Partners: Meet Our Social Media Dark Horse
Sure, he may look like a nice guy (which he is), but he is as adaptable as a chameleon, shifting his colors to match the surroundings. On the streets he’s a Territory Sales Manager helping improve enterprise data centers throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but on LinkedIn and Twitter he’s a social media master wielding post and share buttons with startling results. Jim Cochran’s posts have been viewed and shared hundreds of times, and not as a one-time fluke either. It’s really not too surprising when you think about SUSE’s open source philosophy–Jim embodies that philosophy on social media, sharing what he thinks matters to his customers and contacts. The numbers prove that what he thinks matters does matter to his network.
Why tell you about him now? True to form, Jim noticed his network of partners and resellers lacked a place to go on LinkedIn for the latest updates from SUSE. All other SUSE groups are made for administrators AND developers AND Employees AND so forth. So he created the LinkedIn Group, SUSE North American Partners and Resellers. Here’s the description:
“Group hosted by SUSE Sales, to deliver product updates, news and partner ready sales materials to help raise awareness and drive SUSE sales opportunities with our partners.”
Fantastic, right? Instead of wading through emails for SUSE updates, waiting for your Partner Exec to get back from vacation, or sifting through irrelevant posts, you can come to this group to get the latest partner updates from SUSE, and there will be a lot this year.
So, be sure to visit the page and submit a request to join. Jim has set the standard, so you know the content will be valuable to your business. As the Field Marketing Manager in North America supporting channel sales, I’ll see you there.