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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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How To Defeat 4 Large Barriers To Effective Local Marketing

By Kellie Auman, Marketing and Communications Director, LogicBay Because brands of all sizes — even national- and global-level organizations — are focusing more attention on local marketing, this is a good time to start thinking along those lines. If you and your indirect sales network aren’t prepared to focus more marketing activity on local efforts […]

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Pooling MDF From Multiple Vendors Helps Partners Make Bigger Splash

By combining allocations of several MDF programs into a single pool of marketing dollars, partners large and small are making more effective and efficient use of resources many companies often leave on the table. MRP, a marketing and sales agency, has successfully managed multi-vendor MDF programs for partner companies. Devon Day Wellbrock, senior vice president, […]

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Infoblox Aligns Channel Program With Partners’ Path To Market

At its inaugural Americas Partners Summit last Fall, Infoblox reviewed how the company had expanded its BuildingBLOX partner program to include additional investment in accreditation, deal registration enhancements, new partner tools, and rebate rewards. During the past year, Infoblox had expanded its partner alliance ecosystem with the addition of 100 new partners, boosting channel revenue […]

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Channel Sessions At B2B Marketing Exchange To Help Partner Marketers Chart New Program Road Maps

Channel marketing will be well-represented at the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) as the conference moves to a new venue, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, February 25 – 27. The channel marketing track, which was added to the conference last year, has been expanded to include eight sessions and a workshop. Laz Gonzalez, chief strategy officer, Zift Solutions, returns to […]

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Forrester Infographic Provides Overview of Expanding Ranks of Channel Software Providers

Forrester Research has published an infographic offering a fairly comprehensive view of the companies providing channel software today. The 106 companies, ranging from large enterprise software vendors to start-up providers of point-solutions, are grouped into six major categories supporting: Partner relationship management (PRM) Through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) Channel incentives and program Channel data management (CDM) […]

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