It’s not enough for vendors to provide the ingredients for success to their channel partners. You have to help them bake the cake.
That sums up the advice by two channel marketing experts at a recent ITWC webinar.
“If you think you can give a channel partner a brochure, a powerpoint deck, and some sales training and expect them to be successful, think again,” said Jim Barnet, Director of Sales and Marketing at Fivel. “You’re not only going to have to provide the ingredients and bake the cake for them, you’re going to have to cut it up and feed it to them for the first few deals.”