Channel Marketer Report

Special Features

Seismic Helps Close The Content Gap With Channel Sales Teams

The Problem: Content is the lifeblood of the sales process, but finding and using the right content for various selling situations can be difficult. As a result, many customer engagements miss the mark. This problem is exacerbated by indirect channel sales models, where partner sales reps handle products from multiple manufacturers and are loosely connected, at best, […]

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Klipfolio Provides Wealth Of Cross-Channel Campaign Analytics

The Problem: Marketers are designing and implementing campaigns that span across myriad of technologies and communication touch points. However, with these campaigns comes an inundating amount of data regarding overall engagement and success. The Solution: Klipfolio is an online marketing analytics dashboard designed to help companies build user-specific dashboards to monitor analytics throughout their marketing initiatives. The Klipfolio […]

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How To Design A Successful Pilot Program (And Why You Need To)

By Dan Hawtof, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Oftentimes, you need to build a business case in order to get funding for your channel incentive program. A test program is an effective way to win over skeptics and earn executive buy-in for your initiative. Plus, you’ll gain invaluable project management data that can help you roll out […]

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(Best) Practice Makes Perfect: A 5-Point Checklist For Channel Marketing Success

By Dan Hawtof, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions The perception: You’re too busy. Managing campaigns, payouts, channel partners and sales leave you with zero time to affect change within your current program, much less implement a new one. The reality: If you don’t communicate a great channel program, none of that matters. The best program, product or incentive […]

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What MSPs Will Need To Keep Pace For The Future Of The Cloud

By Rob Rae, VP of Business Development, Datto Business data has evolved; the information that used to live only on a server at a company site has gone everywhere. Today, enterprises or their channel partners are managing data from on-premise locations, within the cloud, in virtual environments or in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications they use […]

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Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Provides Incentives For All Sales Behaviors

Problem: Today, most vendors only incentivize their reseller partners on sales, versus sales behaviors. However, most channel managers know that their best partners are engaged in behaviors that can drive sales, such as lead generation, deal registration and more. So, why not incentivize more than just the end result? Oftentimes, because it’s too complex. According […]

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Striking The Right Balance: Lessons Learned From Revamping A Partner Program

By Jon Whitlock, Senior Director of Channel Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America In 2015, Kaspersky Lab is ramping up its investment and commitment to partners, and I am deeply involved in the revamp and all its moving parts. With all the ins and outs of structuring a partner program top of mind, here is what […]

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