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Channel Marketing

Alvarion Releases New Partner Loyalty Programs And Portal To Improve Channel Collaboration

Alvarion, a provider of wireless broadband solutions, has announced major enhancements to its Partner Program and Portal. Among the changes are new partnership options, online certifications, incentives and deployment modulation tools. These additions were designed to create business opportunities and resources to encourage partner sales and marketing success.  “Alvarion recognizes the vital role that partners play […]

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Channel Marketing Changing Direction

By Lawrence M. Walsh Here are some channel truisms about marketing: Solution providers are terrible marketers. They don’t invest in marketing. They don’t frame their value propositions beyond their technical skill sets. And they have unrealistic expectations for the returns on their marketing investments. Vendors, on the other hand, are myopic marketers. They’re most concerned […]

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Study Finds That Marketing Email Accounts For 70% Of Spam Complaints

The growing availability of spam-reporting tools is having a major – and negative – impact on marketing email effectiveness, according to a recent study conducted by ReturnPath. The company’s Email Intelligence Report found that marketers account for 70% of all “this is spam” complaints and 60% of all spam-trap hits. Over the past year, according to ReturnPath, marketers’ […]

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Marketing Operations Executive Summit Spotlights Best-In-Class Content Marketing And Reporting

Personalized content, closed loop reporting, process automation and other topics surrounding marketing operations will come into focus during the inaugural Marketing Operations Executive Summit. The two-day event was developed by MarcomCentral, a marketing asset management and distributed marketing solution by PTI Marketing Technologies Inc. Featuring a speaker line-up of marketing experts from Adobe, Eloqua, Forrester, […]

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The 7 Marketing Habits Of Successful SMBs

Standing out in a crowded marketplace, and effectively connecting with prospects across channels is an overwhelming challenge for SMBs. However, a new study from Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Act-On has uncovered seven key habits SMBs can implement to succeed in the new era of marketing and communication despite economic uncertainty. The study, titled: Driving […]

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The Keys To Creating An Optimal Partner Training Plan

A key hurdle for vendors striving to better enable partners to improve sales and marketing efforts is determining where to spend resources and which partners to target first, according to Heather K. Margolis, President of Channel Maven Consulting. “The more strategic organizations are in determining which partners to target and where to spend resources, the […]

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Partner Enablement Comes Into Focus

An underlying predicament for the majority of vendors and manufacturers today is the 80/20 rule: 20% of a typical partner base generates 80% of total indirect channel revenue. Furthermore, findings from Channel Enablers have reaffirmed that while approximately half of partners produce about 20% of revenue, the rest of an average organization’s partner base doesn’t […]

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ScanSource Releases New Services Group, Expands Reseller Support

  ScanSource, a value-added distributor of specialty technology products, has announced the development of the ScanSource Services Group (SSG), a new business unit within the organization. The focus of SSG will be on the planning and execution of custom value-added support programs and partners from the company’s reseller partners, according to a company press release.  […]

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New Research Shows Increased Focus On Local Marketing In 2013

National brands rely on affiliates to deliver hyper-local marketing messages and campaigns relevant to specific geographic areas. To ensure more successful initiatives, 91% of national brands expect to spend more or the same on local marketing in 2013 as they did in 2012, according to new research from Balihoo. Findings for the study, titled: National […]

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SAP Partner Closes $80,000 Deal With Co-Marketing Campaign

Communication and collaboration are key to optimal channel marketing and sales results. SAP partner Advanced Business Solutions (ABS) recognizes the true value of this consistent engagement throughout the marketing planning and execution process. After working with SAP and TSL Marketing, a channel-focused lead generation and marketing consultancy, the company was able to close a $80,000 […]

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