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Flashback Friday: Images from the Last 20 Years in the Channel

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James Anderson

April 2, 2021

17 Slides

The Channel Partners community stays together through thick and thin.

People in our industry say over and over again that relationships form the backbone of our business. Vendors, master agents and direct selling agents build networks of trust with one another, and in many cases, they’ve been building trust over multiple decades.

As Channel Partners Online fully integrates with Channel Futures, we want to reflect on the history of those relationships. Thus, we cobbled together 18 photos that will spark the memories of anyone who’s worked in the traditional telecom agent channel. The slideshow features pictures that will elicit laughter, nostalgia and probably a bit of embarrassment. Get ready relive all of our cringy fashion habits from the early 2000s.

Photographers snapped these pictures at a variety of events. Remember events? Oh yeah, that’s right — we used to go to those! And if everything goes according to plan, we’ll do so again soon. Hopefully you’ll join us Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas for Channel Partners Homecoming. I personally can’t wait to see you all, but in the meantime, enjoy these photos.

Special thanks to our own Buffy Naylor and WhiteFox Marketing’s Marie Rourke for providing the pictures.

Scroll through the slideshow above to see 17 images from the last two decades in the channel.

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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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