Editorial programme

Press releases can be submitted at any time and we always respect embargoes as these help us plan ahead. Submissions should ideally be shared as plain text in the body of an email, with a relevant landscape image. Please note we do not accept PDF press releases.

Upcoming Features

Responses to our forward features should be submitted to the editor by the deadline shown. Submissions must be attributed to a spokesperson and we advise that the below synopses and questions are just a starting point – the final direction of every feature will be guided by the input we receive.

As such, it’s always worth sharing any additional thoughts that are relevant to the topic, but might not fit into any of the specific questions provided. Similarly, do not feel you must answer every question – pick and choose those that are relevant to you and your company.

All features will include thoughts from various stakeholders and are written by the Comms Business editorial team. As such, please do not send opinion pieces in response to our forward features as they are unlikely to be used.

Editorial input is considered based on the merit of the submission alone and is independent of all advertising or event spend with Comms Business or any of its related publications. This is not negotiable.

Further information on how to get your stories featured in Comms Business can be found here.

Please do get in touch with any questions.

 

September 2022

Submit to: charlotte.hathway@markallengroup.com
Deadline: 16:00 BST Wednesday 3rd August 2022

UC and collaboration

This feature will discuss unified communications and collaboration technologies, recent advancements, and how channel companies are helping organisations adopt these technologies.

We will ask:

  • What customer problems can resellers and MSPs solve through UC and collaboration solutions?
  • How is the UC and collaboration market changing?
  • What opportunities remain untapped?
  • Are there any emerging technologies or features that you expect to become commonplace in the next few years?
  • Case studies of UC projects involving channel companies.

APIs

This feature will examine how channel companies are using APIs, including key considerations, challenges, as well as the opportunities presented by APIs.

We will ask:

  • What types of APIs are widespread across the channel?
  • How are resellers, MSPs and other channel stakeholders using APIs?
  • How can a reseller or MSP successfully use APIs? Are there any particular best practices you could point to?
  • How do you expect API usage to change (if at all) in the next few years?
  • What are your thoughts on an open API approach? Why might this be beneficial for the Channel?

Vertical: channel in… education

This feature will look at the opportunities, challenges and market movements that are impacting partners selling into the education sector. We are looking for insight from vendors, distributors and partners that sell technologies and products to schools, colleges and universities.

We will ask:

  • How are the technology needs of the education sector changing?
  • What technologies are in demand?
  • Are there any emerging trends that could impact the way the education sector uses technology?
  • How can resellers and MSPs help to address tech challenges faced by the sector?
  • Case studies of education projects carried out by MSPs

 

2022 features, supplements and focus months

Month Market report #1 Market report #2 Market report #3 Supplement
January Selling in 2022 Adding to your portfolio Mental health  
February Apprenticeships: Bringing new blood to the Channel Marketplaces: Disruption and opportunity Vertical: Healthcare  
March Channel Live Preview Project Gigabit: One year since the launch Creating value: Tackling threats to the Channel ecosystem Channel Profiles
April MSPs Vertical: Finance and banking Mobile World Congress review  
May Cloud ESG: The blueprint for Channel success? Data and analytics  
June Building powerful partnerships Cybersecurity Vertical: Leisure and entertainment IP Telephony Guide
July Adding value with Microsoft SD-WAN Hardware and its place in the Channel ecosystem  
August Master agents: The right fit for the UK? Developing a compelling mobile offering Learning and development  
September UC and collaboration APIs Vertical: Education The road to full-fibre
October The future of telephony Billing and monetisation solutions Distributors  
November IoT Call and contact centres Vertical: Transport and logistics  
December Preview of 2023 5G Corporate finance: mergers, acquisitions and raising finance  

Articles in BOLD are FOCUS MONTHS where subjects are also expanded by content and advertising on digital weekly newsletters (x 4 to 16,000+ recipients) and news stories on Comms Business website over the whole month. Extra content allows for extra exposure and involvement with these and extra digital activities to enable lead generation are at a cost. For more information please contact mat.swift@markallengroup.com or call 07919 177099, or moh.lalani@markallengroup.com or call 07766 081822.