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Partners See Marketing Advantage In Their Proximity To Customers

Partner organizations are increasingly taking the lead on marketing themselves and the brands they represent. That’s the observation of Dave Sutton, CEO at TopRight, a marketing consulting firm, who is witnessing partner organizations account for an increasing share of his business. “Five years ago, TopRight would have typically been engaged by the brand in order […]

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Salesforce Enhances PRM Solution With New Analytics, Self-Service And Collaboration Capabilities

Salesforce has introduced three new features to its partner relationship management (PRM) solution. The enhancements are designed to remove channel sales friction by delivering intelligent insights and visibility to partners to help drive their growth. Einstein Analytics for Partners helps partners identify and prioritize leads by surfacing AI-driven insights. Powerful data mining capabilities within Einstein […]

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Survey Finds B2B Buyers Willing To Engage With Sales Reps Sooner In Shopping Process

Indirect sales reps may have an opportunity to engage with customers earlier in their buyer’s journey. According to the 2019 B2B Buyers Survey Report, a growing number of buyers are raising their hands earlier in the shopping process, seeing more value in bringing in sales reps to facilitate the journey. The data collected by Demand […]

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Channel Partners Seek To Be Better Marketers Of Their Own Brands & Vendors Too

Compelling partners to play a bigger role in lead generation may be a lighter lift for channel leaders. According to several surveys and reports released earlier this year, channel partners are making a greater effort to learn marketing basics, engaging with vendor through-channel marketing automation tools and services, and even making their own investments in […]

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ChannelAssist Promotes Stevens To President

ChannelAssist, a channel incentive solution provider, has promoted Richard Stevens to President. He replaces David Auld, who remains as Chief Executive Officer. Stevens is an accomplished sales and marketing executive with more than 30 years experience in small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. He is experienced in building and leading teams, with a strategic and […]

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Forrester Taps Partner-Based Marketing As New Strategy To Serve Business-Unit Buyers

To ensure that increasingly demanding business-unit buyers are being serviced by partners that truly understand their needs, channel leaders should apply significantly more discipline to their partner recruitment and selection practices. In a new report, Partner-Based Marketing Accelerates Elusive Shadow Channel Engagement. Forrester’s Steven Casey, Principal Analyst, and Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships […]

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Micro Focus Builds New Portal Experience To Support Unified Partner Program

Micro Focus, the giant software and information technology company, has launched a new partner portal to support its recently unified legacy partner programs. The new portal is designed to streamline and simplify the way partners engage with the company. Since Micro Focus merged with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software in 2017, it hosted two separate […]

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WorkSpan Announces Integration Of Ecosystem Cloud Platform With Microsoft Dynamics 365

WorkSpan, an ecosystem cloud platform provider, in collaboration with Microsoft is enabling Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers to take better advantage of the growing ecosystem of partners engaged in build-with, market-with, and sell-with motions to accelerate innovation and bring joint solutions to their customers. With the integration of the WorkSpan platform, Microsoft Dynamics customers can orchestrate […]

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Zift Expands Strategic Alliance Program With New Partners In EMEA And The Channel Company

Zift Solutions, an enterprise channel management technology provider, is expanding its new strategic alliance program, the Zift Zone, into EMEA with the addition of bChannels, Blueprint CPQ, and LeadFabric. The Zift Zone is a marketplace connecting Zift customers to trusted and certified agencies, technology, and service providers, all of whom drive channel success. Zift also announced that The […]

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Preferred Agency Lists Help Partners Find Channel-Proficient Marketing Experts, Ensure Alignment/Compliance With Vendor Programs

A promising sign that partners are more eager to market themselves and the brands they represent is their increased engagement with marketing agencies referred by vendors. For example, at Sage, the business management solution provider, an agency-provided concierge service is being expanded by 50% to accommodate partner demand. “Our partners are telling us they want […]

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