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SiriusDecisions Summit 2014: New Frameworks For Successful Content Marketing

By Matthew McKenzie, Chief Content Officer, Content4Demand Editor’s note: This article was previously posted on Demand Gen Report, sister publication of Channel Marketer Report.  In recent years, the SiriusDecisions Summit has come to define the state of the art for modern sales and marketing organizations. Part of the reason is SiriusDecisions’ ability to plug into and analyze […]

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Are Channel Incentive Programs Leaving Sales On The Table?

Most vendors are falling short in their partner engagement strategies, leading to lost sales opportunities, according to research from parago, a rewards-based incentives company that designs, implements and manages programs for the channel. Specifically, lead generation and deal registration strategies are not as successful as they should be, according to respondents, because they are still […]

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Progress Software Introduces New Partner Empowerment Tools

Progress Software has been committed to delivering market-leading technology innovations that empower their partners and customers to dramatically improve the development, deployment, integration and management of their business applications. With more than 2,000 partners, Progress Software’s Partner+ Program is dedicated to helping its partners turn ideas into business realities through thought leadership and technical empowerment […]

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B2B Content2Conversion Preview: Content’s Impact On Engagement And Campaign Results

This year’s B2B Content2Conversion conference, slated for May 6-7 in New York City, is going to take an in-depth look at the role of content in customer engagement and driving buyers through the sales funnel. Now in its third year, the event will feature three tracks — content strategy, demand generation and sales enablement — and 30 […]

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3 Steps To Successful Voice Of Partner Programs

Channel partners are central to the success of high-tech vendors, helping to generate more than a trillion dollars in annual sales. To help maximize partner relationships, and ensure partners remain loyal, vendors are implementing voice of partner (VoP) programs, which help companies collect detailed data and feedback from channel partners. However, a new study from […]

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Are You Optimizing Social Media For Your Channel?

 The social media space is constantly changing. Although sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have been recognized as valuable outlets for businesses to connect with partners and prospects, many marketers, especially in the channel, are struggling to share the right content, at the right time, with the right people. In an effort to outline […]

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OptifiNow Helps Mountain West Financial Streamline Relationship Management

Up to 79% of marketing leads never convert to sales due to insufficient lead nurturing efforts, according to research from Marketing Sherpa. Nearly two thirds (65%) of B2B marketers don’t have lead nurturing processes in place. Mountain West Financial, a mortgage brokerage with more than 400 employees, half of which are field-based agents, has improved […]

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Is Your Partner Portal Not Living Up To The Hype?

  Partner portals and PRM systems are top investments for many vendors; but they simply are not delivering optimal results.  While these solutions were designed to help vendors amplify partner engagement and overall sales and marketing productivity, they are not being used effectively enough to make the investment worthwhile.

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Lead Nurturing Evolves To Include More Customized Marketing Opportunities

Lead nurturing is central to the sales and marketing equation, helping businesses stay top of mind among current and prospective customers. In fact, companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales ready leads at 33% lower cost, according to Forrester Research.  However, vendors and partners both face similar challenges during the process: While […]

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Mobile Powers Up Channel Sales And Partner Engagement

The total number of smartphone users worldwide will reach 1.75 billion by the end of 2014, according to estimates from eMarketer. Tablet adoption also is expected to experience a strong growth trajectory, with the tablet market expected to increase 47% this year, according to Gartner.  And the overall benefits of mobile devices have never been […]

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