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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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WOM Tip #232: Seriously, just start a fan club

You know that loyalty programs are great for word of mouth. You’ve heard about the legendary ones from Fiskar’s Fiskateers to Maker’s Mark Ambassadors, but you’re probably still thinking your business is too small, too boring, or too obscure to warrant a fan club. Guess what: It’s not. Why? Because even A.1. Steak Sauce has…

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Are your company’s customer rewards actually inspiring 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.] When you give your fans exclusive rewards for doing business with you, are you thinking about why they’ll tell a friend about it? For…

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Video: How Best Buy gets their best talkers together

Your fans are already looking for ways to connect with you and with each other. If you can make a place for that to happen, you can foster a ton of word of mouth and passionate conversations about your brand. Best Buy knew they had some passionate fans. Their Reward Zone members had pretty impressive…

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Loyalty is earned, not bought

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of Six Pixels of Separation. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. This will not be about how to game a system so that you can redeem a free flight. Sorry. When most people think of earning loyalty points,…

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Case Study: Maker’s Mark

2:10 — Erin McDaniel introduces Doe-Anderson‘s President and CEO, Todd Spencer 2:11 — 2:12 — Bill Samuels, Sr. was the inventor of Maker’s Mark. 2:14 — “Anything that can be said about a good whiskey has already been said about a bad whiskey.” 2:15 —  In the beginning the market demographic we focused on are…

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