Some brands have a hybrid business model — selling directly to their customers as well as through a network of partners and resellers. Others, however, sell exclusively through the channel. According to Ted Plumis, VP of Channel, Business and Corporate Development at Exabeam, a channel-only approach has a number of benefits. For one, selling exclusively through the […]
By Guy Swarbrick, Senior Consultant, EMEA, Channel Enablers On the surface, it’s a difficult time for any vendor that sells to consumers through traditional retail channels. Household name retailers are disappearing on a regular basis: in the UK, Comet and Jessops have gone in the last six months, with HMV teetering on the brink; Virgin’s […]
Industry shifts and market changes — such as the continued shift to cloud operations and managed services — also are motivating vendors to rethink their incentive strategies. Rather than implementing short-term initiatives, organizations are honing in on more long-term, loyalty-generating strategies that will contribute to yearly lead gen and sales goals.
By Ed Thompson, Director of Demand Generation, The Pedowitz Group Editor’s Note: Due to a special arrangement with CRN, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from the site, written by Ed Thompson of the Pedowitz Group. On the surface, reselling a vendor’s products is a relatively straightforward process. I source a lead, work […]
Vendors strive to offer channel partners an influx of funding, marketing tools and educational resources to ensure channel loyalty and optimal sales results. However a new study conducted by The 2112 Group reveals that conflict among vendors and their partners is thriving more than ever. In fact, findings from the “2112 Channel Conflict 2012 Report” […]