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#FollowFriday: Marcus Sheridan

By: Gini Dietrich | April 1, 2011 | 
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You know how you discover someone online and you feel like you’ve known them your entire life? That’s how I feel with Marcus Sheridan aka The Sales Lion (or Mufasa as Ingrid Abboud calls him).

Part lion, part swimming pool business owner, part sales and marketing genius, Marcus is the real deal. One of my biggest issues with some bloggers and journalists is they espouse “wisdom,” but they’ve never done it. Marcus isn’t one of those guys. If he’s recommending it, it’s because he’s tried it and he has mistakes and successes to teach you.

When I first came across Marcus, I was fascinated by the fact that he works out every night…at 9 p.m. (or later). I remember thinking, “Who can work out that late?” And then I discovered he’s not up at 5 a.m. like me. He sleeps until 7:30 most mornings. So, as Jack Bauer and I walk in the dark every morning, I curse Marcus’s name. But then, I have my workout finished long before he even gets up so I guess we’re even.

What you see is what you get with Marcus. He has pictures of his family on his blog. He doesn’t hide anything from anyone. And, if you have a question he can’t answer, he’ll tell you so, but help you find it.

He blogs only three times a week because, from his perspective, that gives everyone some time to get over there, really read what he has to say, and engage with his community. And I have to hand it to him, it really works. He’s living proof of my philosophy that it doesn’t matter how often you blog, as long as it’s consistent and people know when to expect it.

If you’re a bit leery, I challenge you to read, “10 ways to get massive comments on your blog,” which garnered him (as of this writing) 133 comments. If you still think he isn’t going to be helpful to you, well phooey on you!

Take a girl’s advice! Follow him on Twitter, subscribe to and read his blog, and get to know him. I can promise you, without a shadow of a doubt, YWRI.

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks,Β co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She alsoΒ is the lead blogger atΒ Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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DannyBrown
5 years 1 month ago

Marcus is the bomb in so many ways. Humble, funny, smart as hell and an amazing blogger and businessman to boot. What’s not to like?

Great choice, miss, and a definite part of the New A-List that’s kicking the “established blogger” ass.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@DannyBrown When I talked to skooloflife the other day, he said, “I’ve talked to your entire posse except Marcus. And he’s next!” So everyone is already equating him as the new A-list! But I have to say, you kind of look like me today.

DannyBrown
5 years 1 month ago

@ginidietrich skooloflife Me, you, or youme? πŸ™‚

Marcus_Sheridan
5 years 1 month ago

Well blow me down! As I rolled out of bed at 7:45am this morning πŸ™‚ I was welcomed by my Blackberry telling me that one Aunt Gini had done an #FF on Marcus Sheridan…..S-W-E-E-T!!!

This was incredibly kind of you Gini, really, and I’m honored you were kind enough to think of me.

Thank You!!

Marcus/aka Lion/aka Mufasa/aka whatever name Ingrid or Danny are using today πŸ˜‰

Marcus_Sheridan
5 years 1 month ago

@DannyBrown Dang you Danny, don’t you realize when you say these things I’m going to actually have to live up to them?!! Seriously though, I’m so thrown aback with your kindness and that of Gini’s. You’ve welcomed me as if I was a member of the family for years, and I’ll forever be grateful….and hopefully you know how much I mean that.

Cheers

Marcus

bdorman264
bdorman264
5 years 1 month ago
Good choice; I took the time to check out his post and it’s all good. He also seems to be a quality guy and I’m sure this is well deserved. You have good instincts, you can spot the best. I look forward to following him as well (I’m surprised I haven’t yet), but we all know it’s because I want to be able to use his lion’s head by my name on Griddy’s post, right? Marcus, I wish you much success and it sounds like you have the right business model for it. Gini, I kept the silliness at bay… Read more »
HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 1 month ago

Psst @ginidietrich he didn’t tell you that after working out its a 4 martini night cap at O’Leary’s Pub while playing darts…every night.

Grats @Marcus_Sheridan ! Just remember when you get the #FF from @ginidietrich it is only down hill from here. You peaked now my friend. You had better get that Oprah, Ellen, and Leno appearances booked immediately! Good news is you can just print this out and use it as your resume. It is like printing money.

jennwhinnem
jennwhinnem
5 years 1 month ago

I’m new to Marcus’s blog but I agree with this #FF for sure. I’ve been impressed as well by his generosity. Thanks Gini!

