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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 tackling the big issues all business owners and marketers face.


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Controversial Post Has Mark on Top of Social Media Landscape

The job market is difficult right now, even in marketing and business. But talented, qualified individuals remain on the sidelines for most businesses and Mark knows why: they aren’t lying enough.

Mark brought this unconventional wisdom to LinkedIn yesterday and the results have been remarkable. His essay on why you must lie to get the job was read by over 300,000 users and is the number one post on LinkedIn today, ahead of Jack Welch and other noted business advisors. That type of differentiation is what makes Mark not just one of Westchester’s top business consultants, but a global one as well. Not only that, but this run of LinkedIn success puts us in the pantheon of top social media management companies in the area. 

Update: The post has now rocketed over 750,000 views on its way over a million. Read More

LinkedIn Goes Wild Over Mark’s Rotten Fries

Mark’s newest LinkedIn post about a “Wonder Years Moment” during one of hist first jobs is a viral hit. In 24 hours, over 10,000 people have seen the post, yielding over 100 comments and likes, making it by far Mark’s most popular post.

This is just the latest post in a long period of activity on the social network. In fact, Mark has jumped into the top 1% of all profiles viewed among business leaders on LinkedIn. Quite an accomplishment when you think about all the storytellers and HR professionals jockeying for a position as a thought leader. Turns out, all you do is relate a story from your youth to business and build on your professional following.

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MSCO Expert Now Managing Social Media for Hudson Union Society

Our Social Media Director Suzan French was recently appointed PR & Social Media Manager for Hudson Union Society, a unique Manhattan-based organization that provides unparalleled, first-hand access to the world’s biggest names in politics, entertainment, science, business, and the arts. In this new capacity, she will offer advice on planning and outreach through public relations and social media, securing targeted exposure for the organization.

As one of her first acts in the role, Suzan recently had the honor of attending a reception for four-star United States Marine Corp General Tony Zinni, former commander-in-chief of the United States Central Command.

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Mark Stevens Among Top LinkedIn Influencers

MSCO CEO and founder Mark Stevens now ranks in the top 2% of all profiles viewed on LinkedIn and#3 in his peer group of influencers according to LinkedIn’s own metrics. This meteoric rise has come on the heels of a torrid stretch of Mark writing viral posts on LinkedIn nearly every day in the past month (some of which we have rebroadcast here). This has translated to more visibility for Mark’s profile and MSCO in general, propelled by a meteoric 13% rise in 30 days.

The results really show that content marketing is king when it comes to social media management. You need to show you know what you’re talking about and get people talking about it in turn. That’s what’s been so successful for us on LinkedIn, not just for Mark, but for our clients as well.

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