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About Spike Jones

Spike Jones is a results-proven communications professional, specializing in digital and offline word of mouth marketing. With more than 15 years of experience, the career path goes something like this: Baylor University; a decade at Brains on Fire; SVP of the Customer Experience team at Fleishman-Hillard; Group Director, Engagement at WCG; and now SVP, Managing Director SW Region at Edelman Digital. Spike is also a co-author of the book Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable, Word of Mouth Movements.

How to Create Word of Mouth on Zero Budget — live from Word of Mouth Supergenius

As previews for our upcoming Word of Mouth Supergenius event in New York on July 20, we’re sharing a bunch of the amazing how-to classes, case studies, and brilliant author sessions from the last “How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing” conference. In his Word of Mouth Supergenius class, “How to Create Word…

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Geno Church on how to create a fan community — a live Word of Mouth Supergenius preview

As we gear up for Word of Mouth Supergenius: The “How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing” Conference on July 20th in New York, our fantastic presenters are sharing some word of mouth tips as previews for the day’s 12 how-to classes, 12 real-world case studies, and 6 brilliant author sessions. Our lineup…

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Word of mouth can change the world — help us build 20 wells for 20 great communities

Word of mouth is more than a marketing tactic, it’s a business philosophy that can change the world by helping great messages spread. And because we’re bringing together the world’s most amazing word of mouth marketers for our Word of Mouth Supergenius event on July 20th in New York, we wanted to use the opportunity…

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3-Minute WOM Lesson: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and WOM guru Andy Sernovitz on how to create love and happiness — live Word of Mouth Supergenius preview

As a preview for Word of Mouth Supergenius on July 20 in New York, our Andy Sernovitz sat down with Zappos’ Tony Hsieh to share previews of their upcoming keynotes for the “How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing” conference. A few big ideas from their discussion: 1> Create instant conversation with delightful…

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Kira Wampler on how Intuit creates word of mouth by connecting small business leaders — a live Word of Mouth Supergenius preview

As we gear up for Word of Mouth Supergenius: The “How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing” Conference on July 20th in New York, our fantastic presenters are sharing some word of mouth tips as previews for the day’s 12 how-to classes, 12 real-world case studies, and 6 brilliant author sessions. Our lineup…

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Josh Bernoff on Groundswell — a live Word of Mouth Supergenius preview

As we gear up for Word of Mouth Supergenius: The “How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing” Conference on July 20th in New York, our fantastic presenters are sharing some word of mouth tips as previews for the day’s 12 how-to classes, 12 real-world case studies, and 6 brilliant author sessions. Our lineup…

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How Texas Instruments’ E2E Community is Driving Engagement — live from Word of Mouth Supergenius

As previews for our upcoming Word of Mouth Supergenius event in New York on July 20, we’re sharing a bunch of the amazing how-to classes, case studies, and brilliant author sessions from the last “How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing” conference. In their Word of Mouth Supergenius case study presentation, “How Texas…

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How to Create Your Word of Mouth Marketing Plan — live from Word of Mouth Supergenius

As previews for our upcoming Word of Mouth Supergenius event in New York on July 20, we’re sharing a bunch of the amazing how-to classes, case studies, and brilliant author sessions from the last “How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing” conference. In his Word of Mouth Supergenius class, “How to Create Your…

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10 Ways to Turn Around Negative Word of Mouth

The most effective ways to stop negative WOM with examples from Zappos, FedEx, Dell, and more.

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