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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.

How WindsorONE made an impression on a budget

This is a guest post from WindsorONE’s CEO, Craig Flynn, and Director of Marketing, Brian Bunt. See more posts like this about word of mouth marketing for all types of companies on their blog. After reading a blog posting by Saul Colt on disruptive marketing, we were inspired to try our own version. The WindsorONE…

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Don’t forget the packaging!

This is a guest post from WindsorONE’s CEO, Craig Flynn, and Director of Marketing, Brian Bunt. See more posts like this about word of mouth marketing for all types of companies on their blog. Chances are you have attended an industry tradeshow. At these shows you walk around from booth to booth and if you…

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Earn the sale by telling a story worth sharing

It’s often forgotten how the power of story can serve as good word of mouth marketing — and more so than that, how word of mouth can help move the sales process forward and close new business! Think it through… It’s pretty typical for Mike the salesperson to do the ‘ol “show up and throw…

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The word of mouth marketing sales-fission formula

Check out these nuclear stats: 85% of the value of a brand is created by the salesperson, at the field level; 53% of a prospect’s decision to choose you comes from their sales experience. BOOM! How’s that radiation make you feel? Well, hopefully you’re wearing your lead vest, because the lesson should be clear: YOU’RE…

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