Today, our friends at Forbes published a byline from our team that focuses on the right qualities to look for in a partner. The piece promulgates five key criteria to help find the perfect partners for your company. Here's a brief excerpt:
What happens when you round up innovative brands, agencies, tech partners, and publishers in the same room? Transformational Partnerships.
Internet Retailer published a byline from Holly Brim on our team here about special strategies and tactics that can keep partners active and motivated. Here's a brief piece of the text to get you started:
Want to Know if Partnership is Right for You? We justy published a byline over at Forbes that may help you decide. The post outlines 5 key questions to ask your self as you consider how partnerships might be right for your business. Here's a little taste of the content:
Our team just published a byline in Forbes entitled, Demystifying APIs and API Quality, explaining why APIs matter and what makes a good API. Written for a marketing generalist, the article provides some great in-plain-English explanations of:
The world of partner marketing and partnership management has changed markedly. Until recently, partnerships were the responsibility of strategy teams and business development professionals. Deals took time and resources from several business functions (legal, finance, etc.,) but were managed by a single team and approved at the executive level.
Forming Partnerships Has Become Easier
Now, access to engineering resources to integrate with APIs is all that is needed to create a partnership. Technology is pushing decision-making downward and outward, enabling functional leaders to make their own decisions. Barriers to new partnerships have fallen.
Over a lifetime, the financial needs of consumers vary enormously. Whether it’s a young family looking for a mortgage or an older consumer planning for retirement, the financial needs and wants are varied, and therefore the marketing strategies to target these consumers need to vary as well.
When it comes to finding this kind of fit, one powerful strategy that sometimes gets overlooked is partner marketing. Finance brands get great results when they collaborate with the right partners, at the right time, to target customers during different lifecycle stages.
I have been involved in affiliate and partner marketing for the last 10 years, where I have been responsible for various advertisers, and have worked hard to help my clients succeed.
Through these years of experience, I have learned two key things brands need to do in order for their partner marketing activities to produce results. I'm going to share these with you by talking about a Japanese deparment store and their success story.