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Get Ready For Fall With This Summer Channel Check-Up

Make your last weeks of summer as effective as possible with these channel strategy tips By Theresa Caragol, Founder and CEO, AchieveUnite Summertime is in full effect. By now you’ve probably taken your “big summer vacation” or are right in the middle of it. Either way, you can start to feel the fall season knocking […]

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ChannelWeek Webinars To Offer Expert Insights On Helping Partners Engage Modern B2B Buyers

Channel Marketer Report (CMR) and Demand Gen Report (DGR) are hosting their second annual ChannelWeek, a digital event addressing the opportunities companies have to better align their channel programs with partners and customers too. The webinar series, Powered-Up Partners: Tactics & Tech To Supercharge Your Channel Network, will provide experienced channel marketers and demand gen professionals still honing their channel […]

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Survey Finds B2B Buyers Willing To Engage With Sales Reps Sooner In Shopping Process

Indirect sales reps may have an opportunity to engage with customers earlier in their buyer’s journey. According to the 2019 B2B Buyers Survey Report, a growing number of buyers are raising their hands earlier in the shopping process, seeing more value in bringing in sales reps to facilitate the journey. The data collected by Demand […]

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Channel Partners Seek To Be Better Marketers Of Their Own Brands & Vendors Too

Compelling partners to play a bigger role in lead generation may be a lighter lift for channel leaders. According to several surveys and reports released earlier this year, channel partners are making a greater effort to learn marketing basics, engaging with vendor through-channel marketing automation tools and services, and even making their own investments in […]

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Preferred Agency Lists Help Partners Find Channel-Proficient Marketing Experts, Ensure Alignment/Compliance With Vendor Programs

A promising sign that partners are more eager to market themselves and the brands they represent is their increased engagement with marketing agencies referred by vendors. For example, at Sage, the business management solution provider, an agency-provided concierge service is being expanded by 50% to accommodate partner demand. “Our partners are telling us they want […]

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Read All About It: Best-Practices For Publishing Engaging, Email-Minimizing Newsletters

To minimize the number of emails crowding their partners’ inbox, channel marketers should consider packaging multiple messages into newsletters. That was one of the important take-aways from a recent presentation on optimizing partner communications by Heather Margolis, CEO and founder of Channel Maven Consulting. When you add up the different messages vendors send to their […]

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5 Reasons Why Partner Rep Surveys Should Be A Key Part Of Your Channel Communication Program

By Brooke Friendly, Director of Marketing, ChannelAssist What if you could see into the minds of individual channel reps, establish direct communication with them and build unprecedented engagement that can’t help but drive revenue? Well, it’s possible. And we’re not talking about reaching just top performers – the 5% that already love selling your products. […]

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2019 Content Preferences Survey: Buyers Place More Value On Peer Reviews, Third Party Reports

B2B buyers are paying more attention to what other people think about the products and services they’re considering. According to the 2019 Content Preferences Survey conducted by Channel Marketer Report’s sister publication, Demand Gen Report, buyers say they are placing higher emphasis on comments from colleagues and peers,user reviews and third party/analyst reports. The survey’s respondents, 200 senior-level B2B […]

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Channel-Expert Agencies Expected To Play Even Bigger Role In Partner Programs

Moderating a panel of channel-fluent marketing agency executives at the B2B Marketing Exchange conference in Scottsdale last month, Jay McBain, Forrester’s principal analyst – channels, partnerships and alliances, cited a single stat that clearly demonstrates the important role agencies play in channel programs. According to McBain, Forrester is predicting a 25% CAGR for channel marketing […]

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How Auto Brands Drive Local Marketing Impact For More Profitable Dealer Relationships

By Trae Clevenger, chief strategy officer, Ansira There’s a quiet evolution taking place in channel marketing. Brands that want to boost local marketing impact have realized that they need to better equip their channel partners to meet the expectations of empowered consumers who demand seamless brand experiences, whether online or in-store. And brands are accomplishing […]

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