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CDW Wins Cisco Best Integrated Marketing Campaign Award at Cisco’s Marketing Velocity Event in Cannes, France

CDW, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government, education and healthcare, today announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco Best Integrated Marketing Campaign award. Cisco unveiled the 20 global winners April 17 at its annual Marketing Velocity conference in Cannes, France.

“Cisco is proud to work with so many well-respected and industry-leading channel partners and distributors, and it is an honor to recognize CDW as a Cisco Best Integrated Marketing Campaign award winner,” said Sherri Liebo, vice president, Global Partner Marketing at Cisco. “The Best Integrated Marketing Campaign award presented to CDW recognizes its marketing excellence and quality execution in 2012.”

CDW won the award for its fourth-quarter “Client Golf” campaign featuring NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. Its integrated campaign featured broadcast and online advertising, a “Barkley on IT” microsite, a Barkley golf game on Facebook, social media and internal engagement programs, sales enablement, and public relations support. For the time it ran, the campaign was CDW’s largest-reaching ever – increasing awareness of CDW as a technology solutions provider.

Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago, worked with CDW to develop the integrated campaign, and Hall of Fame television commercial director Joe Pytka directed the television ads.

“The Cisco Best Integrated Marketing Campaign Award demonstrates the value of a holistic marketing approach that melds traditional, social, and mobile components – and one that engages customers in a humorous, meaningful way,” said Neal Campbell, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, CDW. “The results were outstanding – not only for CDW, but also for Cisco, one of our key partners in the campaign. More importantly, the campaign proved successful and spurred customer action all the way through the sales cycle – from awareness to purchase.”

Cisco Best Integrated Marketing Campaign awards reflect a channel partner’s excellence in marketing and campaign execution measured by use of Cisco resources, creativity and innovation, business impact, and alignment to Cisco.

About CDW

CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. Ranked No. 31 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies and No. 270 on the FORTUNE 500, CDW features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solution architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops, printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing. CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 6,800 coworkers. For the year ended December 31, 2012, the company generated net sales of more than $10.1 billion. For more information, visit www.CDW.com.

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