Story image

Well, I’ll be dammed… Ingram resellers beaver away on HP promotion

25 Oct 17

Ingram Micro New Zealand has been overrun by rodents, with a plethora of cute and cuddly beavers making a temporary home at the distributor this week.

The beavers – genus Castor, if anyone is interested – are now on their way to resellers around New Zealand as part of the distributor’s HP Whistler promotion.

The promotion, which runs through until the end of November, will see eight lucky resellers winging their way to British Columbia for a week of adventures at Whistler in February.

Included on the agenda will be skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, bob sledding and zip-lining.

The promotion, which is open to HP commercial PC resellers, has been very well received, Ingram Micro New Zealand's Luke Mitchell says, with plenty of customer engagement and good sales.

With just one month to go, Mitchell says the eight available seats are still anyones to grab, with the competition ‘very close’ and placings moving around drastically every week.

As to those beavers, Mitchell says “Beavers are the national animal of Canada.

“We though it was fitting as a reminder that there is only one month left – and it’s something a little bit different, quirky and fun.

“We had the beavers branded with the promotion name and HP and Ingram logs and sent them out with the Destination Whistler postcards, handwritten with a note and their placings.”

Expect to see those furry critters popping up on LinkedIn over the coming days, with Ingram Micro offering small gifts to anyone posting a picture of their HP Beaver on LinkedIn with the hashtag #HPDestinationWhistler.

McAfee named Leader in Magic Quadrant an eighth time
The company has been once again named as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.
Symantec and Fortinet partner for integration
The partnership will deliver essential security controls across endpoint, network, and cloud environments.
Review: Blue Mic’s Satellite headphones are good but...
Blue Mic’s newest wireless headphones deliver on sound, aesthetic, and comfort - but there is a more insidious issue at hand.
Is Supermicro innocent? 3rd party test finds no malicious hardware
One of the larger scandals within IT circles took place this year with Bloomberg firing shots at Supermicro - now Supermicro is firing back.
Forcepoint and Chillisoft - “a powerful combination”
Following Chillisoft’s portfolio expansion by signing on Forcepoint, the companies’ execs explain how this is a match made in cybersecurity heaven.
David Hickling in memoriam: “Celebrate the life and the music it made”
Dave was a well-respected presence in the IT channel and his recent death was felt by all the many people who knew him as a colleague and a friend.
Jade Software & Ambit take chatbots to next level of AI
“Conversation Agents present a huge opportunity to increase customer and employee engagement in a cost-effective manner."
IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.