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Windows 7 is creating a lot of interest in the tech and business communities.  And leveraging the buzz around Windows 7 is a great way to drive interest, new prospects, pipeline and sales.  And Microsoft’s Local Engagement Team is here to help.  We have access to Windows 7 RC disks to support partner marketing activities.  Contact us and let us know of an upcoming marketing event you have and we will send you some Windows 7 RC disks for your customer marketing needs! 

If you don’t have any marketing activities planned – we have some ideas.  Again, the goal is to drive interest, new opportunities, pipeline and sales.  Pick one of these ideas…it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Visit mslocalpartner.com and syndicate our solutions-focused content.  YES – solutions-focused ready-to-go marketing campaigns that address the pain points customers experience every day.  This site has email templates, presentations, post cards, call scripts, etc.   The campaigns are easily modified to fit your business logo, products and services.  The attached email can be sent out to your customers today. 
  2. Visit www.mslocalwidget.comChoose a theme, download the code and install the widget.  This is HTML code  that goes right on your site.  It’s free and helps drive traffic to your website!  It also offers your customer’s another reason to visit your site by extending pertinent and timely articles that affect small and midsized organizations every day.  It’s a great tool to use to help your customers see you as their trusted advisor and did I mention it’s free?  To see the widget in action visit this website! 
  3. Leverage local connections.  The greatest opportunity to grow revenue is by partnering with complimentary organizations.  Whether it’s another Microsoft partner, your Chamber of Commerce or local bank – Local Engagement can help you reach more customers and sell more Microsoft products and services.  Let us know how you are leveraging community based groups to increase your marketing reach!

Just pick one of these three items (or even better, all three).  Just copy your local business development manager (see below) on your campaign, and we will send you some Windows 7 RC disks. 

Heartland (MI, OH, KY, TN) – carlpre@microsoft.com

Midwest (WI, IL, IN) – tfoy@microsoft.com

North Central (ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, MN) – jlalonde@microsoft.com

South Central (OK, TX, AR, LA) – micmurph@microsoft.com   

 

Good Selling!

The Local Engagement Team