Celebrating Our Clients – Enlighten Designs wins Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Award 2020

Microsoft Partner of the Year 2020


August 20, 2020—At Transcends, our values include “Conscious Connection” and “Empowerment Through Technology”. As a result, we like to celebrate not only our accomplishments but our partners’ accomplishments as well. We feel positivity needs to be highlighted in every form – especially in this technological space. 

We are pleased to announce that one of our esteemed partners – Enlighten Designs – has been awarded the 2020 Microsoft New Zealand Partner of the Year. This amazing feat was attained because of their tireless effort to innovate and bring a positive change to the world using Microsoft technologies.  

Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards is an annual event to honor Microsoft Partners from all over the world for their hard work. This year, more than 3,300 nominations were submitted from 100 countries. Enlighten Designs had won 2 categories in Microsoft New Zealand Partner awards last year. 

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Brad Smith (Microsoft) in New Zealand. Image Credit - Microsoft

“From helping to clean up our beaches with Sustainable Coastlines to improving access to electricity and supporting local businesses to engage better with their customers, Enlighten truly exemplifies an innovative, exceptional partner that well deserves to be recognized on the world stage,” said Matt Bostwick, Commercial Partner Director at Microsoft New Zealand. 

Enlighten Designs worked with Sustainable Coastlines to create Litter Intelligence – a countrywide database for litter management in New Zealand. It tracks littering data to help in understanding the environmental changes, as a result of various government policies. Moreover, the data is used for public education campaigns so that citizens feel empowered to create change. It is part of the United Nations Environment Program to safeguard the earth for future generations. 

Transcends worked closely with Enlighten Designs on the Sustainable Coastlines project, including helping them win the “AI for Earth” grant as well as working on the award submission that won Enlighten Designs and Sustainable Coastlines the “Cloud for Good” Microsoft award in New Zealand last year. 

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Damon Kelly. Image Credit - Enlighten Designs

We have had a longstanding partnership with Enlighten Designs for years – in New Zealand, Canada, and the US. They used our channel partner marketing services that included us helping them achieve their Microsoft’s Co-Sell Ready status, publishing their AppSource offers (currently having over 600,000 downloads) and improving their marketing and sales functions. In a nutshell, Transcends was Enlighten Design’s outsourced Go-To-Market team.  

“Transcends solidified marketing as a core business function at Enlighten Designs that helped in digitally transforming our business. The Go-To-Market campaigns that Transcends executed for us were truly world-class; resulting in more than 200% ROI for our Sitecore on Azure solution and nearly $13m in sales qualified leads.”, said Damon Kelly, CEO, Enlighten Designs. 

Currently, Transcends is working with Enlighten Designs’ development team on an exciting new project to improve digital events experience for everyone – especially in the given COVID scenario. We will be formally announcing this endeavor later this year, so stay tuned!

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 When it comes to digital marketing, Transcends Marketing Ltd. have extensive experience in supporting our partners. You can read more about our services or contact us directly for a quick chat by clicking below.

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