Channel Marketer Report

Special Features

QuotaDeck Uses Crowdsourcing To Make Sales Introductions

The Problem: Today’s buyers are looking for more personal and relevant engagements with solution providers. As a result, traditional tactics such as cold calling no longer hold much weight. Instead, buyers are looking to be introduced to industry experts and thought leaders through their personal connections and social circles. The Solution: QuotaDeck is a B2B sales […]

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Rethinking Channel Strategy For The Internet Of Things

By John DeSarbo, ZS This year’s IndyCar Series concluded when Scott Dixon captured his fourth championship with a spectacular come-from-behind victory over front-runner Juan Pablo Montoya in the series finale. Dixon, who was in third place until the final race, flawlessly executed a clever strategy to take advantage of his competitors’ mishaps and seize the […]

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Impartner Helps Vendors Leverage Channel Performance Data

The Problem: Using partner portals, vendors can empower their channel partners to better market and sell their solutions. Providing access to everything from deal registration, to product information and thought leadership content, these portals are designed to be partners’ go-to resource for a specific vendor. Although these portals can be useful for partners, it is sometimes […]

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Creativity Drives Demand For Channel Partners

By Heather K. Margolis, Channel Maven Consulting Creativity is a driving force at the beginning of every company’s journey to success. It doesn’t matter if you’re a channel partner, a college dropout founding a start-up from your garage or a seasoned executive. Regardless of size, sector or geography, hatching a creative idea is part of […]

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Brightcove Helps Improve Video Marketing Results

The Problem: The vast majority (91%) of B2B buyers prefer interactive and visual content that can be accessed on demand and across devices, according to research from Demand Gen Report. However, some companies do not have the time, manpower or resources to create and market videos to partners and end-users. On the other end of the […]

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From First Day To First Sale: Developing A Successful Onboarding Program

By Jon Whitlock, VP, B2B Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America Partner onboarding is one of the most important steps in the channel partner-vendor relationship, and as is the case with most relationships, first impressions are everything. A poor onboarding experience can hinder a new partner’s success, make the vendor question their investment in the new […]

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The New Rules Of Predictive Analytics: CMO Edition

By Angela Zener, Radius The promise of B2B data is unbridled. Thanks to first- and third-party data sources, marketing teams know more about their prospects and leads than ever before. Predictive analytics tools introduce even more data capabilities for today’s marketing leaders. With the right tools, marketers can discover untapped market opportunities, target audiences with greater […]

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SproutLoud Helps Streamline Brand Compliance And Advertising On The Local Level

The Problem: Channel marketers struggle with a variety of challenges in working with distributed organizations. It’s not always easy to maintain brand compliance while allowing partners to customize marketing materials with their local business information. This is especially true with web sites. Consumers want to be able to find the nearest location for a product […]

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5 Problems Buyer Personas Can Solve In The Age Of Modern Marketing

By Katie Martell, Cintell The concept of a buyer persona in the business world is nothing new. In fact, it originated in the ’90s in the world of software development. The first user persona, named Cathy, was created by famed developer Alan Cooper. The concept made its way firmly into B2B sales and marketing strategies thanks […]

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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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