Blogs Featuring Mark
Marketing Advice From CEO Mark Stevens
Marketing advice from our CEO and founder, Mark Stevens, was recently featured in a blog post on PR Newswire. This blog details “How to Identify Your Brand’s Thought Leaders: 5 Marketing Experts’ Tips,” including some powerful insights from our very own marketing advice expert.
“A thought leader is willing to look at the rules in any industry or field or conventional wisdom and say ‘This is no longer wisdom,’” says Mark Stevens, CEO of MSCO Media and author of Your Marketing Sucks. “If your ideation has led to change then you are a thought leader.”
The article goes on to discuss how Mark believes that both Bill Gates and Taylor Swift are thought leaders in their respective fields. At first glance, it may not seem as if the two have much in common, but once you think about it, you’ll realize that both Gates and Swift have struggled with the trials and tribulations of the tech and music industries, defied norms and changed their industries for the better.
Four other experts from all across the country are cited as they share their marketing advice regarding the importance of identifying your brand’s thought leaders. In addition to Mark’s conclusion that “thought leaders change the industry for the better,” the author also highlighted these additional tips: “Thought leaders don’t shy away from controversy,” “Thought leaders are sought out by others,” “Thought leaders rank well in search results,” and “Thought leaders look to the future.”
For more on these experts’ marketing advice, read the full blog post on PR Newswire.
To read more of Mark’s marketing insights, visit his personal blog on his LinkedIn page.
NY Marketing Expert Has #1 Post On LI
The latest LinkedIn post from NY marketing expert and CEO of MSCO, Mark Stevens, has been getting a lot of attention. Posted just yesterday, it has already has over 200,000 views. This is a great example of how something so seemingly simple can go viral, as long as it is done the right way. Mark’s LinkedIn success doesn’t stop there, his last viral post received nearly 800,000 views. That’s over one million views
between these two posts alone, and he’s not done yet!Why McDonald’s Is Dying
has it all – from a great and attention grabbing title to strong and thoughtful content that backs it up, you just can’t beat it. Check it out and voice your opinion in the comment section. Is Mark onto something, or do you disagree with his thought process? Let us know!
Mark has been regularly posting on LinkedIn since July of this year. With over 100 posts, he has certainly been making a name for himself. Throughout this time, he has learned a great deal about how LinkedIn works and how to use it as a highly effective marketing tool. Having a team member that has ‘cracked the code’ on something as powerful as LinkedIn has made us that
much stronger as a team. We have been able to incorporate Mark’s knowledge into our marketing strategies, and clients are already starting to see some results.
In the time that it took me to write this post, over 20,000 more people have read Mark’s article. The post still has a lot of life, and I can’t wait to see how much it grows. Mark’s unique insights are just one of the things that makes him a sought-after thought leader and NY marketing expert, and I’m so proud to say that I’m working at such a forward-thinking company. Read More
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
tackling the big issues all business owners and marketers face. Read More
The Worst Man In America
December 30 / 2010By Mark StevensAdvertising, Blogs Featuring Mark, Books, Branding, Business, Business Dispatch 101, Celebrity Branding, Direct Mail, E-Mail Marketing, Entrepreneur, Management, Marketing, Marvelous Marketing, Million $$ Marketing Mistakes, Million $$ Marketing Mistakes, News, Online Marketing, Over the LINE, Public Relations, Sales, Small Business, Unconventional Thinking0 comments
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
December 22 / 2010By Mark StevensAdvertising, Blogs Featuring Mark, Books, Branding, Business, Business Dispatch 101, Celebrity Branding, Direct Mail, E-Mail Marketing, Entrepreneur, Management, Marketing, Marvelous Marketing, Million $$ Marketing Mistakes, Million $$ Marketing Mistakes, News, Online Marketing, Over the LINE, Public Relations, Sales, SEO, Small Business, The Z-List; The Best Blogs You've Never Read, Unconventional Thinking3 comments
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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