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Why you need a customer service response road map

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.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his Convince & Convert blog. Few customer complaints are personal. Still, it’s human nature to feel…

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3 types of talkers you should actively reach out to

[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.] Most of the time, your talkers will come from the everyday actions you take to be a great business — they recommend their friends…

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How to hug your haters

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.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his Convince & Convert blog. Who needs praise and positive reviews? I’ll take a hater any…

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Video: How Hallmark turned around negative word of mouth when Jingle “lost his bark”

If you searched Google for Hallmark’s Jingle puppy after Christmas 2013, you’d find 2.5 star reviews on the first page of results, angry rants about it on Facebook, 20 scathing reviews on Amazon, and crying kids in YouTube videos. Woah, how did this all happen? According to Camille Lauer, Hallmark’s Social Media Manager, it’s all…

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Video: How to use social media for crisis management

For most brands, social media ROI means “return on investment.” But for some brands, it also means “rescue of image.” According to Debbie Curtis-Magley, Director of SAP Cross-Cloud Social and Community at Ariba, social media can be a great tool for influencing positive word of mouth about your brand. You just have to use it…

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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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The 3 types of negative 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.] No matter how great your company is, you’re going to experience negative word of mouth. Even the most loved companies in the world get…

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