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Be amazing to earn the amazing review

This is a guest post from Andy Sernovitz — CEO of WordofMouth.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. There are a lot of air-conditioning repair companies. They are all fighting for the…

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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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How to make water, pushpins, and Boring remarkable

[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.] It’s easy to feel like the underdog out there sometimes. Maybe you can’t afford that store space in the cool part of town, maybe…

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WOM Tip #378: Make a physical reminder for word of mouth

Some word of mouth topics are harder to spread than others. For example, the issue of hunger in Rhode Island is a difficult one for many people to comprehend. So to make their message more tangible, one food bank created empty cans branded as “Nothing.” Photo from Nail. The cans of “Nothing” were designed a…

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Video: How UnitedHealth Group meets their customers where conversations are happening

One fundamental word of mouth tip: Go where your customers are talking about you. That can mean attending local events, hopping on discussion forums — or if you’re UnitedHealth Group, getting involved on Twitter. But for a regulated industry like healthcare, that’s easier said than done. UnitedHealth Group’s Senior Manager of Communications, Rachel Medina, describes…

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It’s a small (and strange) world after all, brands

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. How much control does a company really have over their brand?…

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Skills that drive culture change for the customer

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. There are skill sets specific to driving culture change that need to be present when doing this customer experience…

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8 word of mouth topics to write about

[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.] Blogs, newsletters, and other types of content are fundamental word of mouth tools. The problem: What the heck do you write about? It’s an…

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