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See you in San Francisco, Your OPN Planning Committee
Year-in-Review: Oracle PartnerNetwork’s Top 10 Triumphs
With six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, it’s safe to say we’re all feeling a bit frazzled. In the midst of everyone’s hurried schedules, we wanted to stop and take a moment to thank all of our partners for another great year together.
With that, let’s take a quick look at OPN’s top 10 achievements of 2013:
We started the year off on an M2M and big data note, outlining how our customers can leverage Java to manage heavy volumes of structured + unstructured data.
The launch of Oracle’s new SPARC Servers took us into the summer months, teaching customers how to increase their share of wallet. Fun fact:Oracle’s SPARC T5 Servers are powered by the world’s fastest T5 processor, and have achieved 17 world record benchmarks!
Oracle’s partners took center stage at this summer’s FY14 Global Partner Kickoff. Thanks again to those who participated in our highly-entertaining Twitter contest. It’s definitely a must-do for next year!
Time is running out! If you want to see Maroon 5 and The Black Keys, as well as pay a reduced rate for our 2013 Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld program, visit the registration page and register now to save!
Did someone say Social Media Rally Station™? Just when you thought
Oracle OpenWorld #OOW13 couldn’t get any better; #OPN wanted to let you know that the Channel Maven Consulting
team is back to bring you the Social Media Rally Station™. This time
they’re at #OOW13 for three full days!
If you missed the Social Media Rally Station™ last year,
be sure to get your slot reserved this time around. For those that took
part in this great opportunity, there’s even more to learn this year! With
custom 1:1 sessions with Channel Maven Consulting marketing experts, you can
learn about video creation, Vine, Pinterest and taking your current social platforms
like LinkedIn and Twitter to the next level.
This interactive station full of experts is the
opportunity you've been looking for to optimize your online presence. You’ll
start by receiving an overall evaluation of where you stand online, get
customized, face-to-face, expert advice on how to better engage with your
customers, and find new prospects online!
Here’s how it works:
will check in with a Rally Coordinator who
will assess your needs and move you to the appropriate station.
will take part in a Professional Photo Station where you’ll get a head shot to use on social profiles,
your own website, or for articles and posts about your company.
the 1:1 Station Consultants will walk
you through how you’re using social media today and next steps including,
Google Alerts, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, LinkedIn, Twitter,
and Facebook. For those who are more advanced or took part last year we’ll talk
about YouTube, Pinterest, Vine, vimeo and Google+. Finally, this is a custom
engagement so you can decide how you want to focus the time.
Go from Social Media glum to guru in under 25 minutes! Oh
and a few other things to remember…
Social Media Rally Stations will be taking place on: Monday, 9/23 from 9:45
a.m.-6 p.m. PT , Tuesday, 9/24 from 9:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
and Wednesday, from 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT at the OPN Lounge in the
Exhibitor Hall in Moscone South.
Please wear professional attire from the waist up for your head-shot
Bring any login info for your social platforms
Come prepared with questions for our 1:1 Consultants!
If you have any questions before the hitting the ground
running at the Social Media Station™ sponsored by Oracle and provided by
Channel Maven Consulting, or if you’d like to schedule some time while you’re
at Oracle OpenWorld, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, don’t forget to RT this post on Twitter and ‘like’ us on Facebook to spread the word! You can also ‘like’ the Channel
Maven Consulting team on Facebook or Tweet
them and let them know you’re coming! #Thanks!
In case you
missed the big announcement, Maroon 5 and The Black Keys will be performing at the Customer Appreciation event, and
we can guarantee this is a show you will not want to miss!
Be sure to
review the many partner sessions in the Content Catalog, and check out the OPN Exchange Partner Toolkit for promotional event banners, buttons
always, leave us your comments and questions below, and we can’t wait to see
There is no doubt that we are off to a strong FY14! Now that
Global Partner Kickoff has come and gone, it’s time to take what we have
learned and focus on having the strongest
year ever! To quote Oracle pilot, Sean D.
Tucker, “FY14, it’s all about growth baby!” Here are some of the ways
you can grow with Oracle!
Sell into accounts where Oracle
isn’t selling directly
Offer customer added value
solutions leveraging our technology
Offer deep market capabilities
that leverage transformative technology
Be aggressive, sell the entire stack, engage with Oracle in
the marketplace and get engineered for growth! With this being said, we also
know that to have the strongest year ever, you also need the strongest tools
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