Impartner | September 11, 2023
Impartner has announced the return of its popular customer and industry event, ImpartnerCon. Aligned with the fundamental driver of indirect channel go-to-market strategies and partnership initiatives, ImpartnerCon 2024 embraces the theme 'Multiply' as the cornerstone of this conference.
ImpartnerCon 2024 is scheduled from February 5 to 7 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami (Florida). Distinguished keynote speakers include eminent figures from the channel industry, such as Jay McBain (Chief Analyst of Channels, Partnerships, and Ecosystems at Canalys) and Tiffani Bova (Former Global Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce). Besides, more professionals and analysts will likely join as speakers in the coming weeks.
On this, Dave R Taylor, Impartner CMO, stated
At Multiply: ImpartnerCon '24 and beyond, our goal is for attendees to multiply their business horizons personally and professionally. To meet new partners and expand their own ecosystems, and to learn best practices for furthering their companies' indirect go-to-market strategies and results.
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Now in its seventh year, ImpartnerCon has established itself as a preeminent event in the channel partnerships sector, attracting global leaders from Fortune 500 corporations to dynamic startups expanding their indirect sales and services initiatives.
ImpartnerCon also serves as the platform for Impartner's annual customer awards, recognizing excellence in channel strategy, exceptional partnership performance, and program efficiency. The previous year's award recipients, unveiled during the event's live ceremony, included esteemed names such as Honeywell, Poly, Splunk, Vertiv, Visa, Xerox, and Zebra, among others.
In the forthcoming weeks, Impartner will announce the commencement of the 2024 award application process, offering options for individual and company nominations. ImpartnerCon 2024 expects a comprehensive agenda that includes seasoned industry analysts, top-ranking channel organizations, interactive Impartner product user sessions designed for customers, and invaluable networking opportunities with influential industry figures.
Mark Rogers, Impartner's Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Channel Chief, conveyed that ImpartnerCon has evolved to embrace the broader channel ecosystem, providing a unique platform for collaboration and innovation. He expressed excitement about creating a space where professionals at all levels within the partner ecosystem can connect, acquire knowledge, and push the boundaries of partnership excellence.
ImpartnerCon 2024 aligns seamlessly with Impartner's dedication to nurturing an inclusive and innovative environment for channel leaders. This commitment enables them to explore new avenues for growth, adapt to shifting market dynamics, and harness the potential of strategic partnerships.
Impartner is renowned as the industry's fastest-growing and most decorated provider of channel management technologies. Its array of Partner Relationship Management (PRM) and Partner Marketing Automation (PMA) solutions serves as a global resource, aiding companies in effectively managing their relationships with distributors, resellers, and channel partners. These solutions drive demand, accelerate revenue, and enhance global profitability within indirect sales ecosystems. The Impartner team is committed to assisting businesses in achieving growth by leveraging their decades of experience, incorporating channel best practices, and harnessing innovative technologies to create a uniquely tailored partner experience. Impartner's solutions prioritize partners, enabling channel teams to achieve rapid ROI by covering all aspects, from partner onboarding to channel marketing and performance insights.
Awin Global | September 27, 2023
Today, global affiliate marketing platform Awin announces the launch of its upgraded features, creating a new digital marketing ecosystem that addresses the challenges faced by brands and online publishers worldwide. In an ad landscape dominated by a handful of large tech firms, and with brands demanding more transparency, these upgrades introduce game-changing solutions that empower brands to regain control over their ad spend, create lasting marketing partnerships and generate more revenue.
The Challenge: Big Tech’s Dominance of Digital Ad Spend
Almost three-quarters of global digital ad spend is currently invested into three main technology platforms, whose market dominance and auction-based models have left businesses struggling with skyrocketing costs and little control over where to invest their money.
Similarly, the US Association of National Advertisers’ (ANA) recent study revealed that 23% of brand spend in programmatic is going to waste, highlighting the transparency issues within that space. This wasted spend amounts to at least $20bn, a third more than what is set to be invested globally in the affiliate industry by brands this year.
The Solution: Choice, Control, Customization and ROI
Awin recognizes the need for an alternative as companies increasingly prioritize their own bottom line and look for media investments they can trust. Its upgraded platform is a direct response to the demand from ecommerce brands for an advertising solution that is both adaptable and transparent, empowering them to achieve their marketing goals in an increasingly competitive environment.
The Awin partner ecosystem allows brands to confidently break free from these costly models, offering:
Choice: Brands can quickly discover and choose from over 1 million affiliate partners that align with their marketing objectives via Awin’s AI-powered Partner Discovery tool.
Control: Brands can easily measure the value and impact of their investments using new in-depth funnel and journey path reports to understand how their customers find them online. And powerful sector benchmarking shows how they stack up against competitors.
Customization: Brands can use new datapoints and flexible compensation models to create custom incentives that focus only on the most valuable marketing actions, ensuring cost efficiency.
ROI: With their affiliate programs built to drive highly-targeted marketing value, brands can enjoy a $14:1 return on their ad investment when working with Awin.
Choice, control, and customization are critical to creating mutually-beneficial and lasting relationships in any business, particularly within digital marketing, said Adam Ross, CEO of Awin.
"Awin’s partner ecosystem helps ecommerce brands eliminate industry silos, complex integrations and wasteful spending to create their own advertising ecosystems that easily scale based on individual needs. We’re excited to help customers take back control of their marketing, giving them the freedom to grow their own way."
