Video: How TD Ameritrade gives their employees ownership in social media

It’s hard for employees to get excited about spreading the word about your company if the only way they can do it is through corporate red tape. For TD Ameritrade’s social team, to make social media a part of everyone’s responsibility they had to enable and empower other teams, not command and control how they…

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What are your customer experience bookends?

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. Have you planned the beginning and ending moments of customer contact? First impressions last the longest. Does it…

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Your employees = your 24/7 news source

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. In the “good old days” you could control the messages generated by your company and about your company. Your CEO might be quoted in…

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4 rules of word of mouth marketing

[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.] Let’s get back to the basics. Word of mouth marketing is all about your topic, talkers, tools to start conversations, taking part in those…

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WOM Tip #204: Think of other groups you can serve

Your talkers aren’t just your customers or even their friends and family. Sometimes they’re the people who can’t buy your stuff at all. Sometimes they’re dogs (or, their owners, at least). At Lakeview Water Park, a public pool in Idaho, the last day of their summer season is dedicated to dogs. The park shuts down…

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Video: How Waste Management spread the word about sustainability at The Greenest Show on Grass

Last year, the PGA Tour’s Phoenix Open lived up to its name as “The Greenest Show on Grass.” It was the first sporting event of its kind to have zero waste. As the event’s sponsor, Waste Management brought in advanced facilities that made sure everything was recycled, reused, or composted — even discarded liquid from…

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Memory creation is the currency of your brand

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. Are you leaving customer memories to chance? Beloved companies identify the experiences they deliver. They know the memory…

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Give it away — to the people who matter

This is a guest post from Andy Sernovitz — CEO of WordofMouth.org and SocialMedia.org and New York Times bestselling author of “Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. There’s a rack of free magazines at Reagan Airport in DC, specifically…

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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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