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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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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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