Case Study

MICROSOFT + DELL

How do you get two corporate giants to speak with one voice to the same SMB audience?

Agency: Lionfish

MICROSOFT + DELL MESSAGING

Challenge

Microsoft and Dell had an agreement to co-market Dell desktop computers to SMBs, loaded with the Microsoft SBS Server. Easier said than done. Both had busy, far-flung marketing teams in place, leading to difficulties in effectively combining their messaging and marketing efforts.

Solution

After an audit of all marketing & messaging materials from both Microsoft and Dell, I synthesized a messaging platform that was on-brand and on-target for both sides. The engagement required messaging development, remote team management, client direction, and a fair amount of tact.

Skills Required

Messaging Development

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Corporate Copywriting

Client Direction

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Remote Team Management

My Role

Brand Strategist

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Copywriter

Account Planner

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Process

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Audit

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Interviews

Messaging Hypotheses

Messaging Validation

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Copywriting

Presentation

Group Facilitation

Strategy Snapshots

Messaging Foundation

Outcome

Teams to Integrate

Joint Meetings

Unified Voice

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