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3 copywriting lessons for earning more word of mouth

[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.] There’s so much advice out there on how to write stuff people will read. But what about the copywriting that makes people want to…

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WOM Tip #476: Some of the best sharing tools are the low-budget ones

To promote their movie, Unfinished Business, Twentieth Century Fox photoshopped the movie’s celebrities, Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco, into cheesy office stock photos. Big blockbuster movies have some of the most outlandish marketing budgets of all time. So why does this relatively low-budget marketing stick out? It’s funny, the photos are free to download and…

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How companies inspire word of mouth with their personality

[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.] Every company has a personality, and they typically show it through branding, product design, and the people they hire. But personality is about more…

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What makes you so special?

[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.] Not every business gets to be the exciting new startup, sell trendy products, or have a naturally enthusiastic fan base. In fact, most businesses…

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WOM Tip #211: Having a personality is always remarkable

“Okie dokie, artichokie.” That’s how Siri responded to our CEO’s voice command on his iPhone. It’s nothing earth-shattering, but it caught us off guard. Just like the millions of other people who played with Siri’s features and found the automated responses to seem a little more than automated — even funny. For instance, BuzzFeed has…

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WOM Tip #219: Ask your fans to get in on the joke

Newcastle is known for their tongue-in-cheek advertising, showing actors reluctantly endorsing their stuff, making a social media presence for a cardboard beer coaster, and sponsoring this post on Gawker: “We’ve Disguised This Newcastle Ad as an Article to Get You to Click It.” For this social media campaign, they asked their fans to submit photos…

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3 ideas for making receipts remarkable

[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 give them to your customers every day with each transaction. It may not seem like a big deal, but your receipt is one…

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WOM Tip #214: Sometimes it’s OK to respond to trolls

Usually, you’re better off ignoring malicious comments and feedback from people who are only trying to get attention. But not all trolls are created equal. For example, this comedian sent in a pretty ridiculous job application for Cadbury’s Global Quality Manager opening. We know it was pretty ridiculous because of Cadbury’s awesome response to the…

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