Are You a Microsoft Partner with an
Award-Winning Story to Tell?

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Microsoft Award Submission Deadlines is April 21st, 2021 11:59 PST


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How the Process Works

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The biggest question we get from a partner beginning this process is this: Can I really win? Is my story award-worthy? An award submission takes about 40 hours to complete properly. Before you commit to completing this work yourself (or hiring us to help you), we recommend reviewing the questions in our award planning tool. This tool will help you discover if you really have all the elements for a great submission.

Five Things You Need to Win
1. A great customer story built on current Microsoft technology
2. Tangible ROI
3. A unique differentiator – what makes your story stand out from the pack?
4. Third party evidence validating your claim (testimonial, case study, social proof, blog, etc.)
5. Optional – competitive take-out

Securing Your Spot
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 is then all about capacity. Every year we have to turn away partners who simply waited too long.

Getting Started with Mercer-MacKay
Simply reach out to and she will let you know if we have capacity. 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. And yes, if you are submitting the same story into more than one category, we can arrange for a discount.

Repurposing Content
The content you create with us during this process is highly valuable. We will make recommendations on where you can repurpose it: other award programs, an internal win-wire, a case study, a blog posting, or other great digital assets. 

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From past Microsoft award winners. 

"We were so excited to discover Mercer-MacKay and their team of exceptional writers last year. They helped us grab a finalist spot in one category and win another award that we hadn’t even considered applying for. Mercer-MacKay is now part of our extended team – they are invaluable to us, we won’t do this without them."

Michelle Revsbech, Senior Vice President Alliances, Qorus Software

"We must give credit to Gail and her team for their work. Mercer-MacKay's in-depth knowledge of Microsoft & the award submission process helped MediaValet receive this incredible recognition."

Maria Osipova, VP of Marketing, MediaValet

Full Award Package - $3500

The full Mercer-MacKay package for one award submission. 

Graphic Design Package - $1500

The graphic design package is an an add-on to the full award package. Your award submission will be designed and can also be used as collateral, case studies or sell sheets.

We Help Microsoft Partners Win.

Believe it or not, Mercer-MacKay Digital Storytelling was founded on writing Microsoft award submissions.
Our special process for writing award submissions is a proven method that has helped Microsoft Partners receive recognition for their outstanding work through an award-winning story.
Last year we wrote more than 150 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.

Let Mercer-MacKay Help You Win in 2021.

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