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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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Automated, Content-Rich Social Media Sharing Programs Are Winning Partner Support

Compelling partners to lend a hand with many of the marketing chores necessary to generate leads and drive revenue remains a significant challenge, channel marketers complain. But increasingly, channel partner participation in social media amplification is on the rise. For example, when Xerox announced that it was undertaking a massive effort to make it easier for partners to do […]

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Trade Shows and Conferences Drive Growth for Vendors and Channel Partners. Here’s How They Can for You

By Lisa Masiello, president and founder, TECHmarc Labs Whether a multi-day conference and expo, industry trade show, convention, one-day seminar, or thought-leadership workshop, surveys of B2B companies prove that live event participation is not only alive and well but a required component of both your channel development and customer acquisition strategies. 52% of business management says […]

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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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