Tag Archives: social media

Video: Why HGTV’s broadcasting company took advice from Vanilla Ice on improving their customers’ experience

“Stop, collaborate, and listen.” You know the song. You know the hit 90’s rapper. But did you know that these Vanilla Ice lyrics inspire how Scripps Networks, the company behind HGTV, listens to their customers? Keeping track of your customers’ conversations is a huge part of word of mouth marketing, and social media has made…

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3 ways to find your word of mouth topic

[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.] What do you want people to talk about when they talk about your business? It’s a simple question that’s sometimes hard to answer. But…

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Video: How Olive Garden made their social media presence about their customers — not marketing

For a lot of people, social media is a direct line to a company’s customer service. But what happens when that company uses social media as just another place to advertise? According to Justin Sikora, Olive Garden’s Director of Brand Building and Public Relations, that promotion-focused strategy was leaving their customers ignored and upset. To…

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Video: How ConAgra Foods makes product decisions by listening to their fans

When ConAgra Foods removed their Chef Boyardee pop-top cans from the shelves, they didn’t realize it would be such a big deal to their fans. But according to PR and Social Media Manager Amy Morgan, the complaints came in almost immediately — and it wasn’t just people on Facebook. They were also getting calls and…

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Video: How Johnson & Johnson gets to know their customers before they start conversations

According to Johnson & Johnson Director of Corporate Social Media, Devon Eyer, their social media strategy used to be about “planting flags:” staking their claim to a Facebook page, a Twitter handle, a blog presence, and broadcasting their messages there. But now, she says the company takes a much more customer-centered approach — one focused…

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How Penn and Teller turn the audience into social megaphones

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.” You can also catch Jay speaking about “Youtility” at SocialMedia.org’s upcoming Brands-Only Summit this October. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his…

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Video: How Paychex turned their employees into advocates in 14 days

Here’s the thing about getting your employees to spread word of mouth: Sometimes you just have to ask them. Paychex Social Media Program Manager Joe Schaeffer says they did it with a simple question: “What makes you #PaychexProud?” To get them to answer it, though, Joe did a little internal word of mouth marketing of…

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