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Is there a recipe for creating trust?

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. We talk about the idea of creating trust every week with our clients. At my agency, MMG, we call this equation basic marketing math:…

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The marketing moral compass

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT Delete” was released in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Are marketers the most loathed human beings on earth? It is…

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Hello? Is there a human inside?

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. Honestly — haven’t you felt that way more than once when you’ve dealt with a business? Either their marketing materials are so full of corporate…

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They’ll buy when they trust

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. Here’s an equation that every business owner needs to understand. Know + Like + Trust = Buy. Whether you sell toothbrushes or multi-million dollar medical…

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Do you trust your customers and employees?

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Beloved companies believe their customers and employees. This trust enables a company to encourage innovation and partnership. A beloved…

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Avoid these 3 mistakes and be your blog-self

[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.] Here’s the thing about blogging: Because everyone can do it, it’s easy to get caught up in how everyone else is doing it. Bloggers…

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Video: Andy Sernovitz shares the latest FTC warnings on social media disclosure

Trust is at the heart of all great social media programs. But too many marketers, focused on short-term goals like traffic or quarterly sales, are willing to put that trust on the line with unethical tactics. They buy some fake reviews, pay for a bunch of promotional blog posts, and disguise ads as content from…

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Video: Andy Sernovitz explains why social media ethics should be a priority

We’ve all seen the headlines: Fake Facebook fans, fake Twitter hacks, and fake celebrity social media endorsements are all over the place. But according to SocialMedia.org and WordofMouth.org CEO Andy Sernovitz, the FTC is fed up with it, and they’re starting to do something about it. In his presentation at SocialMedia.org’s BlogWell conference in Chicago,…

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