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About Spike Jones

Spike Jones is a results-proven communications professional, specializing in digital and offline word of mouth marketing. With more than 15 years of experience, the career path goes something like this: Baylor University; a decade at Brains on Fire; SVP of the Customer Experience team at Fleishman-Hillard; Group Director, Engagement at WCG; and now SVP, Managing Director SW Region at Edelman Digital. Spike is also a co-author of the book Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable, Word of Mouth Movements.

United Airlines uses a little customer service to start big conversations

My friend Auren shared a great example of how every touch point matters and how, if you do it right, it gets amplified via social media. It all started when he left his Kindle on a plane. Then, he gets an email from United telling him they have it and are holding it until he can pick…

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How to make an invoice worth talking about

Last summer, everyone and their mother was reading, talking about, and forwarding me the great story about Peter Shankman and his Morton’s experience. It’s great, that’s for sure. Definitely remarkable. The “money” quote, in my opinion, was: Customer service is no longer about telling people how great you are. It’s about producing amazing moments in…

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The CEO who wrote 30,000 thank you notes

You’re busy. I get it. It’s tough to take time out of your day for the things that may not be “essential.” But, what if you did? Are you busier than the CEO of a Fortune 500 company? What if you took the time to focus on acknowledging the people in your community who make…

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