Channel Marketer Report

Co-op / MDF Programs

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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Vendors Say Slow Adoption of Data Management, Digital Marketing Best Practices Will Impede Success of Small and Midsize Partners

The successful collection, management and analysis of data will be critical to the success of small and medium channel partners in 2019, according to a recent survey by the Channel Institute, a training and certification body for channel business professionals. Channel marketers continued to raise concerns about the ability or interest of their small and […]

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Partner Incentives Management: Best Practices Guide

Well planned partner incentive programs can help vendors build trust with their channel partners and increase partner engagement. With offers ranging from rebates, market developing funds (MDF), incentives for key activities, demonstration subsidies and promotion incentives, partner incentive programs can strengthen channel relationships and boost revenue for both the partner and the vendor. This booklet […]

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Xerox Reinforces Commitment to Partners with New Marketing Resources, Re-Designed Portal

Xerox is enabling its channel partners with a new set of marketing resources to help them market and sell the company’s managed print services and its ConnectKey-enable workplace assistants. The new resources and a re-designed partner portal reinforce Xerox’s commitment to deliver value-added benefits to its channel partner community, the company said. Now mobile-friendly and […]

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Unitrends Refreshes Channel Program with New Portal, MDF Plan, and Advisory Board

Unitrends, the supplier of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions, has refreshed its channel and alliance program with new tools and resources to help channel partners accelerate the growth of their businesses. Unitrends, which has a long-standing history as a 100% channel sales company, has more than 2,000 partners worldwide. The re-launch of the Unitrends Global […]

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Star2Star Implements Zift Platform to Support Marketing-Oriented Partners

Star2Star, a provider of full spectrum communications solutions, is enabling its increasingly marketing-aware partners with a comprehensive set of user-friendly channel marketing and management tools. In addition to providing partners with the capability to optimize their own marketing activities, the new solutions also enable the Star2Star marketing team to expand the level of channel support […]

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Channel Technology Veteran Steven Kellam Joins 360insights

Steven Kellam has joined 360insights, a channel incentives company, as VP of Global Alliances. Kellam was the former president of CCI, the channel incentives management firm that was acquired by Zyme last year. Kellam will be responsible for establishing strategic relationships to drive revenue and expand the reach of 360insight’s Channel Success Platform. “Steven Kellam is […]

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Study: Vendors Expect To Boost Channel-Generated Revenue in 2018

PartnerPath’s 2018 State of Partnering Study clearly indicated that channel programs are expected to drive more revenue for vendors. Almost three-quarters of the vendor respondents indicated their partner-driven revenues will increase in 2018. To make that happen, vendors said they are first and foremost looking to grow their ranks of systems integrators by an average […]

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360insights Acquires Through-Channel, Strengthens Co-op Advertising Platform Capabilities

360insights, a leading supplier of channel management software and channel incentives, promotional analytics and channel insights technology, has acquired Through-Channel, a channel-focused marketing automation solution provider. The acquisition strengthens the existing co-op funds management capabilities of 360insight’s Channel Success Platform. The Through-Channel co-op advertising platform puts brands in control of a feature-rich system with an extensive […]

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