Enabling partners to play a bigger role in marketing their own brands, as well as those of the vendors they represent, was a common theme in the presentations made during ChannelWeek, a week-long webinar series hosted by Channel Marketer Report and its sister publication, Demand Gen Report (DGR). To ensure that established or new indirect […]
Microsoft has entered a six-year agreement with HP to deploy its Dynamics CRM solution — as well as Azure, Office 365 and other Cloud solutions — to HP’s 6,500 salespeople and 20,000 support personnel. The companies have not disclosed the value of the deal.
By Khalid El Khatib, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Even 15 years ago, combining video and marketing meant commercials. Doing them can be expensive, elaborate, and remarkably inefficient. As video moved far beyond the TV screen, it gave marketers new options to engage clients, employees, and others. This is especially important for B2B marketing, where traditional […]
Samsung Electronics America announced it has launched new enhancements to its Samsung Team of Empowered Partners (STEP) program, which it said are designed to help partners position themselves for success with their marketing campaigns.
By Dan Hawtof, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Channel marketers offer a constant variety of incentive programs to motivate behaviors across the board, from headquarter principals and sales reps to sales engineers, distributors and anyone else they can reach. They do it with SPIFs, deal registration programs, seed-unit discounts and more, all designed to reward for specific […]
Written By Shari Johnston, Radius Predictive analytics is fast becoming a critical part of the marketing stack. In a survey that we commissioned with Forrester Consulting earlier this year, 87% of B2B marketing leaders said they had already implemented or were planning to implement predictive analytics in the coming 12 months. Benefits are also notable, […]
With election season upon us, politicians aren’t the only ones who are flip-flopping on the issues. Companies say that sales messaging is what drives deals, but they are investing more in processes, according to a recent survey of B2B marketing and sales executives by Corporate Visions . This infographic outlines the need for companies to […]
Cyphort, a threat defense software company, announced that its channel program has grown 300% in the past year and has more than tripled the number of partners in its pipeline.
Some brands have a hybrid business model — selling directly to their customers as well as through a network of partners and resellers. Others, however, sell exclusively through the channel. According to Ted Plumis, VP of Channel, Business and Corporate Development at Exabeam, a channel-only approach has a number of benefits. For one, selling exclusively through the […]