Laz Gonzalez, Chief Strategy Officer at Zift Solutions With the channel in a constant state of flux, it’s no wonder that today’s CMOs are dealing with more demands, complexities and technology than ever before. Channel technology vendors have been quick to deliver all sorts of software and solutions to help (and win the business of) […]
Finding channel partners that fit your strategy mold is hard enough. It’s getting even more challenging due to the increasing demand for the diminishing supply of capable channel partners. This research by Nuvello, a global network of industry analysts and consultants, in association with ICLP, a leading end-to-end loyalty agency, examines the practices employed by […]
Channel partner relationships can be complicated. With everyone working towards the same goal from a different perspective, it can lead to misunderstandings, disagreements and, on occasion, complacent attitudes….all of which have a negative impact on partner relationships. However, even with the most difficult channel partner relationship, five imperatives emerge that can ensure better partnerships between […]
By Heather K. Margolis, founder, Channel Maven Consulting Thanks to the Internet, cloud adoption, and changes in buyer behavior, the Channel has slowly but steadily shifted towards selling outcomes versus products. With this comes a monumental shift in vendor-partner relationships whereby partners are self-selecting relationships with anywhere from 5 to 25 vendors at any given […]
By Veronica Brunwin, Relayware Chief Product Officer Top channel managers are acutely aware that the Pareto Principle (often called the “80/20 rule”) applies to channel partner productivity. It’s long been known that typically 80% of business is generated by 20% of channel partners. The most obvious effects of the 80/20 rule in a channel program […]
Webinfinity has enhanced the core features of its PRM platform to empower companies to deliver a personalized partner experience that drives revenue, increases engagement and builds loyalty. The platform offers partners a personalized digital experience based on the unique profile, history and needs of each user to deliver a targeted, contextually relevant selection of content, […]
Averetek, Perks Worldwide (Perks WW), and Birch Worldwide have fully integrated their core products to jointly sell them to businesses looking for channel incentive, channel loyalty and channel marketing solutions. The integrated Campaign Marketplace, a sales and marketing demand generation solution, allows partners to see their available MDF/co-op balance, browse marketplace services like telemarketing, social […]
Demandbase has launched a partner program with technology and agency partners to provide education and sales support so that clients can integrate ABM strategies with other technologies and services. “No company is going to do it alone and succeed,” said Peter Isaacson, CMO at Demandbase, in a conversation with Demand Gen Report, a sister publication to Channel […]
Microsoft has entered a six-year agreement with HP to deploy its Dynamics CRM solution — as well as Azure, Office 365 and other Cloud solutions — to HP’s 6,500 salespeople and 20,000 support personnel. The companies have not disclosed the value of the deal.
Digital partner marketing platform Performance Horizon announced an integration with LiveRamp, a data connectivity and onboarding solution that unifies online and offline customer data. The partnership is designed to help companies understand how digital marketing partners (such as aggregators, affiliates, content partners, comparison shopping engines, mobile apps and social media) drive offline sales.