Channel Marketer Report

Marketing Planning

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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Channel Partners Seek To Be Better Marketers Of Their Own Brands & Vendors Too

Compelling partners to play a bigger role in lead generation may be a lighter lift for channel leaders. According to several surveys and reports released earlier this year, channel partners are making a greater effort to learn marketing basics, engaging with vendor through-channel marketing automation tools and services, and even making their own investments in […]

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Forrester Taps Partner-Based Marketing As New Strategy To Serve Business-Unit Buyers

To ensure that increasingly demanding business-unit buyers are being serviced by partners that truly understand their needs, channel leaders should apply significantly more discipline to their partner recruitment and selection practices. In a new report, Partner-Based Marketing Accelerates Elusive Shadow Channel Engagement. Forrester’s Steven Casey, Principal Analyst, and Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships […]

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Preferred Agency Lists Help Partners Find Channel-Proficient Marketing Experts, Ensure Alignment/Compliance With Vendor Programs

A promising sign that partners are more eager to market themselves and the brands they represent is their increased engagement with marketing agencies referred by vendors. For example, at Sage, the business management solution provider, an agency-provided concierge service is being expanded by 50% to accommodate partner demand. “Our partners are telling us they want […]

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CMR Names Leading Channel Practitioners, Industry Experts To Advisory Board

Channel Marketer Report (CMR) has assembled an editorial advisory board to help identify and understand the topics and trends most important to modern channel professionals. The quickening evolution of channel models, the expansion of partner ecosystems, and the ongoing development of robust channel management technologies has created a demand for sharper and more experienced insights […]

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At Sage, Teaching Partners To Reel In Their Own Leads Gets Priority Status

At Sage, the business management solution provider, helping its partners drive more of their own pipeline is a top priority for 2019. Offering an expanded marketing program on a robust infrastructure, Sage is striving to help its partners “drive customers through the journey of selecting, considering and deciding what new technology they should bring into […]

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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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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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6-Session Bootcamps Drill Participants on How to Accelerate Development of Successful Channel Programs

AchieveUnite, a provider of consultancy services and business programs for channel-focused companies, has launched a six-week course designed to help professionals develop and deliver a unique channel strategy that fits their business needs and drives value for their partners. The course, called the Channel Acceleration Bootcamp, has been designed to help participants understand the fundamentals […]

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