Channel Marketer Report

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Dig Deeper Into Channel Data To Boost Market Development Fund ROI

The hazy view that many channel managers have into their market development fund (MDF) programs has clearly impaired the ability of companies to optimize their investments in them. Channel managers struggle to report on the ROI their MDF programs generate. Learning opportunities to support continuous improvement are missed. And because partners pass on the opportunity […]

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Tech Data Launches Online Coaching Platform To Help Partners Up-Skill Teams

Tech Data has developed an online coaching and collaboration platform designed to help Tech Data reseller partners grow their networks, develop competencies and best practices, and make connections that enable them to deliver the best solutions possible to their end-user customers. An exclusive resource for Tech Data partners in the U.S. and Canada, the new platform, […]

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Okta Updates Partner Connect Program With New Sales Engagement and Marketing Resources

Okta, an independent provider of identity for the enterprise, has made major updates and additions to its Okta Partner Connect program to propel partner sales growth in the new fiscal year. Technical sales engagement and marketing resources offer partners new technical programs along with demand generation and marketing opportunities. With the Okta Innovation center, partners can […]

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Channel Foundations: A Back To Basics Guide for Channel Leaders

The channel didn’t need a pandemic to compel channel leaders re-think how they go to market through and with their partner ecosystems.  To successfully cross the paths of business-unit decision makers on their anything-but-Waze-directed buyer’s journey, vendors and their partners have had to become increasingly agile and spontaneous. But to ensure that vendor and partner […]

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How Vendors Can Accelerate Transformation of Their Channel Strategies to Support XaaS

With the global anything-as-a-service (XaaS) market projected to reach almost $345 billion by 2024, having a clear understanding and strategy for transforming a  channel for XaaS will be one of the most important factors in an organization’s success in 2020 and beyond. In their recently published whitepaper, Accelerating Partner Transformation in an XaaS World, authors […]

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New Buyer Journeys For Business Outcome Solutions Require Remaking The Channel

While everything old is obviously NOT new again about the solutions and services that IT buyers are seeking or the way they shop for them, channel organizations continue to struggle with same ol’ same ol’ challenges. In its 2020 State of Partnering report, PartnerPath, a consulting firm, identified six major trends that are shaking up […]

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Digital-Savvy Staffers Charged With Researching Solutions And Services

While the people empowered to sign off on final decisions about which software or service to buy are generally older than 35 years of age, the employees who begin to assemble the list of products for them to consider are typically younger, reported Clutch, a ratings and review platform for IT, marketing and business service providers. […]

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Jay Dettling, Former Adode VP, Global Partners, Joins Ansira As CEO

Ansira, a marketing agency and provider of channel marketing solutions and services, has appointed Jay Dettling its chief executive officer (CEO.) Laurie MacLaren, who previously served as CEO, in addition to her role as Chief Financial and Operating Officer, will remain as CFO/COO on the Ansira executive team. In his new role, Dettling will be […]

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Is Your Partner Enablement Strategy Broken? Maybe You Should Take A Seat

Maria Chien doesn’t have a reputation for pulling her punches when talking about the state of channel programs. But at the B2B Marketing Exchange at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Feb. 24-26, the title of a presentation she’ll make there suggests that Chien, Forrester’s vice president, practice leader, channel marketing strategies, is taking off the gloves.. […]

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Channel Marketing Workshop, Break-out Sessions At B2B Marketing Exchange Identify New Strategies For Success In 2020s

A robust agenda of important channel management and marketing topics has been slated for the upcoming B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) in Scottsdale, AZ, February 24-26, 2020. In presentations, panel discussions and workshops, the channel’s most influential thought-leaders and practitioners will explore the strategies and tactics that will boost partner program performance through the next decade. The […]

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