8 Things Partners Want from Your Channel Marketing Program

8 Things Partners Want from Your Channel Marketing Program

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
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

7 Quick Tips for Marketing Dynamics 365

7 Quick Tips for Marketing Dynamics 365

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
 
The race is on! Dynamics 365 has a lot of Microsoft Dynamics partners around the world both excited and overwhelmed right about now. You’ve got to figure out not just how to market it, but how to explain it. We’re already helping partners educate their customers and

Clever, Creative Customer Success Stories

Clever, Creative Customer Success Stories

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Whether you call them client case studies or customer success stories, they are one of the most – if not the most – important marketing assets you can have. When you can’t compete on product and price alone (and who can these days?), you better be able to prove

Have technology marketers lost their voice?

Have technology marketers lost their voice?

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
 
A few years ago I worked with a Microsoft ISV that is still one of my favorite projects. Why? Because it was FUN! The leader of the company is snarky, silly and smart. With a personality that is both engaging and quirky (in a good way)—it

The 2016 B2B Technology Marketing Survey Report is HERE!

The 2016 B2B Technology Marketing Survey Report is HERE!

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Software and technology companies – this marketing report is just for YOU! The 2016 B2B Technology Marketing Survey Report is our gift to all of you who are marketing technology and need more than general marketing benchmarks. We asked only software/technology resellers and ISVs to participate in

How to sell software to marketers

How to sell software to marketers

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Hubspot recently released their annual marketing report, The State of Inbound 2016. It’s a fantastic report and this statistics nerd was super excited to dig in and see what’s up. My thoughts quickly shifted to our clients. This is good stuff. They should be using this to

5 ways to help your small marketing team get big results

5 ways to help your small marketing team get big results

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
 
In the real world, most technology vendors, partners and ISVs will never be able to hire a large marketing team. Typically it’s a small group—sometimes one very exhausted individual—working their tails off to do the best they can with what they have. Whether you’re short on

Rockin’ the World of B2B Content Marketing

Rockin’ the World of B2B Content Marketing

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
Content marketing isn’t new. It’s been around longer than we have. But the way your customers search for, consume and use (yes, use!) your content has changed dramatically even over the past year. When you want to differentiate your company and improve customer engagement, B2B content marketing is

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19 Mar 2019

Limited Marketing Resources? Poor Results? Go Deeper, Not Wider

Written by: Barbara Pfeiffer, The Partner Marketing Group
I’ve yet to talk to a marketer at a software/technology reseller or ISV that has all the resources they need to accomplish their goals. While surveys regularly show B2B CMOs investing an average of 7% of gross revenue in marketing, it’s still not happening with most VARs

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07 Feb 2019

2019 Social Media Image Size Guide – Download and Print

Written by: Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
This 2019 Social Media Image Size Guide will be your best friend.
Social media is one of the top marketing tactics for B2B marketing, and it’s no secret that visuals are the most effective way to capture attention on any social platform. Admit it, you scroll through

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15 Jan 2019

Want to Sell More Software? 3 Reasons to Start Targeting the CMO

Written by: Michelle Glennie, The Partner Marketing Group
With the customer experience driving digital transformation, software partners must shift their sales and marketing approach if they want to sell more software. The CMO is the strategic force behind customer experience and, therefore, an important decision maker for software purchases.
So where should you start? When

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08 Jan 2019

Top 5 Technology Marketing Blogs of 2018

Written by: Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
The start of a new year usually brings about countdowns of favorites and chart-toppers over the past year, and marketing is no different! What were the hottest technology marketing trends and topics in 2018?
Based on our top performing articles over the past year, we’ve brought you

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10 Dec 2018

Nurture Marketing Series 4 of 4: Trial Nurture Marketing Campaign Best Practices for B2B Companies

Written by: Barbara Pfeiffer, The Partner Marketing Group
Through this series, you’ve learned what nurture marketing is, how to create a drip nurture campaign to stay top of mind and how to move a prospect through the sales process with trigger based nurture marketing campaigns. Now we will walk through how you can create trial