Channel Marketer Report


Paving The Road To Channel Marketing Success

By Jon Whitlock, Director, Channel Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America It’s true that many VARs often face limited capabilities and bandwidth when it comes to marketing their companies. In fact, recent numbers show that fewer than 10% of B2B resellers have dedicated marketing employees. That’s a high percentage of partners that aren’t fully equipped with […]

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Deal Registration Is A Multi-Use Tool In Your Partner Program

By Tim Lowe, Vice President of Consulting, PartnerPath What are you guaranteed to have if you have more than two partners in your channel partner program? This sounds like the first line of a joke — but it’s not. Having more than two partners in your channel partner program guarantees you will have channel conflict! […]

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6 Ways Your Training Program Can Give Partners Competitive Edge

By John Gentry, VP of Marketing and Alliances, Virtual Instruments When your channel partners win business, so do you. We all know this. So, how can you help your resellers capture larger pieces of increasingly competitive markets? Start with training — and then add more training, that’s more tailored and more effective. Anyone can sell […]

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Social Selling For The Channel

By Patricia Hume, Trapit This is the last in a three part blog series about how an effective content marketing strategy coupled with the delivery of the right content mix can improve channel mind-share, loyalty, and, of course, revenue creation. Let’s dig deeper into social selling for the channel, and how and which technology can […]

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Chasing The Elusive Return On Channel Investment (ROCI)

By Jim Somers, Relayware As summer begins to wind down, many of us kick into gear with that dreaded annual exercise: Budget planning. (Group groan) If you’re an experienced channel executive, you know the channel budgeting process can be arduous and downright painful at times, especially if your CFO calls you to the mat to […]

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Maximize Partner Engagement: Identify And Incent Non-Sales Behaviors

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Business Solutions, Global Channel, parago Last spring, I hosted a webinar during which I talked about parago’s latest channel marketing survey. One thing our research pointed out was channel marketers’ desire to grow beyond pure sales incentives and start including the behaviors that support sales. But they also told us […]

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Channel Incentive Program Best Practices

By Jim Sullivan, Director, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America  It’s no secret that we’re in a highly competitive market in technology sales. It takes more than groundbreaking technology and innovative products to make the channel sales engine operate. Vendors can’t afford to put an incentive or program in place and simply hope for the […]

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7 Signs Of Data Meltdown

By Dion Picco, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Progress Tired, headache, can’t focus? These are all symptoms that plague channel marketers around the world every day. If you’re experiencing any of these, you might be in a losing battle with your organization’s data. Ignore the symptoms at your own peril, as they will only get worse! […]

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Harnessing The Power Of LinkedIn Groups For Your Channel

By Jeff Mesnik, Managing Partner, ContentMX  What if you could have all of your sales leads in one room? It turns out that LinkedIn groups put all of your customers and prospects in one place, making it the perfect networking and sales tool for business-to-business organizations. Help your channel partners harness the power of LinkedIn […]

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