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 1 month ago

@HowieSPM @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan Wait, does that mean I’ve missed my shot at Oprah? How ’bout Letterman? And this ‘money printing’ do explain.. I’m sure the Treasury Dept. won’t mind.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 1 month ago

@HowieSPM @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan Wait, does that mean I’ve missed my shot at Oprah? How ’bout Letterman? And this ‘money printing’ do explain.. I’m sure the Treasury Dept. won’t mind.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 1 month ago

Applause, not a wimpy golf clap either, real one! Marcus is one of my faves because he adopts a ‘less is more’ approach to his blogging schedule but then, his posts are longer, smarter, and chock full of anecdotes and experiences that can help any business owner learn and grow. This LSU Tiger is so glad I’ve got a Lion in my community, great pick Gini.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 1 month ago

Applause, not a wimpy golf clap either, real one! Marcus is one of my faves because he adopts a ‘less is more’ approach to his blogging schedule but then, his posts are longer, smarter, and chock full of anecdotes and experiences that can help any business owner learn and grow. This LSU Tiger is so glad I’ve got a Lion in my community, great pick Gini.

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 1 month ago

@3HatsComm @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan Didnt Gini send you the #FF Media Kit and Collateral? @Shonali@nittygriddyblog is in Beirut where none of the #FF Schwag Rewards apply. So instead she got me commenting on her blog which seriously is pretty valuable in itself. I helped increase her readership by 0.05 people.

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 1 month ago

@3HatsComm @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan Didnt Gini send you the #FF Media Kit and Collateral? @Shonali@nittygriddyblog is in Beirut where none of the #FF Schwag Rewards apply. So instead she got me commenting on her blog which seriously is pretty valuable in itself. I helped increase her readership by 0.05 people.

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 1 month ago

@3HatsComm Great so @ginidietrich is going to blog less now. Thank you for your help Davina! LOL

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 1 month ago

@3HatsComm Great so @ginidietrich is going to blog less now. Thank you for your help Davina! LOL

johnfalchetto
5 years 1 month ago

The thing with Marcus aka Mufasa/Aka saleslion aka the best pool businessman is that he much much more than a talented blogger.

@Marcus_Sheridan shares his knowledge of blogging and inbound marketing more than most people I know out there. He is a naturally gifted writer and brings zero ego into the social media arena.

One of my A-lister blogger for sure. I am right with you @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan doesn’t pretend when he talks about personal experience in blogging. He’s the real deal.

johnfalchetto
5 years 1 month ago

The thing with Marcus aka Mufasa/Aka saleslion aka the best pool businessman is that he much much more than a talented blogger.

@Marcus_Sheridan shares his knowledge of blogging and inbound marketing more than most people I know out there. He is a naturally gifted writer and brings zero ego into the social media arena.

One of my A-lister blogger for sure. I am right with you @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan doesn’t pretend when he talks about personal experience in blogging. He’s the real deal.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 1 month ago

@HowieSPM @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan @Shonali@nittygriddyblog If you add up all those fractions, might turn into a real person someday. Right when she’s ready to retire.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 1 month ago

@HowieSPM @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan @Shonali@nittygriddyblog If you add up all those fractions, might turn into a real person someday. Right when she’s ready to retire.

bdorman264
bdorman264
5 years 1 month ago

@3HatsComm @HowieSPM @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan Oh, the Treasury won’t mind; they can’t print it fast enough. All it’s costing them is paper and ink, right? Uh oh, too political….sorry……….

bdorman264
bdorman264
5 years 1 month ago

@3HatsComm @HowieSPM @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan Oh, the Treasury won’t mind; they can’t print it fast enough. All it’s costing them is paper and ink, right? Uh oh, too political….sorry……….

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 1 month ago

@HowieSPM @ginidietrich Shh… all part of my evil plan. I can’t keep up reading everyone’s blogs everyday, so I’m trying subliminal suggestions so I can catch a break.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 1 month ago

@HowieSPM @ginidietrich Shh… all part of my evil plan. I can’t keep up reading everyone’s blogs everyday, so I’m trying subliminal suggestions so I can catch a break.

