Channel Marketer Report

Channel Agencies

Service-Led Approach Can Drive Partner Engagement With Channel Marketing Solutions

Partner engagement with brand-provided marketing platforms remains relatively low, according to a study conducted earlier this year by Forrester Consulting. Of the 50 different channel partners included in the study, only 12% use the through-channel marketing (TCM) platforms provided by vendors. More encouraging news is that 35% of the partners are piloting solutions. Another 20% […]

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BrandMuscle Seeks Growth Boosting Capabilities Of Holistic TCMA Solutions And Services

For BrandMuscle, an integrated local and channel marketing solution and services provider, Forrester’s 2018 report on the growth of both through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) technology and related services was good news indeed. Not only did Forrester predict that sales of TCMA solutions would climb to almost $1.18 billion by 2023, the research firm said that […]

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Channel-Expert Agencies Expected To Play Even Bigger Role In Partner Programs

Moderating a panel of channel-fluent marketing agency executives at the B2B Marketing Exchange conference in Scottsdale last month, Jay McBain, Forrester’s principal analyst – channels, partnerships and alliances, cited a single stat that clearly demonstrates the important role agencies play in channel programs. According to McBain, Forrester is predicting a 25% CAGR for channel marketing […]

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Expanded B2BMX Channel Track Topics Range from Impact of AI to Optimizing Channel Comms

The impact that AI is having on channel programs will be clearly explained at the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) conference in Scottsdale, AZ next week. Returning to the B2BMX podium, Laz Gonzalez, channel expert and chief strategy officer at Zift Solutions, will explore how AI, machine learning and propensity modeling can intersect with channel programs […]

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Pooling MDF From Multiple Vendors Helps Partners Make Bigger Splash

By combining allocations of several MDF programs into a single pool of marketing dollars, partners large and small are making more effective and efficient use of resources many companies often leave on the table. MRP, a marketing and sales agency, has successfully managed multi-vendor MDF programs for partner companies. Devon Day Wellbrock, senior vice president, […]

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Channel Sessions At B2B Marketing Exchange To Help Partner Marketers Chart New Program Road Maps

Channel marketing will be well-represented at the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) as the conference moves to a new venue, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, February 25 – 27. The channel marketing track, which was added to the conference last year, has been expanded to include eight sessions and a workshop. Laz Gonzalez, chief strategy officer, Zift Solutions, returns to […]

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Winn Technology Group, Averetek Partner On Collaborative Marketing Solutions

Winn Technology Group and Averetek have entered into a strategic partnership, establishing collaborative marketing solutions for clients in the technology sector. The partnership between Winn and Averetek will expand the combined expertise of both firms in the channel marketing arena. Averetek, a provider of channel marketing software, has enhanced its lead generation platform with the […]

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Xerox Reinforces Commitment to Partners with New Marketing Resources, Re-Designed Portal

Xerox is enabling its channel partners with a new set of marketing resources to help them market and sell the company’s managed print services and its ConnectKey-enable workplace assistants. The new resources and a re-designed partner portal reinforce Xerox’s commitment to deliver value-added benefits to its channel partner community, the company said. Now mobile-friendly and […]

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Allbound Taps Stephen Ceplenski as Chief Growth Officer

Stephen Ceplenski has joined Allbound, a partner relationship management (PRM) software provider, as Chief Growth Officer. Most recently, Ceplenski was Global Vice President of partner success and partner marketing at Marketo. Ceplenski joins Allbound at a time when market watchers see sales of PRM solutions and related technologies growing substantially. For example, earlier this year […]

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Channel Execs Push to Close Partner Marketing Skills Gap

As Forrester Research reported earlier this year, companies are expected to make significant investments in their partner marketing technology, pushing sales of through-channel marketing automation solutions to $1.2 billion through 2023. But to ensure that their teams know how to optimize these tools, companies are making additional investments to build teams with sharper channel management […]

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