Vendors, suppliers, brands and associations rely on partner portals to share content marketing, sales assets and other vital information with value-added resellers, solution providers, system integrators (SI) and other partners. However, with fewer than 5% of partners using these portals on a consistent basis, organizations need a more successful strategy to connect and engage with […]
A key challenge for any OEM or vendor is standing out to VAR partners, and providing them with the tools and resources to sell effectively. However, to truly drive success, vendors must go above and beyond to support channel sales and marketing efforts. This especially is true because most VARs are small organizations with limited […]
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 […]
Vendors, distributors, and software and service providers are itching to cash in on trends uncovered at the 2013 NRF BIG Show that are expected to influence the market throughout the year. Rightfully so: due to the economic recovery, retailers are more eager to research and buy solutions to help them keep pace with technological advancements […]
Webcasts and webinars are valuable resources for vendors to educate partners on marketing and sales strategies. Moreover, these easy to digest video segments allow both vendors and their partners to educate end-users on industry trends, pain points, and solutions that address company wants and needs. This infographic, courtesy of InterCall, uncovers webcasting best practices to […]
It’s one thing to have good content, but it’s another thing to promote it effectively. This infographic, courtesy of Launch Grow Joy acts as a go-to guide for utilizing bookmarking sites, social networks, and other resources to generate buzz for your blog and encourage sharing.
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.
Within the last 12 months, a host of new technologies have emerged, all developed to better support partner networks. Because partners are essential to a manufacturer’s success, it is more important than ever for organizations to track and manage reseller sales and marketing progress efficiently. Partner Relationship Management (PRM) allows manufacturers to maximize the overall […]
Operating in the channel, and obtaining a reliable network of partners and resellers, is an invaluable opportunity for technology providers to boost sales and improve their customer bases. However, establishing this network of loyal partners can be a daunting challenge. Questions that countless organizations ask include:
The constant conflict between sales and marketing can be solved by both teams establishing a solid set of characteristics or qualifications that make a lead. However, how does an organization go about setting these guidelines? This infographic from The ALEA Group helps B2B companies understand what makes the ideal lead.