Entry Tips

Marketing and Communications specialist Andy Grant, from Bowan Arrow, writes regularly for Comms Dealer and speaks at our Margin in Voice & Data event in the summer, has put together some entry tips for the Awards which you can read below or here http://www.bowanarrow.com/2017-comms-dealer-sales-marketing-awards/

  1. Read the relevant award category criteria to establish if you fit into the Reseller, Service Provider, Distributor, Vendor or Special categories.
  2. Decide which of the awards that you would like to enter.
  3. Award entry is FREE, so you can enter as many categories as you like.
  4. Decide if you have the resources to fully commit and enter the awards before the deadline (5pm on March 1st 2017), or employ a specialist agency or consultancy to create the entry on your behalf.
  5. Do you have existing customer or supplier references that could be included alongside any of the 19 main award category submissions?
  6. Do you have permission from your customer and/or supplier to use that reference information externally?
  7. Do you have any actual demonstrable returns from your sales and marketing activities, during the past 12 months, with real life examples?
  8. Can you succinctly and accurately explain how your team achieved its sales and/or marketing goals during the past 12 months, with real life examples?
  9. Can you succinctly and accurately explain why your team should win the award category?
  10. Can you succinctly and accurately edit your answers in Sections 3 – 5 to no more than 250 words?
  11. Remember, there is no need to complete an entry form for the ‘Overall Channel Team of the Year Award’ as this is judged by Comms Dealer based on the submissions you have made in any of the other categories.
  12. Please note, there are more entry tips in the ‘Notes to entrants, rules and guidelines’ section of the entry form.