Channel Marketer Report

Channel Technology

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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Channel Marketing To Get Spotlight at B2BMX Conference

Maria Chien, Service Director of Channel Marketing Strategies for SiriusDecisions, will kick off the new channel track at the B2B Marketing Exchange in Scottsdale, AZ, February 19-20, The channel track will also feature presentations by Laz Gonzalez, Chief Strategy Officer at Zift Solutions, the track’s sponsor, and Jen Spencer, VP of  Sales and Marketing at […]

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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: For Channel Chiefs, Job Security May Require a Little Technology

It’s not like the office of every channel chief is equipped with a revolving door. But according to research by Forresters’ Jay McBain, principal analyst of global channels, newly appointed channel chiefs may not want to order the big box of business cards. According to McBain, the average tenure of a channel chief is a […]

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ZINFI Boosts Revenue in 2017; Expands Global Footprint

ZINFI Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Unified Channel Management (UCM) solutions, announced it ended 2017 with 72% revenue growth in its software business and a significant increase in profitability as the result of multiple new customer acquisitions and renewals of existing software and services contracts. “It’s been another great year, and the results speak […]

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Channel Stack Universe Expands Even As M&A Activity Climbs

The number of companies offering channel solutions is on the rise, according to research by Jay McBain, principal analyst, global channels at Forrester. By his count, the channel industry technology stack consists of 83 companies across eight operational categories. These categories include: Channel data management Channel finance, pricing, and inventory Channel incentives and program management […]

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What Happens When You Build It — And They Don’t Come? The Case for Partner-First Channel Marketing Portals

By Cameron Avery, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Zift Solutions We all know the famous line from the film Field of Dreams: “If you build it, they will come.” While that magic may work with the ghosts of baseball, it doesn’t hold up with channel partner marketing portals. Far too many channel organizations discover this […]

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It’s Time to Get Better Returns on Your Channel Capital Investments

By Ted Dimbero, Co-founder and Senior VP Services and M&A, Zyme Selling through indirect channels can sometimes feel like the blind leading the blind. Resale partners’ sales and supply data are available, but much of it is manually collected, months old and plagued with errors. Companies that leverage channel sales compensate for these inefficiencies with large […]

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Zift Acquires Elastic Grid; Deepens Concierge and Managed Services Offerings

Zift Solutions, a leading supplier of enterprise channel management solutions, has acquired Elastic Grid, a cloud-based channel marketing platform backed by creative services. “With the acquisition, Zift furthers its commitment to delivering the very best technology, services and support to drive real channel success for customers — and solidifies its position as a forward-thinking channel […]

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Allbound Appoints New President, Secures Round of Venture Funding

Allbound, a leading partner relationship management (PRM) platform, has named Mike Chadwick as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. A veteran tech executive, Chadwick is taking the helm from Allbound founder Scott Salkin, who will remain on the board of directors and serve as Chief Innovation Officer, focusing on product and brand strategy. Allbound also announced […]

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