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Bestie Bag New Product Development

Just about two months ago, we signed Bestie Bag on as a new client. You may recall the blog post about this product development client. We took the original idea of a bag designed for kids with sensory learning problems and turned it into a product that all tween girls can enjoy, the Bestie Bag. See the blog post here, if you missed it!

The product development thus far has been remarkable. We’ve made slight improvements on the design and introduced the Bestie Girls. The bags are currently being manufactured, and we’re looking to launch the product on December 1st. The Bestie Girls each represent a different bag, color, and personality. Each bag comes with an exclusive Bestie Girl key chain, pictured below. These characters are original designs from our newest graphic designer, Ligia Barao. Ligia and I have been working hand-in-hand to bring this concept to life, and we couldn’t be more proud of our accomplishments so far!

Bestie Bag Product Development - Key Chains

Meet the Bestie Girls!

Zoey, to start with, loves to bake. The yellow of her Bestie Bag reminds her of her favorite recipe – her grandma’s lemon bars!

Claire loves nature and animals. She even has her own dog, Luna, who will be officially introduced by our launch date.
Rachel is all about fashion and music. She’s the one to turn to if you’re looking for the coolest new band or fashion accessory.
Katie loves sports. She’s always up to try something new, but she’d never turn down a game of basketball or soccer.
Vanessa is a movie buff. She’s a big fan of comedies. She tells the best jokes and goes out of her way to make everyone laugh.

To continue the new product development process for Bestie Bag, we have been doing a lot of social and PR work. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages! We’ve been featured in Texas Lifestyle Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide and should be featured in more as they come out. We’ve also just started planning  for a tween focused trade show that we’ll be attending in January.

Keep an eye out for more product development news because there’s  a lot more to come!

You can learn more about the Besties on our landing page. Be sure to check back on December 1st to see our all new e-commerce site!

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Coco Training Joins the MSCO Client Family

Last week, MSCO began work with our newest client, Coco Training and Consulting. We’re excited, as always, to explore new opportunities, not only for this brand but for MSCO as well. We envision a strong future with Coco Training and can see multiple ways to work with and expand this business.

Coco Training delivers everything from executive coaching to sales management leadership and sales career training. To begin with, we have taken a look at their sales career training program. After careful consideration, we determined this to be their most promising branch. In order to position Coco Training as the experts they are, we needed a new approach.

From the very first meeting, it was clear that Larry Coco, President at Coco Training, was extremely passionate about his work. He aims to find the inspiration that exists behind each and every sale. With that in mind, we branded this branch of Coco Training as A Higher Sale.

Our new messaging reflects the passion behind his work. We’ve completely removed the standard sales gimmicks from our approach. Instead, we focus on Coco’s unique methodology: By identifying and acting on the power of inspiration, you can become an elite sales professional. That is how A Higher Sale works.

You can check out our initial branding on our landing page here. Moving forward, we are working on launching a PR and social campaign for A Higher Sale, among other things.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Coco Training and all of our other clients!


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Happy Halloween!

For my first post as an official MSCO web content writer, it’s my pleasure to give you a quick look into a not-so-typical day at the office. As I’m sure you’re aware, today is Halloween. But what does that mean for MSCO?

Let’s start with myself. I thought that my orange cardigan and adorable Halloween-themed socks paired with my deliciously cute homemade Mini Mummy Men cookies (picture below!) would be enough to set me apart from my co-workers. But in true MSCO style, they went above and beyond what I was expecting.

Halloween Cookies


To give you an idea of what I mean, one of the first things I saw this morning was a chicken playing pool. As if that wasn’t enough, there was suddenly smoke billowing out of the designer’s room. Walking pass the smoke machine, I was shocked to see Jane Lynch in Ava’s chair. I do have to say, Jane was a lot shorter and much more tan than I imagined she would be.

MSCO Business Chicken

Ad Man Tommy Jay wants you… to have a fun & safe Halloween!


Throughout the day, our ‘Business Chicken’ took pleasure in creeping me out by peeking his chicken face around my door, threateningly walking towards me with baseball bat-shaped objects, and simply staring at me with his giant chicken eyes. It was quite a day at the office, but even with all of the tricks and treats, we were still able to get a full day’s work in.

Thanks for reading my first official post! You can expect to see more from me every week.

Happy Halloween from  all of us here at MSCO! I hope your day was as fun and productive as ours was! Read More

Jade Goodman Named New Web Content Writer

If you follow the blog you may have gotten used to me as your web content writer.  My pacing and overall writing style have brought you news and events from around MSCO’s world for the past several months. Now, the time has come to pass the torch along to another talented writer. Allow me to (re)introduce you all to Jade Goodman, who will be the new web content writer on The Scoop.

As you may have read before, Jade has been an account strategist here for several months. She is an excellent writer and has filled in for me as a web content writer while I was away at times. Now, she will write all of our news and updates for The Scoop. As we always intended, this gives you a behind-the-scenes peek into what we do here at MSCO while also highlighting some of our bigger client successes in public relations, advertising and branding. In short: get to know us, we’re amazing!

Meanwhile, I’m not retiring as a web content writer. Look for my new series of columns with tips on how to improve your business through digital marketing, savvy writing, online presence, and traditional advertising.

It all comes back to variety. Any web content writer would tell you that mixing it up with different posts and topics is the key to success. Having a range of different posts keeps our blog interesting for clients, business owners, and followers of marketing in general.

My new Tommy’s Tips column will appear on Tuesdays (Tommy Tuesdays, get it?) and offer insight into more than just MSCO. We’ll focus on trends in internet marketing, public relations, website design and more. Consider it a guide to small business marketing and advertising brought to you by one of Westchester’s leading marketing firms. It’ll be a blast, I promise.

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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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