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Are You Optimizing Social Media For Your Channel?

 The social media space is constantly changing. Although sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have been recognized as valuable outlets for businesses to connect with partners and prospects, many marketers, especially in the channel, are struggling to share the right content, at the right time, with the right people. In an effort to outline […]

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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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Merchant Warehouse Exec: Education And Engagement Help Drive Channel-Wide Revenue

When Russell Harty first joined Merchant Warehouse as SVP of Key Accounts and Partner Channel in July 2013, he indicated that the payment processing company would be focusing on finding the right partners for its channel.  Four months later, and Merchant Warehouse is seeing rapid channel growth, largely due to its focus on thought leadership […]

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Harte-Hanks And GX Software Partner Up To Secure Customer Engagement

Harte-Hanks, a company that specializes in direct and targeted marketing, has announced a strategic partnership with GX Software, a web content management and online marketing software provider, to provide end-users with more relevant content and easier communication tactics across all channels. By integrating GX Software’s BlueConic online engagement solution with Harte-Hanks data solutions, the companies […]

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Utilizing Insight To Drive Effective Partner Recruitment

By Amanda Phillips, MD & Head Of Strategy, Volume Global Channel partners have consistently proven critical to the success of vendor marketing strategies, especially those operating on a global scale. For large tech firms that have internal resources stretched to their limit, partners are invaluable, especially in their ability to offer expertise, as well as […]

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Using Gamification To Drive Partner Loyalty And Sales

An increasing number of organizations are recognizing the value of gamification in driving customer and employee engagement. In fact, research from Gartner has indicated that by 2015, 70% of Global 2000 organizations will use gamification in some way. Vendors, brands and manufacturers can leverage gamification as a tool and inherent business strategy to drive efficiency […]

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Dell Boosts Partner Engagement With Technical Community

Dell is making moves in the social space by creating a thriving community for its channel partners. In addition to the company’s dedicated social media page on the PartnerDirect partner portal, Dell has launched a new PartnerDirect Technical Community on its TechCenter web site. Company officials said the PartnerDirect Technical Community was designed to add […]

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Kaspersky Lab Execs Share Why Content Is Key For Channel Success

In February 2013, Kaspersky Lab announced a variety of enhancements and additions to its partner program, spotlighting a stronger focus on new rewards and lead generation strategies. During a follow-up interview, Chris Doggett, SVP of Corporate Sales, and Gary Mullen, VP of Corporate Marketing, both for Kaspersky Lab North America, discussed how these partner program […]

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Salesforce.com Releases Salesforce Communities To Better Connect Customers And Channel Partners

In the age of social media, it is more important than ever for organizations to communicate with their partners and customers consistently regarding new product updates, partner programs and incentives, among other announcements. To help organizations make this transition to becoming a “social enterprise” more seamless, Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, has unveiled Salesforce […]

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Kaspersky Lab Releases New Deal Registration Program

Channel conflict remains a top challenge for vendors today, with partner sales teams competing for new opportunities and loyal customers. To ensure more efficient deal control and decrease opportunities for partner-to-partner deal conflict, Kaspersky Lab, a provider and developer of secure content and threat management solutions, recently announced enhancements to its reseller deal registration program. […]

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