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ChannelChat: Cisco’s Michelle Chiantera – It’s Not Digital Marketing. It’s Marketing in a Digital World

Following Cisco’s Marketing Velocity in Barcelona, Michelle Chiantera, the company’s vice president, global partner marketing, wrote that one of the key-takeaways from the event was this: It’s not digital marketing, it’s marketing in a digital world. The new normal, she wrote, is that everyone is a marketer. All roles and functions represent a company’s brand. […]

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Market for Through-Channel Marketing Automation Solutions and Related Services Expected to Reach $4.5 Billion by 2023

Sales of through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) technology, a key component of partner relationship management (PRM) platforms, are expected to rise significantly over the next half decade. According to a recent Forrester report, the market for TCMA solutions will grow to $1.18 billion by 2023, a CAGR of 25.2%. Channel technology companies will generate another $1.3 […]

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ChannelChat: Nutanix Introduces Channel Charter to Help Wider Range of Partners Succeed

A partner program by any other name, well, may not be just any other partner program. When Nutanix announced its Channel Charter at its .NEXT 2018 conference in New Orleans in May, the company wanted to make it clear that it was indeed offering its partners something different. That message is especially important to born-in-the-clouds solutions […]

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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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