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Creativity Drives Demand For Channel Partners

By Heather K. Margolis, Channel Maven Consulting Creativity is a driving force at the beginning of every company’s journey to success. It doesn’t matter if you’re a channel partner, a college dropout founding a start-up from your garage or a seasoned executive. Regardless of size, sector or geography, hatching a creative idea is part of […]

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CCI Unveils Partner Investment Lifecycle

The key goal for any vendor or solution provider is to generate sales. That is why they rely on partners — 10, 100 or more — to extend their brand message and technologies to end-users around the world.

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The Changing Face Of Co-Op Marketing [Infographic]

Nearly two-thirds (65%) of local businesses participate in digital media co-op programs, up from 40% in 2012. However, there is a significant knowledge gap between these local businesses and the large brands they represent. In fact, 50% of brands believe local businesses don’t understand digital marketing. This infographic outlines results from a study developed by Borrell […]

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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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Purechannelapps CEO Dissects The Partner Engagement Dilemma

New communication touch points and tactics are emerging on a daily basis, but one hard fact remains: It is becoming increasingly challenging for vendors to stand out and effectively engage with partners. Although capturing partner attention and engendering long-term loyalty is a consistent dilemma, why hasn’t more movement been made? More importantly, what best practices […]

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Kaspersky Lab Offers Partners Increased Opportunities For Profit And Growth

As a 100% channel company, Kaspersky Lab constantly invests in the well-being of its partners. Whether through improved training, better incentives or a more strategic focus on content, Kaspersky constantly keeps an ear to the ground, garnering feedback from partners but also applying industry best practices. In the below Q&A, Jon Whitlock, VP of B2B Marketing […]

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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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Striking The Right Balance: Lessons Learned From Revamping A Partner Program

By Jon Whitlock, Senior Director of Channel Marketing, Kaspersky Lab North America In 2015, Kaspersky Lab is ramping up its investment and commitment to partners, and I am deeply involved in the revamp and all its moving parts. With all the ins and outs of structuring a partner program top of mind, here is what […]

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10 Tips For Capturing Reseller Loyalty

By Dan Hawtof, EVP, Corporate Business Development, Products & Solutions, parago It’s no secret that getting your reseller partners personally invested in selling your products is good for business. But when parago conducted a recent survey of channel marketers, we found that only 52% of vendors are paying incentives directly to their partner sales reps. […]

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Content Marketing: The Key To Winning Partner Mindshare

By Patricia Hume, President, Trapit Editor’s note: Following is part one of a three-part series focusing on the importance of content discovery and curation for the channel. Part two will be published in the August 21 newsletter.  According to a recent Linkedin survey, 190 channel managers stated that the biggest challenges they faced with their channel […]

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