Channel Marketer Report

Channel ROI

Is Your Partner Portal Not Living Up To The Hype?

  Partner portals and PRM systems are top investments for many vendors; but they simply are not delivering optimal results.  While these solutions were designed to help vendors amplify partner engagement and overall sales and marketing productivity, they are not being used effectively enough to make the investment worthwhile.

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hawkeye Channel Launches channelPlans Application

hawkeye Channel, a software and services provider for channel organizations, has added a new solution to its cloud-based channelConduit platform for indirect channel sales management. The new offering — called channelPlans — is designed to facilitate joint marketing planning between manufactures and their indirect channels. Used in conjunction with other marketing enablement solutions offered by […]

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The What And The Why Of Partner Profitability

By Diane Krakora, CEO, PartnerPath The balance of power is shifting. Gone are the days when solution provider partners begged to be included in vendor partner programs. Instead, solution providers have become savvy about which vendor’s lines to carry and are trimming unprofitable vendors from their line cards. In this dawning age of partner clout, […]

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How To Build Successful Channel Incentive And MDF Programs [Infographic]

Need a quick reference sheet for managing channel incentive and MDF marketing campaigns? CCI has created this infographic just for you. Bellow you’ll see a rundown of channel incentive types, complete with pros and cons, some key partner scorecarding metrics, types of rewards commonly used, and a guide for channel accounting, breaking out contra vs. […]

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MarketSnare Helps Multi-Location Marketers Amplify Local Presence

The Problem: Creating and managing an effective network of local web sites costs more in time and money than most multi-location businesses are willing — or often able — to invest. Typical roadblocks to realizing the benefits of local web sites include having to continually: Generate unique local content; manage technology updates throughout the entire […]

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Elastic Grid Offers Channel Partners And Suppliers In-Depth ROI Reporting

The Problem: According to a recent SiriusDecisions Research Brief, marketing ROI is more important than ever before. Why? Because marketing’s exposure has grown significantly, especially in the channel.  Expect to hear: “We will not fund what we cannot measure.” In 2014, more than ever before, channel marketers need to demonstrate a clear return on investment.  […]

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Channel Thought Leaders, Experts Share Predictions For 2014

In 2013, content marketing, social media and mobility all came into focus as priority investments for businesses and their channel networks.  Improved channel communication, collaboration and visibility were key goals for many businesses, while still optimizing end-user engagement and sales results.  Although the channel marketing universe saw extreme evolution in 2013, the next year will […]

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Symantec Sees 516% Increase In Deal Registration Size With Elastic Digital

Companies such as Symantec rely extensively on their partners to not only generate brand awareness, but also acquire a base of loyal and highly engaged customers. To build a strong customer base, however, partners must have the marketing savvy to drive engagement, conduct meaningful conversations and drive conversions. But according to internal research conducted by […]

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Brainshark Increases Global Reach With ICT123 Partnership

Brainshark, a cloud-based business presentations solutions provider, has announced that it will partner with IT and telecommunications company ICT123 to offer Brainshark products across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Through the partnership, ICT123 will be reselling Brainshark’s suite of products, which includes Brainshark On-Demand, the Brainshark Content Portal and SlideShark Team Edition. The partnership will also help ICT123, […]

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CCI And PartnerPath Analyze The Art Of Partner Scorecarding

By Brian Anderson, Associate Editor In today’s marketplace, channel managers have to adapt to shrinking budgets and aggressive revenue goals by ensuring their companies are receiving maximum ROI from their partner programs. But many vendors in the channel still are not sure whether or not they are effectively measuring the worth of their partners. In […]

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