Tag Archives: online communities

The fallacy of community

This is a guest post from Spike Jones — Group Director of Engagement at WCG and co-author of the book Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable Word of Mouth Movements. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Let’s talk about community for a moment, shall we? Remember…

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Clorox: Gaming Mechanics in Social Networks — Live from BlogWell

4:30 — Andy Sernovitz introduces Clorox’s Social Network Architect, Greg Piche. 4:31 — Greg: My talk is going to be about gaming mechanics in social networks, and specifically how we use gaming mechanics to drive engagement. 4:32 — Greg shares a little bit of background around Clorox. He says they actually “went off the deep…

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Word of mouth research: Study shows word of mouth tops all benefits of online communities

Increasing word of mouth is the greatest value of online communities according to a survey by Beeline Labs, Deloitte and the Society for New Communications Research of more than 140 businesses and nonprofits using social media. Respondents selected “improved word of mouth” as the primary benefit of social media, followed by increasing brand awareness, discovering…

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Word of Mouth Marketing Research: The Key Asset of Community is Word of Mouth

You can be a supergenius with GasPedal’s Word of Mouth Marketing Research slide of the week.  Share it, copy it and send it to a friend!

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Word of Mouth Geniuses of the Week

Nintendo, as reported by Mack Collier, The Viral Garden"Case Study: Dooce’s Nintendo Wii Giveaway"     Transparency is key in a word of mouth campaign, and Mack talks about how Heather Armstrong did it right. He also points out out Nintendo hit a home run. (link) Sean Moffitt, Buzz Canuck & Patrick Thoburn, Matchstick"7 Questions with…

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