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PRM, By Any Name, Could Benefit From More Integration with CRM

By Robert DeSisto, Chief Value Officer at Salesforce Partner Relationship Management (PRM) applications have been around for 18 years, yet have struggled to take hold in the market. Over the same period, CRM spend has seen explosive growth across every industry in companies small to large. So with one third of the world’s business generated […]

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When Will CMOs Recognize the Potential of Channel Partner Marketing?

While the communication gap between direct sales and marketing organizations appears to be closing, partner programs have yet to win much support from many CMOs. That could be a problem for many of the large and small businesses that are counting on partner organizations to drive more of their revenue. Start-up firms, in particular, are […]

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IDG Survey Shows Growing Interest in Incentive Program Management Software

Channel marketers believe that having greater insight into their incentive programs can help to optimize their results. That’s one of the key findings of a survey conducted by IDG Research for 360insights, the Ontario-based provider of software-as-a-service solutions that automate incentive programs. The heavy-lift processes associated with incentive programs not supported by end-to-end marketing technology […]

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FotoWare Enables Consistent Use and Distribution of Your Most Important Images, Graphics and Videos

The Problem: In the ever growing demand for content, ensuring consistent branding through channel partners is becoming more challenging. All too often, partners use images, graphics and videos incorrectly in their presentations. And with increasing use of your images on partner websites, blogs or social media, you may be unaware of where and how graphics are being […]

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Empower Your Partners: How To Improve Partner-Led Demand Creation with Marketing Certification Programs

The limited marketing skill sets found in many partner organizations inhibit their ability to help drive demand. Even when vendors syndicate content and turn-key marketing campaigns, their partners typically don’t have the expertise to make the best use of the materials. In this e-book by Perks WW, learn how to implement a successful marketing certification […]

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Streamlining Processes, Accelerating Reimbursement Can Boost MDF Utilization

At the end of the last quarter — just like countless quarters before them — many vendors were probably sitting on a fairly significant portion of their MDF (market development fund) budget. Despite the value that many partners place on having access to MDF, much of the money that vendors set aside goes used. Figures […]

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Are You Helping Your Partners Address Evolving Buyer Personas?

By Jeffrey Mesnik, president, ContentMX According to Forbes magazine, buyer personas are “semi-fictional characters that personify your ideal customer” and are “imperative to having accurate audience insights.” But what happens when the persona of the buyer changes almost overnight, as it has for technology buyers?  As stated by Gartner in the introduction to its report, Targeting […]

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Data Analysis Reveals Partner Referral Programs Drive Steady Stream of Qualified Leads

Having sufficient feet on the street to ensure that more sales opportunities are identified is a key reason why enterprises are expanding their channel programs. But even the most expansive network of partner resellers can’t cover all of the bases. To ensure a steady flow of qualified leads, vendors are discovering that automated referral partner […]

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Impartner Raises $15 Million in Funding from Emergence Capital

Impartner, a leading partner relationship management (PRM) company, announced the closing of a $15 million round of funding from Emergence Capital, a venture capital firm focused on early and growth-stage enterprise cloud companies. Impartner will use the funding on research and engineering to continue to advance its flagship Impartner PRM solution. The company will also invest in […]

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Channel Marketing: Why ‘Engage and Empower’ Partner Strategies Outperform ‘Pamper and Pressure’ Tactics

By Ed Breault, VP Marketing & Industry Solutions at Aprimo If your organization has a distributed sales model, you know how integral channel partners can be to your growth and continued success. You also probably know how difficult it can be to engage and enable partners to take the actions necessary to drive that growth […]

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