Whether you are new to partnering or a seasoned veteran, chances are you or one of your peers has Googled, “How to grow my channel?” If so, Impartner has answers for you.
Below are five proven ideas that will help you grow your channel no matter your industry or definition of growth.
A home-grown partner automation stack thwarted Vertiv, an enterprise tech giant with more than $4 billion in annual sales and 21,000 employees, from achieving its objectives with partners. But after evaluating different tech options, Vertiv turned to PRM-leader Impartner. Now, Vertiv is poised to scale to new heights.
You can do amazing things with Salesforce CRM and Salesforce Communities. But helping partners grow your brand and launch compelling marketing campaigns through partners isn’t one of them, says Robb Franks, Director of Sales Engineering at Impartner. Franks describes the capabilities and use cases for Through Channel Marketing Automation (TCMA), which should be a staple of every channel marketer’s toolbox.
When building a channel program, prepare yourself for an inevitable question from one or more partners: “Are you willing to sign an exclusive deal?” The question often pops up when you enter a new market and/or when a partner senses a unique sales opportunity that revolves around your product or service. It’s a conversation you should prepare for as you build your partner program.
More than three-quarters of marketers use some form of marketing automation technology today, according to Social Media Today. When it comes to investing in through channel partner automation (TCMA)—the kind that vendors use to enable channel partners to run effective marketing campaigns on their behalf—the numbers tell a very different story.
In part one of Honing Your Partner Proposition, we zeroed in on the basic components of building a channel. In this installment of the “Channel 101” series, we will focus on the different types of partners you will likely encounter, especially in the high tech, cybersecurity and fin-tech markets.
In this, our fourth installment of the “Channel 101” series, we zero in on the basic components of your partner value proposition. As a quick recap, we previously provided an overview of different partners, program requirements and more. Now it’s time to focus inwardly on the basic program components.
Channel 101 is a new editorial project that covers the basics of channel planning, program creation, partner recruitment and more. Working with Tenego Academy, an Irish company that works with channel practitioners to help them design, build and then manage world-class channel programs, Impartner has created a series of blogs that provide companies of any size or maturity with answers to key questions.
How do you work with partners? It sounds like a simple question but it isn’t. Successful partnering today demands exacting answers. This is especially true of partner enablement, management and prioritization. Here are some questions and answers that will help you get up to speed and rack up wins quickly to help build momentum.