By Stacy Desrosiers, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Channeltivity One of the biggest challenges companies face when working with multiple partners is managing marketing development funds (MDF). What type of program do you go with? Will it benefit both the vendor and the partner? These are just a couple of the many questions that […]
As smartphones and tablets become more commonplace for multitasking, on-the-go employees, enterprises across sizes and verticals are gravitating toward Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of employers will require employees to supply their own devices for work purposes, with 38% of organizations expected to stop providing devices […]
The Problem: With local searches constituting 24% of all Google queries, and 45% of all Yelp searches happening on a mobile app, the interdependence of brands and local businesses is more evident than ever before. Businesses rely on brands for marketing resources and assets promoting the products and services that bring customers through the door. […]
Tech Data Corporation, a technology distributor and service provider, recently announced the launch of a new reseller marketing program powered by TDAgency, the company’s marketing services agency. ResellerCONNECT was developed to focus on the marketing needs of SMB resellers, while still tackling the goals of top technology vendors.
The Problem: Manufacturers and vendors rely on partners to help them achieve national and global sales goals by increasing brand awareness on a more local level. Because buyers today are seeking more relevant content and solutions based on their unique wants and needs, it is imperative that vendors provide the best resources to partners relevant […]
Mobile has been a hot topic within customer-facing verticals such as retail, restaurant and hospitality for more than two years now. Mobile point of sale (mPOS) in particular has generated tremendous buzz within these markets, as technology and service providers strive to keep pace with new consumer trends and develop optimal solutions for end-users. In […]
By Mike Ruff, Associate, CTX Resources When times are tough and resources are thin, leveraging channel relationships is often a force multiplier. But engaging with a partner in a joint business development initiative can be a minefield of shattered expectations for both vendor and partner. According to Ian MacMillan, Wharton Professor of Innovation and […]
Gaining visibility into investments for ROI and marketing development funds (MDF) is a top priority for vendors across all verticals. At the same time, companies that implement a channel sales model also seek strategies that will drive growth for tier two and three resellers. As a result, progressive companies are implementing joint marketing planning programs […]