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Video: How your employees can help your company become a powerful influencer

You know that your employees are a big factor in why people trust your company. But did you know that people are twice as likely to buy your stuff if they’re recommended from an employee’s social media presence than from traditional marketing? That’s why, according to Susan Emerick, author of The Most Powerful Brand on…

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WOM Tip #145: Your influencers can show up in unexpected places

Sarah Horne, a children’s book illustrator in London, got IKEA’s attention when she shared her doodles superimposed over the company’s furniture catalogue in her portfolio. But instead of sending her cease and desist letters, IKEA hired her as their first-ever children’s illustrator in residence. It’s a cool story, so plenty of publications shared it. But…

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Video: How Michelin earns word of mouth influence in forums

The automotive industry has some of the most passionate talkers. Experts, enthusiasts, celebrities, car guys, and just people looking for answers to their car questions come to the same place: online forums. For brands like Michelin, that’s fantastic for market research, understanding their customers, and hearing what people have to say. But according to Michelin’s…

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Lessons from 3 incredible talker programs

[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.] You’ve got a lot of competition when it comes to starting conversations. Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to help you get above your…

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3 ways to earn word of mouth from super fans

[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.] Almost every business has super fans. They’re the customers who love your stuff so much it’s a little weird. These people are fantastic customers…

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Video: How Thrivent Financial made their customers’ voices louder

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans was facing a historic decision that would change the whole company: Should they open up their services to the broader Christian community or stay exclusively Lutheran? As a membership organization, making the choice meant asking all of their customers to place a vote — and with a customer base as large…

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Social media as a filtering device

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. The number of words that have been written…

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“Tasti” tips for creating loyal customers with Tasti D-Lite’s BJ Emerson

This is a guest post from Dave Kerpen — CEO of Likeable Local, chairman and former CEO of Likeable Media, and author of “Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. In this episode of my weekly…

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