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 […]
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 […]
The Problem: A vast majority (85%) of organizations say their customer and prospect data is incorrect, out-of-date and/or obsolete, according to research from DemandGen Report. As channel players aim to build networks of active and loyal partners, it is vital that they have access to the right contact information at all times.
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.
The Problem: Manufacturers are poised with the challenge to stand out among competitors in an extremely crowded space. Especially within industries including consumer electronics, POS hardware and others technology markets, new models are seemingly released on a daily basis. The powers of the Internet also have provided end-users/consumers with countless resources to compare prices and […]
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 […]