Channel Marketer Report

Co-op / MDF Programs

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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Uniphore’s New Partner Program Offers MDF-Funded Agency Support To Drive Participation, Boost Performance

Uniphore, a conversational automation solution provider, has launched a partner program to support a rapidly expanding market of companies using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technology to significantly improve customer experience (CX).   Uniphore Unite is a robust partner program that includes essential resources to support the partner lifecycle end–to–end and enables partners to leverage Uniphore’s best-of-breed, innovative technology to expand their portfolio and profitability. The partner program offers a range of programs to support each partner’s business model, including referral, resell, managed services, co-selling, and services, delivering the resources this global community needs […]

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Incentive Solutions, Channeltivity Partner To Offer Comprehensive Channel Management Solution

Incentive Solutions, a channel incentives and technology provider, has entered into a partnership with Channeltivity, a partner relationship management solution provider. Propelling this alliance is a drive to expand services and enhance the customer experience, said Incentive Solutions in a press release. Connecting solutions from the two organizations delivers a smoother, more comprehensive user experience […]

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JS Group ‘Partners’ With Client Qumu To Implement Global Channel Program

The JS Group (JSG), a channel strategy consultancy and services company, has entered a unique relationship with Qumu Corporation, a provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, to implement a world-class global channel program. More than offering traditional channel support services, JSG “has a different agreement with Qumu,” Janet Schijns, JSG’s CEO, told CMR. “It’s based […]

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Market Development Funds: How MSPs And Vendors Can Reach New Customers – Together

By Nate Freedman, CEO, Tech Pro Marketing As someone who provides marketing services for Managed IT Services Providers (MSPs) across North America, I love the concept of market development funds. Top-of-the-line marketing services don’t come cheap. Even if a company has a sizable marketing budget, hiring an agency requires a great deal of financial investment, […]

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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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To Ensure MDF Remainders Aren’t Left On Table, Encourage/Enable Compact Digital Projects

The fact that the channel-focused digital publication CRN continues to ask in its annual partner program survey what percentage of MDF/co-op goes unspent on a quarterly basis is a good indication that many partners continue to leave money on the table. A spot check of responses to the 2020 Partner Program Guide revealed that a […]

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Partner Empathy Boosts Engagement With Komprise Recruitment And Certification Program

Komprise, a leader in analytics-driven data management as a service, achieved record growth in 2020, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Contributing to the company’s growth was the onboarding of more than 50 new channel partners, and the technical training and certification of hundreds of partner employees through its expanded Komprise Konnect partner program. The […]

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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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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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