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EllisLab Wants to Help

The other day Marcus Neto tweeted (and EllisLab retweeted) a call out to web development shops who use ExpressionEngine:

If you are an #eecms Dev shop I want to help you sell more projects. If you need any assistance just let me know

I’m not exactly sure what Marcus means (I wasn’t the only one) but my best guess is that he’s trying to reach out and let companies know that he’s there to help with questions about EE that come up during project pitches and proposals. Want more information or have questions? Email him.

Marcus is the Director of Services and his role is to make sure you, you and you have what you need to succeed with ExpressionEngine. From his first blog post back in March:

As you have probably heard I was hired to bring an Enterprise Level of services to EllisLab for those working with ExpressionEngine. I would like to take this opportunity to say that if you are a developer that regularly works on Enterprise level work; or if you are a direct client and have a reason to be interested in Enterprise Services I would love to hear from you.

Have questions about EE Enterprise or want to know about how your shop can do more with EE? Marcus is the guy.

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 by Ryan Irelan

Filed Under: EllisLab

Marcus Neto11:37 on 09.15.2011

Bingo Ryan. You were spot on that I am just trying to make sure that individuals and companies that base their business on ExpressionEngine have what they need to overcome any concerns a prospect may have during the sales process. I want to also clarify that it is open to all and not just design studios. Freelancer? Email me.

Neil / Nevsie / Modeten11:45 on 09.15.2011

Hi Marcus,
I think this refers to a lot of the technical and sales relevant bits - so understand your message. But can i really suggest that this “emphasis” is shown in the pre-sales and technical support forums too. I am many others ask questions in there, many of which are how-to’s and as a result get booted to community support to die (i admit that this is improving slowely though).

But can you are anyone explain how we are to pitch projects on unknown client requests - i.e. sell EE without asking how?
This was a brilliant aspect of the EE1 era that has died since - a shame as it was of huge help to me when i started, as this was a pre devot:ee era too.