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3 Steps To Successful Voice Of Partner Programs

Channel partners are central to the success of high-tech vendors, helping to generate more than a trillion dollars in annual sales. To help maximize partner relationships, and ensure partners remain loyal, vendors are implementing voice of partner (VoP) programs, which help companies collect detailed data and feedback from channel partners. However, a new study from […]

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Are You Optimizing Social Media For Your Channel?

 The social media space is constantly changing. Although sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have been recognized as valuable outlets for businesses to connect with partners and prospects, many marketers, especially in the channel, are struggling to share the right content, at the right time, with the right people. In an effort to outline […]

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OptifiNow Helps Mountain West Financial Streamline Relationship Management

Up to 79% of marketing leads never convert to sales due to insufficient lead nurturing efforts, according to research from Marketing Sherpa. Nearly two thirds (65%) of B2B marketers don’t have lead nurturing processes in place. Mountain West Financial, a mortgage brokerage with more than 400 employees, half of which are field-based agents, has improved […]

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Is Your Partner Portal Not Living Up To The Hype?

  Partner portals and PRM systems are top investments for many vendors; but they simply are not delivering optimal results.  While these solutions were designed to help vendors amplify partner engagement and overall sales and marketing productivity, they are not being used effectively enough to make the investment worthwhile.

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Lead Nurturing Evolves To Include More Customized Marketing Opportunities

Lead nurturing is central to the sales and marketing equation, helping businesses stay top of mind among current and prospective customers. In fact, companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales ready leads at 33% lower cost, according to Forrester Research.  However, vendors and partners both face similar challenges during the process: While […]

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Mobile Powers Up Channel Sales And Partner Engagement

The total number of smartphone users worldwide will reach 1.75 billion by the end of 2014, according to estimates from eMarketer. Tablet adoption also is expected to experience a strong growth trajectory, with the tablet market expected to increase 47% this year, according to Gartner.  And the overall benefits of mobile devices have never been […]

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Realizing The Value Of Content Curation Across The Channel

Research conducted by SiriusDecisions has confirmed what some marketers and sales representatives have believed for quite some time: Most of the buying journey is now done digitally.  With 67% of the researching and consideration process now done online, most buyers are first turning to search engines. So how can vendors and their partners get found […]

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Only 8% Of Brands “Completely Satisfied” With Local Marketing Efforts

A common challenge for companies that operate in a channel environment is that their partners and resellers don’t have the ability to plan and execute local marketing campaigns successfully. The majority (73%) of brands surveyed for a recent study from local marketing automation solution provider Balihoo indicated that they invest in local marketing. However, only […]

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Blending Content And Social Strategies To Maximize Real-Time Marketing

By Brian Anderson, Associate Editor The content marketing and social media worlds are converging, helping savvy marketers maximize overall brand reach and ROI. In a recent webinar, titled: How To Impress Your Boss, Get Ahead, And Tighten Your Bottom (Line) In 2014, executives from MarketingProfs discussed key tactics and communication channels that will help marketers […]

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Execs Share How HP Is Putting The Channel First

HP is in the midst of a five-year transition process for its business — especially within the channel. Over the past year, the company has focused on three core pillars to increase partner engagement and success: Simplicity, profitability and predictability.  Now venturing into its third year of its five-year plan, HP has transformed its PartnerOne […]

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