Is there such a thing as too much community management?

This is a guest post from Gary Vaynerchuk — well-known entrepreneur, social media innovator, and author of “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. If you’ve engaged with me on Twitter, you know I am big on replying. I’m on there as…

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3 word of mouth lessons from high-tech cars

[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.] Since before the first Model T rolled off the Ford assembly line, people have been talking about the next great auto technology: flying cars,…

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WOM Tip #244: More generous is more remarkable

Lots of companies give you gifts to pass on to your friends. In exchange for your referral, your friend might get a discount, a gift card, a free appetizer, whatever. But if you refer a friend to Evernote, they’ll give your friend one year of Evernote Premium for free. A whole year? That’s pretty cool…

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Video: How REI earns advocates with user-generated content

Some companies are afraid of asking their customers to share content with them: What about the legal requirements for using their photos in marketing? What if no one wants to participate? Or worse, what if it’s just no good? According to Lulu Gephart, REI’s Manager of Social and Earned Media, user-generated content is nothing to…

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Five actions worth repeating: The apology peace process

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. Companies that are beloved don’t take apologizing as admitting defeat. It’s part of the journey toward becoming a…

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The frills bring the thrills

This guest post is from Andy Nulman — President of Just for Laughs and author of “Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise.” See the original post this was adapted from and more like it on his blog. During the Jewish Holidays this year, the two words I heard most often (other than…

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3 word of mouth marketing lessons from Taylor Swift

[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.] Taylor Swift isn’t just a musician, she’s a marketer. Her fame doesn’t just rely on fancy sponsorships or advertising, but on a multi-platform, fan-based…

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WOM Tip #478: Own your mistakes to make the solution that much better

When most companies screw something up, they want to fix the problem so fast you forget it ever happened — which is great. But sometimes, owning up to the problem can be just as remarkable as making it right. For example, before Hootsuite, a social media management tool, updated their dashboard design, people hated it….

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Download: “The Difference Map” by Bernadette Jiwa

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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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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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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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