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The State Of Channel Marketing Consultancies & Agencies: Industry Trends Point To Need For Marketing Guidance, Support And Reporting

Lead and demand generation programs are vital to the success of sales initiatives and funnel performance, especially for OEMs, vendors and manufacturers that operate in a tiered and complex structure. Although industry research points to a growing need for qualified partners and efficient reporting on marketing progress, channel and affiliate partners are struggling to obtain […]

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ChannelViews: How To Drive Channel Engagement And Productivity With Partner Badges

By Patrick Shea, Channel Marketing Manager at HubSpot Badges. Your channel partners want badges. Badges help them differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. They are proof of association, skill and legitimacy. Featured on a PowerPoint slide, in the side margin of a homepage, or tucked into the back cover of an E-book, a badge signifies […]

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Toshiba’s Acquisition Of IBM’s Retail Store Solutions Business Could Shakeup POS Partner Picture

Through a special arrangement, below is an article published by Retail TouchPoints, discussing the recent news of Toshiba TEC’s acquisition of IBM’s POS business. Toshiba TEC Corporation, a leader in POS systems and technology for retailers, has announced its planned acquisition of IBM’s Retail Store Solutions (RSS) business. The news was released on April 17, […]

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Cisco Introduces New Channel Initiatives At Partner Summit

  The Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego has been buzzing with new developments from the company, including the release of its Global Services and Partner Plus programs, which are both designed to increase profitability among Cisco’s extensive partner networks. The annual event began April 17, 2012, and will continue until April 19. Through the […]

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Tapping Partner Recruitment Campaigns For Optimal Channels

  Many OEMs and vendors are playing the numbers game: they’re focusing more on the quantity of their partners, rather than the quality. As a result, channel development managers are inundated with inactive partners and paying less attention to the contacts that deserve more time and attention, according to a recent webinar from TSL Marketing. […]

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Kaspersky Partner Conference Brings Connectivity To The Forefront

Kaspersky Lab, an antivirus software provider, will be holding its annual partner conference May 10-13, 2012, at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. The four-day event will include two days of in-depth educational sessions, intimate discussions with company executives and memorable excursions to further the organization’s relationships and build stronger connections among partners, according to […]

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New Cross Channel Campaign In-A-Box Aims To Address New Challenges Of Partner Programs

The “campaign in-a-box” concept has been a tried and true method for channel marketers to distribute templates for data sheets, ads and mailers to and through their partners and resellers. However, the emergence of social media, mobile, virtual events and other new platforms has added new complexity to the concept. Updating the campaign in a […]

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Dell Rolls Out Demo Program For Partners

Adding to its PartnerDirect 2.0 initiative, Dell has launched a demo center to provide anytime, anywhere access to a suite of hosted demos. The hardware vendor’s current partner program separates into three tiers —Premier Partners, Preferred Partners and Registered Partners. Launched on May 9, 2011, the program was developed so Dell could efficiently reward partners […]

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RPE And Silvon Software Develop Web-Base Mobile Interface For Retail Operations Reporting

Retail Process Engineering (RPE) has announced a partnership with retail solution provider Silvon Software, Inc., to release a new, web-based business analysis software interface for retailers. As part of the agreement, the retail consultant firm will market Silvon’s Viewer interface for Performance Analysis by IDEAS, a client-server BI application for JDA Software Group’s Merchandise Management […]

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