Channel Marketer Report

Special Features

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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Balihoo Brings Localization To The Forefront

The Problem: Manufacturers and vendors rely on partners to help them achieve national and global sales goals by increasing brand awareness on a more local level. Because buyers today are seeking more relevant content and solutions based on their unique wants and needs, it is imperative that vendors provide the best resources to partners relevant […]

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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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ReadyContacts Offers Actionable Leads And Contact Databases To Vendors And Partners

The vast majority (85%) of B2B organizations indicate that their customer and prospect data is frequently incorrect, out of date and/or obsolete, according to Demand Gen Report research. For OEMs and manufacturers with channel networks, however, the problem is amplified – poor data quality impacts their own businesses, yet it also complicates their channel partners’ […]

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ChannelEyes Offers New Ways For Vendors, Partners And ISVs To Connect

The Problem: More channel players are turning to social media to build relationships with partners and end-users. While sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook provide an open forum for vendors to share information, announcements and resources with partners, these sites may not be the most efficient way to get heard.   The Solution: ChannelEyes was […]

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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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Partnerpedia Offers Platform To Build Partner Ecosystems, Drive SaaS Growth

The Problem: More organizations are noting the benefits of making enterprise applications, data and resources available in the cloud. In fact, recent research from CompTIA indicated that 63% of IT organizations are focusing on establishing cloud-based delivery models within the next year. However, once organizations make apps and cloud-based services available to end-users, how can […]

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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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Act-On Software Launches Online and Social Media Tracking Tool

The Problem: The continued proliferation of end-user data across digital and physical channels has led to a new level of complexity for channel marketers. Online marketing strategies, such as search engine marketing and optimization, social media, and digital content present opportunities for organizations to optimize lead and demand gen efforts. However, poor reporting and visibility […]

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