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Why Data Integration Is The Secret To Business Success

By Lance Speck, VP and General Manager, Integration Products, Pervasive Software  What is your data integration strategy? If you’re at a loss for words, don’t worry. Many organizations don’t even realize how data integration can help them. If you do have an integration strategy, you need to consider how data trends are evolving and how […]

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Channel Marketing Changing Direction

By Lawrence M. Walsh Here are some channel truisms about marketing: Solution providers are terrible marketers. They don’t invest in marketing. They don’t frame their value propositions beyond their technical skill sets. And they have unrealistic expectations for the returns on their marketing investments. Vendors, on the other hand, are myopic marketers. They’re most concerned […]

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The End Of Co-Op?

By Dale Taormino, Senior Director, Marketing and Strategic Alliances, CCI Editor’s note: As part of a special arrangement, Channel Marketer Report is publishing a recent article from CCI’s Channel Champion Blog.  We talk to organizations daily about their promotional allowance programs (MDF, JMF, co-op, etc). In the past several years we’ve certainly seen a decline in the number […]

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Time To Rethink Channel Partnership

By Lawrence M. Walsh, Editor-in-Chief, Channelnomics.com Influencing behavior changes often takes place through a system of rewards and penalties. Do something right, you get treated well and are allowed to advance. Do something poorly or, worse, negatively, and you’ll be punished.  It’s the classic “carrot and stick” approach. The channel is built on just such […]

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Introducing Portal 2.0

More advanced vendors and manufacturers are achieving improved partner communication and sales and marketing reporting by implementing Portal 2.0, according to SiriusDecisions. The brief, titled: The Evolution to Partner Portal 2.0, revealed that these technologies “offer a mutual benefit to both vendors and partners” in the following key areas: 1. Creating demand: Tools to select […]

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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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