Could being remarkable really be this simple?

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.

Walt DisneyAs you may know, I am a Disneyophile. I love the Disney parks, I love the Disney movies’ happy endings, and I love the unrelenting pursuit of better customer service that drives Disney to their own level of excellence.

I also love Walt Disney’s story.

I know he wasn’t perfect by a long shot. But he was a dreamer, a story teller, and a man who believed so strongly in his own vision that he ignited the people around him until they were as caught up in the dream as he was. And despite being told no about a million times — he just keep at it until his dream came to be.

But if you’ve studied his life like I have, you discover that his philosophies are incredibly simple. And in that simplicity, incredibly profound.

When asked how to build a successful business, he replied:

“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.”

Pretty much sums up referral selling, word of mouth marketing, and customer retention all in one sentence. And in the end — isn’t Walt talking about creating a love affair with your customers?

Do you think we make it too complicated? Do you think Walt was right? Is that really all there is to it?

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About Drew McLellan

Wall Street Journal calls Drew McLellan’s blog, DrewsMarketingMinute.com, "one of the ten blogs every entrepreneur should read." His passion is helping clients discover their story so they can create authentic love affairs with their customers. He's also an author, national speaker, and has owned his own marketing agency in the Midwest since 1995.

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