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How Maker’s Mark is Turning Customers into Lifelong Brand Ambassadors, presented by Todd Spencer

Maker’s Mark’s ambassador program is one of the most incredible fan clubs of all time, boasting hundreds of thousands of loyal members. In this video, you’ll learn about the word of mouth principles that drive the legendary program, how it’s all run, the unique perks of the membership, and most importantly — what motivates the…

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Word of mouth research: The psychological burden of surprise and its influence on WOM

Straight out of something our friend Andy Nulman would riff on, a 2003 study conducted by Christian Derbaix and Joelle Vanhamme of Belgium’s Université catholique de Louvain shows the influence of surprise on word of mouth. Through a questionnaire, Derbaix and Vanhamme asked respondents to describe details of a consumption or purchase experience which surprised…

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Word of Mouth Geniuses of the Week

Verity Gough, MyCustomer.com“Making word of mouth marketing work: Finding the influencers”The essence of word of mouth is getting people to talk about you; this is a good look at finding the people who will do the talking for you, especially near the end of the piece. (link) Mika, DoshDosh"How ‘Surprise’ Helps Word-of-Mouth and Viral Marketing"Not…

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Create a complete word of mouth marketing plan using this worksheet’s eight simple steps.

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