Channel Marketer Report

Channel Relationships

ChannelChat: Influitive’s Mark Organ Sees Rise of Partner Communities on Advocacy Platforms

When Mark Organ, CEO and founder of Influitive, launched an advocacy platform that enabled companies to put their customers at the heart of their marketing programs, promoting it to businesses that relied heavily on indirect sales teams was a not a priority. But since the company was launched in 2010, a growing number of channel-focused […]

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At ImpartnerCON18, Vendors Advised to Broaden View of Desirable Partners

Channel executives are being encouraged to broaden their definition of desirable partners. At ImpartnerCON18, Impartner’s annual customer conference held in Salt Lake City, UT in February, speakers pointed to the decreasing ranks of traditional partners, the emergence of thousands of new agents, and what may well have the biggest impact on the way vendors go […]

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Marketing Execs Say More Efficient Collaboration Needed to Boost Effective Alliance Partner Marketing Programs

Marketing executives agree that collaborating with alliance partners offers significant benefits. According to a recent survey by WorkSpan, the developer of a shared platform that supports networks for partner ecosystems, marketing with partners can increase lead generation and provide access to new market segments and the prospects within them. But the survey also highlighted many […]

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ChannelChat: dinCloud CMO Ali Din Prioritizes Partner Onboarding to Boost Partner Engagement, Retention

Things are busy at dinCloud, a Cloud Services Provider (CSP) that helps organizations rapidly migrate to the cloud through a strong network of Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). As the company makes a deeper commitment to hosted spaces, it is expanding its portfolio, says Ali M. Din, CMO, to give its […]

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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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Case Study: To Win SMB Business, Xerox Overhauls Channel Partner Platform

With more than 5,000 partners helping to boost Xerox’s global annual sales to $11 billion, it’s hard to imagine that the enterprise operated anything less than a well-run channel program. But when the company determined that the small and midsize business segment represented a significant opportunity for growth – and that 75% of the overall […]

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Partner Loyalty Isn’t the Same Thing as Your Rewards Program!

By Tracy Delphia, Market Analyst for B2B and Channel, ICLP “I want to start a partner loyalty program.” We get calls with some version of that query regularly at ICLP.  What the caller invariably is asking about is some kind of incentive program for their partners. “Loyalty” and “incentives” have become conflated in the minds of many […]

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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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