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ChannelChat: Influitive’s Mark Organ Sees Rise of Partner Communities on Advocacy Platforms

When Mark Organ, CEO and founder of Influitive, launched an advocacy platform that enabled companies to put their customers at the heart of their marketing programs, promoting it to businesses that relied heavily on indirect sales teams was a not a priority. But since the company was launched in 2010, a growing number of channel-focused […]

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ChannelChat: How Blancco’s Matt Sturges Is Boosting Partner Engagement with Through-Channel Marketing Automation Technology

In March, Zift Solutions announced that Blancco Technology Group was using Zift Channel as a Service to support partners and streamline its robust, global channel program. In a press release, Matt Sturges, VP of North America and Global Channel Sales at Blancco Technology Group, said “With Zift Solutions, Blancco can deliver a world-class partner experience to […]

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ChannelChat: How Ingram Micro’s Jennifer Anaya Champions Change and Innovation

Jennifer Anaya has a pretty big job. As Ingram Micro’s vice president marketing, North America, her responsibilities include leadership of the U.S. and Export marketing organization and management of branding, corporate communications and marketing for the region. In addition to these and other duties, she also leads and manages the daily operations of Agency Ingram […]

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ChannelChat: dinCloud CMO Ali Din Prioritizes Partner Onboarding to Boost Partner Engagement, Retention

Things are busy at dinCloud, a Cloud Services Provider (CSP) that helps organizations rapidly migrate to the cloud through a strong network of Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). As the company makes a deeper commitment to hosted spaces, it is expanding its portfolio, says Ali M. Din, CMO, to give its […]

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ChannelChat: For Channel Chiefs, Job Security May Require a Little Technology

It’s not like the office of every channel chief is equipped with a revolving door. But according to research by Forresters’ Jay McBain, principal analyst of global channels, newly appointed channel chiefs may not want to order the big box of business cards. According to McBain, the average tenure of a channel chief is a […]

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ChannelChat: Are You in The Dark About Shadow Partners?

Episode 13: Jay McBain, Forrester Jay McBain, principal analyst, global channels at Forrester, has long been heralding the emergence of new categories of solutions providers he calls shadow partners. During this ChannelChat, McBain describes who these shadows partners are, why they’ll play an important role in helping vendors grow their business, and how soon brands […]

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ChannelChat: Are You Ready to Face the Five Major Forces Changing the Channel?

Episode 12: Theresa Caragol, Achieve Unite In a recent article, Theresa Caragol, founder and CEO of Achieve Unite, wrote: “To survive the rapidly changing pace of business technology consumers, technology providers must understand and operate in concert with five major forces.” In this episode of ChannelChat, Caragol describes the five forces she’s identified, the impact […]

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ChannelChat: Why Partners Are Opting for a ‘My Brand First’ Marketing Strategy

Episode 11: Jeff Mesnik, ContentMX In a recent State of The Channel report, CompTIA noted that channel partners – especially managed service providers – are beginning to put more emphasis on marketing their own brands and identity. One reason, said CompTIA, is that vendor brands of cloud-hosted solutions are becoming less visible. In this episode […]

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ChannelChat: Addressing The Evolving Partner Ecosystem

Episode 10: Maria Chien, SiriusDecisions Digital transformation, cloud adoption, and the shift to recurring revenue models are compelling more companies to examine how they should adjust their channel programs. Maria Chien, service director, channel marketing strategies, at SiriusDecisions, sat down with CMR editorial director Andrew Gaffney at the SiriusDecisions Summit to review why companies need […]

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ChannelChat: Make The Most Of Your Incentive Programs

Incentive programs have been integral to the channel for years. However, vendors still are struggling to boost partner engagement and overall loyalty. During this video podcast, Daniel Hawtof of Blackhawk Engagement Solutions discusses these challenges, and offers a series of best practices to help vendors improve their incentive program design, testing and optimization.

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