Channel Marketer Report

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Trade Shows and Conferences Drive Growth for Vendors and Channel Partners. Here’s How They Can for You

By Lisa Masiello, president and founder, TECHmarc Labs Whether a multi-day conference and expo, industry trade show, convention, one-day seminar, or thought-leadership workshop, surveys of B2B companies prove that live event participation is not only alive and well but a required component of both your channel development and customer acquisition strategies. 52% of business management says […]

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12 KPIs To Best Measure Channel Partner Engagement

By Kenneth Fox, CEO, Channel Mechanics There’s considerable focus these days on customer experience. After all everyone knows a satisfied customer is more likely to buy additional products and services (research shows up to 14x). That’s obviously critical as it’s a lot less expensive to sell additional products and services to an existing customer than […]

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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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