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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Video: How Paychex turned their employees into advocates in 14 days

Here’s the thing about getting your employees to spread word of mouth: Sometimes you just have to ask them. Paychex Social Media Program Manager Joe Schaeffer says they did it with a simple question: “What makes you #PaychexProud?” To get them to answer it, though, Joe did a little internal word of mouth marketing of…

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Video: How Michelin earns word of mouth influence in forums

The automotive industry has some of the most passionate talkers. Experts, enthusiasts, celebrities, car guys, and just people looking for answers to their car questions come to the same place: online forums. For brands like Michelin, that’s fantastic for market research, understanding their customers, and hearing what people have to say. But according to Michelin’s…

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Video: Tyra Banks on how honesty strengthens your word of mouth marketing

“Smizing,” “saming,” and encouraging different definitions of beauty: They’re Tyra’s ingredients for becoming one of the most world’s most followed people on Twitter. (Well, that, and being a world-famous supermodel, reality show host, and entrepreneur.) But her social media and word of mouth strategy might not be what you think. In her keynote at’s…

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