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In today's business world, only the fittest survive. Standing still is a recipe for failure. That’s why Microsoft has evolved. The technology has evolved. And partner organizations have evolved. It’s, therefore, no wonder that the eXtreme365 event for Microsoft technology partners has evolved, too.  The eXtreme365 Evolution In the past, eXtreme was strictly a CRM event. But that’s no longer true. In the past, eXtreme was strictly a technical event. But that’s no longer true either. So if you thought you knew what eXtreme365 is all about, think again! eXtreme365 now offers something for everyone: ERP, CRM, and Power Platform, for Technical ...
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There are numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) that we as Marketers need to pay attention to. Member engagement is one of our vital KPIs and measures important indicators for us, like efficacy of our nurture marketing campaign and membership renewal rates. What does engagement look like, and how can you measure it? Depending on your customer relationship management (CRM) or marketing automation systems, there are ways to track your audiences’ participation with you. For example, creating a login and accepting the terms and conditions on your website could be worth a certain point value, while downloading an ebook or tip sheet could be worth additional ...
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Tampa, FL, USA: Dynamic Communities, the business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, announces registration is now open for the inaugural Summit Australia for Microsoft Business Applications , taking place in Melbourne, Australia the week of August 19, 2019. Summit Australia delivers the can’t-miss annual conference for users and partners of the Microsoft Business Applications platform – featuring education on the Power Platform (Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow), education on Dynamics 365, and sessions on Dynamics AX, CRM, GP, and BC/NAV. 20 August:  Partner Only Pre-Day Partner executives, ...
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Tampa, FL, USA: Dynamic Communities, a business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, announces registration is now open for the 8th annual Dynamics GP Tech Conference, located in Fargo, ND, September 9-11, 2019. Register now. The Dynamics GP Tech Conference is the only conference dedicated to the technical learning and educational opportunities of Microsoft Dynamics GP Partners. Attend to: Learn and earn CPE credits via tailored Consultant and Developer education for new and seasoned Partners, including GP Core Credentialing Exams. Discover the latest Dynamics GP developments, including ...
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Tampa, FL, USA:  Dynamic Communities, the business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, announces the addition of 5 members from user organizations who will serve a 2-year term in joining the D365UG|CRMUG Board of Advisors according to Clarissa Simpson, Chairperson of the D365UG|CRMUG Board of Advisors. “Communities are the perfect place for learning, growth and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.  We continue to see exceptional growth and partake in the advantages of membership in our Dynamics User’s Groups, which serve participants of the Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM User Groups. ...
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Work smarter, not harder—you’ve heard the phrase, but have you thought about how you can apply that philosophy to your marketing automation platform?   Let’s start with the basics: your marketing automation platform is good for more than sending out the occasional newsletter. When used correctly, you can leverage your marketing automation platform to nurture leads, upsell and cross-sell current clients on additional services, gain market research insights, support paid media campaigns, re-engage old opportunities, remind clients of renewal dates, and more.   And the best part about it? Running these activities through a marketing automation platform ...
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When it comes to determining the fundamentals of partner-to-customer success, there can be a lot of questions left up in the air. Cecilia Flombaum, Business Applications Lead at Microsoft, was able to deliver the answers everyone is looking for during this year’s #eXtreme365 Europe Microsoft Keynote. According to Microsoft, here are the three fundamentals you need as a Partner for your pathway to success: Leverage collective strengths Digital Transformation remains to be a hot topic within organisations across multiple industries. By using data, data intelligence, and taking action to improve business outcomes, you can take this first step down the ...
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The Microsoft Exam Lab Sessions are full here at eXtreme365 Europe but we can still offer you FREE Microsoft Dynamics 365 Certification Exams.    Microsoft is allowing us to help you accelerate your Partner competency requirements by extending the Free Certification Exam offer to Online Proctored Exams too.  You can earn your certification from the comfort and convenience of your home, office, or hotel before March 31, 2019, next Monday.   Simply email Academy@CRMUG.com to receive your instructions on how to schedule an Online Proctored Exam for FREE.    This Voucher Code is only available for eXtreme365 Europe attendees and cannot be transferred ...
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Christy Spokely, Vice President of Partner Strategy with Dynamic Communities, kicked off the 9th consecutive #eXtreme365 Europe early this morning with some exciting updates for the Dynamics 365 partner community.   As announced in June 2018, eXtreme365 joined forces with Dynamic Communities to become one organization. By coming together, eXtreme365 can now serve the partner and user community 365 days a year.   Partners now have the opportunity to join the Dynamic Communities User Group communities (D365UG, GPUG, NAVUG, and Power Platform User Groups) by becoming a Partner Member. Partner Member benefits include: Direct opportunities to engage with ...
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Dynamic Communities and Microsoft are working closely together to bring you a series of great learning opportunities in the coming months. Here are upcoming events we want to make sure are on your calendar:     Upcoming  Conferences Europe | March 27-29 | RAI Amsterdam Australia | August 21-23 | Crown Promenade, Melbourne North America | October 15-18 | Gaylord Palms, Orlando Don’t miss out on our annual user group conferences for users and partners of Microsoft business applications – featuring education on Power Platform (Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow) and Microsoft Dynamics 365 products. Customized content experiences invigorate ...
