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Video: How Lowe’s practices restraint when joining in on social media conversations

You’ve heard it before: You have to go where your customers are to start word of mouth conversations. But maybe you haven’t heard this before: You don’t have to follow your customers everywhere. At SocialMedia.org’s Brands-Only Summit, Brad Walters’ presentation title, “OMG Look! An Emerging Social Media Platform! Hurry, Let’s Jump on It!” explains where…

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How a small franchise competes with bigger competitors using word of mouth

[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.] It’s hard for a small, specialty store like The Tile Shop to compete with huge retailers like The Home Depot or Lowe’s. But while…

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WOM Tip #206: Workshops are great for word of mouth

The Home Depot does it with weekly DIY lessons, REI does it with YouTube videos, and now Verizon is doing it with in-store wireless workshops. When you teach your customers something — whether it’s a new skill, or how to use your product — you give them a reason to come back. These learning experiences…

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