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- Symantec pioneers the pantomime pitch
- Ron Lopshire
June 25, 2007, 4:05 pm
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Re: Symantec pioneers the pantomime pitch
Spokes people are not always employees of the company of the product
they are marketing. It was not specifically stated that the spokesman
was a Symantec employee. If this person actually worked at Symantec,
they run a Big Brother software inventory client on their workstations,
servers, and laptops to watch if their employees are installing
unauthorized software (of course, that means someone actually has to
monitor the listings). In some other companies at which I've
contracted, they'll reformat your hard drive back to a standard image
and the employee finds out the next morning when they have to login.
Sales people (i.e., spokesmen) aren't exactly the most intelligent in
the company. Many don't really know the full capabilities of the
product they hawk. They know what they've been taught to present.
Their job is to sell. Ask them a detailed question and they'll have to
get back to you later. Too often an alpha release shows up in the
public sector and gets bad reviews (as a GA version) because some sales
bonehead showed it to a prospective client and didn't bother to
uninstall it after the presentation.
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