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The Latest news, insights, and recommendations from motivation headquarters at Perks WW.

  • Three Steps to Boost Channel Partner Demand Creation

    Three Steps to Boost Channel Partner Demand Creation

    Learn the three steps to take when starting a channel partner marketing certification program: identification, learning, and reward.

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  • On the Road - Women of the Channel, A Reflection

    On the Road - Women of the Channel, A Reflection

    The Women of the Channel events inspire us to think about how we, as women, can support one another in the IT channel. Perks WW’s own Meg Bingley shares her experience at the event.

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  • Identifying MDF Payments as Opex or Contra

    Identifying MDF Payments as Opex or Contra

    Clear up the confusion about whether to classify a market development fund (MDF) payment as contra revenue (Contra) or operational expense (Opex).

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  • Four Tips for Moving to an Automated MDF System

    Four Tips for Moving to an Automated MDF System

    Moving from an in-house to an automated system for managing market development funds? Watch this video to learn the benefits of outsourcing MDF management and key considerations for selecting a soluti

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  • Top Tips to Turn MDF into a Competitive Advantage

    Top Tips to Turn MDF into a Competitive Advantage

    Learn five best practices that will move your MDF/Co-Op program from cost of doing business to competitive advantage.

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  • Evolution for a Seamless and Cohesive Experience

    Evolution for a Seamless and Cohesive Experience

    Perks WW CTO describes the benefits of a seamless channel partner program experience.

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  • Is your MDF program controlled by sales or marketing?

    Is your MDF program controlled by sales or marketing?

    Gaining a clear view into MDF ROI starts by deciding which department will control the program – sales or marketing.

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  • Accelerate Your Partners' Digital Transformation

    Accelerate Your Partners' Digital Transformation

    The right incentives framework will motivate channel partners to use digital marketing tools and accelerate their digital transformation.

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  • Stop the Pain of Tracking Channel Marketing Allowance ROI

    Stop the Pain of Tracking Channel Marketing Allowance ROI

    Learn five steps you can take to reduce the pain of tracking your channel partners’ Co-Op/MDF allowance to a return.

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  • Anti-Bribery and MDF: Often Overlooked, Often Prosecuted

    Anti-Bribery and MDF: Often Overlooked, Often Prosecuted

    Your MDF program might be at risk for violating the Foreign Corrupt Protection Act without you even knowing it. Check out these twelve guidelines to prevent MDF fund corruption.

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  • The Channel Marketing Automation Saga Continues

    The Channel Marketing Automation Saga Continues

    Channel marketing automation usage continues to be a challenge for many vendors. In this article learn how channel incentive management solutions will end the channel marketing automation saga.

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  • How do Points-based Channel Rewards Work?

    How do Points-based Channel Rewards Work?

    Experts agree that points-based channel rewards improve channel partner performance, but how do they work?

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  • Bridging the Four Gaps in Channel Rewards Program Management

    Bridging the Four Gaps in Channel Rewards Program Management

    SiriusDecisions survey results show the channel incentives pain points channel marketing and sales professionals from a cross section of organizations are facing in the current channel ecosphere.

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  • Show Me the Money!

    Show Me the Money!

    Learn the four guidelines for a successful “show me the money” strategy that will present your channel partners with a value proposition, aligned with their challenges and key performance indicators

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  • Are vendors adapting channel partner programs for the IoT?

    Are vendors adapting channel partner programs for the IoT?

    Read about the IoT programs GE, IBM, and Cisco have implemented to share resources, expertise, leads, and training with their channel partners.

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  • What opportunities does IoT present for solution providers?

    What opportunities does IoT present for solution providers?

    Wondering what opportunities IoT has to offer solution providers? How about app development, analytics, consulting and security.

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  • 5 Categories to Include in Your Channel Rewards Request for Proposal

    5 Categories to Include in Your Channel Rewards Request for Proposal

    An RFP response will arm you with the information needed to select the right vendor for your unique and specific needs. Learn 5 specific topics you should cover in your RFP.

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  • Channel Incentives and Your Marketing Certification Program

    Channel Incentives and Your Marketing Certification Program

    Learn how to use channel partner incentives in conjunction with a marketing certification program.

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  • Three components of successful marketing certification courses

    Three components of successful marketing certification courses

    Learn about the essential course components for a marketing certification program: buyer’s journey, demand type, and multi-touch lead development.

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  • New to the idea of marketing certification? Start here.

    New to the idea of marketing certification? Start here.

    In this blog post we'll explain the basics of how to use a marketing certification program to increase partner use of your channel marketing automation tools and improve partner-led demand creation.

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