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Trade Shows and Conferences Drive Growth for Vendors and Channel Partners. Here’s How They Can for You

By Lisa Masiello, president and founder, TECHmarc Labs Whether a multi-day conference and expo, industry trade show, convention, one-day seminar, or thought-leadership workshop, surveys of B2B companies prove that live event participation is not only alive and well but a required component of both your channel development and customer acquisition strategies. 52% of business management says […]

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12 KPIs To Best Measure Channel Partner Engagement

By Kenneth Fox, CEO, Channel Mechanics There’s considerable focus these days on customer experience. After all everyone knows a satisfied customer is more likely to buy additional products and services (research shows up to 14x). That’s obviously critical as it’s a lot less expensive to sell additional products and services to an existing customer than […]

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ZINFI Modifies Channel Platform to Address GDPR; Offers Solution Sets for Emerging and Mature Channel Companies

ZINFI Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of unified channel management (UCM) solutions,  has completed a series of modifications to its channel management software platform to ensure compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, a digital privacy regulation that takes affect May 25, 2018, standardizes a diverse range of privacy rules across the […]

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ChannelChat: To Win Marketing Support from Harried Partners, Pulse Secure Prioritizes Fewer Campaigns

To compel partners to participate more in channel marketing programs, asking them to do less might be the right way to go. That’s just part of the successful strategy behind the CRN-rated Five-Star Partner Program offered by Pulse Secure, a leading provider of secure access solutions. During a recent conversation with CMR, Pulse Secure’s chief […]

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Long-Tail Partners: Why Channel Executives Are Learning to Love Them Just the Way They Are

Barely a month into 2018, Jay McBain, Forresters’ Principal Analyst, Global Channels, predicted that vendors would rethink their long-tail partner strategies this year and become more comfortable with the casual but generally profitable relationships they have with them. Rather than try to encourage less-engaged partners to rise up in their ranking or take the more […]

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Preparing for GDPR: What Channels Need to Know to Be Ready

Every channel organization is a dynamic and complex machine that is driven by interactions with their prospects, partners, their partners’ contacts, as well as technology to enable these communications. The regulations for these interactions have become more complex with the European Union General Protection Regulation (GDPR). After reading this eBook, you will have a better […]

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Partner Survey Says Vendor-Created Content, Marketing Support Needs Work

Partner organizations gave vendors a less than enthusiastic endorsement of the content they provide to support marketing programs. Less than half of the respondents to the 2018 State of Partner Marketing survey by A Fluent Vision (AFV), a sales and marketing consultancy, described the content created by vendors as very or extremely useful. Partners complained […]

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Points-Based Channel Rewards: What Are The Latest Best Practices?

Points-based incentive programs are one of the most effective ways to drive partner engagement and behavioral change at organizational, team, and/or individual levels. But as vendors recognize the importance of engaging customers at every stage of the sales cycle, best practice organizations are moving away from transaction-based incentives only. To make that transition successfully, it’s […]

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ChannelChat: Partner Feedback Drives Enhancements to Gemalto Channel Program

With the strongest growth at Gemalto, a digital security firm, coming in regions where the company had a channel-centric philosophy, its already robust Cipher Partner Program was clearly instrumental in the success of its partners. But as the digital security market has become increasingly more technical and crowded with more and more competitors, Gemalto recognized […]

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How Predictive Channel Management Solutions Support Smarter Decisions

By Dave Geoghegan, Chief Technical Officer, ChannelEyes The management of your indirect sales partners presents unique challenges. Motivating and incenting them to achieve your goals is difficult when they have their own set of priorities and objectives. And as channel spaces becomes increasingly crowded and complicated, making smart management decisions about partners is even more crucial. […]

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