It’s that time again! Join Channel Futures on July 28 for the reveal of the 2020 MSP 501 winners.

Allison Francis

July 15, 2020

3 Min Read
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The time to announce the 2020 MSP 501 winners is nigh! Channel Futures will officially release its annual MSP 501 list, which ranks the top 501 managed service providers in the world, on Tuesday, July 28. Senior content director Kris Blackmon and Ingram Micro’s Eric Kohl will reveal the 2020 MSP 501 winners via a special webcast at 2 p.m. ET.

Kris and Eric will discuss the findings from the annual MSP 501 survey. They’ll also talk about the 501er Community initiatives and reveal the MSP 501 Class of 2020.

The List

The MSP 501 is the world’s first, largest and most comprehensive survey and ranking list in the IT channel. Every year, partners around the world throw their hats in the ring for a chance to be named an MSP 501er. The data collected in the survey process fuels Channel Futures’ editorial coverage, event programming and thought leadership. 

2020 has been a year of tossing rulebooks out the window. Shops everywhere have had to shift and adjust their strategies. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic turmoil, partners have been pulled in hundreds of different directions. 

MSP-501-Winner-Reveal_1200x628-1024x536.pngAs a result, many 501 hopefuls reached out to us asking for an extension to submit the 2020 MSP 501 application. In keeping with our commitment to help our partner community, we extended the application deadline by a full month, an unprecedented move. This allowed a bit more wiggle room for those hoping to apply.

The Report

The full MSP 501 report will be available this fall. It will leverage applicant responses, interviews and historical data to identify business and technology trends in the IT channel. The data that we glean from the report also allows us to produce a wide range of market intelligence reports to help partners benchmark their practices and gain data-driven insights into business best practices.

Award Package

This year’s MSP 501 honorees will receive an award package that includes the MSP 501 winners logo; a press release template to announce the win; suggested social media posts; and a Q&A form that winners can return to the MSP 501 editorial team. Since conducting marketing and sales business face-to-face is (largely) out of the question, efforts to “stand out” have taken on a whole new slant. Recognizing this, we wanted to help support our MSP 501 winners in their local geographies. Therefore, we will also provide winners with individual state logos and rankings. 

So, tune in to the webcast to see if you made the 2020 list!; or, if you didn’t apply, why you should submit next year to be part of the 501er Community. We will honor the class of 2020 at our virtual MSP 501 Awards and Gala, part of Channel Partners Virtual, Sept. 8-10.

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About the Author(s)

Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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