Presence

The Problem: Creating and managing an effective network of local web sites costs more in time and money than most multi-location businesses are willing — or often able — to invest. Typical roadblocks to realizing the benefits of local web sites include having to continually: Generate unique local content; manage technology updates throughout the entire […]

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