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Channel Check-Up: Don’t Give Up On These New Year Resolutions

Five strategies to kick off a new ‘roaring twenties’ By Theresa Caragol, Founder and CEO, AchieveUnite It’s happened again… with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebrations you have over indulged and are still recovering from the party hangovers (we won’t tell). The obligatory New Year resolutions have been made and no doubt include health and fitness […]

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At Pivot3, With-Partner Planning Boosts Effective Co-Marketing, MDF Usage

Pivot3, a provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions, has enhanced its global partner program to maximize partner success and provide predictable profitability while bringing Pivot3 solutions to market. Aimed at deepening the company’s relationships with a compact networks of partners, the program’s enhancements include greater access to joint marketing funds and qualified leads, expanded training options […]

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How ASG Adjusts Channel Program To Focus Partners On Business Unit Buyers

If there’s a memo that channel leader Wayne Monk didn’t miss, it’s the one that technology buying power is shifting steadily from IT department to line-of-business decision makers. Witnessing first-hand that business unit buyers are accounting for an increasing share of sales, and expecting the trend to continue as forecast, Monk, senior vice president, global […]

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Citrix Kickstart Program Boosts Ready-To-Market Partners’ Demand Gen Efforts

At the SiriusDecisions Summit earlier this year, the Citrix Partner Kickstart initiative was selected as a Channel Marketing Program of the Year. Citrix, a digital workspace platform supplier, launched the comprehensive program in 2018 to help partners generate demand and accelerate opportunities by providing them with marketing and enablement resources and training and support for […]

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Influencer Partner Programs Gaining Traction With B2B Marketers

The role of non-transacting partners – especially influencers – is expanding greatly, according to Jay McBain, Forrester’s principal analyst of channel, partnerships and alliances. In a Forrester study published earlier this year, McBain is advising channel leaders to re-examine the mix of their partner population and take steps to amend it with a good mix […]

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Cisco Enhances Marketing Velocity Program To Follow B2B Buyers’ Digital Journey

For any channel marketer trying to compete with Cisco’s Marketing Velocity program, the IT, networking and cybersecurity solutions provider isn’t making it easy. In addition to connecting and integrating the components of Marketing Velocity, its best-in-class channel program under one offering, the company added a new co-marketing service that supports insight-driven joint planning to enable […]

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ChannelWeek On-Demand: Choose, Engage And Enable Partners With More Precision

A more selective approach to recruiting and engaging channel partners was a key message shared by presenters during ChannelWeek, an online event hosted before the Labor Day holiday by Channel Marketer Report and its sister publication, Demand Gen Report. To more effectively address increasingly demanding B2B buyers, especially those in business units, vendors should be […]

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Calling All Channel Champions: It’s Time To Get Your ABM On!

By Latane Conant, 6sense Any successful company knows that one of its most valuable relationships is with its channel partners. In fact, 75% of B2B sales will be done through some type of channel, so it’s a huge revenue-generating opportunity for many of us. We know our channel partners are an extension of our sales team, but because […]

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Partners See Marketing Advantage In Their Proximity To Customers

Partner organizations are increasingly taking the lead on marketing themselves and the brands they represent. That’s the observation of Dave Sutton, CEO at TopRight, a marketing consulting firm, who is witnessing partner organizations account for an increasing share of his business. “Five years ago, TopRight would have typically been engaged by the brand in order […]

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Survey Finds B2B Buyers Willing To Engage With Sales Reps Sooner In Shopping Process

Indirect sales reps may have an opportunity to engage with customers earlier in their buyer’s journey. According to the 2019 B2B Buyers Survey Report, a growing number of buyers are raising their hands earlier in the shopping process, seeing more value in bringing in sales reps to facilitate the journey. The data collected by Demand […]

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