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Keep people talking for years and years

This is a guest post from Andy Sernovitz — CEO of WordofMouth.org and SocialMedia.org and New York Times bestselling author of “Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. My daughter is four years from getting braces. But the local orthodontist…

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3 word of mouth tips for schools

[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.] Schools and word of mouth marketing go hand-in-hand. Small budgets, plenty of talkers, a buzzworthy topic — everything you need for a great word…

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WOM Tip #208: Even small swag can make a difference

FILA’s golf shorts come with a small package of golf tees. They’re there to show off the fact that the shorts have a “tee pocket,” but more importantly, they put something shareable into their customers’ hands. That makes it much easier for someone out golfing with friends to talk about his shorts. Even the smallest…

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WOM Tip #341: More loyalty perks mean more opportunities for word of mouth

With over 500 beers from 40 different countries, World of Beer wants their customers to try as many of them as possible. So to encourage them to try new stuff, this bar makes their loyal customers feel very important. For example, Word of Beer fans get a club T-shirt for every 50 new beers they…

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When it’s better to give stuff away for 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.] People love talking about getting something for nothing. Unfortunately, you have to make money. So you can’t always give your stuff away — but…

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3 tips for earning more word of mouth at conferences

[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.] If you’ve ever hosted a booth at a conference, you know it can be hard to stand out in a sea full of companies…

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4 word of mouth lessons from Tough Mudder

[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.] With almost no traditional advertising, Tough Mudder, a traveling 12-mile extreme obstacle course, has grown from 20,000 participants in 2010 to 460,000 in 2012….

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Sometimes, the best content is given away

This is a guest post from Spike Jones — Group Director of Engagement at WCG and co-author of the book Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable Word of Mouth Movements. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Content is king. Or maybe it’s queen. It might even…

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