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Case Study: Don’t Mess With Texas

2:50 — Cale Johnson introduces GSD&M‘s Founder, Tim McClure. Not talking about Word of Mouth but Word of Mom … more about that later. 1985 Texas taxpayers paying millions of dollars to clean up highways, and cost was going up 15% per year. Department of Transportation put out an RFP for a campaign on reducing…

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Case Study: Threadless

2:10 — Cale Johnson introduces Threadless‘ CMO, Cam Balzer. 2:11 — Will take us through the key drivers that have brought success — create products that people like to wear, products that become icebreakers. 2:12 — When you involve a community in creating your products, awesome things happen. A global community of designers submit designs…

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Case Study: Noodles & Company

2:10 — Kurt Vanderah introduces Noodles & Company‘s Marketing Manager, Nick Filler. 2:12 — The word of mouth campaign created with a t-shirt and a Sharpie pen. 2:13 — Noodles & Company are under 300 restaurants, but they use word of mouth and creativity to their advantage. 2:14 — The goals: do something different, create a spectacle, engage…

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Case Study: WindsorONE

2:50 — Kurt Vanderah introduces WindsorONE‘s President & CEO, Craig Flynn, Director of Marketing, Brian Bunt, and Design & Brand Strategist, Emily Albinski. 2:51 — Looking forward to some great thoughts!!! 2:52 — Word of Mouth: Fission Formula. (Missed first part – will get it) 53% of a yes decision. Flip The Funnel. Your best customers…

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Steve Farber on “The Radical Leap: Re-Energized”

1:30 — Erin McDaniel introduces Steve Farber, author of The Radical Leap Re-Energized: Doing What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do. 1:31 — 1:32 –The study of creating cultures of leadership. 1:33 — The key element that separates an extreme leader from the rest is heart. 1:35 — Do…

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Case Study: Domino’s

4:30 — Kurt Vanderah introduces Domino’s Chicago Marketing Mind, Ramon De Leon. 4;32– We start off the talk with video examples great WOW customer content. 4:31 — If you want people to talk about your brand, you need to be prepared to capture and share it online. 4:35– To build incredible WOM you need to WOW…

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Bob Pearson on “Pre-Commerce”

1:30 — Kurt Vanderah introduces Bob Pearson, author of Pre-Commerce: How Companies and Customers are Transforming Business Together. 1:31 — Transactions are less than 1% of the time/activties that a person spends online doing. 1:35 — Where are the communities at that want what you offer? You have to go out and find them for…

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Jeanne Bliss on “I Love You More Than My Dog”

1:30 — Cale Johnson introduces Jeanne Bliss, author of “I Love You More Than My Dog”: Five Decisions That Drive Extreme Customer Loyalty in Good Times and Bad. 1:31 — Colleen Barrett, keynote speaker today, wrote the forward to the book. 1:32 — Started in Land’s End with founder in 1984. Had to grow business…

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All word of mouth starts with a topic of conversation — a simple, portable, repeatable idea that gets people talking.

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Create a complete word of mouth marketing plan using this worksheet’s eight simple steps.

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