Partners Were Treated to Basketball, Networking and an Exclusive Carrier Panel
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–April 15, 2014–Opportunities for the channel to hit a slam dunk this year in sales continue, with Arizona-based master agency PlanetOne Communications showcasing new ways for partners to grow their business during the latest stop on the 2014 Telecom Tour, held April 9 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
An exclusive panel of executive speakers from PlanetOne preferred vendors was accompanied by networking opportunities and thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways, followed by an evening in two of the Center’s luxury suites, watching the Denver Nuggets hold off the Houston Rockets for a 123 – 116 win at home.
Channel partners, who are invited to attend Telecom Tour events at no charge, found the Denver event to be an unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable insight into carrier priorities and build critical relationships. The panel speakers included Garrett Gee, indirect channel chief for Level 3 Communications, Gary Coben, the vice president of channel services at EvolveIP, and Susie Stanek, manager of product operations at CenturyLink.
“The Planet One Denver road show was another first class event at the Pepsi Center this year, followed by a Nuggets game,” said Tim Painton, president at PlanetOne partner Guardian Broadband. “Year after year, I look forward to this event because of the quality provider presentations, education and networking opportunities. There are so many movers and shakers at these events, it feels like I can get more business done in an hour than I can in a week.”
The company also showcased the PlanetOne Telecom Partner Toolbox (www.planetonetelecomtoolbox.com) during the event. Featuring a mix of professionally developed reports, slide shows, videos, blogs, infographics and more, the Toolbox offers information and marketing tools that are designed to be easy to use throughout the sales cycle, from generating leads to growing and expanding relationships. Partners can download the materials and use them in their own presentations and marketing pieces as well.
“PlanetOne yet again delivered on another successful road show with informative and captivating speakers, plus the opportunity to hear from my peers on how they are using the Partner Toolbox to win business,” said Chris Terrell, president of Telecom Management Services. “And as always, the day was capped with fun social time.”
The Denver Tour Stop is the latest piece of a broader strategic initiative by PlanetOne to widen opportunities for agents and VARs beyond their existing, successful bases of business.
“We always look to bring excellence to the channel, and we have seen new opportunities this year for our partners to take their sales performance to the next level with cloud offerings and opportunities in larger-market customers,” said Lauren Shapiro, president of PlanetOne. “Between our Telecom Partner Toolbox, which offers a raft of sales materials covering those hot opportunities, and exclusive events like these that let agents hear directly from carriers on the growth areas, we’re absolutely committed to making 2014 the best year for the channel yet.”
The Telecom Tour next pulls into Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut on June 2 and 3.
PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Channel Programs in the industry for the past five consecutive years by Channel Partners and recently named to CRN’s 2014 Connectivity Partner Guide. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Suzanne Collier, WhiteFox Marketing for PlanetOne