Channel Marketer Report

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ZINFI Adds DIY Configuration And Customization Tools To Adaptive SaaS Platform

ZINFI Technologies, a provider of unified channel management solutions, has launched the newest version of its next-generation adaptive SaaS platform. The new platform, version 10.0, includes an advanced set of configuration tools that partner portal administrators can use to reduce setup and ongoing maintenance costs by 90%, the company said. The new modules include a […]

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How Auto Brands Drive Local Marketing Impact For More Profitable Dealer Relationships

By Trae Clevenger, chief strategy officer, Ansira There’s a quiet evolution taking place in channel marketing. Brands that want to boost local marketing impact have realized that they need to better equip their channel partners to meet the expectations of empowered consumers who demand seamless brand experiences, whether online or in-store. And brands are accomplishing […]

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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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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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Ingram Micro Boosts Partner Enablement with New Digital Marketing Platform

Ingram Micro has launched a new digital marketing program. Designed to enable channel partners to establish a meaningful digital presence for their brands, Ingram Micro Partner Connect simplifies the complexities of digital marketing with personalized, premium digital marketing content delivered as-a-service. Launched in beta earlier this year with members of Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance community, the […]

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ChannelChat: To Win Marketing Support from Harried Partners, Pulse Secure Prioritizes Fewer Campaigns

To compel partners to participate more in channel marketing programs, asking them to do less might be the right way to go. That’s just part of the successful strategy behind the CRN-rated Five-Star Partner Program offered by Pulse Secure, a leading provider of secure access solutions. During a recent conversation with CMR, Pulse Secure’s chief […]

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Aprimo Advances Distributed Marketing Platform with Robust Local Digital Advertising Engine and Lead Nurture Enhancements

Aprimo, a global leader in enterprise marketing operations and through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) technology, has enhanced its Aprimo Distributed Marketing product enabling it to propel automation and scalability of localized integrated marketing campaigns. The new features advance the solution’s ability to enable channel partners to easily execute local ad campaigns and generate more sales-ready leads by aligning […]

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Channel Management for Hire

By Norma Watenpaugh, founding principal and CEO, Phoenix Consulting Group If you are like most channel management organizations, you are continually pressed to do more with less.  Although two-third of IT products and services are sold through channels, my guess is that you don’t have two thirds of the sales and marketing budget to enable […]

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Latest Release of Impartner PRM Solution Automates Partner Segmentation, Targeted Content Distribution

Impartner announced the latest release of its partner relationship management (PMR) software. The enhanced solution segments a vendor’s partners automatically and intelligently by attributes such as tier, region or type of partner. The solution’s new asset management system enables vendors to precisely schedule the delivery of segmentation-specific content to appropriate partners. The segmentation engine, Impartner […]

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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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