Episode 11: Jeff Mesnik, ContentMX In a recent State of The Channel report, CompTIA noted that channel partners – especially managed service providers – are beginning to put more emphasis on marketing their own brands and identity. One reason, said CompTIA, is that vendor brands of cloud-hosted solutions are becoming less visible. In this episode […]
Episode 10: Maria Chien, SiriusDecisions Digital transformation, cloud adoption, and the shift to recurring revenue models are compelling more companies to examine how they should adjust their channel programs. Maria Chien, service director, channel marketing strategies, at SiriusDecisions, sat down with CMR editorial director Andrew Gaffney at the SiriusDecisions Summit to review why companies need […]
Incentive programs have been integral to the channel for years. However, vendors still are struggling to boost partner engagement and overall loyalty. During this video podcast, Daniel Hawtof of Blackhawk Engagement Solutions discusses these challenges, and offers a series of best practices to help vendors improve their incentive program design, testing and optimization.
The cloud is significantly changing customer expectations and channel revenue models. But how will it impact relationships between vendors and their partners? During this episode of ChannelChat, Ali Din of dinCloud outlines how the entire channel ecosystem can embrace the cloud.
In the new era of modern marketing, personalization will be key to success, according to Majda Anwar, Engagement Manager at The Pedowitz Group. Although email marketing has been a top tool in marketers’ boxes, it is time they rethink their strategies to better engage today’s multitasking, time-starved buyer. In this episode of ChannelChat, Anwar provides […]
The web is flooding with a sea of content, making it more challenging for vendors and their partners to stand out. During this episode of Channel Chat, executives discuss the current state of content marketing, and how organizations can leverage content curation and syndication to maximize engagement and revenue.
Vendors and their partners still are facing a daunting marketing gap. While vendors have set expectations regarding channel-wide lead generation and sales, partners are struggling to keep pace with these expectations and successfully drive demand across channels. During this episode of ChannelChat, Bob Lamkin, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Marketing Advocate, discusses the […]
A standard practice within channel networks is vendors passing leads off to partners. However, many vendors typically use manual processes, which leads to lost opportunities and sales. In this episode of Channel Chat, Ken Romley, CEO of Zift Solutions, discusses how vendors can address this common pain point, and close the loop on all channel […]
The channel universe is in a constant state of change. As a result, there are a series of debates that have been constant, such as: Is it better to have more partners or fewer quality partners? What are the best tactics to educate and train partners? How can we ensure our entire channel is up-to-speed […]
Distributors play a pivotal role in connecting resellers with the best vendors. In addition, distributors ensure that resellers constantly are educated and in the loop regarding the latest market developments and new business opportunities. During this interview, Greg Dixon CTO of ScanSource shares how the company is helping resellers amp up business results by adding […]