When you hear people say things like, "We've been promoting managed print services since the very beginning..." or "Our web-services are the best because we come out of your industry..." or even "We've been there, we've sold MPS and know what you need in lead generation, keyword utilization and PPC programs. We've been in social media from the very beginning..." remember this video.
That's Ken Stuart and me on the banks of the San Antonio, right after a thrill packed day of MPS pioneerism at Photizo II. The attendees were a collection of "cutting edge" MPS'rs and a great time was had by all.
"I blog because I like to read what I blog..." - GW
Ken and I were there, guess who wasn't. The crusty old guys who today consider themselves oracles of marketing. The self-proclaimed experts of all things "managed" - from printers, users, workflow to IT services (nobody but the uninitiated refer to managed services as "managed network services") are those who mocked MPS back in 2009.
That was then. This is now.