By Mike Ruff, Associate, CTX Resources When times are tough and resources are thin, leveraging channel relationships is often a force multiplier. But engaging with a partner in a joint business development initiative can be a minefield of shattered expectations for both vendor and partner. According to Ian MacMillan, Wharton Professor of Innovation and […]
By Erich Flynn, CEO, TreeHouse Interactive Now that the new year is in full swing, it’s a good time to look at your partner program and make adjustments. Whether you do it now or later, you should review your program at least once per year. Here are some review items to get you started.
By Tracy Delphia, Senior Marketing Analyst and Vaughn Aust, VP, Client Solutions, hawkeye Like most ecosystems, the channel is continuing its evolution to adapt to a changing environment. The Great Recession, which started around 2008, punctuated channel change and quickly drove adoption of Software-as-a-Service and created quite a cloudy outlook for the channel. We are […]
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. Most B2B sales environments, both reseller and direct, are comprised of two sales organizations; one lands the […]
By Craig DeWolf, VP, Strategic Development, CCI Normally I like to start these entries on a positive note, though this title seems ominous for channel marketers. But there is a positive spin: The good news is that if none of the items listed below will keep you up at night, then you can consider yourself […]
By Erich Flynn, CEO, TreeHouse Interactive Every partner program is different, with each market having different things channel partners value. Channel managers have the job of finding out what partners value and what they don’t. What doesn’t change is unless you have a value proposition, partners will not seek you out or remain partners for […]