Tag: Agent

8×8 Recognizes Two Top Master Agent Program Members

Two master agent partners have earned top honors with 8×8 in the last two weeks.

The UCaaS provider Thursday recognized TBI as a platinum partner in its Open Channel Program. The recognition rewards the master agent for selling the Open Communications Platform — a portfolio that 8×8 released in the summer.

Corey Cohen, TBI vice president of marketing, praised 8×8 for helping agents grow their business.

TBI's Corey Cohen

TBI’s Corey Cohen

“By supporting go-to-market and sales enablement efforts to drive new business, upsell and customer retention programs, 8×8 is truly differentiated in the marketplace,” Cohen said. “This allows our partners to help businesses and organizations as they accelerate digital transformation initiatives to ensure business responsiveness and resilience.”

Avant's Drew Lydecker

Avant’s Drew Lydecker

8×8 announced platinum honors for Avant Communications earlier this month. Avant President Drew

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Biden audio first shared by ‘Russian agent’ thrives online

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FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2017, file photo Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko go for talks during Biden’s visit in Kiev, Ukraine. The leaked recordings of apparent conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine’s then-president largely confirm Biden’s account of his dealings in Ukraine. The choppy audio, disclosed by a Ukrainian lawmaker whom U.S. officials described Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, as an “active Russian agent” who has sought to spread online misinformation about Biden.

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The leaked recordings were hardly a political bombshell: The apparent conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine’s then-president largely confirm Biden’s account of his dealings in Ukraine.

But the choppy audio, disclosed by a Ukrainian lawmaker whom U.S. officials described Thursday as an “active Russian agent” who has sought to spread online misinformation about Biden, was nonetheless seized on by President Donald Trump as well as his supporters

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NFL insider notebook: How Black agents are adjusting to today’s NFL climate, a big week for one agent, more

This weekend we are going to see players of all races demonstrating during pregame ceremonies in the fight for racial equality. Black players specifically have had a hard year in light of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and in figuring out how to publicly display their emotions about these killings, they’ve relied on their trusted agents.

Earlier this week I hopped on a call with Chafie Fields, a 43-year-old agent who starred at Penn State at wide receiver before playing a couple years in the NFL. He’s the lead agent for 38 NFL players and co-reps a few others, which makes him, by volume, one of the most prominent Black agents today.

I asked him how he’s processed the events of the past four months and how he’s tried to help guide his Black clients.

“It’s a little different because pre-George Floyd, my sentiments were the same

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Master Agent Telarus Crowns Mitel with the Partners’ Choice Award for Best Overall Supplier

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitel®, a global leader in business communications, scooped up multiple honors, including Partners’ Choice for Best Overall Supplier, during a special awards ceremony hosted recently by Telarus, a key Mitel cloud partner and master agent of business cloud infrastructure and contact center services. The semi-virtual event took place at the Hale Center Theatre in Sandy, Utah, and recognized a select group of suppliers out of more than 200 service providers.

Sweeping the “people’s choice” categories based on nominations from among Telarus’ 6400+ partners, Mitel also locked in wins for members of its cloud sales team. Richard Fry was named Top National Channel Manager for the second year in a row, while Jessica Martin and David Sirokman both received recognition as Best Local Channel Managers for their respective regions.

The largest privately held technology services distributor in the United States, Telarus represents an important go-to-market channel for delivering

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How Fly Dinero Went from a 7th Grade Dropout to a Consulting Agent for the Biggest Pop Stars in the World

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 3, 2020 / Robert Vega bka “Fly Dinero” is the founder and CEO of Bales Inc, which is a consulting, design, and production agency. When Fly Dinero was 14 years old, he had the choice to work, go to school, or go to jail. Little did he know, his decision would change his life forever. One of Fly’s childhood friends suggested to him that he follow his dreams and become a graphic designer as a means to make money, which is exactly what he did. His passion for design, music, and entrepreneurship lead him down his path to becoming one of the biggest designers in the entertainment industry.

Entrepreneurs face extreme challenges when starting a business from scratch, and Fly Dinero is no exception. Coming from a background of extreme poverty, it was difficult for Fly to be able to establish a

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