Channel Marketer Report

Channel Agencies

Heather K. Margolis: It’s Time To Think Differently About Partner Demand Generation

Heather K. Margolis, founder and CEO of Channel Maven, is a renowned member of the channel marketing vanguard. At companies including EMC, EqualLogic and Dell, she spearheaded initiatives that resulted in smarter channel programs. For more than a decade, Channel Maven has been a go-to provider of strategic channel marketing communications to channel and Partner […]

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To Optimize Your Partner Marketing Program, Start With An Audit

By David Pereira, President and CEO, GET LIFT Agency Channel marketing leaders are always striving to improve their partner marketing programs in an effort to increase pipeline and engagement. One of the best ways to identify areas of optimization is to have an experienced, outside third-party do a thorough audit and assessment of your channel […]

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Citrix Kickstart Program Boosts Ready-To-Market Partners’ Demand Gen Efforts

At the SiriusDecisions Summit earlier this year, the Citrix Partner Kickstart initiative was selected as a Channel Marketing Program of the Year. Citrix, a digital workspace platform supplier, launched the comprehensive program in 2018 to help partners generate demand and accelerate opportunities by providing them with marketing and enablement resources and training and support for […]

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Influencer Partner Programs Gaining Traction With B2B Marketers

The role of non-transacting partners – especially influencers – is expanding greatly, according to Jay McBain, Forrester’s principal analyst of channel, partnerships and alliances. In a Forrester study published earlier this year, McBain is advising channel leaders to re-examine the mix of their partner population and take steps to amend it with a good mix […]

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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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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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Zift Creates Strategic Partner Program To Offer Ecosystem Of Agencies, Applications, Services Providers

Zift Solutions, an enterprise channel management provider, has launched a new strategic partner program to connect its customers to an ecosystem of agencies, applications, and service providers. Current and new Zift Solutions customers will be able to choose from a menu of agency, technology, and service providers, such as AchieveUnite, Bombora, and Televerde, to enhance their channel programs […]

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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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