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The power of being vulnerable

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT DEL” comes out in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. When you’re vulnerable people connect more to whatever it is that…

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Video: SocialMedia.org CEO Andy Sernovitz shares simple steps for keeping your word of mouth ethical

Social media and word of mouth marketing is all about trust. You’re not going to recommend someone to a friend if you’re not confident they’ll treat that friend well. SocialMedia.org and WordofMouth.org CEO Andy Sernovitz says social media ethics is not a topic of debate, it’s a legal requirement. In the video below, he explains…

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3 ways to teach your team word of mouth ethics

[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.] Word of mouth ethics isn’t just something for the PR or legal team to handle. At great brands, every employee gets it — from the owner…

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Transparency is the starting point — credibility is the finish line

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT DEL” comes out in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. What does it take to create a winning digital marketing initiative? There is no doubt that…

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3 ways to keep your word of mouth honest

[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.] Your advocates are talking about you because they trust you. That’s huge. That’s how word of mouth works. But it can be easy to lose that…

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How to make a great first impression when engaging online

[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.] Taking part in the conversation is important for keeping the word of mouth going. Engaging for the first time can be intimidating, but it gets easier…

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4 key groups to train on word of mouth ethics

[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.] Nobody is going to put their reputation on the line to recommend you if they have any questions about your trustworthiness. It takes a long, long…

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Word of Mouth Tip #108: Disclosure is easy

An ethical and honest disclosure doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to be loaded with legal jargon. Just say who you are, who you work for, if you’re being paid — anything the reader / site owner / customer needs to know. And the best part? Great disclosure makes your marketing, your…

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