Welcome to Issue 6 of IBM on The Hub. In this edition we’ve got lots of information about IBM promotions and incentives, key campaigns and some important dates for your diary.
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Two very important deadlines are approaching and it’s important that you make your submission on time to ensure you don’t miss out.
Friday, 19 August - Q4 2016 Co-Marketing Campaigns and Funds Requests Submissions deadline
Monday, 29 August - Q2 2016 Claims Submissions deadline (for all campaigns that ended on 30th June, 2015)
All campaigns and fund request submissions must be entered into CMC (the Co-Marketing Centre) via completion of a MAP (Marketing Activity Plan) by Friday, 19 August. If you need any guidance around your proposed campaigns or support in how to submit a MAP in CMC speak to your IBM Marketing Manager.
Alternatively, there are 'How To Guides' on the home page of CMC. There are also a range of guidance webinars covering the new Co-Marketing funds application process 'How to Submit a MAP (Marketing Activity Plan)’.Webinars Co-Marketing Centre
IBM is launching the new Digital Content Marketing (DCM) portal in August. The new portal, powered by Zift will provide all of the great campaigns you’re used to, plus lots of new functionality. You will soon have access to the new console and IBM have a webinar on 30 August to tell you more about it.
Date: 30 August
Where: OnlineRegister now
The new IBM Business Partner Marketing Guide is now available. The guide includes guidance on:
- Marketing Campaigns, tactics and offers by Business Unit/Brand
- Co-Marketing funds
- Co-Marketing Centre (CMC) tips and recommendations for more effective marketing
... plus key links and key contacts
You can download the guide below and can also find it on PartnerWorldDownload new guide
From 1 October 2016, IBM is announcing a price increase across the software product portfolio. For most products prices will increase by 7% in UK .
For affected eligible products and their associated media and documentation packs, price changes are applicable for all eligible product offerings including:
Price changes are applicable for Software S&S Renewals pertaining to a coverage period beginning on or after 1 December 2016 regardless of when payment is received.
Price changes for new Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription and new Monthly Licensing commitment periods become effective 1 October 2016.
For more information about the changes and how they affect you, speak to your IBM Team.