Channel Marketer Report

Co-op / MDF Programs

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: Mike Moore and Peter Thomas, authors of Marketing Multiplied, Discuss Inspiration for Their Real-World Guide Book

Channel marketers may finally have their own industry bible. Marketing Multiplied: A real-world guide to Channel Marketing for beginners, practitioners, and executives, is the very first book about the profession, say authors Mike Moore, Averetek’s VP of Strategy, and Peter Thomas, the company’s founder and CEO. The just-published book, which explores how to engage channel […]

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Streamlining Processes, Accelerating Reimbursement Can Boost MDF Utilization

At the end of the last quarter — just like countless quarters before them — many vendors were probably sitting on a fairly significant portion of their MDF (market development fund) budget. Despite the value that many partners place on having access to MDF, much of the money that vendors set aside goes used. Figures […]

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Zyme, the CDM Company, Completes Acquisition of Incentive Management Firm, CCI

Zyme, a leading channel data management company, has acquired CCI, the channel incentives management firm. With the acquisition, Zyme now offers its customers the added capabilities of a comprehensive data-driven incentive management solution supporting rebates, MDF, co-op, SPIFS, and referrals. The purchase of CCI is in line with Zyme’s mission to create “the new smart […]

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Zyme Powers Up CDM Platform; Boosts Data Accuracy, Accelerates Processing, Strengthens Analytics

Zyme has announced major enhancements to its channel data management (CDM) platform, zyme cloud platform 3.0. The new features and enhancements provide greater channel data accuracy and processing speeds, more powerful analytics capabilities and additional tools to enable enterprises to optimize and grow partner networks. Even though trillions of dollars of revenue flow through global indirect […]

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Averetek, Perks Worldwide, and Birch Worldwide Integrate Products

Averetek, Perks Worldwide (Perks WW), and Birch Worldwide have fully integrated their core products to jointly sell them to businesses looking for channel incentive, channel loyalty and channel marketing solutions. The integrated Campaign Marketplace, a sales and marketing demand generation solution, allows partners to see their available MDF/co-op balance, browse marketplace services like telemarketing, social […]

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CA Technologies Announces New Advantage Partner Program

CA Technologies announced its new CA Advantage Partner Program last month. Reflecting partners’ desires for simplicity, profitability, protection and competitive differentiation, the program evolution is driven by CA’s strategic aim to accelerate growth through focused route-to-market strategies, while delivering exceptional experiences for CA Partners. The new program introduces two new partner levels, Focus and Global, […]

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Netsertive Adds $9 Million To Series C Funding Round

Netsertive, a provider of digital marketing intelligence solutions for brands and local partners, has raised $24 million in Series C financing. After winning $15 million in growth financing in October 2015, Netsertive has acquired an additional $9 million to help accelerate product development and innovation. The latest round was led by River Cities Capital Funds, with […]

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The Changing Face Of Co-Op Marketing [Infographic]

Nearly two-thirds (65%) of local businesses participate in digital media co-op programs, up from 40% in 2012. However, there is a significant knowledge gap between these local businesses and the large brands they represent. In fact, 50% of brands believe local businesses don’t understand digital marketing. This infographic outlines results from a study developed by Borrell […]

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SproutLoud Helps Streamline Brand Compliance And Advertising On The Local Level

The Problem: Channel marketers struggle with a variety of challenges in working with distributed organizations. It’s not always easy to maintain brand compliance while allowing partners to customize marketing materials with their local business information. This is especially true with web sites. Consumers want to be able to find the nearest location for a product […]

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