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3 groups of talkers who can boost your 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.] In our last issue, we talked about the best places to start taking part in word of mouth conversations about your company. But once…

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WOM Tip #165: Clear employee disclosures make for more powerful endorsements

Employee disclosure in social media isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s the law. And with the most recent updates to the FTC’s guidelines, it’s even more important for these disclosures to be perfectly clear. A lot of employees hesitate to share endorsements for their companies because they’re afraid of doing it wrong…

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Classic word of mouth tools that still work

[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 easy to get overwhelmed with all of the complicated, techy, or social media campaigns you can do to get people talking about you. But word…

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How Fiskars created their incredible fan community

Back in 2005, Fiskars — the 360-year-old brand that’s famous for their orange-handled scissors —  did a brand audit. They asked customers to describe what beverage and snack they were like, and when the responses of “milk” and “saltine crackers” came in, they knew they had some work to do. To help turn it around,…

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Case Study: Fiskars — live from Word of Mouth Supergenius

2:10 — Cale Johnson introduces Brains on Fire‘s Geno Church. 2:11 — ?Fiskars is the 2nd oldest incorporated brand in the world (didn’t know that!) and frankly it doesn’t seem like a product that would generate high conversation, especially given that it seems like so many people use them. 2:13 — But Fiskars worked very…

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Geno Church on how to create a fan community — a live Word of Mouth Supergenius preview

As we gear up for Word of Mouth Supergenius: The “How to be Great at Word of Mouth Marketing” Conference on July 20th in New York, our fantastic presenters are sharing some word of mouth tips as previews for the day’s 12 how-to classes, 12 real-world case studies, and 6 brilliant author sessions. Our lineup…

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3-Minute WOM Lesson: Lessons from the amazing Fiskars fan community — live from Word of Mouth Supergenius

[Welcome back to the You Can Be a Word of Mouth Marketing Supergenius! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] As a preview for Word of Mouth Supergenius on July 20 in New York, we’re taking a…

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Spike Jones: How to Create a Fan Community — live from Word of Mouth Supergenius

9:35 — Kurt Vanderah introduces Spike Jones, Brains On Fire‘s Firestarter. 9:37 — Spike shows a clip of a woman singing a Fiskars carol. 9:39 — It’s about people, not technology. 9:40 — Brains on Fire creates movements as opposed to campaigns, something that lasts forever, not for just a moment. Movements are a volume…

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