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Automated, Content-Rich Social Media Sharing Programs Are Winning Partner Support

Compelling partners to lend a hand with many of the marketing chores necessary to generate leads and drive revenue remains a significant challenge, channel marketers complain. But increasingly, channel partner participation in social media amplification is on the rise. For example, when Xerox announced that it was undertaking a massive effort to make it easier for partners to do […]

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Trade Shows and Conferences Drive Growth for Vendors and Channel Partners. Here’s How They Can for You

By Lisa Masiello, president and founder, TECHmarc Labs Whether a multi-day conference and expo, industry trade show, convention, one-day seminar, or thought-leadership workshop, surveys of B2B companies prove that live event participation is not only alive and well but a required component of both your channel development and customer acquisition strategies. 52% of business management says […]

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B2B Marketing Exchange Conference Doubles Channel Track Sessions

The B2B Marketing Exchange will feature an expanded agenda of channel marketing sessions. As the conference moves to a new venue, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, February 25 – 27, the channel track has been expanded to include as many as eight sessions and workshops. “We fully expected that our channel sessions would be well received […]

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Flexible Co-Branding Guidelines Can Be Key To Winning Channel Partner Marketing Support

Protecting brand integrity is mission-critical to optimizing market positioning and differentiation. But for companies that rely heavily on channel partners to market and sell their products and services, loosening the reins on their co-branding guidelines might be a good idea. In an article written for Channel Marketer Report earlier this year, Mike Moore, VP of Channel Strategy at Averetek, […]

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Partner Enablement Must Be Top Priority, Say ChannelWeek Presenters

Enabling partners to play a bigger role in marketing their own brands, as well as those of the vendors they represent, was a common theme in the presentations made during ChannelWeek, a week-long webinar series hosted by Channel Marketer Report and its sister publication, Demand Gen Report (DGR). To ensure that established or new indirect […]

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Channel Execs Push to Close Partner Marketing Skills Gap

As Forrester Research reported earlier this year, companies are expected to make significant investments in their partner marketing technology, pushing sales of through-channel marketing automation solutions to $1.2 billion through 2023. But to ensure that their teams know how to optimize these tools, companies are making additional investments to build teams with sharper channel management […]

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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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