To learn more about Awin’s partner ecosystem, please visit: https://awin.link/partnerecosystem
Two-thirds of digital ad spend currently flows to the three big tech platforms - Google, Meta and Amazon. But their auction-based ad models favor their own bottom line and inflate costs at a time when every single marketing dollar counts. Awin offers a real alternative to big tech and puts advertisers back in control of their own business growth. Using Awin's platform, brands can unlock unlimited marketing opportunities that reach consumers everywhere. Choose which affiliate partners best match marketing objectives. Control costs by defining how these partners are paid. And customize affiliate marketing program using Awin's tech to mirror unique goals, whatever they may be.
Marigold | September 22, 2023
Marigold has introduced the industry's most extensive Relationship Marketing solution. This solution is strategically designed to assist marketers in achieving hyper-personalization on a large scale, all the while effectively addressing the intricate and continually evolving challenges related to privacy and deliverability.
Desta Price, Chief Product Officer of Marigold, remarked,
"Relationship Marketing is a long-term strategy focused on the customer relationship over time, not on a single touchpoint, campaign or transaction."
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The new solution will integrate top-notch email marketing, omnichannel marketing, SMS messaging, and loyalty technology with a comprehensive suite of features, including zero-party data, robust management of permissions and preferences, and dynamic personalization tools. These combined elements are intended to aid brands and businesses in establishing and nurturing trustworthy, enduring relationships with their customers in an expedited manner.
Desta Price added that this announcement, which sets the stage for a new era of customer engagement and brand success, will give marketers access to messaging and loyalty program data, enabling them to deliver essential use cases. She further stated that the new solution will also equip marketers to establish more significant real-time customer connections throughout the entire customer lifecycle.
Wellford Dillard, CEO of Marigold, highlighted the announcement's importance as a significant milestone in Marigold's commitment to offering clients a comprehensive view of their customers within the full spectrum of Relationship Marketing. This expanded perspective enables clients to orchestrate data-rich engagement initiatives within a unified solution, leveraging Marigold's extensive martech heritage and expertise. He emphasized that Marigold is again taking the lead, assisting marketers in achieving more while providing brands with a more intelligent approach to securing additional business, fostering customer trust, and future-proofing growth strategies.
Marigold's Relationship Marketing solution offers real-time visibility across the customer lifecycle, from acquisition to loyalty. It allows marketers to access and utilize customer data across Marigold and third-party applications. With a flexible architecture, users can tailor it to their needs. Including zero-party data and personalization tools enhances non-Marigold martech investments, simplifying audience building, personalized content delivery, and loyalty cultivation.
Marigold stands as a prominent global leader in the field of marketing technology, specializing in the provision of relationship marketing solutions. These solutions have been instrumental in assisting more than 40,000 brands and organizations across the globe in discovering their customer base, fostering deeper connections, and ultimately transforming them into devoted advocates. Marigold's product portfolio comprises tailored martech, email, and loyalty solutions: Marigold Grow, Marigold Engage, and Marigold Loyalty. These offerings cater to the entirety of the customer lifecycle, facilitating the establishment of enduring relationships, cultivating loyalty, and expanding business enterprises.
Impartner | September 15, 2023
Impartner has reaffirmed its leadership by securing the top position in G2's 2023 Fall Report for Partner Management, maintaining its number-one ranking.
This recognition spans all categories, including Overall Partner Management, Enterprise, and Mid-Market customer reviews, mirroring the results from the previous quarter. G2, the world's largest and most trusted software review platform, solidifies Impartner's status as the leading performer in channel marketing.
Dave R. Taylor, Impartner CMO, remarked, "Impartner basks in the ongoing recognition of day-to-day users, along with the recent top rankings from analyst groups." He added, "Our partner management solutions have evolved into the de facto' go-to' standard for companies starting or scaling their partner ecosystems. Today's G2 report validates our hard work and the value we bring to our users."
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Impartner has sustained its leadership standing on the Through-Channel Marketing Grid Report for six quarters while also becoming a leader in the recently introduced Partner Ecosystems Platforms Grid category during the summer season. Furthermore, the company has retained its top rank in Overall Partner Management for six consecutive months. Additional insights from the report indicate that Impartner boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating based on over 400 G2 reviews. Besides, an impressive 91% of Impartner customers are inclined to recommend the platform and an equally high percentage express satisfaction with the ease of conducting business with Impartner.
Following the previous quarter's G2 report, Impartner has completed the development of two significant product updates. The first is the introduction of the Partner Marketplace, which facilitates direct connections between vendors and potential customers by enabling qualified channel partners to feature themselves prominently on the vendor's primary website, thereby promptly generating demand. Additionally, Impartner has launched a novel Partner Referral solution featuring referral link generation. This innovative influencer marketing technology is a pivotal tool, unlocking many go-to-market selling strategies for reseller networks spanning various industries.
Impartner is one of the industry's swiftest-growing and most distinguished suppliers of channel management technologies. This includes its foremost offerings of Partner Relationship Management (PRM) and Partner Marketing Automation solutions, which play a pivotal role in assisting companies across the globe in the effective management of their partner relationships, the cultivation of demand through partner networks, and the expedited enhancement of revenue and profitability via indirect sales channels.