Channel Marketer Report

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Channel Check-Up: Don’t Give Up On These New Year Resolutions

Five strategies to kick off a new ‘roaring twenties’ By Theresa Caragol, Founder and CEO, AchieveUnite It’s happened again… with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebrations you have over indulged and are still recovering from the party hangovers (we won’t tell). The obligatory New Year resolutions have been made and no doubt include health and fitness […]

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How ASG Adjusts Channel Program To Focus Partners On Business Unit Buyers

If there’s a memo that channel leader Wayne Monk didn’t miss, it’s the one that technology buying power is shifting steadily from IT department to line-of-business decision makers. Witnessing first-hand that business unit buyers are accounting for an increasing share of sales, and expecting the trend to continue as forecast, Monk, senior vice president, global […]

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To Optimize Client List Sharing With Partners, You Gotta Start With Building Trust

By Sean Blanda, Director of Content, Crossbeam For such a touch-and-go relationship, it’s funny we call it “channel partnership.” Most partner relationships are a bit of a dance. We want to help one another, but there’s a bit of a mistrust at play. In a perfect world, you and your partner would both share all […]

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Heather K. Margolis: It’s Time To Think Differently About Partner Demand Generation

Heather K. Margolis, founder and CEO of Channel Maven, is a renowned member of the channel marketing vanguard. At companies including EMC, EqualLogic and Dell, she spearheaded initiatives that resulted in smarter channel programs. For more than a decade, Channel Maven has been a go-to provider of strategic channel marketing communications to channel and Partner […]

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To Optimize Your Partner Marketing Program, Start With An Audit

By David Pereira, President and CEO, GET LIFT Agency Channel marketing leaders are always striving to improve their partner marketing programs in an effort to increase pipeline and engagement. One of the best ways to identify areas of optimization is to have an experienced, outside third-party do a thorough audit and assessment of your channel […]

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Citrix Kickstart Program Boosts Ready-To-Market Partners’ Demand Gen Efforts

At the SiriusDecisions Summit earlier this year, the Citrix Partner Kickstart initiative was selected as a Channel Marketing Program of the Year. Citrix, a digital workspace platform supplier, launched the comprehensive program in 2018 to help partners generate demand and accelerate opportunities by providing them with marketing and enablement resources and training and support for […]

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Calling All Channel Champions: It’s Time To Get Your ABM On!

By Latane Conant, 6sense Any successful company knows that one of its most valuable relationships is with its channel partners. In fact, 75% of B2B sales will be done through some type of channel, so it’s a huge revenue-generating opportunity for many of us. We know our channel partners are an extension of our sales team, but because […]

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Get Ready For Fall With This Summer Channel Check-Up

Make your last weeks of summer as effective as possible with these channel strategy tips By Theresa Caragol, Founder and CEO, AchieveUnite Summertime is in full effect. By now you’ve probably taken your “big summer vacation” or are right in the middle of it. Either way, you can start to feel the fall season knocking […]

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Partners See Marketing Advantage In Their Proximity To Customers

Partner organizations are increasingly taking the lead on marketing themselves and the brands they represent. That’s the observation of Dave Sutton, CEO at TopRight, a marketing consulting firm, who is witnessing partner organizations account for an increasing share of his business. “Five years ago, TopRight would have typically been engaged by the brand in order […]

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Preferred Agency Lists Help Partners Find Channel-Proficient Marketing Experts, Ensure Alignment/Compliance With Vendor Programs

A promising sign that partners are more eager to market themselves and the brands they represent is their increased engagement with marketing agencies referred by vendors. For example, at Sage, the business management solution provider, an agency-provided concierge service is being expanded by 50% to accommodate partner demand. “Our partners are telling us they want […]

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