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Microsoft Partner
of the Year Awards

Tell your stories of innovation, transformation, and customer enablement using Microsoft solutions and technologies. We can help you better your chances of receiving recognition at the podium. Space is limited.

Our awards success


of our clients were recognized as either a winner or as one of the two finalists at the global and/or regional Microsoft Awards program


of the awards written by Mercer-MacKay made the podium as a winner or one of two category finalists at the global and/ or regional Microsoft Awards program

We help Microsoft Partners win

Believe it or not, Mercer-MacKay Digital Storytelling was founded on writing Microsoft Awards submissions.

Our special process for writing awards submissions is a proven method that has helped Microsoft Partners receive recognition for their outstanding work through an award-winning story.

Each year we write more than 100 submissions for partners around the globe, sending an incredible number of our clients to the podium as winners or finalists. While we can’t guarantee your results, we can guarantee that we will tell your story the best way possible.

Use daXai, our free awards planning wizard

Get started now with our free Microsoft Awards Planning module in daXai (daXai is our Marketing Membership Platform for Microsoft Partners).

An award submission takes a long time to complete (about 40 hours each), and you will have a short window to respond once Microsoft releases this year’s guidelines.

Use this planner and collaborate with your team to identify if your best stories have the FIVE elements needed to make them award worthy.

The tool is simple to use. Create a planning story for each customer scenario you are considering as a submission, answer the questions, and invite others to answer too.

At the highest level, here are the five things you need to include in your submission:


A great customer story built on current Microsoft technology


A unique differentiator – what makes your story stand out from the pack?


Tangible ROI


Third-party evidence validating your claim (testimonial, case study, social proof, blog, etc.)


Optional – competitive take-out

Secure your spot

If you decide you would like our help to write your story, simply reach out to We will confirm receipt of your email and add you to our list. Beginning in January, we will let you know if we have capacity.

Even with over 15 spectacular writers who are trained and ready to work with you, we can only take on a certain number of partners each year. After you complete the questions in the award planning tool, if your story is strong, and we both agree to work together, it comes down to capacity. Every year we have to turn away partners who simply waited too long.


Should you decide to move forward with one of our packages, we will send you a standard SOW, assign your writing team (yes, each partner gets a team), and get started with a kick-off call to review your responses. The good news! Our pricing is fixed so there are no surprises.

Full awards

Discovery call
Interviews (up to 2) per award submission
First and final draft of content
Project management, writer, content editor, grammar and spelling editor
PowerPoint design template for submission – no custom graphics design

$4,990 USD per award submission

Partial awards

Uses existing main story from a full award submission
Modifies story to suit this award requirement
First and final draft of content
Project management, writer, content editor, grammar and spelling editor
PowerPoint design template for submission – no custom graphics design

$2,150 USD per award submission

Graphic design

Meet with a design team
Your design team will create a designed asset based on your brand and brand guidelines using our standard award template*
Includes licensed images

$2,500 USD per award submission
*a custom template can be priced separately

Get ahead with daXai

We have limited capacity to write awards for partners, but we are able to scale up and help you through our free planning tool and accompanying training sessions. Register and create a daXai Microsoft Awards account today.

daXai will guide you through gathering all of the information you need to write a terrific award submission. You DO need to gather this information whether you decide to hire us or whether you decide to do it yourself.