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Channel Marketing Veterans to Share Insights at B2BMX Conference

Attendees at the B2B Marketing Exchange, coming to Scottsdale, AZ, February 19-21, will have the opportunity to learn from the experience of leading channel marketing professionals. Joining a panel that will be moderated by Laz Gonzalez, Chief Strategy Officer at Zift Solutions, will be channel veterans Jacqueline Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Global Business Partners […]

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Marketing Execs Say More Efficient Collaboration Needed to Boost Effective Alliance Partner Marketing Programs

Marketing executives agree that collaborating with alliance partners offers significant benefits. According to a recent survey by WorkSpan, the developer of a shared platform that supports networks for partner ecosystems, marketing with partners can increase lead generation and provide access to new market segments and the prospects within them. But the survey also highlighted many […]

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Channel Marketing To Get Spotlight at B2BMX Conference

Maria Chien, Service Director of Channel Marketing Strategies for SiriusDecisions, will kick off the new channel track at the B2B Marketing Exchange in Scottsdale, AZ, February 19-20, The channel track will also feature presentations by Laz Gonzalez, Chief Strategy Officer at Zift Solutions, the track’s sponsor, and Jen Spencer, VP of  Sales and Marketing at […]

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ZINFI Boosts Revenue in 2017; Expands Global Footprint

ZINFI Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Unified Channel Management (UCM) solutions, announced it ended 2017 with 72% revenue growth in its software business and a significant increase in profitability as the result of multiple new customer acquisitions and renewals of existing software and services contracts. “It’s been another great year, and the results speak […]

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Channel Stack Universe Expands Even As M&A Activity Climbs

The number of companies offering channel solutions is on the rise, according to research by Jay McBain, principal analyst, global channels at Forrester. By his count, the channel industry technology stack consists of 83 companies across eight operational categories. These categories include: Channel data management Channel finance, pricing, and inventory Channel incentives and program management […]

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Candidates for Direct Sales Jobs in Short Supply, Survey Finds

Companies seeking to hire direct sales pros were probably not surprised by the December 28 report on Americans filing for unemployment benefits. As the jobless rate has dropped to a 17-year low of 4.1%, the process of recruiting and hiring enterprise sales professionals is becoming more challenging. According to a recent study by Impartner, a […]

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Product and Service Reviews Tip the Scales for B2B Decision Makers

The reviews are in. B2B buyers do indeed give customer reviews a big thumbs up as decision-shaping information when buying products and services. According to a survey by G2 Crowd, a peer-to-peer business solutions review platform provider, and Heinz Marketing, a B2B marketing and sales acceleration firm, more than 90% of decision makers said they are more […]

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Zift Acquires Elastic Grid; Deepens Concierge and Managed Services Offerings

Zift Solutions, a leading supplier of enterprise channel management solutions, has acquired Elastic Grid, a cloud-based channel marketing platform backed by creative services. “With the acquisition, Zift furthers its commitment to delivering the very best technology, services and support to drive real channel success for customers — and solidifies its position as a forward-thinking channel […]

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Allbound Appoints New President, Secures Round of Venture Funding

Allbound, a leading partner relationship management (PRM) platform, has named Mike Chadwick as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. A veteran tech executive, Chadwick is taking the helm from Allbound founder Scott Salkin, who will remain on the board of directors and serve as Chief Innovation Officer, focusing on product and brand strategy. Allbound also announced […]

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Channeltivity Adds Channel Partner Training and Certification Function to Its PRM Solution

Channeltivity has introduced a channel partner training and certification module to its cloud-based partner relationship management (PRM) solution. The new module was designed to deliver the rich functionality of a learning management system that is tailored to the unique needs of channel programs and available directly from their full service partner management hub. By seamlessly […]

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