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For Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Marketing is the Tipping Point!

Complex technological solutions require simple marketing explanations. From partner propositions that reassure internal IT departments of a need for their ongoing complementary role to the development of must-have USPs, and benefits and value messaging, MSPs must make this winning proposition to the end user:

MSPs are the optimum choice when it comes to offering holistic IT solutions, including Cloud transparency, where required. Continue reading

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Content Marketing, Sponsored Content and Native Advertising

If you think that the wall, which separates the news from opinion in broadcast and print media, has been crumbling in the past decade or more, then sponsored content or native advertising is definitely not your cup of tea. HBO’s … Continue reading

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Top 10 Old Adages Adapted for Millennials, Meme Aficionados, and Social Media Enthusiasts!

We all grew up with popular proverbs that were directed at us by family, friends and mentors when they believed these were required to correct, coach, or cheer us depending on the occasion. Well, that was then and this is … Continue reading

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Five Synergistic Factors That Bind the Science of Marketing with the Art of Sales

In his 1954 book, “The Practice of Management,” management guru, Peter Drucker, famously declared: Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; … Continue reading

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7 Pertinent Lessons from Brian Williams–Jon Stewart Double Play

Those of us, who have been watching “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” for a long time, might recall an ongoing segment that he used to run several years ago, “The Giant Head of Brian Williams.” Given Brian Williams sudden … Continue reading

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A brand by any other name… is not a brand!

We all love Shakespeare’s romantic lament, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes, true, but a brand by any other name, not so much! But I digress and will return to this metaphor later. So what … Continue reading

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Market the Cloud; Don’t Cloud the Market!

“The Cloud” is one of the principal Cs of The Marketing Id’s E=MC5 theory of connectivity, which states that a social Enterprise must support Mobility, Cloud-based Communications, Cyber-security, Collaboration & Content.  While the other Cs seem to be more easily … Continue reading

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If the headline doesn’t tick, people won’t click!

Jeff Bullas, a social media marketing guru, recently wrote a wonderful blog titled “How A Great Title Got Me A Link From The New York Times.”  The Marketing Id subsequently tweeted about it and as is customary included a link … Continue reading

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Facebook IPO Fallout–The Seven Doggone-Its of Highly Effective People!

In our April 14th post “If Facebook Were a Country…” we hinted at the “irrational exuberance” that was being generated by the Facebook IPO.  Since early April, MahaTweeter (The Marketing Id’s Twitter handle) had been trying to stand “athwart history, … Continue reading

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Five i-Factors That Can Ensure Every Business Tweet Counts

In the B2B world, Twitter has the potential of becoming the launching pad of choice for all sorts of business communications beyond traditional PR and marketing to include sales, financial, engineering, operations, customer relationship management, et al.  Given the fact … Continue reading

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