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Your product is the experience

This is a guest post from Todd Alexander, Brand Evangelist and EVP at Kreber. Last night we went to our favorite Indian restaurant and enjoyed a fabulous meal. My daughter-in-law ordered her usual chicken tikka masala and she made a very interesting comment after she had just a few bites. She said, “The food tastes…

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How are you generating word of mouth?

This is a guest post from Drew McLellan, CEO and Top Dog at McLellan Marketing Group. Research tells us that there is no more compelling way to drive sales than word of mouth marketing. This isn’t new news. We’ve always valued what our neighbors, friends and family had to say. It reduces the risk of buying…

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Word of Mouth Tip #148: Do something worth talking about in your store window

Real-life, in-person experiences are special word of mouth opportunities. They bring people together, they create excitement, and they get people talking. Retailers have a great opportunity with their physical location. It gives them a venue to create events — something the online guys just can’t do. Over in Sweden, for example, retailer NK teamed up…

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Word of Mouth Tip #14: Don’t let them leave without something to share

Never, ever let someone leave your store without offering them something to take with them – something that will help them tell the next person they see about you. They’ve just experienced your awesomeness, and they’re primed to talk. You just need to put something in their hands to help them do it. It doesn’t…

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5 real-life examples of how to convert almost any situation into positive word of mouth

Simplicity Sofas is a furniture manufacturer who sells products direct to consumers through our website. Our marketing program relies heavily on word of mouth. We routinely convert problems, mistakes, unreasonable demands, surprise gifts, routine procedures, and anything else that happens into opportunities to amaze and delight our customers. Since we conduct our business through e-commerce,…

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3-Minute WOM Lesson: How to help new customers talk about you

New customers can be powerful talkers. The first-time experience is a great conversation primer, but you shouldn’t rely on that alone to create word of mouth. Your job is to put something in their hands that reminds them, motivates them, and makes them look good. Three great things you can do: 1. Give them a…

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3-Minute WOM Lesson: Word of mouth tips for retailers

[Welcome back to the You Can Be a Word of Mouth Marketing Supergenius! newsletter. This is text from the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Whether you’re a one-location store or a national retail chain, you can have amazing word of mouth. How…

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Word of Mouth Tip #49: Give customers something exclusive to share with a friend

Don’t let your orders go out the door without including something valuable customers can share with a friend. We’re not talking about ads or brand slogans, we’re talking about something that makes the talker feel smart or generous. Classic examples include special discounts, passes to exclusive events, or behind-the-scenes stuff. It doesn’t have to be…

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