Channel Marketer Report

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To Combat B2B Buyer Skepticism, Let Third Parties Do Your Talking

By Michael Kelly, Director, Channel Institute Maybe it’s all of the talk about “fake news” these day, but B2B buyers are becoming increasingly skeptical of the information they see when shopping for solutions. When the Channel Institute, a training body dedicated to promoting and developing the channel profession worldwide partnered with Impertion, a channel-specific demand […]

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B2B Decision Makers Want More Content That Addresses Their Needs, Less Info on Product/Solution Features

B2B buyers are becoming a little more self-centered about the content they want to consider. According to Demand Gen Report’s 2018 Content Preferences Survey, almost nine out of ten decision makers agreed that marketers should prioritize messages about the value they bring to their customers’ business, rather than details about their products. The annual survey […]

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ChannelChat: How Blancco’s Matt Sturges Is Boosting Partner Engagement with Through-Channel Marketing Automation Technology

In March, Zift Solutions announced that Blancco Technology Group was using Zift Channel as a Service to support partners and streamline its robust, global channel program. In a press release, Matt Sturges, VP of North America and Global Channel Sales at Blancco Technology Group, said “With Zift Solutions, Blancco can deliver a world-class partner experience to […]

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Partner Survey Says Vendor-Created Content, Marketing Support Needs Work

Partner organizations gave vendors a less than enthusiastic endorsement of the content they provide to support marketing programs. Less than half of the respondents to the 2018 State of Partner Marketing survey by A Fluent Vision (AFV), a sales and marketing consultancy, described the content created by vendors as very or extremely useful. Partners complained […]

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Why Prescribed and Personalized Marketing Is Needed for the Channel

By Jeff Mesnik, CEO, ContentMX As a technology marketer, you know that building demand generation campaigns takes planning and coordination. Your message is deliberate and coordinated and the sequence and timing of communications are relevant and important. Demand generation is filled with both long term and short term strategies, all for the purpose of identifying […]

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WinGreen Marketing Systems Launches Channel Advisory Service Practice

WinGreen Marketing Systems, Inc., a provider of content marketing, lead generation, and account based marketing services for B2B technology companies, has launched an channel advisory service practice. Services include channel strategy, program and organization development, go-to-market support, partner recruiting and planning, and comprehensive channel marketing support that leverages WinGreen’s full-service marketing functions. The channel advisory […]

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WorkSpan Announces General Availability of Its Marketing Network Solution

WorkSpan has announced that its new marketing network which enables vendors and their partners to rapidly execute joint marketing programs is now generally available. The company, which was founded in 2015, introduced the network in an early availability program that included SAP, Intel, CenturyLink and Infosys. “Companies need to engage with thriving ecosystems of partners […]

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Winning the Battle for MSP and MSSP Attention

By Jeffrey Mesnik, president, ContentMX Traditional channel marketing models no longer work. In the past IT departments would install pipes, wires, computers, and storage to support a corporate infrastructure. CIOs would piece together the required infrastructure based on expert opinions from channel partners representing the OEMs. Thanks in some part to vendor consolidation, a CIO […]

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2017 Content Preferences Survey Report from Demand Gen Report

Chances are your partners are requesting more short-form assets from your marketing team. According to insights shared in the 2017 Content Preferences Survey Report from CMR’s sister publication, Demand Gen Report, a growing number of B2B buyers are doing their product shopping homework by skimming what might be considered the CliffsNotes of marketing materials. Complaining […]

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Developing Video Campaigns: Best Practices to Boost ROI

By Khalid El Khatib, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Even 15 years ago, combining video and marketing meant commercials. Doing them can be expensive, elaborate, and remarkably inefficient. As video moved far beyond the TV screen, it gave marketers new options to engage clients, employees, and others. This is especially important for B2B marketing, where traditional […]

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