By Jared Shusterman, Managing Partner and CEO, SproutLoud Channel marketing is broken. There. Someone had to say it. Yes, it’s an over-generalization. And certainly anyone reading this post can name companies doing channel marketing well — possibly even a few doing it very well. Largely speaking, however, there are many channel marketing managers struggling to […]
Last week, Kaspersky Lab, a developer of secure content and threat management solutions, unveiled a variety of new partner offerings, including new incentives, programs and content offerings, during the company’s Partner Summit, which took place February 7-10, 2013, in Cancun, Mexico.
ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a provider of real-time network security solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, and AirWatch, a mobile device management (MDM) company, recently announced a new partnership. Through the joint venture, the companies will team up to deliver a “comprehensive” mobile security solution designed to combine the benefits of ForeScout network access […]
Content superstars such as Joe Pulizzi, Founder of the Content Marketing Institute, and Ardath Albee, CEO of Marketing Interactions, are slated to speak at this year’s Content2Conversion Conference, presented by Demand Gen Report. The event will be held April 22 to 23, 2013, at the Times Center in New York City. During the two-day event, thought […]
More executives are working remotely and traveling to attend industry conferences and one-to-one meetings, making mobile-optimized content collateral a new imperative for vendors and their partners. In fact, mobile traffic has nearly quadrupled since January 2011 and accounted for about one in four web site visits in December 2012, according to research from Walker Sands. […]
The channel universe is evolving at a rapid pace. In an effort to hone in on key trends and expectations for 2013, we decided to ask some key executives from leading agencies, consultancies, and even solution provider companies to share their insights on channel sales and marketing trends. Each executive has a breadth of experience working […]
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 […]
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 […]