Following another record entry, the finalists have been announced for this year's Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards - the leading awards process which recognises sales and marketing expertise in the ICT channel.
The number of services offered by European IT distributors continues to climb and the future role of 'specialisation' as a service within the distribution sector has been underscored by new research from Comms Dealer sister publication IT Europa.
The Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards have been expanded by the addition of two new PR and Social Media categories. This year, PR companies and in-house PR and marketing teams operating in the sector will be able to compete for the Best PR Campaign Award and the Best Social Media Campaign.
The stand-out entries in this year's European IT & Software Excellence Awards will also form the basis of a post-event promotional report that aims to showcase the innovation displayed by leading IT providers when delivering transformational solutions to their customers.
Former boxing superstar John Conteh still has the winning formula and helped golfers from TalkTalk Business secure top prize at this year's Comms Dealer/Sir Trevor Brooking Celebrity Classic held at The Oxfordshire, a spectacular new venue for the annual event.
Last month's Margin in Voice & Data seminar held at the Forest of Arden hotel on June 22nd signalled clearly the need for a new strategic approach to emerging market opportunities and threats, most preferably along the lines proposed by speakers at the event.