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Forbes Tabs Mark In Business Marketing Consulting

Mark Stevens is Forbes’ newest business marketing consulting blogger. This is the latest public relations success for MSCO following this year’s rerelease of Mark’s book Your Marketing Sucks, the business marketing consulting guide that build this agency.

Surely they noticed Mark’s business marketing consulting acumen after seeing his great success on LinkedIn earlier this month. Mark’s post, Why You Must Lie On Job Interviews And What You Must Lie About, has already surpassed 775,000 views and earned him wide recognition for his pointed critique of the hiring process. This is the type of business marketing consulting advice we give to clients on a regular basis, so it’s no wonder Forbes would want to bring someone like Mark in to offer his unconventional wisdom.

The article takes a look at Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and her difficulty coping with the public relations nightmare caused by product recall after product recall. Going against the conventional wisdom that this is somehow all her fault, or even that she was set up, Mark goes on to cite poor marketing as the reason she’s taking the blame. It was marketing’s fault that she hid from the situation until it became unavoidable. It was also marketing’s fault that she did not become the face of a new GM instead of the next in a long line of disappointments. Mark then offers his business marketing consulting from his own experience serving our past client Intrawest. You can read the whole thing here.

This partnership with Forbes no doubt will open doors for MSCO. Even though Mark is already a well-known commentator for Fox News, CNBC and other media outlets, Forbes adds another big name and strong credibility to our brand. Posts on Forbes should appear weekly, so be sure to check back often for Mark’s business marketing consulting column┬átackling the big issues all business owners and marketers face.


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The Worst Man In America

Sometimes, the power of marketing is a curse. A plague. A near sin.

Why do I say that?

Can you say the words “Harry Reid?”

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Overdosed On Oprah

There is one perfect person in the world. At least that’s the way Ms. Oprah Winfrey sees it every time she looks in the mirror.

What she may not know is that zillions of us are so overdosed on her that the situation is becoming toxic. Perhaps fatal.

I know, I know, Ms. Oprah is a talented woman, a world-class entrepreneur. But she always positions herself as angelic, saintly, a kingmaker, an all knowing, and all encompassing model of perfection.
I wonder if she knows of Ludwig Mies van de Rohe, the iconic architect best known for the minimalist “less is more” style and philosophy. If Winfrey is familiar with Mies, she clearly does not ascribe to his world view. When it comes to Oprah, Ms. Perfect believes that more is clearly more. That our lives are surely incomplete unless we are constantly bombarded by her image, her message, her uber worldly magnificence.

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Mark in today's New York Times Frequent Flier column

Check out Mark Stevens in today’s New York Times Frequent Flier column:
You Can’t Judge a Seatmate by His Foot-Stomping
Published: November 2, 2009

“I LOVE flying. Maybe that’s because I go into it with the expectation that
I’m going to be delayed. Once I get through security, I go to the bar, ask
for a wine, order some death-defying foods and then do some work, until my
flight arrives.”

Read the complete article here!

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