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Leaders: Set the tone and give “permission” to be real

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “Chief Customer Officer 2.0.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Beloved companies aren’t afraid to be themselves. They give employees permission to drop the “corporate veneer.” They encourage employees to take…

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Evaluate how real you are in the moments of connection

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Companies that customers love work hard not to lose their personality — not in their products, not in…

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Give your employees the chance to start 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.] Your employees are your single biggest resource for word of mouth. But not every company treats them like that kind of asset. What if…

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Give them your heart… and then your head

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. Clients have high expectations of us and rightly so. And I think that most companies (and employees) bust a hump to meet and exceed…

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In a world of stuntvertising, Taylor Swift schools brands

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Mirum and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT Delete” was released in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Make them cry. When speaking to marketers about what kind of advertising…

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Let the front line be human

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. The front line has been programmed to get a certain output. It might be closing the call within…

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How your brand should tell a beautiful story

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT Delete” was released in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Before you do anything, please watch this: It’s almost perfect, isn’t…

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Storytelling, storytelling, and more storytelling

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. Seems like every marketing book, blog, and study is talking about how we should be using storytelling as a marketing technique. I couldn’t agree…

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