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.
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.
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.
SonicWall | September 25, 2023
SonicWall, a leading cybersecurity solutions provider, has unveiled its updated SecureFirst Partner Program, catering to existing and prospective North American customers. This initiative stems from SonicWall's commitment to actively engage with its partner community, actively listening to their needs and implementing suggested improvements. The upgraded program strongly emphasizes addressing the primary concerns of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), offering comprehensive benefits.
The new SecureFirst Partner Program from SonicWall focuses on key areas critical to partners' success in the cybersecurity landscape. First, it simplifies the onboarding process, allowing partners to swiftly access SonicWall's partner benefits without the need for extensive training or complex business planning commitments. This flexibility extends to procurement options, with SonicWall introducing new choices that align with partner and customer requirements. These options include prepaid subscriptions at discounted rates and a no-commitment monthly service provider model. Additionally, SonicWall recognizes the importance of robust technical support and ensures personalized assistance by providing direct access to level 2 or tier 3 agents.
The program introduces two distinct tiered tracks to accommodate varying business sizes and objectives: Velocity and Mastery. Velocity suits partners with minimal requirements, while Mastery partners gain access to all incentives, resources, and benefits. Additionally, SonicWall supports partners' customer acquisition efforts by offering aggressive discount levels for all tiers, equipping partners with a competitive edge in pursuing new business opportunities. As part of this program, partners gain exclusive access to SonicWall University, an invaluable resource for flexible training options, including product-specific courseware, specializations, and industry-recognized certifications, ensuring they are well-equipped to promote, sell, and deploy the SonicWall portfolio effectively.
In addition to launching the enhanced SecureFirst Partner Program, SonicWall has been proactive in fortifying its position in cybersecurity. The company has reinforced its executive leadership team and introduced compelling incentives with the updated global partner program. Existing partners are encouraged to engage with their dedicated account management teams to gain insights into the program's enhancements and determine the optimal path to cultivate their businesses further. SonicWall remains committed to empowering its partner community and fortifying its capabilities for sustained growth and innovation in the dynamic cybersecurity landscape.
SonicWall, a leader in delivering cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions tailored for the hyper-distributed era, where remote work, mobility, and security are paramount. SonicWall is a steadfast guardian in an ever-evolving work landscape characterized by ubiquitous remote access and cloud-enabled workforces, providing comprehensive protection against the most sophisticated and elusive cyber threats. The company's unwavering commitment to fortifying organizations is evident in its ability to thwart cyberattacks across diverse exposure points, even in the face of evolving challenges. SonicWall bridges the gap in cybersecurity readiness for enterprises, government entities, and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide with a keen focus on unraveling the unknown, delivering real-time visibility, and facilitating cost-effective cybersecurity solutions.