Channel Marketer Report

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At Sage, Teaching Partners To Reel In Their Own Leads Gets Priority Status

At Sage, the business management solution provider, helping its partners drive more of their own pipeline is a top priority for 2019. Offering an expanded marketing program on a robust infrastructure, Sage is striving to help its partners “drive customers through the journey of selecting, considering and deciding what new technology they should bring into […]

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Partners Seek More Training, Vendor Support To Market More Effectively, Study Finds

The 2019 State of Local Marketing Report offers a mixed bag of good and bad news for vendors striving to help their partners be better marketers. For example, the majority of respondents to the fifth annual survey by BrandMuscle, an integrated local and channel marketing solutions and services provider, are actively trying to learn more […]

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Channel-Expert Agencies Expected To Play Even Bigger Role In Partner Programs

Moderating a panel of channel-fluent marketing agency executives at the B2B Marketing Exchange conference in Scottsdale last month, Jay McBain, Forrester’s principal analyst – channels, partnerships and alliances, cited a single stat that clearly demonstrates the important role agencies play in channel programs. According to McBain, Forrester is predicting a 25% CAGR for channel marketing […]

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Expanded B2BMX Channel Track Topics Range from Impact of AI to Optimizing Channel Comms

The impact that AI is having on channel programs will be clearly explained at the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) conference in Scottsdale, AZ next week. Returning to the B2BMX podium, Laz Gonzalez, channel expert and chief strategy officer at Zift Solutions, will explore how AI, machine learning and propensity modeling can intersect with channel programs […]

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SproutLoud Launches Customized Marketing Analytics Dashboards

SproutLoud, a leading SaaS-based through-channel marketing automation platform provider, has added customized marketing analytics dashboards as an integral part of its comprehensive solution. The ability to customize dashboards allows brands to quickly access relevant data about their distributed marketing efforts with partners, retailers, dealers, agents, distributors and franchisees who sell their products in local markets. Brands […]

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Sectigo Boosts Partner Marketing Support with Enhanced Channel Program

Sectigo, a commercial certificate authority and a web security solutions vendor, has made comprehensive improvements to its channel partner program. By further equipping its already-thriving channel of partners worldwide with additional tools and incentives, the company’s goal is to enable them to expand into new segments within the cybersecurity market. Last July, Sectigo credited significant […]

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How To Defeat 4 Large Barriers To Effective Local Marketing

By Kellie Auman, Marketing and Communications Director, LogicBay Because brands of all sizes — even national- and global-level organizations — are focusing more attention on local marketing, this is a good time to start thinking along those lines. If you and your indirect sales network aren’t prepared to focus more marketing activity on local efforts […]

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Pooling MDF From Multiple Vendors Helps Partners Make Bigger Splash

By combining allocations of several MDF programs into a single pool of marketing dollars, partners large and small are making more effective and efficient use of resources many companies often leave on the table. MRP, a marketing and sales agency, has successfully managed multi-vendor MDF programs for partner companies. Devon Day Wellbrock, senior vice president, […]

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Channel Sessions At B2B Marketing Exchange To Help Partner Marketers Chart New Program Road Maps

Channel marketing will be well-represented at the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) as the conference moves to a new venue, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, February 25 – 27. The channel marketing track, which was added to the conference last year, has been expanded to include eight sessions and a workshop. Laz Gonzalez, chief strategy officer, Zift Solutions, returns to […]

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Forrester Infographic Provides Overview of Expanding Ranks of Channel Software Providers

Forrester Research has published an infographic offering a fairly comprehensive view of the companies providing channel software today. The 106 companies, ranging from large enterprise software vendors to start-up providers of point-solutions, are grouped into six major categories supporting: Partner relationship management (PRM) Through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) Channel incentives and program Channel data management (CDM) […]

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