The channel universe is evolving at a rapid pace. In an effort to hone in on key trends and expectations for 2013, we decided to ask some key executives from leading agencies, consultancies, and even solution provider companies to share their insights on channel sales and marketing trends. Each executive has a breadth of experience working […]
A key hurdle for vendors striving to better enable partners to improve sales and marketing efforts is determining where to spend resources and which partners to target first, according to Heather K. Margolis, President of Channel Maven Consulting. “The more strategic organizations are in determining which partners to target and where to spend resources, the […]
An underlying predicament for the majority of vendors and manufacturers today is the 80/20 rule: 20% of a typical partner base generates 80% of total indirect channel revenue. Furthermore, findings from Channel Enablers have reaffirmed that while approximately half of partners produce about 20% of revenue, the rest of an average organization’s partner base doesn’t […]
Channel Marketer Report has released its newest report, titled: The Channel Guide To Marketing Automation, PRM & CRM. This comprehensive guide will provide a snapshot of leading solution providers in CRM, PRM and marketing automation, as well as specific features and capabilities that address the unique needs of channel organizations — both vendors and partners.
Suppliers are beginning to turn to distributors more frequently in an effort to increase brand awareness, market penetration and overall relationships with end-users. During her session at the 2012 SiriusDecisions Summit, Maria Chien, Research Analyst for Channel Management Strategies at SiriusDecisions, spotlighted how suppliers can use distributors to drive communication and engagement among partners, prospects […]
B2B organizations are furthering sales and marketing success by aligning their CRM databases with marketing automation to ensure more effective lead nurturing and optimal sales results. The promise of these more efficient business processes has caused a surge in marketing automation adoption. Benchmark research from SiriusDecisions indicates that while 18% of B2B organizations utilize a […]
Sales and marketing alignment has been an ongoing struggle for B2B organizations. With the hope of creating better collaboration and shared intelligence between Sales and Marketing teams, many organizations have deployed new tools and tactics to build a shared approach to revenue generation. Alignment has proven even more complex for organizations that operate in the […]
Mobile has been a hot topic within customer-facing verticals such as retail, restaurant and hospitality for more than two years now. Mobile point of sale (mPOS) in particular has generated tremendous buzz within these markets, as technology and service providers strive to keep pace with new consumer trends and develop optimal solutions for end-users. In […]