It’s the little things, I mean, people

This is a guest post from Spike Jones — SVP, Managing Director SW Region at Edelman Digital and co-author of the book Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable Word of Mouth Movements. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Influencers. The word is always on the tip…

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3 simple ways to make what you’re already doing remarkable

[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.] Word of mouth marketing doesn’t always require an overhaul. Sometimes it’s just small tweaks to what you’re already doing that turn a regular company…

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WOM Tip #462: Need content inspiration? Just ask for it.

One of the best things you can do for word of mouth is share plenty of content for your fans to pass along. If you’re thinking that’s easier said than done, you’re not alone. Even big, well established companies struggle to come up with content people want to share. You know who has no problem…

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Video: How earning trust becomes a competitive advantage

“Trust is often your first filter,” Don Peppers, author of Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage, tells us. No one wants to hang out with someone they don’t trust. The same goes for your customers. In his presentation at SocialMedia.org’s Brands-Only Summit, Don talks about why earning trust and being transparent is not only…

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How do you deliver a reliable 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. Customer success is about uniting the company and delivering a reliable experience that your customers want to have…

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How Disney says, “I’m sorry”

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. It’s inevitable… we’re going to make a mistake or disappoint a customer. And while Love Story might have told us that “love means never…

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3 reasons to be generous

[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.] Generosity is one of those signs of a customer-centered company. Generous businesses do more than what’s expected to turn a customer into a fan….

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WOM Tip #479: Bold is better

Doing something bold is risky. It makes you vulnerable, and it can get personal — but it also gets noticed. Average marketing is safe, easy, and often ignored. Average is emailing your boss a resignation letter. Bold is writing it in icing on a cake you made for the whole office. That’s what one man…

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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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3 Must-Use Word of Mouth Marketing Tools

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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