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ChannelChat: On the Road to Channel Enablement, ARO Discovers Partner Relationship Management

Soon after ARO, the fluid management division of Ingersoll Rand, kicked off a celebration of its 85th anniversary by revitalizing its brand, partner demand for the updated materials created an unexpected challenge. A new website was doing its duty to provide customers with the information they were seeking. But it didn’t give partners easy-access to […]

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There Are Two Types of CMOs When It Comes to Channel Marketing. Which Is Yours?

By Mike Moore, VP of Channel Strategy at Averetek No matter what role you hold in your company, having the support of the C-level executive you roll up into makes your job easier, especially when it comes to securing funds and resources for programs and campaigns. But before you go make your pitch, it’s important […]

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Long-Tail Partners: Why Channel Executives Are Learning to Love Them Just the Way They Are

Barely a month into 2018, Jay McBain, Forresters’ Principal Analyst, Global Channels, predicted that vendors would rethink their long-tail partner strategies this year and become more comfortable with the casual but generally profitable relationships they have with them. Rather than try to encourage less-engaged partners to rise up in their ranking or take the more […]

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B2B Decision Makers Want More Content That Addresses Their Needs, Less Info on Product/Solution Features

B2B buyers are becoming a little more self-centered about the content they want to consider. According to Demand Gen Report’s 2018 Content Preferences Survey, almost nine out of ten decision makers agreed that marketers should prioritize messages about the value they bring to their customers’ business, rather than details about their products. The annual survey […]

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ChannelChat: Influitive’s Mark Organ Sees Rise of Partner Communities on Advocacy Platforms

When Mark Organ, CEO and founder of Influitive, launched an advocacy platform that enabled companies to put their customers at the heart of their marketing programs, promoting it to businesses that relied heavily on indirect sales teams was a not a priority. But since the company was launched in 2010, a growing number of channel-focused […]

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ChannelChat: How Ingram Micro’s Jennifer Anaya Champions Change and Innovation

Jennifer Anaya has a pretty big job. As Ingram Micro’s vice president marketing, North America, her responsibilities include leadership of the U.S. and Export marketing organization and management of branding, corporate communications and marketing for the region. In addition to these and other duties, she also leads and manages the daily operations of Agency Ingram […]

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ChannelChat: Mike Moore and Peter Thomas, authors of Marketing Multiplied, Discuss Inspiration for Their Real-World Guide Book

Channel marketers may finally have their own industry bible. Marketing Multiplied: A real-world guide to Channel Marketing for beginners, practitioners, and executives, is the very first book about the profession, say authors Mike Moore, Averetek’s VP of Strategy, and Peter Thomas, the company’s founder and CEO. The just-published book, which explores how to engage channel […]

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The CMR Roundtable: Optimizing Channel Marketing Enablement

Depending on how you look at it, channel marketers either have a very bright future, or, man, do they have a lot of work to do. As channel programs becoming increasing more successful at driving B2B sales, companies are striving to improve on their performance.  And at many businesses that rely exclusively or mostly on […]

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What Happens When You Build It — And They Don’t Come? The Case for Partner-First Channel Marketing Portals

By Cameron Avery, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Zift Solutions We all know the famous line from the film Field of Dreams: “If you build it, they will come.” While that magic may work with the ghosts of baseball, it doesn’t hold up with channel partner marketing portals. Far too many channel organizations discover this […]

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ChannelChat: Partner Feedback Drives Enhancements to Gemalto Channel Program

With the strongest growth at Gemalto, a digital security firm, coming in regions where the company had a channel-centric philosophy, its already robust Cipher Partner Program was clearly instrumental in the success of its partners. But as the digital security market has become increasingly more technical and crowded with more and more competitors, Gemalto recognized […]

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