"SMI's market anlysis really opened our eyes. They identified new potential markets, and the technology impacts on our current markets that we completely missed. Working with SMI we developed a more forward looking marketing plan that has made a huge impact on our bottom line."
-IT Company Marketing VP

"SMI developed a complete marketing plan from scratch - it was just what we needed."
-Healthcare Industry Director

"SMI did all the product and launch planning for a new line of services that we didn't have the manpower to tackle. Their work saved us twelve months getting to market."
-e-Commerce VP

"As a B2B company, we didn't think social media was relevant for us. SMI really opened our eyes to what is happening in B2B social media. We had no idea how important monitoring B2B social media was before working with SMI."
-B2B Technology Company Marketing Director

"SMI analyzed several new concepts for us allowing us to determine which were worth pursuing before we invested internally."
-Auto Industry Director

"This is a great resource! Fortune 500 experience at a price we can afford."
-Startup Company Founder

"Steve Bell is a talented, highly knowledgeable business-professional of unquestioned integrity and a pleasure to work with. He is everything you would expect from a former top analyst with Forrester Research and Gartner"
Ernest Nicastro,
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Industries Served

SMI believes that good marketing is not driven solely by specific industry knowledge but also requires marketing best practices that cross industry boundaries. As a result, SMI founder Steve Bell has served customers in more than a dozen industries, as outlined below:
  1. Information Technology
  2. Information Services
  3. Software & eCommerce
  4. Computers
  5. Networking
  6. Telecommunications
  7. Healthcare
  8. Financial Services
  9. Manufacturing
  10. Automotive
  11. Aerospace & Defense
  12. Industrial
  13. Transportation services
  14. Logistics
  15. Food Services
  16. Retail/CPG
  17. Chemicals
  18. Energy
  19. Pharmaceuticals

Clients Assisted

SMI founder Steve Bell has consulted with or provided guidance to 80 of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as worked with dozens of mid-sized and start-up companies over the course of his career. Below is a listing of some of these firms, with their Fortune 500 ranking in parentheses:
  1. General electric (4)
  2. Bank of America (5)
  3. AT&T (7)
  4. Ford (8)
  5. Verizon (13)
  6. General Motors (15)
  7. IBM (20)
  8. Boeing (28)
  9. HomeDepot (29)
  10. Dell (38)
  11. Lowe's (42)
  12. UPS (43)
  13. Lockheed-Martin (44)
  14. Fed Ex (60)
  15. Northup-Grumman (61)
  16. Caterpillar (66)
  17. Sprint-Nextel (67)
  18. General Dynamics (69)
  19. Ingram Micro (80)
  20. 3M (106)
  1. Xerox (152)
  2. Burlington Northern Santa Fe (167)
  3. Duke Energy (181)
  4. Baxter International (185)
  5. Qwest (188)
  6. TRW (201)
  7. US Steel (211)
  8. eBay
  9. Affiliated Computer Services
  10. Avery-Dennison
  11. McGraw-Hill
  12. Pitney Bowes
  13. JDA Software
  14. New Holland
  15. Nortel
  16. Select Energy
  17. Ariba Software