Channel Marketer Report

Marketing Planning

Flexential Expands Channel Partner Marketing Support With New Partner Portal

Flexential, an IT service management company, is launching a new partner portal to provide an enhanced channel experience. The new partner portal will offer deal registration and tracking and provide access to sales, marketing and partner enablement resources. “Since the portal is a centralized platform for partners to interact with Flexential, we invested in a […]

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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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Zoom Launches Partner Demand Center To Support Partner Marketing Efforts

Zoom has launched its first-ever partner demand center, a turnkey platform created to help its partners go to market with the company. Built on the StructuredWeb platform, the new tool provides members of the Zoom partner community with a marketing automation platform to expand their Zoom marketing practice. From co-branding and customization to digital marketing […]

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With Rise In Ransomware, Partners Must Optimize Access To The Boardroom

By Mike Walkey, SVP Global Channel & Alliances at Veritas Technologies Ransomware attacks are debilitating and no organization – large or small – is immune. Over the past 18 months, damages from ransomware attacks have had a direct effect on the economy and have deeply impacted the channel and its customers. And cybercriminals are only […]

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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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Zift Solutions Adds Channel-Partner Planning Capability To PRM Solution

Zift Solutions, a provider of partner relationship management (PRM) software, has announced an addition to its ZiftONE platform. The new Success Plans capability, a supplier and channel-partner business planning tool, enables vendors to collaborate with business partners to develop comprehensive business plans and set goals to create successful go-to-market strategies. With ZiftONE’s Success Plans, suppliers and […]

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Jen Spencer Tapped As President At SmartBug Media

SmartBug Media, a marketing agency, has promoted Jen Spencer to its newly created role of president. Spencer will oversee all operations, executing on SmartBug’s growth and market expansion strategy, reporting to the company’s CEO, Ryan Malone. In her first full year as SmartBug’s VP of sales and marketing in 2018, Spencer implemented a sales and marketing program […]

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Empowering Brands And Partners With Through-Channel Marketing Automation

By Joel Montgomery, Chief Strategy Officer, Incentive Solutions and OneAffiniti It’s been a few years since Jay McBain, Forresters’ Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems, called the increasing adoption of through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) the “third stage” for sales and marketing leaders. Following the adoption of customer relationship management technology and marketing automation solutions, […]

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Plannuh, A Marketing Optimization Platform, Launches Partner Community To Engage Broad Client Base

Plannuh, a provider of an application for proving and improving the business value of marketing, has launched the Plannuh Market Partner Community to bring together the knowledge and technology that help marketers reach strategic and operational marketing excellence. “We have channel in our DNA,” Peter Mahoney, founder and chief executive officer of Plannuh, told CMR. […]

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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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