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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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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 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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WOM Tip #441: Make your packaging your word of mouth story

Sony sells their waterproof Walkman headphones submersed in a water bottle. With one glance, you can immediately tell what makes their product remarkable. They don’t need clever copy or flashy design — they just put their headphones in a water bottle in a vending machine. Photo from The Dieline. The best word of mouth stories…

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Why a fantastic customer experience matters

Forrester VP and Practice Leader Moira Dorsey and customer experience expert and author Kerry Bodine explain that we’ve entered the “Age of Customer Experience.” Unlike years past, companies need to focus on their customers more than any other part of their business to succeed. They share how companies like USAA, Apple, and Southwest Airlines save…

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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 tells a story. But for you to tell a story people will talk about, you need to know what makes your company meaningful — how it makes a difference. She’s put out this worksheet to…

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25 ways to thank your customers

When you show your customers your appreciation for their business, you give them a great reason to talk about you. You get your business back on their minds, you make them feel special, and you open up the door for their feedback. But you can do a lot more than just make a follow up…

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Everyone likes pie

This is a guest post from Andy Sernovitz — CEO of WordofMouth.org and SocialMedia.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. Bill Kerschbaum shares a great example of the best kind of word…

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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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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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3 Must-Use Word of Mouth Marketing Tools

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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