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Good deed for the week – Help a Marketer

This, that and more

Alright, this is an easy one. I was recently contacted by Rhea de Bies — future marketer, currently a student working on her master thesis in Marketing Management and intern at Philips Consumer Electronics.

Her thesis is on blog marketing in the Consumer Electronics industry. Here’s her request:

To complete my research I need respondents who recently bought a Consumer Electronics product and looked for purchase information online, especially on blogs. Recently I was allowed to post on (Dutch) and they also put up a link to my survey to help me. This was a success for my overall response rate, but I need to increase the response rate of my blogging questions.

She needs more blog visitors to answer her survey questions — pronto. Just kidding!

I’d encourage all fellow-marketers (Mack, Ann, CK, Karl, Paul, David, Eric) to take the survey if possible or to announce it on your blog. Thanks, guys.

Also, my heartfelt condolences to Paul McEnany (of “Hee-Haw” fame) who recently penned one of the most poignant blog posts on the agony of loss and the lesson it imparts us , with regards to his slowly-fading away grandmother.

Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. My sincerest condolences.

My good friend, CK, whom I’ve spoken of in the recent past (here and here), has put together some of the thoughts of the marketing community to create one beautiful collage of marketing thought leadership. (So this explains why she polled us a few months ago)

Her 1 Question to us: What is the single greatest point of value you receive from blogging?

Kudos to CK, on coming up with innovative ideas that accurately represent the marketing blogosphere. Way to go!

Check out the collage of ideas, here. Access the beautiful PDF, here.

Have a productive week ahead!

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6 Responses

  1. […] This morning I woke up and decided not to speed surf to Surveymonkey to see how my survey is doing, or check my email or other stats. I chose to relax and read. All that time I did not even know a small miracle happened. Mario V. Sundar from Marketing Nirvana replied to my request and placed a link to my survey on his blog! He even put up my request, haha, for everyone to read with a really nice intro. Check it out yourself here. I cannot express the feeling of gratitude that I have for Maria and the other people who have helped me sofar. This means the world to me. Taking time to help a fellow marketer! Or future marketer, I still have finish my master thesis and get a job (working on it). Thank you Mario. […]


  2. Paul McEnany says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Mario. I appreciate the good thoughts. 🙂


  3. Mario Sundar says:

    Definitely, Paul.

    Our thoughts are with you.



  4. […] Mario from Marketing Nirvana posted my email to him with my request as his good deed for the week. […]


  5. Rhea says:

    Hi Mario, I closed my survey.
    Thank you for all your help.



  6. Mario Sundar says:

    Rhea, Wishing you all the very best.

    Glad I could help.


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