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WOM Tip #199: Put word of mouth tools in every package you send

The best thing you can do to help your customers remember to talk about you is to put something in their hands to share. It doesn’t have to be fancy, and it certainly doesn’t have to be expensive — but it does have to be remarkable. For example, Sock It to Me places a funny…

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Video: How to integrate word of mouth and social media with advertising

Jamie Plesser, former Best Buy Director of Digital Marketing, says that like a lot of social media and word of mouth marketers, he cringes when someone asks him to “make this campaign social.” In his presentation at SocialMedia.org’s Brands-Only Summit, he talks about why, unlike traditional media, word of mouth and social media is about…

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WOM Tip #462: Need content inspiration? Just ask for it.

One of the best things you can do for word of mouth is share plenty of content for your fans to pass along. If you’re thinking that’s easier said than done, you’re not alone. Even big, well established companies struggle to come up with content people want to share. You know who has no problem…

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Video: How RadioShack fueled word of mouth during the Super Bowl

Social media is a noisy place during the Super Bowl. Every commercial has a hashtag, every armchair quarterback has an opinion to tweet, and everyone’s trying to stay on top of what’s trending. According to Cosmin Ghiurau, Director of Social Media Marketing for RadioShack, they planned to beat the noise with a social media command…

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WOM Tip #457: Turn problem solving into a word of mouth opportunity

Feedly, an RSS feed reader, dedicated the first ten days of March to fixing ten bugs in their system. They called it “Fix It March: 10 bugs in 10 days,” and blogged about eh experience along the way. Photo from Feedly. Feedly is probably already tackling issues and improving their product every day, not just…

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WOM Tip #441: Make your packaging your word of mouth story

Sony sells their waterproof Walkman headphones submersed in a water bottle. With one glance, you can immediately tell what makes their product remarkable. They don’t need clever copy or flashy design — they just put their headphones in a water bottle in a vending machine. Photo from The Dieline. The best word of mouth stories…

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WOM Tip #477: Make something unexpectedly delightful

When you’re selling a solution, it’s easy to focus too much on the problem. Commercials for scented trash bags and air fresheners, for example, usually make you cringe by focusing on all of the nasty smells you need to cover up. But what if they did something to make their customers smile instead of cringe?…

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Everyone likes pie

This is a guest post from Andy Sernovitz — CEO of WordofMouth.org and SocialMedia.org and New York Times bestselling author of “Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Bill Kerschbaum shares a great example of the best kind of word…

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