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Impartner Helps Vendors Leverage Channel Performance Data

The Problem: Using partner portals, vendors can empower their channel partners to better market and sell their solutions. Providing access to everything from deal registration, to product information and thought leadership content, these portals are designed to be partners’ go-to resource for a specific vendor. Although these portals can be useful for partners, it is sometimes […]

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Follow The Money [Infographic]

Marketers are held responsible for generating leads and that will eventually lead to new sales opportunities. However, many marketers still use manual processes to collect and tract prospect data, potentially leading to some lost opportunities. This infographic, courtesy of Integrate, outlines the common roadblocks the marketers who still embrace these manual lead generation processes may face.

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Executing The Perfect Event

Despite the rise of digital marketing and engagement tactics, events still play a pivotal role in the channel ecosystem. After all, there is still tremendous value in face-to-face conversations with partners and prospects. “In-person events are still where it’s at because there’s nothing that replaces the face- to-face meeting and the warm handshake,” said Peter […]

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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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OptifiNow Helps Mountain West Financial Streamline Relationship Management

Up to 79% of marketing leads never convert to sales due to insufficient lead nurturing efforts, according to research from Marketing Sherpa. Nearly two thirds (65%) of B2B marketers don’t have lead nurturing processes in place. Mountain West Financial, a mortgage brokerage with more than 400 employees, half of which are field-based agents, has improved […]

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Beyond Customer Feedback: The Keys to Knowing What Your Customer Really Wants

Kent Potts, EVP Marketing, Skura Corporation Today’s enterprise sales and marketing teams face some very unique challenges. The advancement of technology, the expectation of marketing materials to be readily available online and the expanding social ecosystem that provides insight and clues into prospective customers make the role of these departments more multi-faceted than ever before. […]

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LiveHive Launches Insights 2.0

LiveHive has launched Insights 2.0, a sales acceleration solution designed to provide sales professionals with detailed, real-time information on prospect engagement. The update to LiveHive’s analytics platform is designed to provide inside sales professionals with the tools necessary to find warm leads and ultimately close deals faster. With the new release comes three new features: Opportunity […]

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QTS Boosts 2013 Revenue By 21% With Help From Partners

QTS Realty Trust, a data center facilities and managed service provider, saw revenue increase by 21% year over year. The QTS partner program helped contribute to this annual growth: 74 partners closed sales throughout the year, and helped add the 54 customers. QTS named Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), a telecommunications and data center consulting […]

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Personalized, Mobile-Friendly Emails Boost Open Rates

All types of businesses use email as a way to establish ongoing dialogue with consumers, share announcements, deliver offers and content, and more. But crafting effective email marketing campaigns requires a successful blend of art and science. Through an analysis of more than 260 million emails delivered via 540 campaigns, Retention Science, a retention marketing […]

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