The lines between a product and a service are blurring, making ‘stickiness’ more about service and experience than just product features alone. Breaking through the clutter is no longer about simply scaling a sales force or partner network to cover more customers and therefore product revenue, but rather enabling that coverage to deliver superior service.
Reinvention in an ever-shifting landscape
In an on-demand, 30-minute webinar, Mike Kelleher and Brice Chaney, our technology vertical leaders, provide summary commentary and discussion around our report “5 Emerging Strategies to Win in the Subscription Economy.”
As the technology industry landscape continues to shift towards XaaS recurring revenue models, the role of the channel is changing dramatically and forcing a new model for the vendor-partner relationship. While there are clear financial benefits of the recurring revenue transition, the underlying driver is the dramatic increase in customer control over the buying process. […]
For many Tech enterprises, the move from on-prem hardware/software sales to a subscription-based model has sales and marketing teams rethinking their go-to-market methodologies. To identify which strategies will move the needle, you need in-depth market research on top tech contenders, market issues and pressing challenges.
Defining the Traditional Channel Partner In 1997, MarketBridge’s CEO Tim Furey published The Channel Advantage. It became a best-selling business book, and a go-to resource for executives looking to navigate a new world in which technology was lowering the cost-per-touch every year. Smart companies realized that they needed to move away from expensive, one-on-one direct field sales if they wanted to compete […]
In this excerpt, MarketBridge synthesizes signal from across the digital ecosystem (social, news, influencer, advertising) to highlight critical competitive and go-to-market insights for enterprises offering edge computing solutions to manufacturing businesses…
One of our clients recently came to us with an issue that we immediately diagnosed as a friction problem. A product had been conceived and built which should have been selling well, but uptake was slow. There was nothing functionally wrong with the product; it did what it said it did, and it filled an […]
Change seems to be afoot for 2019 already! Whether it’s the start of a new fiscal or just the time of year that prompts creative, out-of-the-box thinking on meeting strategic objectives, most of our Tech clients are showing a strong appetite to do something different to meet this year’s performance objectives. Sales and marketing decision […]
At the AWS re:Invent conference a few weeks ago, AWS CEO Andrew Jassy made a major announcement outside the norm for the public cloud behemoth. Jassy said AWS would begin taking on traditional data center hardware vendors with its on-premises service AWS Outposts. One response called this AWS’s “boldest effort yet” to challenge legacy data […]
Every organization understands the importance of offering consistent products and services, but most don’t understand the role content can play in delivering a consistent customer experience. Consistency encourages regularity and reliability, which in turn makes customers feel safe and open to building a long-term relationship with you and your product or service. A study by McKinsey […]