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Things Are Looking Up For SMBs [Infographic]

Small- and medium-sized businesses face multiple challenges when trying to grow their organizations, including: budgeting, limited financial and marketing resources, and smaller staffs. However, mobile technology and social networking sites have offered a sunny outlook for SMBs. In fact, 76% of SMBs are optimistic about their company’s growth in 2012. This infographic from Campaigner and […]

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The Current State Of Channel Marketing [Infographic]

Channel-centric companies are facing multiple challenges: From finding and building relationships with optimal partners, to arming channel sales and marketing team with the optimal resources to boost brand penetration among end-users. This infographic offers a high-level overview of key trends and statistics brewing within channel organizations.  

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JDA Executive Discusses New Cloud-based Solutions

During the JDA FOCUS Conference in Las Vegas, President and CEO, Hamish Brewer, announced the company’s transition to cloud-based services and solutions. New product offerings include the JDA Shelf-Connected Cloud, and the cloud-based Customer Engagement platform, which was released in January 2012. In this episode of TouchPoints TV, Joe King, SVP of Cloud Services at […]

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Socialize Your Stuff Helps Companies Drive Thought Leadership Via Social Digests

The Problem: Sales come from the conversations sales and marketing teams have with customers. Now more than ever, industry analysts and executives are pointing to social networks to initiate those conversations and build those relationships. In order to get those conversations started, companies need high value content and a way to remind prospects and current […]

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How To Get Vendors To Sell Your Services

By Ed Thompson, Director of Demand Generation, The Pedowitz Group Editor’s Note: Due to a special arrangement with CRN, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from the site, written by Ed Thompson of the Pedowitz Group. On the surface, reselling a vendor’s products is a relatively straightforward process. I source a lead, work […]

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Channel Trenches: If You Build It, Will They Come? The Trials Of Building An Indirect Sales Channel

By Tony Serino, Founder, Serino Channel Services An ISV focused on product development solutions (Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)/Lifecycle Management) needed to drive top-line sales with and through its channel of technical resellers and IT service companies to meet its dramatically increased sales budget. The organization had a small window of opportunity to motivate, mobilize and […]

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5 Steps To Dynamic And Executable Partner Plans

By Mike Ruff, Associate, CTX Resources   When times are tough and resources are thin, leveraging channel relationships is often a force multiplier. But engaging with a partner in a joint business development initiative can be a minefield of shattered expectations for both vendor and partner. According to Ian MacMillan, Wharton Professor of Innovation and […]

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Ingram Micro Adds Force.com And Amazon To Cloud Marketplace

Ingram Micro announced the release of 56 new products and services as part of its portfolio of cloud and cloud-enabling offerings, during the company’s third annual Cloud Summit for its North America Services Division, which took place June 4-6 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Among the new releases are Force.com — salesforce.com’s enterprise cloud platform for mobile […]

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ESI Awards Top Channel Partners With Elite Status

Tiered partner programs and special recognition for channel players allow vendors and manufacturers to spotlight high-performing partners and garner greater loyalty. To recognize top channel partners that succeeded in improving business quality and customer satisfaction, ESI, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance telephone systems for SMBs and organizations recently announced its Elite Reseller Partners for […]

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Todd Michaud Unveils The New Opportunity For Channel Relationships

Part 1 Part 2 Marketers need to think more like sales teams, according to Todd Michaud, CEO of Power Thinking Media. In fact, due to the always-on, personalized nature of social media and mobilized tools and solutions, marketers must think of every communication as a new sales opportunity. During this episode of ChannelChat, Michaud shares […]

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