Channel Marketer Report

Channel Agencies

B2BMX Speakers: Evolving Buyer Journeys, Shifting Partner GTM Plans Require New Channel Strategies

With more than 75% of commercial transactions flowing through indirect channels, few companies have the option to not focus more attention on optimizing their partner sales and marketing programs. But as channel experts stressed in the eight sessions included in the Channel Marketing agenda of last month’s B2B Marketing Exchange in Scottsdale, planning, implementing and […]

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SmartBug Media Receives Growth Equity Investment From ADC

SmartBug Media, a leading inbound marketing agency, has received a growth equity investment from American Discovery Capital (ADC), a private equity firm focused on investing in leading family-owned and middle market companies in high-growth sectors. SmartBug laid a strong business foundation early on by partnering with marketing leaders such as HubSpot. The agency is the highest-rated […]

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Jay Dettling, Former Adode VP, Global Partners, Joins Ansira As CEO

Ansira, a marketing agency and provider of channel marketing solutions and services, has appointed Jay Dettling its chief executive officer (CEO.) Laurie MacLaren, who previously served as CEO, in addition to her role as Chief Financial and Operating Officer, will remain as CFO/COO on the Ansira executive team. In his new role, Dettling will be […]

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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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