Channel Marketer Report

Channel Programs

Kaspersky Prepares Partners For Accelerated Growth In Endpoint Security With Expanded Sales And Marketing Programs

The rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) business models, and the growing threat of cyber crime have led to an increased need for endpoint security, and in turn more opportunities for the channel. Since these trends are impacting both SMBs and large enterprises alike, Kaspersky Lab is planning a forceful channel expansion on an […]

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RPE Named Top Retail Specialty Consultant By JDA Software

Retail consulting firm RPE was appointed as Americas Retail Top Specialty Consultant by JDA Software Group, a provider of supply chain solutions, during the JDA Alliances 2012 Leadership Awards. The ceremony was held during the JDA FOCUS conference, which took place April 29 to May 1, 2012, in Las Vegas. “We align our customers with […]

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HootSuite Launches Solution Partner Program

In the vast social media landscape, VARs, agencies and consultants are challenged with mastering an array of communication tools and tactics. This is especially challenging in the social media space, in which it’s a daunting task for channel marketers to obtain and utilize social best practices and avoiding branding and communication silos.

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iQmetrix Rolls Out New Partner Network Categories and Program Tiers To Help Improve Collaboration, Engagement and Growth

In an effort to create more meaningful partnerships among its channel, iQmetrix, a provider of retail management software for the U.S. wireless industry, has implemented a new partner program. Through the new program, iQmetrix has introduced new specific categories and tiers to its existing network. Categories include: Consumer Solutions; Retailer Solutions; Resource Partners; and Hardware […]

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IBM Expands Social Business Initiative To Improve Education Among Partner Base

Social networking sites are coming to the forefront as key channels for OEMs to communicate with partners and prospects. While sites including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are helpful avenues for OEMs to market to partner networks, they also are vital for marketing throughVARs and ISVs to reach end-users effectively. Addressing this developing trend, IBM has […]

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Loyalty Programs, Feedback Loops Gaining Popularity To Increase Partner Participation

The average utilization rate of marketing development funds (MDF) within the BtoB sector has dropped below 20%, according to research from SiriusDecisions. As a result, OEMs also are striving to implement more creative ways to increase MDF usage, according to Laz Gonzalez, Service Director of Channel Management Strategies for SiriusDecisions. “Currently, approximately one-in-five partners are […]

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White Space A Leading Cause Of Sales And Marketing Fatigue

For OEMs, increasing brand awareness and encouraging partners to boost market share are vital goals. While increasing communication with loyal customers is a short-term tactic to boost revenue, revitalizing dormant partners is a key pain-point for OEMs and partners alike. “White space” is defined by TSL Marketing as channel partners/vendors that have little or no […]

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New Channelinsight, Xactly Partnership Addresses The Compensation Challenge

In an effort to maximize time management and productivity among channel sales reps, Channelinsight, a cloud-based, sales management platform specifically for the channel has teamed with on-demand sales compensation and performance management solution Xactly. The Compensation Management Solution is designed to provide vendors with the resources to restore direct sales rep confidence and increase overall […]

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IBM Helps Partners Expand Netezza Adoption With New Sales Resources

Following its successful acquisition of Netezza, IBM is furthering the business venture with the launch of a new global initiative to increase Business Partners analytics portfolio. The IBM Netezza appliance suite includes sales, marketing and technical resources to increase partner sales of the technology into financial, healthcare, and energy and utilities industries. Netezza appliances are […]

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Dell Rolls Out Demo Program For Partners

Adding to its PartnerDirect 2.0 initiative, Dell has launched a demo center to provide anytime, anywhere access to a suite of hosted demos. The hardware vendor’s current partner program separates into three tiers —Premier Partners, Preferred Partners and Registered Partners. Launched on May 9, 2011, the program was developed so Dell could efficiently reward partners […]

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