Marketing Leverage Times – Spring 2007

About UsConsulting ServicesMarketing LeverageHow We Help ClientsContact Us

Welcome to the latest edition of the Marketing Leverage Times. Our goal is to provide you with provocative information and thought-provoking commentary on marketing and business issues to help you better leverage your investment in marketing programs, processes and people. We hope you will enjoy this regular collection of tips, tidbits and tools and we welcome your input and feedback. Tell us what you like and don’t like and what you’d like to see in future editions.


Anyone who has ever been around Siberian Huskies knows there’s one thing you can count on: If a Siberian gets loose, he’ll run fast and not stop for a very long time. Despite our best efforts, every so often one of our dogs will get out, forcing us to go up and down neighborhood streets and sidewalks in a frustrating effort to catch up with him and get him back home safely.

The problem is that dogs don’t operate under the same set of rules we do. While we’re using the public thoroughfares to find him, he’s happily tramping through back yards, brush, and forests without a second thought.

What applies to man vs. dog is also relevant in many other situations – from actual warfare to battles in the marketplace.

Read on


The Marketing Leverage Hall of Shame/Fame is dedicated to those companies who go out of their way to differentiate their customers’ experiences, for better or for worse.

This issue we focus on the pet food industry – in the spotlight due to the recent finding of tainted dog and cat food, resulting in renal failure and a yet unknown number of pet deaths.

Read on

Have a Hall of Shame/Fame tip? Send us your stories and anecdotes. Each issue we’ll publish one of the best. If we choose yours, you’ll receive a special Leverage2Market memento (and the fame of being highlighted here) as our gift. Email with your suggestion.


We are pleased to be working with Marketing Operations Partners to develop and drive an exciting new initiative to benchmark best practices in operations reviews among technology marketing organizations.

The goal is to provide technology marketing executives with new insights on best practices in marketing operations, by focusing on a key strategy – effective periodic operations reviews. Interviews with leading marketing operations executives in business-to-business technology companies are underway now, and findings will be summarized in a study report to be available early this summer. To participate in the study, or for more information about receiving the final report, please contact us.


The San Jose Business Times recently listed Linda as one of their Women on the Move

Linda Popky was quoted in the newly released FabJob Guide to Become a Business Consultant. Download the e-book from the website.

Linda was featured in the April 2007 Society for Advancement Consulting (SAC) release about how mentors help approve corporate productivity. See press release.

The second article in our three-part series on strategic marketing for startups appeared in February in American Venture Magazine’s At the Table online newsletter.

Linda is now the Director of Partnerships & Alliances for Women in Consulting, WIC, a Bay Area organization of seasoned consulting professionals. See press release.


Linda will be part of a panel entitled Be the Definition of Change: Striking Out on Your Own at the upcoming Stanford Business School Women’s Leadership Conference, April 28th. More information.

Learn how to better measure and manage your marketing investments. Linda will be teaching a new one-day course entitled “Measuring Return at Marketing” on May 12th as part of the Integrated Marketing Program at San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning. For more information, please contact SF State at or 415-405-7700.

Linda will be the featured guest in June and July on Marketing Matters with M7, the podcast show for corporate marketing professionals, discussing Measuring Marketing ROI and Building Marketing Capability. For more information, see the M7 website.

We are in the process of booking our Summer ’07 speaking schedule. If your business or association could use a dynamic, thought-provoking presentation or workshop on marketing or business strategy, please contact us at

Remember: Our workshops and seminars are available to individuals and corporate groups. Contact us at for more information.


You are receiving this newsletter because you have been identified as someone who may be interested in receiving communications related to marketing strategy from Linda Popky and/or Leverage2Market Associates. We do not ever sell, rent, lease or otherwise distribute our mailing list. If you would like to be removed from this list, please unsubscribe here.

Linda Popky, President
Leverage2Market Associates, Inc.

Phone: 650-281-4854
Fax: 650-780-0386


Please feel free to forward this newsletter to others you think may enjoy it. To be added to our subscription list, please subscribe here.

  • Upcoming Events

  • What’s New

    Article: "How Great Consultants Can Stand Up and Stand Out" by Linda Popky on Women in Consulting - Read article!

    Article: "Stand-Out Consultants: What I Learned from Linda Popky" on Business and Technology - Read article!

    Article: "5 Ways to Make Organizational Friction Work for You" by Linda Popky on MENGonline - @popky #MENGonline #Marketing - Read article.

    Podcast: Interview of Linda Popky about Using Friction to Improve Your Marketing by Gene Hammett on Leaders in the Trenches.

    Video: Interview of Linda Popky about Marketing Above the Noise by Shawna Suckow of the Buyer Insider.

    Best Small Business Marketing Blogs: “Best Small Business Marketing Blogs 2016: Top Experts to Follow” – CreditDonkey(tm) rates Linda's Leverage2Market blog as one of the best for small business marketing.

    SAC® Press Release: "Future AI Technology Neither Panacea Nor Threat" – Read release.

    Podcast: Linda Popky interviews Dorie Clark who talks about why it's important for even those with full time jobs to become more entrepreneurial. - Listen.

    Take our Marketing Above the Noise Assessment.

    Video: Just a Moment for Marketing: Mocha on Marketing: Sniffing Out What Matters. We need to do a better job sensing our own environment. – View the video.

    NEW eBOOK: Top of Mind: 101 Insights to Transform Your Business
    Purchase PDF or ePub book.
    Top of Mind

    Book Video Trailer How can your message be heard in today's crowded, chaotic environment? Learn more about Linda Popky's new book, Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters, in this short video trailer.

    Harvard Business Review: "Identify the Marketing Metrics That Actually Matter" by Linda J. Popky - Read article

  • Read Our Blog

  • Subscribe to the Top of Mind Thursday Newsletter

    Free articles download with sign up
  • Marketing Above the Noise

    Introducing Dynamic Market Leverage™, an approach to help cut through the clutter, stand out, and effectively build business.

    Marketing Above The Noise

    What's Inside Available in Hardcover and eBook formats