Channel Marketer Report

Channel Agencies

Zift Acquires Elastic Grid; Deepens Concierge and Managed Services Offerings

Zift Solutions, a leading supplier of enterprise channel management solutions, has acquired Elastic Grid, a cloud-based channel marketing platform backed by creative services. “With the acquisition, Zift furthers its commitment to delivering the very best technology, services and support to drive real channel success for customers — and solidifies its position as a forward-thinking channel […]

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Channel Management for Hire

By Norma Watenpaugh, founding principal and CEO, Phoenix Consulting Group If you are like most channel management organizations, you are continually pressed to do more with less.  Although two-third of IT products and services are sold through channels, my guess is that you don’t have two thirds of the sales and marketing budget to enable […]

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Channel Marketer Report Releases Third Annual Guide To Agencies & Consultancies

At Channel Marketer Report (CMR), our goal is to constantly keep tabs on the latest marketing and sales best practices for vendors and their partners. For the third year, CMR is unveiling its Guide To Agencies & Consultancies, which is designed to provide channel players with a high-level look at organizations that can help them […]

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Channel Agencies And Consultancies Spotlight Top Trends And Pain Points

Agencies and consultancies are in the trenches of the channel, helping vendors and partners maximize sales and marketing results. Before launching our annual Guide To Channel Agencies And Consultancies, Channel Marketer Report asked participants to answer the following: What questions are prospects and customers asking you most frequently? What is the No. 1 challenge you’re […]

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Act-On Opens APIs To Developers, Expands Partner Program

Act-On Software is looking to expand its partner ecosystem by opening its APIs to third-party developers. The Act-On Developer Program also is adding resources to help agency partners build, test and launch developer applications, company official explained. In addition, the new platform will offer an app marketplace to provide customers with access to third-party applications. “SMBs […]

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TREW Marketing Earns HubSpot Silver Level Certification

TREW Marketing, a full-service B2B marketing firm based in Texas, has been named a Silver Level Certified Agency Partner by HubSpot, a provider inbound marketing software. The new title was given as a result of TREW Marketing’s consistent growth and high adoption of the HubSpot platform among its customers. Servicing the engineering and science markets, […]

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Channel Wide Triggered Marketing: A Precedent In Data Collaboration Between Brands And Channel Partners

By Jared Shusterman, Managing Partner and CEO, SproutLoud   Triggered marketing — the practice of basing a marketing communication’s content, timing, and delivery medium on measureable events relevant to the consumer — has been around for some time.  Despite that, “less than 20% of marketing organizations today,” are doing it correctly, according to Adam Sarner, […]

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Channel Agencies & Consultancies: Your Superhero Sidekicks For Marketing & Sales Success

At Channel Marketer Report, our goal is to constantly keep a pulse on emerging and evolving marketing and sales tools and trends, and report on how these developments are impacting organizations that operate in channel networks. One pain point is consistent among most organizations: vendors, brands and manufacturers still are struggling to provide partners with […]

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