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Channel Marketing To Get Spotlight at B2BMX Conference

Maria Chien, Service Director of Channel Marketing Strategies for SiriusDecisions, will kick off the new channel track at the B2B Marketing Exchange in Scottsdale, AZ, February 19-20, The channel track will also feature presentations by Laz Gonzales, Chief Strategy Officer at Zift Solutions, the track’s sponsor, and Jen Spencer, VP of  Sales and Marketing at […]

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Points-Based Channel Rewards: What Are The Latest Best Practices?

Points-based incentive programs are one of the most effective ways to drive partner engagement and behavioral change at organizational, team, and/or individual levels. But as vendors recognize the importance of engaging customers at every stage of the sales cycle, best practice organizations are moving away from transaction-based incentives only. To make that transition successfully, it’s […]

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The CMR Roundtable: Optimizing Channel Marketing Enablement

Depending on how you look at it, channel marketers either have a very bright future, or, man, do they have a lot of work to do. As channel programs becoming increasing more successful at driving B2B sales, companies are striving to improve on their performance.  And at many businesses that rely exclusively or mostly on […]

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ChannelChat: For Channel Chiefs, Job Security May Require a Little Technology

It’s not like the office of every channel chief is equipped with a revolving door. But according to research by Forresters’ Jay McBain, principal analyst of global channels, newly appointed channel chiefs may not want to order the big box of business cards. According to McBain, the average tenure of a channel chief is a […]

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ZINFI Boosts Revenue in 2017; Expands Global Footprint

ZINFI Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Unified Channel Management (UCM) solutions, announced it ended 2017 with 72% revenue growth in its software business and a significant increase in profitability as the result of multiple new customer acquisitions and renewals of existing software and services contracts. “It’s been another great year, and the results speak […]

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Channel Stack Universe Expands Even As M&A Activity Climbs

The number of companies offering channel solutions is on the rise, according to research by Jay McBain, principal analyst, global channels at Forrester. By his count, the channel industry technology stack consists of 83 companies across eight operational categories. These categories include: Channel data management Channel finance, pricing, and inventory Channel incentives and program management […]

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Product and Service Reviews Tip the Scales for B2B Decision Makers

The reviews are in. B2B buyers do indeed give customer reviews a big thumbs up as decision-shaping information when buying products and services. According to a survey by G2 Crowd, a peer-to-peer business solutions review platform provider, and Heinz Marketing, a B2B marketing and sales acceleration firm, more than 90% of decision makers said they are more […]

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What Happens When You Build It — And They Don’t Come? The Case for Partner-First Channel Marketing Portals

By Cameron Avery, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Zift Solutions We all know the famous line from the film Field of Dreams: “If you build it, they will come.” While that magic may work with the ghosts of baseball, it doesn’t hold up with channel partner marketing portals. Far too many channel organizations discover this […]

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ChannelChat: Partner Feedback Drives Enhancements to Gemalto Channel Program

With the strongest growth at Gemalto, a digital security firm, coming in regions where the company had a channel-centric philosophy, its already robust Cipher Partner Program was clearly instrumental in the success of its partners. But as the digital security market has become increasingly more technical and crowded with more and more competitors, Gemalto recognized […]

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It’s Time to Get Better Returns on Your Channel Capital Investments

By Ted Dimbero, Co-founder and Senior VP Services and M&A, Zyme Selling through indirect channels can sometimes feel like the blind leading the blind. Resale partners’ sales and supply data are available, but much of it is manually collected, months old and plagued with errors. Companies that leverage channel sales compensate for these inefficiencies with large […]

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