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3 actions to earn back customer trust

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. When you apologize, is it genuine? Is this your finest hour? Saying sorry is about accepting accountability. You…

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Video: How Southwest uses surprise and delight to make remarkable experiences

Opportunities to earn word of mouth exist everywhere. You don’t need your customers to fill out a form or comment on your Facebook page to tell you how to make their day. You just have to pay attention to them. How? By empowering your employees to be decision-makers, to treat your customers like humans, and…

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The Captain and the Fork

This is a guest post from Todd Alexander, Brand Evangelist and EVP for Kreber. I was boarding my flight from New Orleans to Chicago today on flight #1068. While I was in the jetway, I saw the Southwest Airlines Captain (Paul) leaving the plane for the terminal during his 40 minute layover. I figured he had…

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The ingredients of a buzzworthy company

[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.] Building a buzzworthy company is a word of mouth marketer’s ultimate goal. When you bake it into your brand and get everyone in the company…

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3-Minute WOM Lesson: What love has to do with word of mouth

[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.] What’s love got to do with it? Everything. Love is the most powerful force in marketing — and…

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Word of Mouth Tip #46: Bad situations are great opportunities to earn word of mouth

Because our world is run by humans, it’s a given that things will go wrong. At some point, something is going to break. Maybe it’s your fault, maybe not. The details won’t matter to the customer that’s stranded, delayed, hopeless, and generally screwed. And this is the point where great word of mouth marketers separate…

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