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Marketing Plans Made Simple

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If you are responsible for building awareness and bringing in leads for your organization, a lot of pressure is extended to you on growing your company’s business. You are probably stressed out just thinking about it!! I find many organizations fly by the seat of their pants. That is not only a ‘bad idea,’ it also doesn’t help others in the organization to understand what is planned, progressing, and how it all worked out. They don’t understand all the hard work you are doing!     Key to a success is to document, but you also don’t need to over complicate it. Here are some steps that I go through while establishing an initial marketing plan. ...
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Growing companies need to invent themselves to stay ahead of the competition and exceed client’s expectations.  Management also needs an open ear to employees’ ideas to make a difference in client's satisfaction.  A great way to kick off the year is “idea swapping” internally and with clients and prospects. Idea Swapping offers a voice to those who may not be a part of decision making.  This article shares how you gather ideas easily and capitalize on improvements you never thought of in the past. Rules for Idea Swaps: Quantity of ideas is more important than quality (at first) Defer judgement on any ideas until all ideas are raised. Word your ideas ...
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I’m sure by now that you have heard of Social Selling, but do you know exactly what it means? I hear people say it’s just another buzz word for social media marketing. Wrong! Maybe it’s paid social media advertising. You would be wrong again. Now, what is social selling then? I won’t lie, it is another buzz word but let's get into the weeds of what it is. Social selling is where sales professional utilizes social media within their sale activities especially in the pre-sales function to build creditability and sell quicker. The statistics are out there to prove by incorporating social selling into the sales process those sales professional outperform ...
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Acquisition will amplify the learning and networking opportunities available to Spanish-speaking users and partners around the globe. Tampa, FL, USA: Dynamic Communities, administrators of the independent user groups for the Microsoft Business Applications products and others, is excited to announce that it has partnered with Comunidad365, an organization dedicated to the success of Spanish-speaking Microsoft Dynamics 365 users. Together, the companies are pursuing the mission of educating and connecting the community of Microsoft Dynamics users in Spanish. Comunidad365 (previously ComunidadCRM) was founded in 2012 with the goal of helping users learn ...
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My colleague, Barbara Pfeiffer, recently published a series of blogs on nurture marketing that provides excellent insight for our CMA community. The series dives deep into the world of this well-known, go-to marketing strategy—yet the one that also seems to be the most challenging. As the world of B2B marketing continues to change and evolve, her educational series answers some of the questions we get most about nurture marketing. What is Nurture Marketing, and Why is it Important in B2B Marketing? Nurture marketing is all about staying top of mind, and building relationships with prospects and customers. Companies that work toward lead nurturing ...
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Tampa, FL, USA:  Dynamic Communities, the business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, announces registration is now open for User Group Summit North America and Power Platform Summit North America , taking place in Orlando, FL the week of October 13, 2019. This year marks the thirteenth year of User Group Summit, the can’t-miss annual conference for users of the Microsoft Business Applications platform, featuring education on all versions of Dynamics 365, AX, CRM. It also marks the second year for Power Platform Summit – featuring education on Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow. With credible ...
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You’ve likely been working hard on your 2019 marketing strategy and who couldn’t use some expert advice and creative ideas to make it even better? The easiest place to fall short in marketing is the plan.  The better the plan – the better the results. Barbara Pfeiffer with The Partner Marketing Group recently shared 19 ways to supercharge your 2019 marketing planning which you can watch on-demand right now in the CMA library. It’s a great place to start if your marketing strategy needs some new energy. Here are few of the key takeaways from the presentation to get you excited. Put the “Plan(s)” in Planning It probably goes without saying that effective ...
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We are excited to announce three new community features on the www.channelmarketingalliance.com website: new reply notifications, inline replies, and save a post as a draft. New Reply Notifications Participants will now receive a real-time email notification when there is a new reply on a discussion thread that you started or when there is a new post to which you’ve replied.   You will see a star icon next to the title of the post that will be automatically filled in when you create or participate in a discussion. When the star is filled in, that means you will receive email notifications. Interested in following getting a notification on a thread ...
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Tampa, FL, USA:  Dynamic Communities, a business management organization that develops and supports technology-centric user groups, announces registration is now open for three co-located events taking place at the RAI Amsterdam the week of March 24, 2019. User Group Summit Europe will be held March 27-29, with an Executive Programme March 24-25, Power Platform Summit Europe will be held in conjunction on March 27-29, and eXtreme365 Europe will be held March 25-27, with an Executive Exchange on March 24-25. Registration is now open.   These events deliver the can’t-miss annual European conference for users and partners of the Microsoft Business ...
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TAMPA, FL. (November 26, 2018) – Dynamic Communities today announced the opening of registration for Dynamics SL User Group (DSLUG) Conference, April 15-18, 2019, in Anaheim, California. DSLUG19 is the 11 th annual user-driven conference exclusively for Dynamics SL users, partners, and solution providers. Dynamics SL User Group Conference (DSLUG19) attendees can expect 124 sessions, over 80 subject matter experts, and over 19 exhibitors, including Microsoft, Premier Sponsor of DSLUG19. Attendees will have direct access to: Exceptional Dynamics SL education – Attendees will have access to technical and functional training designed for all product ...
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