Networking, Fun and Opportunity Set the Tone for 3rd Consecutive Year
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – For the third year in a row, Scottsdale-based master agency PlanetOne invited its top sales partners and vendors to get into the swing of opportunity at the Phoenix Open PGA tour stop.
PlanetOne once again sponsored a SkyBox at the famous 16th Hole at the Open, where Phil Mickelson’s down-to-the-wire win gave him a 41st career title and nearly set PGA Tour scoring records. PlanetOne agents were able to catch all the action on the links, while networking and building their business at the same time.
“PlanetOne knows how to birdy the hole with an event like this,” said Darren DeMartino, a managing partner at ATC. “It’s the ideal mix of channel executive networking, information-sharing between partners and a chance to relax in the sun in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.”
It’s also an event that partners say showcases the character and spirit of the company. “There is nothing better! The PlanetOne team are the greatest of hosts/hostesses,” said Greg Howard, co-founder at US Telecom Group. “I feel like I’m hanging out with my friends, who I just happen to do business with. It’s a great feeling and I’m proud to say I do business with PlanetOne.”
PlanetOne agents who reached a $20,000 sales threshold in 2012 qualified to attend the “Greatest Show on Grass,” which took place Jan. 28 – Feb. 3. “We look forward to rewarding our sales partners every year at our hometown event,” said Lauren Shapiro, president at PlanetOne. “We have a national tournament taking place just down the road from our headquarters, and for us it’s a great way to congratulate and show our appreciation to our partners in one of the nicest places to be in January!”
For channel executives, the event is a prime opportunity for deepening ties with agents on the ground. “These types of events are so important for us carriers to get a chance to build relationships with PlanetOne’s top partners in a relaxed environment,” said Chuck Ward, Masergy’s vice president of channel development. “I would summarize the PlanetOne Phoenix Open Event as a ton of fun, lots of laughs, and I introduced some new friends to our channel program. What more can you ask for in an event?”
PlanetOne’s sales partners agree. “PlanetOne continues to deliver relevant networking opportunities and rewards to its agents, while providing a fun atmosphere to do it in,” said Dale Bohannon, president of IP Distribution Systems. “Partners really are the soul of its business, and they continually demonstrate that.”
PlanetOne plans to continue the incentive program this year, bringing channel partners to town for next year’s tournament, which will take place Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2014.
“It’s so rewarding for us to not only congratulate our top performers, but also to create an environment for quality relationship-building,” said Shapiro. “Our partners know how to knock the ball down the fairway – and we want to be the wind behind them as they do.”
PlanetOne is next planning a 2013 Telecom Tour event in Long Beach, CA on April 30th. Telecom Tour events are open to all agents, visit our website and register to participate here:https://www.planetone.net/agentprogram_telecomtour2013.html
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