Shonali
5 years 1 month ago

@3HatsComm … not to mention completely dismissing my, @HowieSPM and the rest of the WUL team’s efforts at every day blogging. Wicked, Davina, wicked. :p

Shonali
5 years 1 month ago

@3HatsComm … not to mention completely dismissing my, @HowieSPM and the rest of the WUL team’s efforts at every day blogging. Wicked, Davina, wicked. :p

EricaAllison
5 years 1 month ago

Cheers to the Lion! I just recently ‘met’ Marcus online and agree 100% with your FollowFriday recommendation. Love the pics of his family on his blog and his generosity with all that he’s learned along the way. Very authentic and you know I love that!

EricaAllison
5 years 1 month ago

Cheers to the Lion! I just recently ‘met’ Marcus online and agree 100% with your FollowFriday recommendation. Love the pics of his family on his blog and his generosity with all that he’s learned along the way. Very authentic and you know I love that!

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago

@DannyBrown I second what Danny with every bone in my body! Does that make sense? haha πŸ˜‰ You know what I mean right? In other words – hear, hear!!!

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago

@DannyBrown I second what Danny with every bone in my body! Does that make sense? haha πŸ˜‰ You know what I mean right? In other words – hear, hear!!!

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago

@Marcus_Sheridan Hahahah – Aunt Gini – hahahaha

I love how contagious my nicknames are πŸ˜‰

WoooHooo Mufasaaaaa!

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago

@Marcus_Sheridan Hahahah – Aunt Gini – hahahaha

I love how contagious my nicknames are πŸ˜‰

WoooHooo Mufasaaaaa!

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago

@HowieSPM @3HatsComm @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan @Shonali@nittygriddyblog Muwahahaha! Oh, they apply alright!

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago

@HowieSPM @3HatsComm @ginidietrich @Marcus_Sheridan @Shonali@nittygriddyblog Muwahahaha! Oh, they apply alright!

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago
Well, I’ve just about “liked” every comment here! Although there really should be a “Love” or “Kicks Ass” box but what the heck. The fact that (hate that phrase but oh well) you both wake up when I go to bed just boggles my mind lol. Gin – you’re like on an army schedule and Mufasa – you’re like training to be Hercules ;). There is so much I could say about this #FF but I think you all know what I think of Mufasa so I will spare you the eBook. He rocks, he’s caring, he’s smart as hell,… Read more »
Griddy
5 years 1 month ago
Well, I’ve just about “liked” every comment here! Although there really should be a “Love” or “Kicks Ass” box but what the heck. The fact that (hate that phrase but oh well) you both wake up when I go to bed just boggles my mind lol. Gin – you’re like on an army schedule and Mufasa – you’re like training to be Hercules ;). There is so much I could say about this #FF but I think you all know what I think of Mufasa so I will spare you the eBook. He rocks, he’s caring, he’s smart as hell,… Read more »
MARLdblE
MARLdblE
5 years 1 month ago

Just a resounding – YOU BETCHA – Marcus rocks my socks off! Great #FF suggestion Gini! πŸ™‚

MARLdblE
MARLdblE
5 years 1 month ago

Just a resounding – YOU BETCHA – Marcus rocks my socks off! Great #FF suggestion Gini! πŸ™‚

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago

@DannyBrown Shoot – I forgot the word “said”. You know where it goes! πŸ˜‰

Griddy
5 years 1 month ago

@DannyBrown Shoot – I forgot the word “said”. You know where it goes! πŸ˜‰

DannyBrown
5 years 1 month ago

@Griddy That’s what she said!!! πŸ™‚

DannyBrown
5 years 1 month ago

@Griddy That’s what she said!!! πŸ™‚

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@MARLdblE LOL! I like the resounding YOU BETCHA!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@MARLdblE LOL! I like the resounding YOU BETCHA!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@Griddy Good Lord! I should have just had you write this.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@Griddy Good Lord! I should have just had you write this.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@EricaAllison As do I, Erica. As do I!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@EricaAllison As do I, Erica. As do I!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@johnfalchetto Kind of like someone else I know whose initials are J and F.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 1 month ago

@johnfalchetto Kind of like someone else I know whose initials are J and F.

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