I love winning free stuff. I once scratched off a lottery ticket and won $5 and that was an exciting day. (Admittedly I probably don’t get out often enough.) While $5 may not be cause for celebration, imagine winning $2500.
If you register and attend three upcoming social media webcasts (or view replays), we’ll enter you into a sweepstakes to win a social media consultation valued at US$2500. This freebie from our Marketing Resource Partners will help get your program off the ground or provide an expert analysis to fine tune.
I’d say that’s way better than five bucks—and an incredible opportunity to up level, or push start, your social media strategy.
Our Cisco Partner Velocity team is Making Marketing Innovation Happen by offering free webcasts on September 11, October 2, and October 23. They include: Building a Successful Social Media Program, Social Media Events Experience, and Creating an Integrated Campaign.
We’ll announce the sweepstakes winner on October 31, 2012. And it could be you! Want more details, including the links to register? Read More »
Tags: ciscochannels; partner velocity, marketing consultation, social media webcast
Last week in Dallas I had the opportunity to attend “XChange 2012” an event that brings together a number of industry experts and solutions providers for a dialog around the changes happening in the industry and a great opportunity to network.
Each year at this event UBM Channel presents the ARC Awards, short for Annual Report Card, which gives partners the opportunity to rate their vendors in a number of categories.
I’m proud to say that Cisco took home 16 ARC Awards capped off by five overall awards including Enterprise Networking Infrastructure, Network Security Appliance and SMB Networking Hardware. We won the overall in Unified Communications for the ninth consecutive year and finally, took home the top prize for Midrange Servers, beating IBM and HP in our first year competing in this category.
Not only is this the first time in Cisco’s history we’ve won all of the categories we entered, Cisco is the only vendor to have won this many categories at the event. These awards are thanks to you, our partners, and I had a chance to talk to some of the partners who attended the event. Here’s what they had to say.
What else happened at the event?
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Tags: ARC, channel, crn, edison peres, midrange servers, partners, texas, UBM, UC, xchange
In today’s tough selling climate, are your customers anxious for data? For “proof” that selecting your practice—and Cisco—as their trusted business advisor is the best choice? If so, today is a great day!
Everything Channel, a UBM company, named its 27th Annual Report Card (ARC) winners at the XChange Americas conference, in Dallas, Texas this week. And guess who won big? Yep, Cisco. And so did you!
This means you have the extra ammunition you need when going up against competitors to close deals. It also means we owe you a huge “thank you.”
The annual ARC awards recognize technology vendors that received the highest grades from their top partners in three categories: Product Innovation, Support, and Partnership, with the combined scores leading to an Overall winner.
Thousands of partners voted and Cisco is the Overall winner in five of the 23 categories. Also, this was the first year we participated in the Midrange Servers category and we swept the award against the traditional powerhouses, winning Overall and in every sub-category. We also snagged a ninth consecutive win in the Unified Communications category.
Check out our other wins in this handy infographic and please be sure to share it across your social networks.
What else happened at the ARC Awards? Read More »
Tags: 2012 ARC Awards, annual report card, Cisco Partners, Everything Channel, UBM, Win with Cisco, Xchange Americas
The previous two weeks of Olympic competition held the world’s attention like never before. We were able to stream events from our phones, get info in real time, and follow our favorite athletes on Twitter.
And isn’t nice to know that our partners share something in common with the Olympic champions. Like the athletes, our partners dream big, give it their all, and work hard to hone their skills—both as technology providers and trusted business advisers. Read More »
Tags: channel partners, Cisco House, citrix, EMC, Intel, john chambers, London 2012, olympics, SAP, Schneider Electric, videoscape
Every day, more partners are flocking to the Cisco Partner Communities. Why? Well, the communities are staffed with knowledgeable and friendly Cisco community managers who can help answer your most challenging technology questions, give you details on Cisco programs, and keep you informed.
Yep. The information you need is right there for the taking. If that’s not enough, you can visit the extensive documents library to download the information or presentation you need.
We’ve also cleaned up things a bit, too. If you haven’t visited the communities yet, or haven’t been by in awhile, we’ve made it easier to navigate, been straightening up and streamlining over the past few months, based on feedback from partner users.
Come take a quick look:
Check out some of the popular and informative topics. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, collaborate, community, partner, resource, tools