What is GDPR and How Will It Impact U.S. Businesses?

What is GDPR and How Will It Impact U.S. Businesses?

By Michelle Glennie, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Think the GDPR only applies to European-based companies? Think again. This groundbreaking E.U. data security law is causing a cascade of changes to global business. you might be wondering – What is GDPR? Does GDPR apply to U.S. companies too? Should you be doing something to

7 Top Technology Marketing Trends for 2018

7 Top Technology Marketing Trends for 2018

By Michelle Glennie, The Partner Marketing Group
 
If you’re a software technology reseller, vendor, or service provider, the 2018 Technology Marketing Benchmarks and Trends Report might be the most important thing you read all year. Why? Because it’s from your peers in tech marketing. It’s a deep dive into the top marketing trends

Digital Transformation: What does it mean to you and your clients?

Digital Transformation: What does it mean to you and your clients?

By Michelle Glennie, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Digital transformation has been a message and movement we have seen grow throughout many partner and ISV organizations over the past year. It has become a hot marketing topic for the technology industry. With all the buzz, we thought we’d ask some of our clients their

Dynamic Communities Summit 2016: Top takeaways from attendees

Dynamic Communities Summit 2016: Top takeaways from attendees

By Michelle Glennie, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Summit is always a great time for Microsoft, partners, ISVs and end users to meet up, learn from each other and take away new knowledge that can be energizing for all involved. Whether you attended Summit this year for #GPUG, #CRMUG, #NAVUG, or #AXUG, the keynote, sessions

Take Aways from Microsoft WPC 2016

Take Aways from Microsoft WPC 2016

By Michelle Glennie, The Partner Marketing Group
 
I hadn’t been to Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) in 10 years and was amazed to see how large the conference had become. With 16,000 partners and ISVs from around the globe in attendance this year, the convention center was filled with an energetic buzz that was

Marketing Vertically Or Horizontally, Or Both

Marketing Vertically Or Horizontally, Or Both

By Cheryl Salazar, The Partner Marketing Group
 
The Microsoft community is a unique industry in and of itself made up of Microsoft partners and ISVs each vying for their corner of this unique marketplace. Many partners choose to market horizontally, to the masses of businesses looking for modern technology. Others may choose to

The Power Of The Mighty Hashtag, #Hashtag

The Power Of The Mighty Hashtag, #Hashtag

By Barbara Pfeiffer, The Partner Marketing Group
 
A simple symbol, the hashtag or #, has solidified its place on many popular social media sites starting with Twitter and migrating onto Facebook, Google+, and YouTube. It offers a simple way to group conversations or ideas in a very large social space. Many businesses are expanding

Just Like the Changing Technology You Sell, Color Trends Change: Learn to Add a Little Color to Your Business

Just Like the Changing Technology You Sell, Color Trends Change: Learn to Add a Little Color to Your Business

Beautiful blue skies, lush greens on the trees, and a rainbow of colors from the flowers that are just beginning to bloom.  It’s finally spring!  The grass is beginning to come out of hibernation and gardens are just starting to flourish, a welcome sight of new color after a long, dreary, grey winter.  This fresh,

LinkedIn Influencers & Channels

LinkedIn Influencers & Channels

By Michelle Glennie, The Partner Marketing Group
In regular ‘social media fashion’, LinkedIn has recently made some updates to their site, changing the way businesses can use its social media platform for marketing purposes. We know here at The Partner Marketing Group that it can be hard to keep up with the continuous updates, so

‘Top Ten’ List to Help You Get Ready for Microsoft’s Convergence 2013

‘Top Ten’ List to Help You Get Ready for Microsoft’s Convergence 2013

By Michelle Glennie, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Taking a page from David Letterman, here is my ‘top ten’ list to help you get ready for Microsoft’s customer event, Convergence, whether you are exhibiting or just attending:

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14 Sep 2018

Voice of the Customer: How to Make HAPPY Customers Your HERO!

By Barbara Pfeiffer, The Partner Marketing Group
One of the most popular presentations I do (and I’ve done A LOT over the years) is about bringing the voice of the customer (VoC) into your marketing. So it’s safe to say it is 1) important and 2) a lot harder than people think.
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19 Jul 2018

What I Learned at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit 2018

I recently had the good fortune to attend the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in Bellevue, Washington. Focused on Cloud Technology, this is the second year GeekWire has hosted the conference. Attended mainly by developers and techies, I found my way to the business track which was just as valuable. Topics discussed centered around Serverless Environments,

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13 Jun 2018

26 Hot B2B Marketing Stats & Trends

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Tired of seeing the same old marketing data from 5 years ago? So are we. That’s we’ve put together a list of 26 recent B2B marketing stats and trends you can use to build your own marketing strategy and team.
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22 May 2018

The New Software Marketplace: Should you partner with a Software Distributor?

By Cheryl Salazar, The Partner Marketing Group
 
I got my start in the channel working for a newly appointed Microsoft software distributor where I managed the Microsoft product line. In those days, working for a distributor meant moving heavy boxes filled with thick training manuals, managing floppy drives and SKUs, expediting shipping, executing

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15 May 2018

10 Brilliant Ideas for Use Cases in Technology Marketing

By Michelle Etherton, The Partner Marketing Group
 
Because our clients are software and technology companies, we know firsthand how challenging it is to tell a complex story in a way non-techie people understand. Oh, and by the way, you’ve also got to make it creative, engaging and relevant. How the heck do you