Channel Marketer Report

Channel Marketing

Balihoo Forms Partnership With Local Spectrum

Local Spectrum, the location-based marketing unit of global media agency network Starcom MediaVest Group, has established a partnership with Balihoo to extend location marketing automation solutions to its customers.  The partnership combines Local Spectrum’s knowledge of local digital and directory marketing with Balihoo’s technology to allow national brands to extend location and relevant campaigns through […]

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Simplifying Local Marketing For Brands [Infographic]

Nearly half (48%) of distributed marketers cite “lack of marketing expertise” as a top challenge, while 56% point to “maintaining brand consistency” as a channel-wide issue. Regardless of their industry, national brands struggle to streamline and automate marketing, so partners can put a more tailored, personalized spin on their content and campaigns.  This infographic, courtesy of […]

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OptifiNow Helps Mountain West Financial Streamline Relationship Management

Up to 79% of marketing leads never convert to sales due to insufficient lead nurturing efforts, according to research from Marketing Sherpa. Nearly two thirds (65%) of B2B marketers don’t have lead nurturing processes in place. Mountain West Financial, a mortgage brokerage with more than 400 employees, half of which are field-based agents, has improved […]

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Secrets Of A Killer Blog Post: References [Infographic]

Creating quality content requires more than a few stats. After all, with so much content available with a tap of a finger or click of a mouse, it takes much more to stand out.  This infographic, courtesy of WhoIsHostingThis.com, outlines a series of sources marketers can refer to while creating their content. 

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Beyond Customer Feedback: The Keys to Knowing What Your Customer Really Wants

Kent Potts, EVP Marketing, Skura Corporation Today’s enterprise sales and marketing teams face some very unique challenges. The advancement of technology, the expectation of marketing materials to be readily available online and the expanding social ecosystem that provides insight and clues into prospective customers make the role of these departments more multi-faceted than ever before. […]

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Mobile Powers Up Channel Sales And Partner Engagement

The total number of smartphone users worldwide will reach 1.75 billion by the end of 2014, according to estimates from eMarketer. Tablet adoption also is expected to experience a strong growth trajectory, with the tablet market expected to increase 47% this year, according to Gartner.  And the overall benefits of mobile devices have never been […]

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Realizing The Value Of Content Curation Across The Channel

Research conducted by SiriusDecisions has confirmed what some marketers and sales representatives have believed for quite some time: Most of the buying journey is now done digitally.  With 67% of the researching and consideration process now done online, most buyers are first turning to search engines. So how can vendors and their partners get found […]

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Will Social Kill Professional Marketing?

By Michael Idinopulos, CMO, PeopleLinx  We’ve seen social disrupt a lot of professions: Journalism, retail, telephony, encyclopedias, art photography, recorded music, classified advertising, transportation, real estate and hospitality.  Is professional marketing next?  Not so long ago, marketing departments controlled their companies’ access to the media. Television, radio, print media, and even Internet ads were managed […]

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MarketSnare Helps Multi-Location Marketers Amplify Local Presence

The Problem: Creating and managing an effective network of local web sites costs more in time and money than most multi-location businesses are willing — or often able — to invest. Typical roadblocks to realizing the benefits of local web sites include having to continually: Generate unique local content; manage technology updates throughout the entire […]

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Only 8% Of Brands “Completely Satisfied” With Local Marketing Efforts

A common challenge for companies that operate in a channel environment is that their partners and resellers don’t have the ability to plan and execute local marketing campaigns successfully. The majority (73%) of brands surveyed for a recent study from local marketing automation solution provider Balihoo indicated that they invest in local marketing. However, only […]

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