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About Alicia Fiorletta

Alicia Fiorletta is Senior Editor for Channel Marketer Report. Working closely with industry analysts and experts, Alicia reports on the latest news, technologies, case studies and trends coming to forefront in the channel marketing world. With a focus on emerging marketing strategies, including social, mobile and content for demand, Alicia hones in on new ways for organizations to market to and through their partner networks. Through her work with G3 Communications, Alicia also acts as Associate Editor for Retail TouchPoints, a digital publishing network focused on the customer-facing area of the retail industry.

Merchant Warehouse And Retail Pro International Announce Partnership

Merchant Warehouse, a provider of payment technologies and merchant account services, today announced a partnership with Retail Pro International (RPI), a POS, store operations and back-office software application company that focuses on specialty retailers. With the partnership, RPI will bring the Merchant Warehouse Genius Customer Engagement Platform to specialty retail stores throughout the U.S. As […]

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Plantronics Adds New Elements To Channel Partner Program

Plantronics, a wireless headset manufacturer, recently made new enhancements to its global channel partner program. The Connect Partner program now includes deal registration to mitigate channel conflict, as well as education modules. In addition, Platronics is offering channel partners new rewards incentives to help improve sales results. These new facets add to a variety of […]

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Salesforce To Buy ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

Salesforce.com — long thought to be in the market to acquire a marketing automation vendor since Oracle bought Eloqua — announced plans to purchase ExactTarget for about $2.5 billion. The move comes as a bit of a surprise to industry observers, who noted that Marketo’s recent successful IPO positioned the company as an appealing acquisition target for Salesforce.com. The transaction, which […]

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Marketing Advocate Named “Cool Vendor” By Gartner

Marketing Advocate, a through-partner marketing automation solution provider, has been recognized by Gartner Inc. as a “cool vendor.” Regarding the placement in the Gartner report, titled: Cool Vendors in Technology Go to Market 2013, Gary Morris, CEO and Founder of Marketing Advocate said: “We’re glad to be recognized by Gartner. Channel partners want to focus […]

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SiriusDecisions Aligns New Demand Waterfall To The Channel

Visibility into partner behaviors and garnering insight into lead performance are common challenges channel-centric organizations face. During the 2013 SiriusDecisions Summit, Laz Gonzalez, Service Director of Channel Management Strategies, and Matthew Papertsian, Research Director at SiriusDecisions, discussed how organizations can apply the rearchitected Demand Waterfall to the channel. The annual event took place May 8-10 […]

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How To Get Real Value Out Of Video

Time-starved, multitasking B2B marketers are seeking more interactive and compelling content to drive brand awareness, encourage conversations and, as a result, generate more leads and sales. Buyers’ attention spans are continuing to shrink and their schedules are becoming more hectic. As a result, marketers need to implement strategies that provide quick-hitting information that resonates with […]

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Can The Channel Come Out To Play?

By Ian Moyse, Sales Director, Workbooks.com, Eurocloud UK Board Member & Cloud Industry Forum Governance Board Member There is an on-going discussion in articles, at events and in offices each day about the part that channels will play in go-to-market for the cloud form factor. Does it have a place?  What is that place? What […]

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TIE Kinetix Launches Social Media Syndication Solution

TIE Kinetix, a SaaS content syndication solution provider, has added a new solution to its tool box to help channel marketers keep pace with new developments in social media. The Social Media Syndication Solution was designed to supplement the TIE Kinetix Content Syndication Platform by helping clients streamline Twitter communication taking place through partner networks. […]

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Partner Channel Manager For Metafile Shares Company Training Methods

The debate of “partner quality versus partner quantity” has been constant in the channel ecosystem. While it is easy to garner a network of thousands of partners, developing a solid community of loyal and profitable VARs is an entirely different story. That is why Metafile, a document management solution provider, takes a crawl-walk-run approach to […]

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AMP By MindMatrix Offers Marketing Automation To Channel Players

The Problem: Vendors, brands and manufacturers are looking to marketing automation tools to help streamline marketing and sales processes, and in turn, get a more cohesive view of channel-wide performance. However, to ensure adoption as well as consistent usage of these tools, organizations must provide a robust set of tools and solutions to help power […]

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