Channel Marketer Report

Channel Marketing

Channel Marketing Is Broken

By Jared Shusterman, Managing Partner and CEO, SproutLoud Channel marketing is broken. There. Someone had to say it. Yes, it’s an over-generalization. And certainly anyone reading this post can name companies doing channel marketing well — possibly even a few doing it very well. Largely speaking, however, there are many channel marketing managers struggling to […]

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Kaspersky Lab Amps Up Partner Offerings For Improved Sales And Marketing Results In 2013

Last week, Kaspersky Lab, a developer of secure content and threat management solutions, unveiled a variety of new partner offerings, including new incentives, programs and content offerings, during the company’s Partner Summit, which took place February 7-10, 2013, in Cancun, Mexico.

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ForeScout And AirWatch Release New Solution For BYOD

ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a provider of real-time network security solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, and AirWatch, a mobile device management (MDM) company, recently announced a new partnership. Through the joint venture, the companies will team up to deliver a “comprehensive” mobile security solution designed to combine the benefits of ForeScout network access […]

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Content Thought Leaders To Share Best Practices At 2013 Content2Conversion Conference

Content superstars such as Joe Pulizzi, Founder of the Content Marketing Institute, and Ardath Albee, CEO of Marketing Interactions, are slated to speak at this year’s Content2Conversion Conference, presented by Demand Gen Report. The event will be held April 22 to 23, 2013, at the Times Center in New York City. During the two-day event, thought […]

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Mobile-Optimized Content Becoming A New Imperative For Channel Marketers

More executives are working remotely and traveling to attend industry conferences and one-to-one meetings, making mobile-optimized content collateral a new imperative for vendors and their partners. In fact, mobile traffic has nearly quadrupled since January 2011 and accounted for about one in four web site visits in December 2012, according to research from Walker Sands. […]

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Refining Localized Marketing To Boost Channel Revenue

A key benefit for organizations that develop a network of channel partners and affiliates is that they have more means to extend brand messaging and drive product/service awareness to new markets. However, to truly succeed at reaching specific audiences in particular geographic areas, vendors must empower partners to go-to-market, both via traditional means such as […]

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Channel Thought Leaders Share Predictions For 2013

The channel universe is evolving at a rapid pace. In an effort to hone in on key trends and expectations for 2013, we decided to ask some key executives from leading agencies, consultancies, and even solution provider companies to share their insights on channel sales and marketing trends. Each executive has a breadth of experience working […]

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Alvarion Releases New Partner Loyalty Programs And Portal To Improve Channel Collaboration

Alvarion, a provider of wireless broadband solutions, has announced major enhancements to its Partner Program and Portal. Among the changes are new partnership options, online certifications, incentives and deployment modulation tools. These additions were designed to create business opportunities and resources to encourage partner sales and marketing success.  “Alvarion recognizes the vital role that partners play […]

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Channel Marketing Changing Direction

By Lawrence M. Walsh Here are some channel truisms about marketing: Solution providers are terrible marketers. They don’t invest in marketing. They don’t frame their value propositions beyond their technical skill sets. And they have unrealistic expectations for the returns on their marketing investments. Vendors, on the other hand, are myopic marketers. They’re most concerned […]

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Study Finds That Marketing Email Accounts For 70% Of Spam Complaints

The growing availability of spam-reporting tools is having a major – and negative – impact on marketing email effectiveness, according to a recent study conducted by ReturnPath. The company’s Email Intelligence Report found that marketers account for 70% of all “this is spam” complaints and 60% of all spam-trap hits. Over the past year, according to ReturnPath, marketers’ […]

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