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WOM Tip #445: Try the not-so-noisy spaces

People perusing the Missed Connections listings in Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia recently might have seen posts like “Cute Dress Girl at Franklin Mortgage – m4w” or “Bright red lips w/ wrist tattoo at big star – m4w.” But these aren’t from love struck guys on Craigslist, these are from Swarovski — the crystal…

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Video: How Cabela’s joined their customers’ conversations in social media

According to Adam Buchanan, Cabela’s Social Media Manager, your customers’ content is better than yours. What does he mean by that? The photos they share, the stories they tell, and their feedback is so much more authentic and remarkable than anything an agency could try to recreate with your stuff. The problem: Cabela’s didn’t have…

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5 ways to market if you don’t have a lot of money

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. No matter where I speak, who the audience is, or even the topic I am supposed to address, this same question comes up: How…

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What works (for me, at least)

This guest post is from Andy Nulman — President of Just for Laughs and author of “Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise.” See the original post this was adapted from and more like it on his blog. One thing I’ve learned over the course of close to eight years on consistent blogging…

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3 ways to use the “me” motivation for 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.] One of the biggest motivators for word of mouth is all about “me.” People don’t want to talk about your company — they want…

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WOM Tip #218: Art brings big groups of talkers together

TD Bank turned their New York storefronts into art galleries by displaying works from local artists in their windows and in Grand Central Station. They also brought together ten artists to create something from recyclable material. The proceeds from the art goes to four different environmental organizations in the city, but TD Bank is also…

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Video: How Olive Garden made their social media presence about their customers — not marketing

For a lot of people, social media is a direct line to a company’s customer service. But what happens when that company uses social media as just another place to advertise? According to Justin Sikora, Olive Garden’s Director of Brand Building and Public Relations, that promotion-focused strategy was leaving their customers ignored and upset. To…

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Your actions tell the story

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. In a world where products and services are available in a hundred variations, beloved companies get a disproportionate…

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