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3 types of talkers you should actively reach out to

[Welcome back to our Word of Mouth Marketing Lessons newsletter. This is text from the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using this handy form.] Most of the time, your talkers will come from the everyday actions you take to be a great business — they recommend their friends…

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How TOMS, Patagonia, and Volvo earn word of mouth with cause marketing

[Welcome back to our Word of Mouth Marketing Lessons newsletter. This is text from the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using this handy form.] Product benefits and deliverables only get you so far in word of mouth marketing. Maybe your stuff is boring, or, after a while, everyone…

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How cause marketing can be smart marketing

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. In the last 20 years, the term “cause marketing” came onto the horizon. The whole idea was this: Many companies donate their time, their…

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Video: How “Don’t Mess With Texas” became one of the most talked about ad campaigns of all time

In 1985, Texans were paying millions for litter cleanup along highways, and the cost was getting bigger every year. The nation as a whole was facing a similar issue and putting out public service announcements, like the crying Native American and “Give a hoot, don’t pollute.” But according to Tim McClure, co-founder of ad agency…

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Case Study: Movember

3:50 — Erin McDaniel introduces Movember‘s Digital Strategist, Kory Klem. 3:51 — Movember ~ Changing the Face of Men’s Health. 3:52– In 2003 3o Mo Bros sat around and wondered what happened to the mustache culture. 3:53– In 2004 that same group decided to create Movember, which would bring awareness to men’s health. That first year…

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Word of Mouth Tip #72: Find a middleman for topics that are hard to talk about

Certain topics can be uncomfortable or awkward for people to discuss. Things like diseases, political issues, famine, war, and charitable causes aren’t always easy for even your biggest supporters to bring up amongst friends or strangers. In these instances, sometimes it’s best to look outside your close group of customers or supporters and find intermediaries…

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How American Express uses social media for cause marketing — live from BlogWell

Come to our upcoming BlogWell: How Big Brands Use Social Media conference in San Francisco to hear Adobe, Symantec, SAP, Mattel, Kaiser Permanente, Intel, Sears Holdings, and Chevron share 8 great case studies on corporate social media. You’ll learn how to get started, get past roadblocks, and make your social media program phenomenal — all…

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