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Channel Marketing

Expanded Channel Stack Offers Bigger Tool Box For Partner Program Professionals

The channel software stack continued to grow in 2020. According to an annual review by Jay McBain, Forrester’s Principal Analyst, Channel Partnerships & Alliances, 183 companies offer channel program supporting solutions. McBain’s survey listed 159 companies at the end of 2019. As 2018 came to a close, 106 solution providers were identified. Last year, companies […]

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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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The 2112 Group Rebrands As Channelnomics; Expands Brainstorm Program

The 2112 Group is rebranding as Channelnomics, a name that reflects the organization’s mission to provide companies with research, guidance, and support in the development and management of dynamic routes to market. For the past 10 years, 2112 and Channelnomics operated in parallel under 2112 Enterprises LLC. Channelnomics was the company’s media business, which provided […]

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Partner Certification At Gigamon Soars Fourfold With Use-Case And Enablement Training

Partner engagement in a comprehensive certification program that provides use-case and enablement training soared dramatically at Gigamon, a network visibility and traffic monitoring technology vendor. Even without an incentive component, the certification program has been utilized by over two-thirds of Gigamon’s partners which increased the number of certifications by four times. The boost in partner […]

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Panzura Boosts Channel Support With Unlimited MDF Program, New Partner Portal

Panzura, a provider of an enterprise global cloud file solution, announced major investments to drive the success of its partners around the world, including system integrators, value-added resellers, technology alliance partners, OEMs and managed service providers (MSPs). Now offering a 35% discount on all partner-generated sales, the company is aiming to boost channel-won revenue by […]

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Channel Experts Ready Presentations For B2B Marketing Exchange Digital Experience

Presentations by prominent channel experts and practitioners will be offered during the B2B Marketing Exchange digital experience, an online event scheduled for February 22-24, 2021. An annual in-person conference, hosted by Channel Marketer Report’s (CMR) sister publication Demand Gen Report (DGR), has been postponed to a later date. The DGR team and CMR will again tap […]

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Spark Your Channel Now Automates Partner Personalization Of Multiple Vendor Videos, Multimedia Assets

Spark Your Channel, a demand generation company, has released of a new feature that will automatically attach partner-created intros and outros to vendor supplied videos. When launched earlier this year, the platform enabled partners to easily amend individual multimedia assets with introductions and closing messages to ensure that the marketing assets are always associated with […]

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Channel Experts Share Strategies On Boosting Partner Sales & Marketing Alignment At #B2BSMX

When channel marketers logged off from the B2B Sales & Marketing Exchange (B2BSMX) online experience last month, they left with an armful of insights and information to better align their partner sales and marketing programs in 2021. Partner marketing teams at many channel-focused companies are often under-staffed and insufficiently funded, even at large organizations. As […]

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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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Brother’s New Partner Portal Strives To Support Channel’s Digital Transformation

Brother International Corporation has launched a new online partner portal that consolidates Brother’s comprehensive suite of partner products, tools and training into an intuitive, companywide partner relationship management (PRM) platform. The new, unified portal — officially called PATH (Partner Authorized Total Hub) — was implemented to remove complexity for thousands of Brother Authorized Partners (BAP), […]

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