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From First Day To First Sale: Developing A Successful Onboarding Program

By Jon Whitlock, VP, B2B Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America Partner onboarding is one of the most important steps in the channel partner-vendor relationship, and as is the case with most relationships, first impressions are everything. A poor onboarding experience can hinder a new partner’s success, make the vendor question their investment in the new […]

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(Best) Practice Makes Perfect: A 5-Point Checklist For Channel Marketing Success

By Dan Hawtof, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions The perception: You’re too busy. Managing campaigns, payouts, channel partners and sales leave you with zero time to affect change within your current program, much less implement a new one. The reality: If you don’t communicate a great channel program, none of that matters. The best program, product or incentive […]

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Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Provides Incentives For All Sales Behaviors

Problem: Today, most vendors only incentivize their reseller partners on sales, versus sales behaviors. However, most channel managers know that their best partners are engaged in behaviors that can drive sales, such as lead generation, deal registration and more. So, why not incentivize more than just the end result? Oftentimes, because it’s too complex. According […]

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Deal Registration Is A Multi-Use Tool In Your Partner Program

By Tim Lowe, Vice President of Consulting, PartnerPath What are you guaranteed to have if you have more than two partners in your channel partner program? This sounds like the first line of a joke — but it’s not. Having more than two partners in your channel partner program guarantees you will have channel conflict! […]

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Chasing The Elusive Return On Channel Investment (ROCI)

By Jim Somers, Relayware As summer begins to wind down, many of us kick into gear with that dreaded annual exercise: Budget planning. (Group groan) If you’re an experienced channel executive, you know the channel budgeting process can be arduous and downright painful at times, especially if your CFO calls you to the mat to […]

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Maximize Partner Engagement: Identify And Incent Non-Sales Behaviors

By Dan Hawtof, VP of Business Solutions, Global Channel, parago Last spring, I hosted a webinar during which I talked about parago’s latest channel marketing survey. One thing our research pointed out was channel marketers’ desire to grow beyond pure sales incentives and start including the behaviors that support sales. But they also told us […]

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Are Channel Incentive Programs Leaving Sales On The Table?

Most vendors are falling short in their partner engagement strategies, leading to lost sales opportunities, according to research from parago, a rewards-based incentives company that designs, implements and manages programs for the channel. Specifically, lead generation and deal registration strategies are not as successful as they should be, according to respondents, because they are still […]

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Ifeelgoods Partners With VivaKi To Personalize Customer Reward Efficiency

Ifeelgoods, a personalized rewards solution provider for marketers, announced that it has partnered with VivaKi, a digital advertising company and subsidiary of Publicis Groupe. The partnership will allow Publicis Groupe agencies to leverage the Ifeelgoods platform and provide personalized digital rewards to consumers. With customer rewards and incentives growing generic in the eyes of today’s […]

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Incenting Channel Behavior: 10 Behaviors To Reward And Encourage In 2014

By Daniel Hawtof, VP, Business Solutions, Global Channel and Employee Practice, Parago Most channel incentive programs are designed to reward one thing: sales. At first blush, this makes sense. It’s a standard pay-for-performance model. However, in the increasingly competitive channel market, smart manufacturers are looking to influence behaviors earlier in the relationship continuum. They know […]

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Plantronics Adds New Elements To Channel Partner Program

Plantronics, a wireless headset manufacturer, recently made new enhancements to its global channel partner program. The Connect Partner program now includes deal registration to mitigate channel conflict, as well as education modules. In addition, Platronics is offering channel partners new rewards incentives to help improve sales results. These new facets add to a variety of […]

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