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Richard Fouts

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Your Customer’s Biggest Obstacle

If you sell to buyers in IT departments you’ll want to look at Baseline’s story “What Business Managers Really Think of IT.” The report begins, “A survey of non-IT executives … shows that many business leaders believe IT investments create value, but many still view the department as an operational and tactical asset rather than as…

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How One Company is Rising Above the Noise

Every marketer wants to stand out, to be different, to have a unique value proposition … to rise above the market noise, to get out of the clutter .. to blah, blah, blah. But if you’re like most Americans you suffer from conformity.  I live in New York City, three blocks from Citicorp and when…

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Why Social Media is Just Another Channel

I know, I know; social media is transformational and a game changer, but seriously folks, it’s just another channel. Granted, social networks help you locate many prospects you may never have found with traditional techniques, but consider these two statements, both from marketing executives in tech firms with similar years of experience. 1. Social media is creating…

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