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Is It Time To Re-Think MDF?

The process of offering marketing development funds, or MDF, has been a tried and true tactic for vendors that rely on resellers and partners to extend brand awareness and sales on a global scale. However, several industry sources have acknowledged that with the changing marketing landscape, there has been a decline in overall adoption of […]

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Dell Unveils New Software Competencies

In early 2013, Kathleen Schneider, Executive Director of Global Channel Marketing and Programs for Dell, discussed the meaning of “Better Together,” a mantra implemented by the company at its annual partner conference. On the heels of a series of acquisitions, Schneider shared that Dell would be focusing on becoming an all-in-one solution provider, and empowering […]

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Creating And Sustaining Valuable Partnerships

Business partnerships are not easy but enterprises that invest in strategic, mutually beneficial alliances can achieve greater objectives than they would normally be capable of individually, according to a webinar titled: Better Together: The True Value of Marketing Partnerships. The event, hosted by BrightTALK, offered marketers a variety of tips regarding how organizations can identify […]

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RetailNOW 2013 Uncovers New Business Opportunities For Vendors And Solution Providers

Thousands of retail technology vendors, solution providers, system integrators and retailers are expected to converge during the annual RetailNOW Conference to network and learn about emerging industry trends. The event, which is hosted by the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), will be held Aug. 4 -7, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Touted […]

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AccessData Drives Growth With Innovative Approaches To Partner Communication And Engagement

For many IT vendors and solution providers, cultivating a network of reliable partners that drive growth and sales is a struggle. Moreover, as the IT space becomes more complex and competitive, organizations are facing the ongoing task of winning and maintaining mindshare among resellers, vendors and SIs — which is central to overall success. AccessData […]

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Vendors Address Channel Conflict With New Rules Of Engagement

Channel conflict is a common issue for vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators alike. In fact, approximately two-thirds of channel firms had reported losing between one and nine deals due to channel conflict during 2012, according to research from CompTIA. The Channel Conflict & Deal Registration Study, which collected insights from 400 IT solution providers, […]

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SiriusDecisions Aligns New Demand Waterfall To The Channel

Visibility into partner behaviors and garnering insight into lead performance are common challenges channel-centric organizations face. During the 2013 SiriusDecisions Summit, Laz Gonzalez, Service Director of Channel Management Strategies, and Matthew Papertsian, Research Director at SiriusDecisions, discussed how organizations can apply the rearchitected Demand Waterfall to the channel. The annual event took place May 8-10 […]

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How To Get Real Value Out Of Video

Time-starved, multitasking B2B marketers are seeking more interactive and compelling content to drive brand awareness, encourage conversations and, as a result, generate more leads and sales. Buyers’ attention spans are continuing to shrink and their schedules are becoming more hectic. As a result, marketers need to implement strategies that provide quick-hitting information that resonates with […]

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Channel Agencies & Consultancies: Your Superhero Sidekicks For Marketing & Sales Success

At Channel Marketer Report, our goal is to constantly keep a pulse on emerging and evolving marketing and sales tools and trends, and report on how these developments are impacting organizations that operate in channel networks. One pain point is consistent among most organizations: vendors, brands and manufacturers still are struggling to provide partners with […]

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Using Gamification To Drive Partner Loyalty And Sales

An increasing number of organizations are recognizing the value of gamification in driving customer and employee engagement. In fact, research from Gartner has indicated that by 2015, 70% of Global 2000 organizations will use gamification in some way. Vendors, brands and manufacturers can leverage gamification as a tool and inherent business strategy to drive efficiency […]

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