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What are your three types of ice?

This is a guest post from Jonah Berger, Marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and New York Times bestselling author of “Contagious: Why Things Catch On.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Getting attention for you and your message is tough. You need something…

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Word of Mouth Tip #39: Be different

A core component of word of mouth is the element of being fundamentally, astonishingly, remarkably different. Seth Godin described it best when laying out his Purple Cow manifesto for Fast Company: While driving through France a few years ago, my family and I were enchanted by the hundreds of storybook cows grazing in lovely pastures…

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Word of Mouth Tip #34: Make it outrageously big, strange, rare, or stretchy

People love to talk about the unique and the bizarre. These are the topics that make news headlines, that bloggers repost, and that people share with friends. It’s the goofy event you host, your creation of the world’s biggest whatever, or your world record-breaking thing-a-ma-jig. Even if your outrageously big, strange, rare, or stretchy thing doesn’t…

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