Everyone is Marketing…
Every time you wear the shirt. Every time you mention your job. Every time you answer the phone. We all play a critical role in representing our business. So yes, you are on the Marketing Team. …I’m looking at you Mr. SharePoint Admin.
The best Marketing a company can put out there doesn’t have to come from an expensive ad agency, a flashy, albeit amazing two story conference booth, or the sharply dressed marketing pros on the exhibit floor. In Marketing, nothing will ever trump the nerds in the dungeon offices (sporting the ninja turtle t-shirts) who make sure when a customer gets off the phone they’re almost happy the problem happened in the first place since they got that extra juicy tech tip offered at no additional cost.
The Modern Marketing Team
The Marketing Brain: It’s more IT than you think…
In a technology company, it can be difficult to get everyone on board with the “everyone is marketing” philosophy, but I find it’s the most critical aspect to the success of our Marketing department.
You can spend all the budget in the world on a two story booth for Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference, but what will the investment mean if your help desk engineer leaves a customer with an unsavory taste after a quick troubleshooting call? Or if Sales takes a week to produce a quote, and billing runs a payment one too many times? These things matter!
As many of you know Fpweb.net is located in St. Louis, Missouri. Many of us here in the office have connections to Joplin, Mo and want to do our part to keep the recovery efforts in front of our own network as much as possible. Please follow the below American Red Cross Disaster Relief link if you would like to help the many American families that have been affected by recent tornadoes, floods, and wild fires.
American Red Cross
We are a global community, interconnected more now than ever before. When a disaster strikes even on the other side of the world, it affects us all. The SharePoint community has come together and created Operation ShareLove, an initiative designed to respond to natural disasters with an outpouring of financial support funneled through disaster relief agencies trained to get help where it is most needed.
Support Christchurch + Japan and Win Awesome SharePoint Prizes!
Fpweb.net is proud to support Operation ShareLove: New Zealand & Japan to help the victims of the recent earthquakes. If you’d like to be a part of this global initiative, all you have to do is donate to the charity of your choice in support of victims of these disasters. In addition to the feel good vibe you’ll have from donating to an excellent cause, you’ll also receive a FREE e-book voucher from O’Reilly Media. Once you’ve made your donation of $25 USD or more, email proof of your donation to email@example.com to receive the voucher for your free e-book.
And there’s more! When the fund drive is over, on April 15, 2011, all donors will be entered into a raffle for fantastic prizes worth over $50,000 , including three Fpweb.net Hosted SharePoint 2010 Foundation Sites (valued at $600 each) and much, much more! To see a full list of the raffle prizes and to read more about Operation ShareLove and how you can help, visit meetdux.com.
Tis the season to be giving! Here at Fpweb.net we certainly have a hard time choosing our local St. Louis charities to donate our time and money to, but this holiday season one managed to stand out above the others – The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery.
The close of baseball’s regular season here in St. Louis is usually a very exciting time as we are getting ready to take on playoffs. However, this year Fpweb.net gathered as our own little team, to let out a collective sigh and put the Birds to bed for one long winter. There wasn’t a frown to be found at our annual company outing as we took in the beautiful fall weather, cute kiddies running around, and a 6-1 Cards win over the Rockies!
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It is hard to recap the highlights of this night as there were so many; from babies stealing brownies, to raffling off a bat signed by the one and only Stan “The Man” Musial, to Carpenter’s 16th win with only one run. This was most certainly a night to remember for the Fpweb.net family! We will have to let the pictures speak for themselves…
Enjoy and Happy Fall to you and yours!
Think you know what motivates people? Think again. If you’ve got about 11 minutes to spare, I highly recommend watching this video. It’s by Dan Pink, author of the book Drive.
I’ve seen this video posted on both Twitter and Facebook a number of times but have never been enticed enough to click on it. Today, after reading about it for the umpteenth time on a blog, I finally gave in. Thank goodness I did because I am blown away!
In this video, Dan talks about what motivates us in a way that’s both creative and resonating, while doing a great job of relating to any frustrated leaders who are trying to motivate their own teams. Go ahead and watch it; I bet you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
Part 3 of our series: Fpweb.net’s hosted SharePoint 2010 Q&A
In the last two posts of this series, we’ve covered common questions concerning our hosted SharePoint 2010 Foundation plans and our hosted SharePoint reseller plans. In this installment, we’ll address some of the questions we’ve received about our network, ISVs and our relationship with Microsoft.
Part 2 of our series: Fpweb.net’s hosted SharePoint 2010 Q&A
part 1 of our SharePoint 2010 Hosting FAQ Series covered many of the most common questions we hear regarding our SharePoint 2010 Foundation hosting plans.
Fpweb.net reseller program frequently asked questions
Today’s topic is the Fpweb.net reseller program. We’ve got all the details right here for those of you who are wondering how exactly it works. However, before this post gets into specifics, taking a glance at our reseller program might be helpful.