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Think Twice Before Emailing To Your CRM Database

By Rich Harrison, CEO, SMTP.com SMTP.com is regularly approached by well-intentioned marketing directors with a “great idea”: Why not capitalize on the countless email addresses sitting in our CRM application via an email marketing campaign?  It doesn’t matter if they are large Fortune 1000 companies or small businesses; to them, this is great idea.  From […]

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The Cloud And Managed Services: The Incentive Impact

Industry shifts and market changes — such as the continued shift to cloud operations and managed services — also are motivating vendors to rethink their incentive strategies. Rather than implementing short-term initiatives, organizations are honing in on more long-term, loyalty-generating strategies that will contribute to yearly lead gen and sales goals.

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How To Get Vendors To Sell Your Services

By Ed Thompson, Director of Demand Generation, The Pedowitz Group Editor’s Note: Due to a special arrangement with CRN, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from the site, written by Ed Thompson of the Pedowitz Group. On the surface, reselling a vendor’s products is a relatively straightforward process. I source a lead, work […]

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5 Steps To Dynamic And Executable Partner Plans

By Mike Ruff, Associate, CTX Resources   When times are tough and resources are thin, leveraging channel relationships is often a force multiplier. But engaging with a partner in a joint business development initiative can be a minefield of shattered expectations for both vendor and partner. According to Ian MacMillan, Wharton Professor of Innovation and […]

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ChannelViews: 5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Partner Program

 By Erich Flynn, CEO, TreeHouse Interactive Now that the new year is in full swing, it’s a good time to look at your partner program and make adjustments. Whether you do it now or later, you should review your program at least once per year. Here are some review items to get you started.

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ChannelViews: Channel Incentives In An Evolving Landscape

By Tracy Delphia, Senior Marketing Analyst and Vaughn Aust, VP, Client Solutions, hawkeye Like most ecosystems, the channel is continuing its evolution to adapt to a changing environment.  The Great Recession, which started around 2008, punctuated channel change and quickly drove adoption of Software-as-a-Service and created quite a cloudy outlook for the channel.  We are […]

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ChannelViews: Three Ways To Get What You Need From Vendors

By Ed Thompson, Director of Demand Generation, The Pedowitz Group Editor’s Note: Due to a special arrangement with CRN, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from the site, written by Ed Thompson of the Pedowitz Group. Talk to any vendor/OEM that depends upon driving revenue from a partner ecosystem and they’ll likely mention […]

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ChannelViews: How to Align Marketing and Sales to Grow Existing Accounts & Drive Revenue: Process Makes Perfect

By Ed Thompson, Director of Demand Generation, The Pedowitz Group Editor’s Note: Due to a special arrangement with CRN, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from the site, written by Ed Thompson of the Pedowitz Group. Most B2B sales environments, both reseller and direct, are comprised of two sales organizations; one lands the […]

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ChannelViews: What’s Going To Keep You Up At Night In 2012?

By Craig DeWolf, VP, Strategic Development, CCI Normally I like to start these entries on a positive note, though this title seems ominous for channel marketers. But there is a positive spin: The good news is that if none of the items listed below will keep you up at night, then you can consider yourself […]

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