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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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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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Video: How ConAgra Foods makes product decisions by listening to their fans

When ConAgra Foods removed their Chef Boyardee pop-top cans from the shelves, they didn’t realize it would be such a big deal to their fans. But according to PR and Social Media Manager Amy Morgan, the complaints came in almost immediately — and it wasn’t just people on Facebook. They were also getting calls and…

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Video: How Nissan connects negative online word of mouth to real-world solutions

When your customers complain about your stuff, you do everything you can to fix it. But how long does it take for that complaint to get to you in the first place? For huge companies like Nissan, it’s even harder to gather all of the incoming complaints and get them to the right person to…

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Video: How Johnson & Johnson gets to know their customers before they start conversations

According to Johnson & Johnson Director of Corporate Social Media, Devon Eyer, their social media strategy used to be about “planting flags:” staking their claim to a Facebook page, a Twitter handle, a blog presence, and broadcasting their messages there. But now, she says the company takes a much more customer-centered approach — one focused…

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Video: How GE earns millions in revenue with employees’ social networks

Think about all of the people your employees know: all of the people they could tell about your business. What if those people were graphed out in a network to show who knows whom? What if you could see which employees know your potential customers? For General Electric, that social graph is mapped out on…

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Video: How Novartis pulls off word of mouth despite strict regulations

Word of mouth marketing is great because any company can do it regardless of size, budget, or industry. But when you work in pharmaceuticals, it can come with a few obstacles. According to Melissa Mackey, Associate Director of Digital Strategies at Novartis, those obstacles are FDA regulations and legal teams within the company. So to…

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Video: How Thomson Reuters earned new customers with great content

According to Casey Hall, Thomson Reuters Senior Marketer, a blog is not the place for product promotions and selling. It’s a place for sharing amazing content and earning loyal fans. How do they create amazing content? By bringing in subject matter experts to help. The problem: Not all of these experts were ready to do…

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Download: “The Difference Map” by Bernadette Jiwa

We’re big fans of author of The Fortune Cookie Principle and TEDx speaker Bernadette Jiwa, who says that good marketing…

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The first chapter of “The Social Media Side Door” by Ian Greenleigh

Ian reveals the best ways to earn the attention of influential people using social media channels.

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Use the examples in this guide to help inspire ways to make your message more portable and shareable.

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These tips can help you get your marketing to do more work without a lot of extra effort.

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The most effective ways to stop negative WOM with examples from Zappos, FedEx, Dell, and more.

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