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Breaking News: Channel Partners Can Be Critical to Great Public Relations

By Anna Keeve, Public Relations Manager, ESET North America Channel partner marketing is a lot like public relations.  When done well, you benefit by getting other people – your partners — to tell your story. In the digital age, there are many different types of ‘influencers.’ Historically, there was one main trusted medium to amplify […]

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Hiring Channel Managers? Tech Companies Are Seeking Some Surprising Qualifications

By Michael Kelly, Director, Channel Institute Channel VPs and directors at large technology companies are re-ordering an expanded list of qualifications they’re seeking in new channel account managers (CAM). Analysis of a poll by the Channel Institute of more than 400 channel execs revealed that job applicants need more than the usual set of related […]

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There Are Two Types of CMOs When It Comes to Channel Marketing. Which Is Yours?

By Mike Moore, VP of Channel Strategy at Averetek No matter what role you hold in your company, having the support of the C-level executive you roll up into makes your job easier, especially when it comes to securing funds and resources for programs and campaigns. But before you go make your pitch, it’s important […]

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To Combat B2B Buyer Skepticism, Let Third Parties Do Your Talking

By Michael Kelly, Director, Channel Institute Maybe it’s all of the talk about “fake news” these day, but B2B buyers are becoming increasingly skeptical of the information they see when shopping for solutions. When the Channel Institute, a training body dedicated to promoting and developing the channel profession worldwide partnered with Impertion, a channel-specific demand […]

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Countdown to GDPR: Is Your House in Order? And Your Partners’ Too?

By Mariann McDonagh, CMO, erwin, Inc. The European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has a broad wingspan. No company is exempt from its reach, and neither are any members of its partner network. Under the new rules, every company and  its third-party processors – including partners — are now directly and legally obligated to […]

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What Happens When You Build It — And They Don’t Come? The Case for Partner-First Channel Marketing Portals

By Cameron Avery, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Zift Solutions We all know the famous line from the film Field of Dreams: “If you build it, they will come.” While that magic may work with the ghosts of baseball, it doesn’t hold up with channel partner marketing portals. Far too many channel organizations discover this […]

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How Predictive Channel Management Solutions Support Smarter Decisions

By Dave Geoghegan, Chief Technical Officer, ChannelEyes The management of your indirect sales partners presents unique challenges. Motivating and incenting them to achieve your goals is difficult when they have their own set of priorities and objectives. And as channel spaces becomes increasingly crowded and complicated, making smart management decisions about partners is even more crucial. […]

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It’s Time to Get Better Returns on Your Channel Capital Investments

By Ted Dimbero, Co-founder and Senior VP Services and M&A, Zyme Selling through indirect channels can sometimes feel like the blind leading the blind. Resale partners’ sales and supply data are available, but much of it is manually collected, months old and plagued with errors. Companies that leverage channel sales compensate for these inefficiencies with large […]

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Why Prescribed and Personalized Marketing Is Needed for the Channel

By Jeff Mesnik, CEO, ContentMX As a technology marketer, you know that building demand generation campaigns takes planning and coordination. Your message is deliberate and coordinated and the sequence and timing of communications are relevant and important. Demand generation is filled with both long term and short term strategies, all for the purpose of identifying […]

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Partner Loyalty Isn’t the Same Thing as Your Rewards Program!

By Tracy Delphia, Market Analyst for B2B and Channel, ICLP “I want to start a partner loyalty program.” We get calls with some version of that query regularly at ICLP.  What the caller invariably is asking about is some kind of incentive program for their partners. “Loyalty” and “incentives” have become conflated in the minds of many […]

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