Channel Marketer Report

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Channel-Expert Agencies Expected To Play Even Bigger Role In Partner Programs

Moderating a panel of channel-fluent marketing agency executives at the B2B Marketing Exchange conference in Scottsdale last month, Jay McBain, Forrester’s principal analyst – channels, partnerships and alliances, cited a single stat that clearly demonstrates the important role agencies play in channel programs. According to McBain, Forrester is predicting a 25% CAGR for channel marketing […]

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Seven Corners, a Travel Insurance Provider, Implements TCMA Solution to Support Independent Brokers

The thought that an unexpected illness or accident could ruin a vacation may cross the mind of many travelers. But Seven Corners, an international travel insurance and specialty benefit management company, is piloting a new program to help its ecosystem of independent brokers – more than 4,000 strong — advise travelers that the financial risk […]

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Expanded B2BMX Channel Track Topics Range from Impact of AI to Optimizing Channel Comms

The impact that AI is having on channel programs will be clearly explained at the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) conference in Scottsdale, AZ next week. Returning to the B2BMX podium, Laz Gonzalez, channel expert and chief strategy officer at Zift Solutions, will explore how AI, machine learning and propensity modeling can intersect with channel programs […]

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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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Axcient Fields Partner Success Team to Support Managed Service Providers

Axcient, a provider of a comprehensive set of business availability solutions, has staffed an 11-member team dedicated to ensuring its managed service provider (MSP) partners receive the highest level of service. The Axcient Partner Success Team provides onsite visits, periodic business reviews, regular check-ins and a single point of contact for partners. The team’s charter […]

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Sectigo Boosts Partner Marketing Support with Enhanced Channel Program

Sectigo, a commercial certificate authority and a web security solutions vendor, has made comprehensive improvements to its channel partner program. By further equipping its already-thriving channel of partners worldwide with additional tools and incentives, the company’s goal is to enable them to expand into new segments within the cybersecurity market. Last July, Sectigo credited significant […]

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Pooling MDF From Multiple Vendors Helps Partners Make Bigger Splash

By combining allocations of several MDF programs into a single pool of marketing dollars, partners large and small are making more effective and efficient use of resources many companies often leave on the table. MRP, a marketing and sales agency, has successfully managed multi-vendor MDF programs for partner companies. Devon Day Wellbrock, senior vice president, […]

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SMB Partners Say Lack of Time Limits Use of Vendors’ Marketing Platforms

Only 23% of IT channel partners with between five and 10 employees say they accessed or used a brand-provided marketing platform on a monthly basis in the last year. According to a compilation of three surveys of IT channel partners generating less than $10 million annually, lack of time is the primary reason marketing platforms […]

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Infoblox Aligns Channel Program With Partners’ Path To Market

At its inaugural Americas Partners Summit last Fall, Infoblox reviewed how the company had expanded its BuildingBLOX partner program to include additional investment in accreditation, deal registration enhancements, new partner tools, and rebate rewards. During the past year, Infoblox had expanded its partner alliance ecosystem with the addition of 100 new partners, boosting channel revenue […]

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Improving the Channel Experience Across the Customer Life Cycle

Partners often cite the user experience as one of the most critical aspects of their relationships with vendors. If vendors offer partners complex programs, cumbersome processes, and a poorly designed partner portal, they risk leaving them frustrated and unable to contribute to mutual success. This comprehensive e-book from Vistex, a leader in go-to-market solutions, examines […]

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