Tag Archives: social media

Video: How BMW turns fans into brand advocates

Have you ever had a fan wear so much of your branded clothing that it looks like they work for your company? What about a fan that could tell what year your product was made by its smell? BMW does. And they decided to do something for these fans that would turn them into loyal…

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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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Video: How AT&T helps their employees become social advocates

Did you know that 77 percent of people are more likely to buy a product if they hear about it from someone they trust? With the potential to have over 80,000 employees active in their social media program, that’s a lot of people who can spread the word about AT&T. The problem: Only about eight…

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We have to earn our audience’s attention

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. We have to earn our audience’s attention. Let’s see how you’re doing at that. If you own or run a business, I’d like to you…

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WOM Tip #396: Be patient with word of mouth

For one local Applebee’s, talking to the same Facebook fan, Chip Zdarsky, every day probably got annoying. After all, they didn’t know it, but Chip was messing with them — answering mundane Facebook posts like “Full or half sized Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad?” mostly for his own entertainment. But after months of Applebee’s politely responding…

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Video: How Dunkin’ Donuts fuels word of mouth through social media

As a Social Media Manager for Dunkin’ Donuts, Jessica Gioglio says fan-centric marketing is a big part of her job. “You spend a lot of time with your fans. You should be inspired by what they share with you and find fun ways to interact with them,” she explains. That’s why putting the spotlight on…

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What’s your love plan?

This is a guest post from Spike Jones — SVP, Managing Director SW Region at Edelman Digital and co-author of the book Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable Word of Mouth Movements. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Love plan? LOVE PLAN? I know what you’re…

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Video: How Keurig uses social media to spark word of mouth

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Social Media Manager Crystal King says that when she tells people she works for Keurig, they almost always have a story to tell her about their own coffee maker. She explains that these stories are what have made them the number one coffee maker brand. In her presentation at SocialMedia.org’s BlogWell…

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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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9 Things to Share That Start Conversations

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

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These tools will help you kick off any word of mouth campaign no matter what topic, industry, or budget.

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The Top Four Tips for Multiplying Your Word of Mouth

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

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10 Ways to Turn Around Negative Word of Mouth

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

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