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8 Things Partners Want from Your Channel Marketing Program

8 Things Partners Want from Your Channel Marketing Program

Sirius shared that “channel marketers report less than 20% of their partners regularly participate in demand generation efforts.” And other surveys indicate partners use less than 10% of materials provided by software publishers they work with. Are you not getting the results you expect from your channel marketing program?
What’s driving this lack of interest

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A Day in the Life of Our Virtual Marketing Directors

A Day in the Life of Our Virtual Marketing Directors

Software and technology partners and ISVs come to us seeking marketing assistance, but are often unclear as to what exactly they need. What they do know is they want to improve their marketing, build an effective marketing plan, establish a regular cadence and create powerful content they can stand behind. Getting there is the challenge.

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Software Publishers: 4 reasons your channel marketing program isn’t working

Software Publishers: 4 reasons your channel marketing program isn’t working

According to a recent report by Sirius, “channel marketers report that less than 20% of their partners regularly participate in demand generation efforts.” Other surveys show that partners use less than 10% of materials provided by software publishers they work with. Wonder what’s driving this lack of interest in your channel marketing program?

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Channel Partners: The pros and cons of using duplicate content from software publishers (Part 2)

Channel Partners: The pros and cons of using duplicate content from software publishers (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog series, I talked about using duplicate content from software publishers and whether or not it will hurt you in terms of your search engine ranking (in short—it won’t—but it won’t help either). Wouldn’t it be great, though, if this existing content COULD help get you found and drive conversions?

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Channel Partners: The pros and cons of using duplicate content from software publishers (Part 1)

Channel Partners: The pros and cons of using duplicate content from software publishers (Part 1)

In our recent survey on marketing trends for channel partners and ISVs, most indicated coming up with consistent, original content was one of their biggest marketing challenges. At the same time, 67% of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago (1).
Faced with a

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Survey Reveals What Tech Marketers Want from Employers

Spiceworks recently posted the 2017 Career Outlook for Tech Marketers with findings from their survey of 350+ marketers in the technology industry. Of course I was interested since 1) I am a tech marketer myself and 2) all of our clients are tasked with hiring technology marketers. So, what did the survey reveal tech marketers want