How do you sell what no one wants to buy?

This is a guest post from Drew McLellan, CEO and Top Dog at McLellan Marketing Group. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Most of us don’t have the luxury of selling ocean front property, the coolest laptop, the latest in tractor technology, or porsches. But in most…

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4 tips for a great customer feedback form

[Welcome back to our Word of Mouth Marketing Lessons newsletter. This is text from the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using this handy form.] Feedback forms are the unsung heroes of word of mouth. They’re one of the best ways your customers can tell you how to make…

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WOM Tip #561: Reward your referrers with something they’ll use

Did you know that when you refer a friend to Dropbox they’ll give you more storage space? It probably costs the company pennies, but it gives their customers something they’ll actually use and a great reason to use Dropbox even more. When your customers share a product they believe in, encourage that loyalty by giving…

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Video: How to use social media for crisis management

For most brands, social media ROI means “return on investment.” But for some brands, it also means “rescue of image.” According to Debbie Curtis-Magley, Director of SAP Cross-Cloud Social and Community at Ariba, social media can be a great tool for influencing positive word of mouth about your brand. You just have to use it…

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TED and the art of loyalty

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT Delete” was released in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. People don’t like to admit just how addicted they are to…

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How reliable is your everyday experience?

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Many companies want to leapfrog past the tough blocking and tackling of doing the everyday things right and…

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How a small franchise competes with bigger competitors using word of mouth

[Welcome back to our Word of Mouth Marketing Lessons newsletter. This is text from the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using this handy form.] It’s hard for a small, specialty store like The Tile Shop to compete with huge retailers like The Home Depot or Lowe’s. But while…

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WOM Tip #582: Listen for opportunities to make someone’s day — even small ones

Big gestures can earn word of mouth, sure. But so can a lot of little moments. For example, Staples was paying attention when this college student tweeted a question about clipboards. Even though she didn’t use “@Staples” to send the message directly to them, they saw the opportunity and surprised her by sending her a…

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Download: “The Difference Map” by Bernadette Jiwa

We’re big fans of author of The Fortune Cookie Principle and TEDx speaker Bernadette Jiwa, who says that good marketing…

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The first chapter of “The Social Media Side Door” by Ian Greenleigh

Ian reveals the best ways to earn the attention of influential people using social media channels.

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9 Things to Share That Start Conversations

Use the examples in this guide to help inspire ways to make your message more portable and shareable.

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These tools will help you kick off any word of mouth campaign no matter what topic, industry, or budget.

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The Top Four Tips for Multiplying Your Word of Mouth

These tips can help you get your marketing to do more work without a lot of extra effort.

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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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