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The ingredients of WOW!

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. When was the last time you raved about a business? Was it because their product was so notably superior? Or was it because something…

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Creating love affairs: You can’t buy their love

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 our ongoing pursuit of creating love affairs with your customers, I wanted to share an experience. If you’re a regular reader of my…

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Daring 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.] As a marketer, you have a choice: Go with what’s safe and get lost in the noise, or do something daring and start conversations….

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3 reasons to be generous

[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.] Generosity is one of those signs of a customer-centered company. Generous businesses do more than what’s expected to turn a customer into a fan….

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3 ways to use competition to start 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.] A little competition, whether it’s between your customers or your actual competition, is a great way to start conversations. Here are three ways to…

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Remarkable stuff any business can offer

[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.] No matter what your company sells, you have the ability to make it more remarkable. It’s not about expensive marketing promotions or a shiny,…

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3 ways to use surprise to earn 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.] From plot twists in their favorite show to the prize in the bottom of the cereal box, people love talking about the unexpected. You…

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In praise of the surprise and delight

This is a guest post from Spike Jones — Group Director of Engagement at WCG 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. I’m a huge proponent of the good ol’ marketing tactic…

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