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Channel Marketing: Why ‘Engage and Empower’ Partner Strategies Outperform ‘Pamper and Pressure’ Tactics

By Ed Breault, VP Marketing & Industry Solutions at Aprimo If your organization has a distributed sales model, you know how integral channel partners can be to your growth and continued success. You also probably know how difficult it can be to engage and enable partners to take the actions necessary to drive that growth […]

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12 Ideas for Succeeding in a Mentoring Relationship

By Theresa Caragol, founder and CEO, Achieve Unite, and Izzy Barry, director, M&A and PMOaaS, VMware Inc. With US unemployment holding steady well-below 5%, and the number of job vacancies rising to an all-time high of 6.37 million in April, finding top-talent for channel management and marketing positions is tougher than ever. That’s why it’s increasingly […]

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Seven Ways Sales Incentives Are Changing

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Strategy and Solutions at Hawk Incentives Many companies use incentive programs to motivate independent channel partners such as dealers, distributors and resellers. In fact, the Incentive Federation extrapolated in its “Incentive Marketplace Estimate Research Study” that 41 percent of enterprise companies invest in channel incentives worth a total of more than […]

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Channel Account Managers Hold the Keys to the Kingdom for their Partners

By Gary Morris, CEO and Founder, Successful Channels, and Luanne Tierney, Managing Member, Fivesky Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, Gary Morris, CEO and founder of Successful Channels, and Luanne Tierney, one of the most successful Silicon Valley channel executives in the industry, collaborated on an article to show how channel vendors can better meet the […]

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Winning the Battle for MSP and MSSP Attention

By Jeffrey Mesnik, president, ContentMX Traditional channel marketing models no longer work. In the past IT departments would install pipes, wires, computers, and storage to support a corporate infrastructure. CIOs would piece together the required infrastructure based on expert opinions from channel partners representing the OEMs. Thanks in some part to vendor consolidation, a CIO […]

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Five Questions Vendors Should Ask Partners About Their Channel Program

By Heather K. Margolis, founder, Channel Maven Consulting Thanks to the Internet, cloud adoption, and changes in buyer behavior, the Channel has slowly but steadily shifted towards selling outcomes versus products. With this comes a monumental shift in vendor-partner relationships whereby partners are self-selecting relationships with anywhere from 5 to 25 vendors at any given […]

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Driving Channel Success Through Increased Partner Engagement

By Veronica Brunwin, Relayware Chief Product Officer Top channel managers are acutely aware that the Pareto Principle (often called the “80/20 rule”) applies to channel partner productivity. It’s long been known that typically 80% of business is generated by 20% of channel partners. The most obvious effects of the 80/20 rule in a channel program […]

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2017 Content Preferences Survey Report from Demand Gen Report

Chances are your partners are requesting more short-form assets from your marketing team. According to insights shared in the 2017 Content Preferences Survey Report from CMR’s sister publication, Demand Gen Report, a growing number of B2B buyers are doing their product shopping homework by skimming what might be considered the CliffsNotes of marketing materials. Complaining […]

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Developing Video Campaigns: Best Practices to Boost ROI

By Khalid El Khatib, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Even 15 years ago, combining video and marketing meant commercials. Doing them can be expensive, elaborate, and remarkably inefficient. As video moved far beyond the TV screen, it gave marketers new options to engage clients, employees, and others. This is especially important for B2B marketing, where traditional […]

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Yes, There Really Are Ways Of Evaluating Channel Incentive ROI

By Dan Hawtof, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Channel marketers offer a constant variety of incentive programs to motivate behaviors across the board, from headquarter principals and sales reps to sales engineers, distributors and anyone else they can reach. They do it with SPIFs, deal registration programs, seed-unit discounts and more, all designed to reward for specific […]

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