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Insights from Channel Fusion is your clearinghouse for a wide spectrum of channel marketing ideas, viewpoints and industry updates. Check out our unique perspective on channel marketing, discover what sets us apart, and learn more about how we empower brands and channel partners to achieve their desired outcomes.

Leveraging Channel Marketing to Combat Supply Chain Challenges, Extend Conference Momentum

As manufacturers try to move beyond the COVID pandemic, there’s another persistent issue that continues to cause sleepless nights: the supply chain. While the utilization of artificial intelligence and machine learning over the past several years has led to data-driven supply chain analysis, planning and optimization efforts, manufacturers are still waiting to realize positive outcomes.… Continue reading Leveraging Channel Marketing to Combat Supply Chain Challenges, Extend Conference Momentum

Acknowledging Changes in Consumer Behavior Key to Channel Marketing Outcomes

In its 2022 Digital Trends research report, Adobe noted significant changes in consumer behavior over the past two years. If there was ever a doubt that consumers are now operating with a digital-first mindset, the Adobe research certainly validates this premise. The Adobe research noted that 75 percent of a brand’s existing customers are increasingly… Continue reading Acknowledging Changes in Consumer Behavior Key to Channel Marketing Outcomes

Forget Vanity Metrics, It’s Time to Measure Real Digital Ad Outcomes

All digital ad campaigns start with serving an impression. Advertisers expect the ad to be targeted to the correct audience and have it result in a consumer clicking on the ad. Once the consumer is on the ad’s landing page, they are compelled by a call to action to engage with the brand. Unfortunately, too… Continue reading Forget Vanity Metrics, It’s Time to Measure Real Digital Ad Outcomes

Mobile Apps Help Drive Outcomes in Channel Marketing

Mobile applications are a mainstay in our daily lives. That said, while some of us may have hundreds of applications on our devices, chances are the only ones we use on a regular basis are those that improve our daily experiences. Examples include: · The ability to check the weather to see if and when… Continue reading Mobile Apps Help Drive Outcomes in Channel Marketing

It May Be Time for an Old-Fashioned Audit of Your Channel Program

Long before digital advertising and communications became a ubiquitous part of an organization’s marketing strategy, marketers would occasionally conduct an audit of their communications programs to ensure message, design and presentation consistency across all mediums. This often included putting physical copies of a brand’s marketing materials on the walls and table of a conference room… Continue reading It May Be Time for an Old-Fashioned Audit of Your Channel Program

Solutions, Not Tools, Lead to Channel Marketing Outcomes

It’s time for March Madness and 68 women’s and men’s college basketball teams are looking to conquer their bracket matchups in pursuit of a national championship. Much like a successful basketball team working in unison to win a game or tournament, a championship caliber channel marketing program starts with thinking in terms of solutions, not… Continue reading Solutions, Not Tools, Lead to Channel Marketing Outcomes

Combining Brand, Dealer Promos Drives Strategic Outcomes

When it comes to the power of consumer promotions, sometimes one plus one equals more than two. That was the case for a recent program developed by Digital Fusion, Channel Fusion’s in-house digital marketing agency.   A leading tire manufacturer experienced slow sales after launching a new product and turned to Digital Fusion to develop… Continue reading Combining Brand, Dealer Promos Drives Strategic Outcomes

Omnichannel Strategy Drives Channel Marketing Outcomes

When it comes to consumers’ path to purchase, there are two constants. One, no journey is the same and, two, there are multiple channels and touchpoints along the way.   One study indicates 70-80 percent of consumers research a company online before making a purchase at a brick-and-mortar location. Another says 77 percent of online… Continue reading Omnichannel Strategy Drives Channel Marketing Outcomes

Keys to Fraud Detection and Prevention

For channel marketing providers, ensuring the rebate programs they administer on behalf of their clients’ brands include robust fraud detection capabilities is a critical component of their incentives offering. Having resources who know how to identify fraudulent rebate activity, the ability to operationalize fraud detection and prevention, as well as leveraging people and technologies to combat rebate fraud are keys to its detection and prevention.