Channel Marketer Report

Incentive Programs

Partner Loyalty Isn’t the Same Thing as Your Rewards Program!

By Tracy Delphia, Market Analyst for B2B and Channel, ICLP “I want to start a partner loyalty program.” We get calls with some version of that query regularly at ICLP.  What the caller invariably is asking about is some kind of incentive program for their partners. “Loyalty” and “incentives” have become conflated in the minds of many […]

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7 Myths of Channel Incentive Programs

Implementing a channel incentive promotion to light a fire under your partners is a tried and sometime-true proposition. This e-book from Through-Channel, a channel management platform company, takes a detailed look at some of the leading misperceptions about strategies and activities that can make or break an incentive program. Some key take-aways from the e-book […]

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IDG Survey Shows Growing Interest in Incentive Program Management Software

Channel marketers believe that having greater insight into their incentive programs can help to optimize their results. That’s one of the key findings of a survey conducted by IDG Research for 360insights, the Ontario-based provider of software-as-a-service solutions that automate incentive programs. The heavy-lift processes associated with incentive programs not supported by end-to-end marketing technology […]

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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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Seven Ways Sales Incentives Are Changing

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Strategy and Solutions at Hawk Incentives Many companies use incentive programs to motivate independent channel partners such as dealers, distributors and resellers. In fact, the Incentive Federation extrapolated in its “Incentive Marketplace Estimate Research Study” that 41 percent of enterprise companies invest in channel incentives worth a total of more than […]

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Zift Solutions Offers Channel-as-a-Service to Simplify App Integration

Zift Solutions, a leading provider of channel marketing and management solutions, has launched a fully integrated software platform that automates the spectrum of activities required for sales, marketing, and operational processes. Zift Channel as a Service (CHaaS) integrates all of the multiple and traditionally disparate applications modern channel organizations require. As a result, suppliers can […]

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Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Provides Incentives For All Sales Behaviors

Problem: Today, most vendors only incentivize their reseller partners on sales, versus sales behaviors. However, most channel managers know that their best partners are engaged in behaviors that can drive sales, such as lead generation, deal registration and more. So, why not incentivize more than just the end result? Oftentimes, because it’s too complex. According […]

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10 Tips For Capturing Reseller Loyalty

By Dan Hawtof, EVP, Corporate Business Development, Products & Solutions, parago It’s no secret that getting your reseller partners personally invested in selling your products is good for business. But when parago conducted a recent survey of channel marketers, we found that only 52% of vendors are paying incentives directly to their partner sales reps. […]

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Maximize Partner Engagement: Identify And Incent Non-Sales Behaviors

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Business Solutions, Global Channel, parago Last spring, I hosted a webinar during which I talked about parago’s latest channel marketing survey. One thing our research pointed out was channel marketers’ desire to grow beyond pure sales incentives and start including the behaviors that support sales. But they also told us […]

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Channel Incentive Program Best Practices

By Jim Sullivan, Director, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America  It’s no secret that we’re in a highly competitive market in technology sales. It takes more than groundbreaking technology and innovative products to make the channel sales engine operate. Vendors can’t afford to put an incentive or program in place and simply hope for the […]

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