Be a game changer like Keurig and the iPad

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. Every once in awhile, someone comes along and instead of just adding to the existing industry or category, they literally change it. In fact,…

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Download: The first chapter of “Chief Customer Officer 2.0″ by Jeanne Bliss

With over 30 years as a Chief Customer Officer and training executives in customer experience, Jeanne Bliss knows a thing or two about how companies earn extreme customer love. But, she says that kind of love, the kind that grows your business, isn’t just about customer service. In this 2.0 version of her book Chief…

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How to hug your haters

This is a guest post from Jay Baer — social media and content strategist and author of “Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his Convince & Convert blog. Who needs praise and positive reviews? I’ll take a hater any…

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Big can often be much better

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Mirum and author of “Six Pixels of Separation” and “CTRL ALT Delete.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. How many times a day do you read about a brand messing up? It’s a sport at this point….

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Do you inspire customer service tales?

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. Everyone loves to tell a good story. Stories teach, they inspire laughter and the bring about change. As consumers, we love to tell stories…

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Little things make a big customer experience difference

This is a guest post from Jay Baer — social media and content strategist and author of “Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his Convince & Convert blog. When I shot this episode of Jay Today (my thrice-weekly, three-minute…

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Video: How Cisco gives their sales reps the tools to build relationships with customers

At Cisco, sales reps use LinkedIn to build relationships with potential customers, inspire word of mouth, and earn trust. According to Jennifer Roberts, Cisco’s Marketing Manager, it’s helped them build better networks and reach more customers. But they didn’t get there without some training and lessons learned along the way. Check out Jennifer’s case study on social selling in this presentation at SocialMedia.org’s Member Meeting.

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How Cabela’s uses social to turn customers into friends

“Authenticity experts,” customer love, and making friends are all part of Cabela’s word of mouth strategy. In this post, Youtility author Jay Baer shares insights from the company’s Social Media Manager, Adam Buchanan. He talks about Cabela’s team, why they’re all about passionate volunteers, and how they’re building a community.

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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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