The man is Marc Ensign. He’s the author of one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever read on the Internet: From Now On I’m Going to Be a Dick to Everyone I Meet Online. So tonight I couldn’t get to sleep and I happened upon an offer to download a book written by the guy who wrote that piece up there that I still can’t stop thinking about over a year after I read it. You can read it in half an hour. But you’ll be thinking of it much longer. Like the Dick story, Unbreakable is a parable. It’s about a struggling musician, but it’s really about you. You and whatever you’re trying to do with your life.
Rackspace has been fortunate to have Marc speak at several events over the years, addressing both employees and customers. In specific, he has spent a working day with our Managed Cloud Account Specialist team enlightening them on what a prospective customer is searching for when making a decision on their internet hosting company and how to address the their needs once they become a valued customer. Recently this year, Marc took part in a customer focused video series called Stories in the Cloud with our Rackspace CTO, John Engates. He sat in on a panel that discussed Ecommerce websites and a standalone video discussing how Sound-n-Vision uses the Rackspace product portfolio for his customers.
Marc’s technical knowledge, business acumen and real world application of web design and development is truly an asset to Rackspace and its employees. His willingness to share his vision with our employees is invaluable to the growth of our company. And if you have the chance to have Marc address your business team or organization, you will not be disappointed.
When I think of Marc Ensign, I think of him proclaiming, “I need somebody who can see the opportunity in the problem, not the problem with opportunity!” It is this perpetual optimism, unwavering tenacity and humanistic approach that has made Marc such a profound advocate for his friends, colleagues and clients.
Marc’s energy and experience when it comes to motivating people and innovative problem solving has undoubtedly changed my team’s trajectory for the good of our company and scores of other customers.
Marc Ensign is the closest thing this industry has to a “Jerry Maguire.”
Marc has a solution that was able to help us create an online marketplace that has reached millions of people around the world! Thank you Marc for your insights and help with our online strategy over the past seven years!
We brought Marc in from New Jersey to Halifax to speak on Search Engine Humanization at the Atlantic Interactive Marketing Conference because his message and methodology are authentic, easily implemented and forward-thinking. From the minute he started speaking it was clear he was going to be able to get his point across to the whole room. Marc ended up being the third highest ranking speaker at our conference, surpassed only by Gary V and Scott Stratten. I highly recommend hiring Marc to speak at your next conference.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Marc Ensign over the past year on several high profile technical projects. As a savvy business owner, brilliant visionary, and engaging storyteller, I would highly recommend Marc for any project big or small. He genuinely cares about his team, his clients, and delivering solid results.
Trusting your online marketing to someone is a BIG deal. Think about it: your prospects make a snap judgement of you and your entire brand within seconds of landing on your site. In other words, you can’t screw this up. Enter Marc, and now you have nothing to worry about. Hiring Marc to design my site, HalElrod.com was the best decision I could have made. He gets it at a deeper level than you or I do. From visual elements to functionality.