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. 


Upcoming Features

Responses to our forward features should be submitted to the editor by the deadline shown below. Submissions must be attributed to a spokesperson. 

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.


June 2024

Deadline: Thursday 2nd May 2024 16:00 BST


Building an ESG strategy

This feature will discuss how channel companies can develop an environmental, social and corporate governance strategy. We are looking for views from vendors, distributors, resellers and MSPs into areas including diversity, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. 

We will ask:

  • How are channel companies approaching their environmental, social and corporate governance strategies?
  • What are the current areas of focus? Are there any areas that are being overlooked?
  • How important are ESG policies to customer purchasing decisions?
  • What new or emerging regulations should channel companies be mindful of?
  • How can vendors support their partners’ ESG efforts?

Submit to: Alex.Wright@markallengroup.com


Mobile opportunities

This feature will explore the mobile solutions on offer across the Channel, with insight into key vendors, new capabilities, and evolving opportunities.

We will ask:

  • What mobile solutions are in demand?
  • What new capabilities are you excited about?
  • How has the shutdown of 3G services, and the onset of 5G changed the market?
  • How can resellers and MSPs go about building a mobile offering?
  • Case studies of mobile projects involving channel companies.

Submit to: charlotte.hathway@markallengroup.com


Vertical: local government

This feature will explore the opportunities and challenges that are impacting partners selling into local government customers. We are looking for insight from vendors, distributors and partners that sell technologies and products to these organisations.

We will ask:

  • What technologies are local governments adopting?
  • How can channel companies engage with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS)? Why is this important?
  • What are the biggest challenges in selling to local government?
  • What emerging technologies do you expect local governments to embrace in the years ahead?
  • Case studies of deployments involving local government and channel companies.

Submit to: charlotte.hathway@markallengroup.com


2024 features, supplements and focus months

Month Feature #1 Feature #2 Feature #3 Supplement
January The future of the Channel Fit To Switch: Getting the nation behind the switch-off Selling in 2024  
February The as-a-service era Hardware and distribution Vertical: Transport and logistics  
March Channel Live Preview The circular economy Uninterruptible power Channel Profiles
April UC and CC: blurring boundaries Channel consultancy services: bringing in the experts Vertical: Financial services and banking  
May AI and its impact on the Channel Billing and monetisation solutions Tackling the skills challenge  
June Building an ESG strategy Mobile opportunities Vertical: Local government Business Comms guide
July Adding value with Microsoft Local and trusted providers: how the channel makes technology accessible to businesses across the UK Data services  
August Telecoms and IT convergence The modern workplace IoT  
September Wholesale voice in the all-IP era Building resilience with services Vertical: Education Connecting Gigabit Britain
October Cloud services: building an offering White label success Mental health in the Channel  
November Wholesalers: what should resellers and MSPs look for? Call and contact centres Vertical: Retail  
December Preview of 2025 Cybersecurity PSTN countdown: one year to go  

All 2024 synopses can be viewed here.

Articles in bold are focus months where the topic is expanded on in additional content and advertising on digital weekly newsletters (x 4 to 16,000+ recipients) and news stories on Comms Business website over the whole month. This additional content allows for brand visibility and elevation as a thought leader; involvement in 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.