Valo Makes Top 20 in the Digital Marketing Excellence Report 2019

Top 20 Digital Marketing Excellence - Valo Marketing

Valo has been named in the Top 50 Microsoft Digital Marketing Excellence Report 2019. In its fifth year, the report is regarded as a barometer for health in marketing across the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN). Valo climbed 67 spots, from 86th to 19th place. We #ValoLove it!

Valo ranked 19th among 24,000 Microsoft partners

The Digital Marketing Excellence report, an industry-leading publication, gives access to a wealth of insights into the world of digital marketing in the MPN.

Each year, the report carefully analyzes the websites, blogs, and social channels of companies right across the MPN, and ranks them according to their success.

Now in its 5th edition the Top 50 Microsoft Digital Marketing Excellence report ranked Valo 19th, a jump of 67 places from our previous spot. Superb!

Crunching the data of over 24,000 Microsoft partners around the globe, the report analyzes thousands of websites, blogs, and social marketing outputs. As a result, Valo has been ranked 19th.

The report is a fascinating look at the individual marketing efforts of companies within the MPN. Its author Chris Wright said that it not only highlights the industry’s “thought leaders”, it also draws attention to the important trends and strategies that are allowing them to succeed. He said: “today, inbound is digital marketing”. We at Valo couldn’t agree more! #LetsGetDigital

The report’s also a great way to understand the state of the MPN with regards to digital and content marketing – how companies are rated against the biggest names in the industry and what can be learned from the most successful partners.

Top 50 Digital Marketing Report for B2B Tech
Top 50 Microsoft Partners – Digital Marketing Excellence in B2B Tech 2019/20 Report produced by Fifty Five and Five

The latest edition includes an exclusive interview with Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Channels and Programs at Microsoft. In it Schuster said, “The most successful partner marketing strategies cut through the noise by clearly showing customers the unique value of the solution being offered, what it does and how it supports the outcomes of their customer values”.

Innovative, educational and informative content

Created by the digital marketing agency Fifty Five and Five the report recognizes Microsoft partners who have built a “consistent digital marketing strategy that provides value to their customers”.

The founder of Fifty Five and Five, Chris Wright praised Valo for our unique brand and informative content.

Valo successfully channels their unique brand through all the content they create. In blogs and social media posts, their friendly voice consistently shines through. Combining this with an innovative, educational and informative content strategy is the secret to Valo’s success.

Valo Digital Marketing Excellence

Marketing with #ValoLove and pride

We’re delighted with the news and incredibly excited to be named in the Top 20 with so many of our respected and talented peers, including our Valo Partner Catapult (ranked 18th).

Marketing is a big part of how we help our Valo Partners not only succeed, but excel. We use our marketing efforts to drive leads for our Valo Partners. And we collaborate with them to help them deliver amazing marketing campaigns and incredible events.

We have an amazing and super talented marketing team that I’m very proud of. The marketing team closely collaborates with the whole global Valo team, including our very own 10 Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and a bunch of Valo developers, but also with the Valo Partner Network and Microsoft Community to gain wider and deeper knowledge from the industry experts and influencers and to follow the trends.

#ValoLove moments are spread throughout the world within the Valo Community
#ValoLove moments are spread throughout the world within the Valo Community

Our mission is to help and educate end-users in the Microsoft ecosystem and make their daily life more productive. Together we can achieve so much more!

We at Valo, share this idea of a better world, where working and communicating with each other is quick, easy and fun – with a digital workplace solution that people simply love. It’s very delightful to be recognized as being part of the best industry leaders.

If you are not yet a part of the Valo Partner Network but are interested in hearing more, start here!

Valo’s other awards in 2019

This recognition comes hot off the heels of Valo’s recent wins.

We were stoked to receive two other badge of honors. We were named both Intranet Choice – Europe 2020 and Intranet Choice – North America 2020 in the popular buyer’s guide produced by ClearBox Consulting. ClearBox, who compared tens of different SharePoint Intranet in-a-box vendors, highlighted Valo’s ease of content creation and praised our price point in relation to the number of features we offer in our Valo Intranet product.

The latest report, which covers 54 intranet products, has 31 in-depth reviews and catalogues 23 more, also reviewed how Modern SharePoint out-of-the-box stacks up as an intranet!

In this latest annual review, Sam Marshall Director of ClearBox Consulting Ltd said:


Valo continues to impress us with its close integration with SharePoint and the range of features it offers at this price point.

Valo was also announced as Best Intranet/Extranet in Europe at ESPC Awards 2019 and was shortlisted as a finalist in the Most Innovative SharePoint Solution category.

Last summer Valo was named Microsoft ISV Partner of the Year Finland and IAMCP 2019 P2P Bronze Winner – EMEA with our incredible Dutch Valo Premium Partner I4-YOU.

We are super-duper happy with Valo’s shiny awards and remarkable milestones in 2019.

Valo’s international expansion

Earlier in 2019, Valo received €1.6 million in growth accelerator funding from Business Finland. This enabled Valo to continue its rapid expansion and pursue our plans to open an office in Australia to serve the APAC region. G’day mates from the Valo down under!

We #ValoLove what we do and do what we #ValoLove – and as a #ValoFamily we will continue to conquer the world with better workday experiences 💛.


It’s okay not to know what the future holds. Valo supports you to develop a culture of continuous improvement to better meet the needs and moving targets of your business. Let us take care of technology while you can focus on your people and change. Contact us and feel the #ValoLove at first sight.


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