Channel Marketer Report

Channel Programs

Points-Based Channel Rewards: What Are The Latest Best Practices?

Points-based incentive programs are one of the most effective ways to drive partner engagement and behavioral change at organizational, team, and/or individual levels. But as vendors recognize the importance of engaging customers at every stage of the sales cycle, best practice organizations are moving away from transaction-based incentives only. To make that transition successfully, it’s […]

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The CMR Roundtable: Optimizing Channel Marketing Enablement

Depending on how you look at it, channel marketers either have a very bright future, or, man, do they have a lot of work to do. As channel programs becoming increasing more successful at driving B2B sales, companies are striving to improve on their performance.  And at many businesses that rely exclusively or mostly on […]

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ChannelChat: Partner Feedback Drives Enhancements to Gemalto Channel Program

With the strongest growth at Gemalto, a digital security firm, coming in regions where the company had a channel-centric philosophy, its already robust Cipher Partner Program was clearly instrumental in the success of its partners. But as the digital security market has become increasingly more technical and crowded with more and more competitors, Gemalto recognized […]

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ChannelChat: Strategic Partner Selection, On-Boarding Are Key to Aptos Channel Success

The rapidly expanding global partner program at Aptos, Inc., a market leader in retail technology solutions, captured the spotlight at the company’s annual global sales kick-off meeting in October. For fiscal year 2017, Aptos and its partners collaborated on a record number of projects. And in 2018, the company predicts that a greater share of […]

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Channel Management for Hire

By Norma Watenpaugh, founding principal and CEO, Phoenix Consulting Group If you are like most channel management organizations, you are continually pressed to do more with less.  Although two-third of IT products and services are sold through channels, my guess is that you don’t have two thirds of the sales and marketing budget to enable […]

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ChannelChat: The ESET Partner Council: Listening and Learning To Fuel Growth

Talk about not resting on your laurels! At the same time that ESET, an IT security company, announced a record 40% year-over-year increase in channel partner growth, the company also heralded the launch of its new Partner Council. The advisory group, said the company, would include 10 active partners initially who would participate in quarterly […]

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Datto’s MarketNow Program Offers Concierge-Supported Marketing Automation Platform to MSP Partners

Datto, Inc. a leading provider of total data protection solutions, announced the official launch of a new global marketing automation platform to support its 6,000 managed service providers (MSP). MarketNow, which is being run on the MindMatrix platform, enables partners to utilize pre-written content to create campaigns, social media posts, web pages and branded collateral. […]

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UK Event Crosses Pond to Bring Global Insight to US Channel Marketers

North American channel marketers will have a unique opportunity to learn how they can better engage global partners, especially those in the United Kingdom and other off-shore markets this month. The Channel Meet Up, a successful series of professional events for channel marketers, is bringing its format to Menlo Park, CA. After holding three events […]

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Driving Channel Success Through Increased Partner Engagement

By Veronica Brunwin, Relayware Chief Product Officer Top channel managers are acutely aware that the Pareto Principle (often called the “80/20 rule”) applies to channel partner productivity. It’s long been known that typically 80% of business is generated by 20% of channel partners. The most obvious effects of the 80/20 rule in a channel program […]

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Channel Sales and the Future of the Subscription Economy

There’s no denying that the subscription economy has been turning business on its head. According to Gartner, more that 80% of software providers will have shifted to subscription-based business models by the end of the decade. If channel sales organizations are worried that the transition to SaaS products and services will leave them behind, Jen […]

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