Symantec is getting its SMB partners into the spirit of speed by giving them a chance to attend the Telstra 500 V8 Supercar race meeting in Sydney.
The top 10 Symantec SMB partners from now through to October 31 will receive two tickets each to the racing event, which will be held from November 30 to December 2 at Sydney Olympic Park.
Symantec Pacific region SMB channel marketing manager, Peter Vasey, said this promotion forms the vendor's ongoing push into the local SMB market through further engagement of its SMB specialised partners.
“We want to provide an incentive and reward our SMB specialised channel partners for their continuing loyalty and focus on Symantec,” he said.
As for why a V8 Supercar theme was adopted for this promotion, Vasey says that it complements the existing sponsorship carried out by Symantec’s commercial arm, Norton, of Team Norton DJR (Dick Johnson Racing) and V8 Supercar race drivers including James Moffat, Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup and Will Davison.
“A V8 Supercar is a high performance machine and reflects the high performance of the partners who will win this promotion,” he said.
“It also reflects the high performance standards that Symantec delivers in its products such as Backup Exec 2012.”
Judging of which Symantec partners will attend the event will be based on the targets achieved for product families such as Backup Exec, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and Symantec Protection Suites.
Winning partners will not only be seated in the Symantec corporate suite above the pits, but also have the chance to mingle with leading V8 Supercars drivers and tour the pit area.
As Team Norton DJR will be participating in the Telstra 500 V8 Supercar race meeting, Vasey says that there are several activities planned for the event, potentially including a visit to the Team Norton DJR pit.
However, as the agenda is still in the process of being finalised, Vasey recommends Team Norton DJR fans to “stay tuned for more details.”
The promotion is not limited only to Sydney partners, with travel costs allocated based on finishing order to winners outside the Sydney area.