Microsoft is giving new cloud reseller partners the chance to win a marketing kit worth £350 as an incentive to start selling Office 365.
The starter kit includes an on-demand digital marketing webinar, website audit and leak tracking, campaign asssets, a £50 Bing Ads voucher and access to the Microsoft Marketing Made Easy Academy.
To be eligible for the promotion, resellers must make their first purchase of any version of Office 365 or Microsoft Azure or CRM Online on the Open license through either Tech Data, Ingram Micro or Westcoast between January 26th and March 20th 2015.
Microsoft is also offering a number of free digital marketing packages for a limited time.
The incentive comes as IDC expects the public IT cloud services industry to reach $108 billion by 2017.
Microsoft says its cloud partners ‘typically benefit from 1.3 times more new customers, increased recurring revenue versus other partners and higher gross profit versus less active cloud peers’.
After their first sale resellers will automatically join Microsoft’s Cloud SureStep programme and access support, training and marketing resources.
To get involved email kickstartUK@microsoft.com using the subject line ‘Kickstart promotion’.