Channel Management Blog
Our blog features channel management tips, best practices and expert insights to help you get the most out of your PRM and create a successful partner program.
How to Minimize Indirect Sales Channel Conflict
Notice the title isn’t “How to Prevent Indirect Sales Channel Conflict.” That’s because, unfortunately, conflict within a partner program is pretty much unavoidable. But accepting that on the front end makes it a lot easier to mitigate the negative effects. So the question then becomes, “How will you manage and minimize conflict within your channel […]
The Beauty of the “Ready, Aim, Fire” Approach to Building Your Channel
This bounces off the post we wrote last week, where we explained the three things to consider before shopping for a channel solution. Not getting ready before moving to the “aim” and “fire” phases may be the most common reason for the failure of an indirect channel marketing strategy. You can invest the time now […]
Building the Partner Relationship: It’s a Lot Like Dating
For the sake of this post, let’s assume you’ve already looked carefully at your company’s situation and determined it is, in fact, the right time to start selling through the channel (or you might want to read my previous post, “Are You Ready to Dive into the Channel?”). Now it’s time to find the right […]
Which Comes First – Lead Generation or Partner Recruitment?
“I want to be working with a channel, but which should I be doing first?” This question comes up regularly on LinkedIn groups. It may sound like a chicken and egg question: How do you service leads without partners, and how do you engage your partners without leads? The fact is you need to be […]