Channel Marketer Report

Special Features

Channel Loyalty Fraud: The Dark Side Of Loyalty Programs

By Lincoln Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, HMI Performance Incentives Designing channel incentive programs is a genuine passion of mine. I have been fortunate to work with leading manufacturers and wholesalers to help drive customer loyalty and share-of-wallet spend initiatives. Unfortunately, there can be a dark side to these programs that any good program operator must […]

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Pandemic Strategies: ASG Helps Partners Tighten Focus On Customers’ ROI

More than seven months into an economy rocked by an unrelenting pandemic, some companies are beginning to get back to the business of investing in their operations, if mostly on must-have projects. But even as firms begin to explore how they can adjust their business to a “new-normal,” vendors and their partners need to focus […]

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SEO Partner Websites Are Good For Business – Theirs And Yours Too

By David English, president, TSL Marketing Building customer-centric websites that rank highly on search engines is a challenge for most B2B companies. The leaders in their fields – especially those with highly recognizable brands – tend to dominate many search terms. But even many big brands don’t have the resources to ensure that their offerings […]

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Channel Leaders Tap Hyper-Personalization As Strategy For Future Of Partner Marketing To Drive Prioritized Partners

While channel leaders often express some frustration about not being able to break the 80/20 barrier, a white paper by Channel Impact, a channel focused consulting firm and services agency, suggests that vendors will continue to focus their attention on their top performing partners and those showing the most potential for the future  But now, […]

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Intelligent Channel Rebate And Incentive Management: Helping Meet The ‘New Normal’ For Tech Manufacturers

By Chanan Greenberg, SVP and GM of High Tech, Model N Despite the current economic situation, an economic recovery will occur. For B2B high tech companies, it will likely be a gradual recovery that begins late in 2020 and gains speed in the middle of next year. But for now, sales have slowed across many […]

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Partnering Agreements: How To Build Trust In Partner-To-Partner Engagement

By John Guido, Founder and CEO, P2P Global  While at first pass “partnering agreements” may not appear to be a hot topic, they are a vitally important aspect of channel ecosystems, partner-to-partner engagements, and collaboration within the IT channel.  Up until now, there has been a consistent set of inefficiencies related to partner-to-partner engagements, and […]

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To Redefine And Optimize The Way You Manage Your Channel Programs, Check The Data

By Leah Allen, Vice President of Growth Marketing, Model N Now more than ever companies should be looking at ways to tighten up revenue operations to stay agile and be ready to bounce back when things return to normal. For most high-tech companies, channel sales typically represent 70% or more of an organization’s revenue. Companies […]

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HPE Global Network Of Digital Agencies Enables Full Spectrum Of Partner Marketers

Digital marketing agencies comprise a key component of an enhanced comprehensive channel marketing program from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. To help partners expand revenue opportunities, accelerate delivery and transform client relationships as they go to market with a number of ‘as-a-Service’ offerings, HPE is  providing easier and more affordable access to a global network of channel-proficient […]

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Gigamon’s Channel-First Strategy Boosts Partner Business 35%

The successful transition of Gigamon from a partner-friendly vendor to a channel-first company has led to robust partner growth. In the first year alone, Gigamon’s channel business grew more than 35%. In addition to the increased revenue, Gigamon, a provider of network visibility and analytics on all information-in-motion, is also reporting growth of channel-initiated business […]

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Marketing Certification: 3 Simple Steps To Drive Increased Partner Demand Generation (Because Partners Are Listening Now)

By Claudio Ayub, Chief Strategy Officer, Perks WW Channel Vendors provide marketing automation tools and content in abundance to their partners across different stages of the sales cycle. However, many partners don’t really know what to do with them. Indeed, a recent SiriusDecisions’ survey concluded that only 17% of partners really use these tools. How […]

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