Within minutes of posting on twitter that Mixergy.com kept crashing, about a dozen people suggested that I drop my current Web hosting company and switch to (MT) Media Temple. Wouldn’t you love to have people champion your brand like that?
To learn how (MT) did it, I interviewed Jason McVearry, the company’s partnership director. Here’s some of what I found out.
The subtle influence
(MT) hosts web sites that internet companies consider authorities. If you look at sites like TechCrunch and Mashable, you’ll see the (MT) logo. In his book Influence, Robert Cialdini said that authority is one of the most powerful persuasion tools because it’s so subtle. Without feeling like they’re being sold, people instinctively follow authority.