Channel Marketer Report

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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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What Is Channel Sales? According To Google, That’s The Most Frequently Asked Channel-Related Question

By Peter Ganza, Director of Marketing, Magentrix I always suspected there were basic questions about the channel which continue to be asked. So at Magentrix we took it upon ourselves to discover what those questions are. We commissioned a report from one of the top search query firms on the most commonly asked channel questions on […]

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At Sage, Teaching Partners To Reel In Their Own Leads Gets Priority Status

At Sage, the business management solution provider, helping its partners drive more of their own pipeline is a top priority for 2019. Offering an expanded marketing program on a robust infrastructure, Sage is striving to help its partners “drive customers through the journey of selecting, considering and deciding what new technology they should bring into […]

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5 Reasons Why Partner Rep Surveys Should Be A Key Part Of Your Channel Communication Program

By Brooke Friendly, Director of Marketing, ChannelAssist What if you could see into the minds of individual channel reps, establish direct communication with them and build unprecedented engagement that can’t help but drive revenue? Well, it’s possible. And we’re not talking about reaching just top performers – the 5% that already love selling your products. […]

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To Optimize Incentive Programs, Align Rewards With Partner Personalities

By Ingrid Catlin, Director of Marketing, WorkStride When it comes to the incentives that motivate us to work harder, we tend to respond differently based on our personalities. Sure, most of us greatly appreciate a generous bonus, commission or restaurant gift card in response to our achievements. But that’s not necessarily the be-all, end-all for […]

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How Auto Brands Drive Local Marketing Impact For More Profitable Dealer Relationships

By Trae Clevenger, chief strategy officer, Ansira There’s a quiet evolution taking place in channel marketing. Brands that want to boost local marketing impact have realized that they need to better equip their channel partners to meet the expectations of empowered consumers who demand seamless brand experiences, whether online or in-store. And brands are accomplishing […]

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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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