Channel Marketer Report

Special Features

Seven Ways Sales Incentives Are Changing

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Strategy and Solutions at Hawk Incentives Many companies use incentive programs to motivate independent channel partners such as dealers, distributors and resellers. In fact, the Incentive Federation extrapolated in its “Incentive Marketplace Estimate Research Study” that 41 percent of enterprise companies invest in channel incentives worth a total of more than […]

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Channel Account Managers Hold the Keys to the Kingdom for their Partners

By Gary Morris, CEO and Founder, Successful Channels, and Luanne Tierney, Managing Member, Fivesky Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, Gary Morris, CEO and founder of Successful Channels, and Luanne Tierney, one of the most successful Silicon Valley channel executives in the industry, collaborated on an article to show how channel vendors can better meet the […]

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Winning the Battle for MSP and MSSP Attention

By Jeffrey Mesnik, president, ContentMX Traditional channel marketing models no longer work. In the past IT departments would install pipes, wires, computers, and storage to support a corporate infrastructure. CIOs would piece together the required infrastructure based on expert opinions from channel partners representing the OEMs. Thanks in some part to vendor consolidation, a CIO […]

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Five Questions Vendors Should Ask Partners About Their Channel Program

By Heather K. Margolis, founder, Channel Maven Consulting Thanks to the Internet, cloud adoption, and changes in buyer behavior, the Channel has slowly but steadily shifted towards selling outcomes versus products. With this comes a monumental shift in vendor-partner relationships whereby partners are self-selecting relationships with anywhere from 5 to 25 vendors at any given […]

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Driving Channel Success Through Increased Partner Engagement

By Veronica Brunwin, Relayware Chief Product Officer Top channel managers are acutely aware that the Pareto Principle (often called the “80/20 rule”) applies to channel partner productivity. It’s long been known that typically 80% of business is generated by 20% of channel partners. The most obvious effects of the 80/20 rule in a channel program […]

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EveryoneSocial Delivers Platform For Employee Advocacy

EveryoneSocial is an employee enablement and social selling software designed to help employees become brand ambassadors for their companies. Features/Functions EveryoneSocial provides tools to help roll out a successful employee advocacy or social selling program, including: The ability to push content to employees; Simple, powerful social sharing tools; Web, mobile and email tools to keep employees […]

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Channel Sales and the Future of the Subscription Economy

There’s no denying that the subscription economy has been turning business on its head. According to Gartner, more that 80% of software providers will have shifted to subscription-based business models by the end of the decade. If channel sales organizations are worried that the transition to SaaS products and services will leave them behind, Jen […]

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2017 Content Preferences Survey Report from Demand Gen Report

Chances are your partners are requesting more short-form assets from your marketing team. According to insights shared in the 2017 Content Preferences Survey Report from CMR’s sister publication, Demand Gen Report, a growing number of B2B buyers are doing their product shopping homework by skimming what might be considered the CliffsNotes of marketing materials. Complaining […]

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WorkStride Incentives Offers SaaS Solution For Channel Sales Performance and Efficiency

The Problem: Most channel marketers have some form of incentive program in place for their channel sales reps. However, the traditional approach—that is, one without a central software platform—requires ample time, the juggling of spreadsheets and a threat of fraud or mistakes due to simple “human error.”

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Zyme Solutions Unveils Updates To Channel Cloud Platform

Problem: Companies selling through the channel work with retailers, e-tailers, resellers and distributors, and as a result, they can easily lose touch with the lifeblood of their business – the end customer. And when it comes to collecting data from distributors and resellers, many companies rely on a mix of manually collected forms and custom-built […]

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