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Channel ROI

Larry Walsh At B2BSMX: The Channel Is A Recession Insulator, An Inoculator

If indeed the economy is in a recession or slipping into one, companies would be well-advised to lean into their channel partner programs. At the B2B Sales & Marketing Exchange held in Boston earlier this month, Larry Walsh, CEO and Chief Analyst at Channelnomics, a business strategy firm, told a packed room that “the thing […]

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B2BSMX To Explore Go-To-Market Potential Of Channel Partner Programs

The B2B Sales & Marketing Exchange (B2BSMX) returns to the Encore Boston Harbor, August 8-10. The event, co-hosted by sponsored by Demand Gen Report and Channel Marketer Report, features a full agenda of keynotes, breakout sessions and workshops addressing the new roles and changing processes B2B sales and marketing teams need to master to address […]

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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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Survey: Automated Channel Data Management Can Boost Revenue Processes, But Challenges Persist

More than two-thirds of senior leaders responsible for revenue management and channel strategy believe that solution based incentive management, automated channel data management (CDM), and automated MDF management would be very valuable when optimizing channel revenue processes. Unfortunately, automating channel revenue processes across systems remain a significant challenge due to a reliance on manual tools […]

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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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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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Improved Channel Visibility, Accelerated Processes Could Minimize Revenue Leakage

C-suite executives struggle to achieve effective revenue management, losing billions of dollars through revenue leakage, according to a survey by Model N, a provider of cloud revenue management solutions. Some 75% of the respondents believe they “leave money on the table” and must do better. According to Model N’s 2020 State of Revenue report, 82% […]

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Investments In Channel Programs Lag Despite Measurable Impact On Revenue

While the 2020 State of the Partner Ecosystem report by Crossbeam, a collaborative data platform provider, clearly confirmed that partner programs have a measurable impact on vendor revenue, it also indicated that many companies are not fully supporting their channel initiatives. More than 90% of the respondents to the survey said partnerships have measurable impact on […]

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B2BMX Speakers: Evolving Buyer Journeys, Shifting Partner GTM Plans Require New Channel Strategies

With more than 75% of commercial transactions flowing through indirect channels, few companies have the option to not focus more attention on optimizing their partner sales and marketing programs. But as channel experts stressed in the eight sessions included in the Channel Marketing agenda of last month’s B2B Marketing Exchange in Scottsdale, planning, implementing and […]

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Is Your Partner Enablement Strategy Broken? Maybe You Should Take A Seat

Maria Chien doesn’t have a reputation for pulling her punches when talking about the state of channel programs. But at the B2B Marketing Exchange at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Feb. 24-26, the title of a presentation she’ll make there suggests that Chien, Forrester’s vice president, practice leader, channel marketing strategies, is taking off the gloves.. […]

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