Tag: agents

Top Master Agents, AT&T Ethernet, SD-WAN M&A

AT&T performed above its peers in the latest Ethernet rankings and also launched an IoT solution.

Ma Bell made the news multiple times last week, as did other high profile vendors. For instance, one highly discussed carrier exited chapter 11 bankruptcy, and a popular enterprise IT provider finalized an SD-WAN acquisition.

We’ve summarized seven popular articles from our website in mini-stories below. Check them out and then get started on your weekend!

7. AT&T, Colt Top Latest Global Ethernet Provider Rankings

AT&T continues to lead Vertical Systems Group’s Global Provider Ethernet Services Leaderboard. It has done so since 2018.

The usual suspects, such as such as Colt and CenturyLink, also landed near the top of the list.

Vertical Systems discussed how the pandemic has impacted network expansion. Spoiler alert: It’s not great.

Edward Gately has the scoop.

6. 8×8 Recognizes 2 Top Master Agent Program Members

The UCaaS provider gave

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30% of agents plan to decrease ad spend on Zillow, realtor.com

Curaytor co-founders say agents are starting to realize they “do not need a middleman” and can go to direct to consumers.

September is Marketing and Branding Month at Inman. That means we’re talking to the chief marketing officers at major brokerages about how the pandemic is changing their jobs and what it means for agents. We’re publishing a suite of tactical Inman Handbooks for marketing on digital portals. And we’re looking at what pages of the traditional marketing playbook still work. Join us all month long.

Nearly half of agents plan to increase how much they spend on advertising for the second half of 2020, but third-party listing sites such as Zillow and realtor.com won’t be seeing much of that increase, according to a survey by digital marketing company Curaytor.

Chris Smith

Curaytor fielded the 16-question survey from July 22 to August 3, 2020 by distributing it to Curaytor’s email

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EXCLUSIVE: Top INEC Officials, Security Agents On US Visa Ban List, Governor Akeredolu Placed On Watch List

Top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security operatives are among notable Nigerians slammed with a visa ban by the United States Government, SaharaRepoters has learnt.

Families of some Nigerian politicians are among those affected by the latest US sanction, which will also see to the deportation of their children and spouses already domiciled in America soon.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State is on the watchlist of the US Government and could be slammed with a visa ban as well before or after the October 10 governorship poll in the state.

SaharaReporters recall that the US Government had on Monday said it imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians involved in undermining democracy during the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa states elections and in the run-up to the September and October 2020 Edo and Ondo states elections.

Those affected by the latest visa ban have received notification by email

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Helping Insurance Agents Get Booked Final Expense Appointments

Press release content from Accesswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

LAWNDALE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2020 / Brandon Santana, 22-year-old entrepreneur from Los Angeles California, revolutionized the way on how insurance agents conduct their business. Since he was a child, Brandon had always dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur and deviated from the traditional path of education, going to college and getting a 9-5. Once he graduated from high school from age 17, he went on to his local community college where he took several classes and experimented with several majors but never found interest. He finds that the educational system lacks the basics of entrepreneurship – sales, marketing, and branding.

At age 20, Brandon dropped out of college to pursue entrepreneurship, getting in business for himself experimenting in dropshipping, online advertising, e-commerce, and learning the world of digital marketing.

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Building a Sustainable Strategy for Remote Agents

The first half of 2020 will forever be defined by the global response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Individuals, businesses and governments worked together to mitigate an unprecedented public health crisis, ensuring human health and safety amid tremendous economic uncertainty. As more businesses embraced social distancing, it led to a digital migration on a massive scale, with remote work becoming the standard until the infection “curve” could be flattened.

It gave new urgency to trends that had been developing among contact center leaders. Technology enabled the possibility of employing remote agents that could serve customers anywhere, so long as they had an internet connection, softphone, a browser and access to the same cloud software as their counterparts in the office. But from a business continuity standpoint, it’s one thing to manage a relatively small number of remote agents and another when the entirety of your agent workforce suddenly joins them

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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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