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It’s easier to be honest

This is a guest post from Dave Kerpen — CEO of Likeable Local, chairman and former CEO of Likeable Media, and author of “Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. Four college students missed an important…

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Why paying for reviews is never worth it

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.” You’ve got a more important issue Too often, incentives for reviews are used by lazy marketers who are avoiding a bigger problem: They’re just…

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How to start conversations by doing something unexpected

[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.] Sometimes the simplest way to get people talking about your stuff is to do something they wouldn’t expect. This is about more than crazy…

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Moving people creates movements

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT DEL” comes out in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. What is art? It’s a question that has been asked for…

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Transparency is the starting point — credibility is the finish line

This is a guest post from Mitch Joel — President, Twist Image and author of “Six Pixels of Separation.” His new book “CTRL ALT DEL” comes out in May 2013. See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on his blog. What does it take to create a winning digital marketing initiative? There is no doubt that…

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Word of Mouth Tip #108: Disclosure is easy

An ethical and honest disclosure doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to be loaded with legal jargon. Just say who you are, who you work for, if you’re being paid — anything the reader / site owner / customer needs to know. And the best part? Great disclosure makes your marketing, your…

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Word of Mouth Tip #137: Short-term negative feedback is worth the long-term trust

It’s tempting to hide the negative feedback, the lousy reviews, and the tough criticism. But instead of trying to hide it (which is impossible anyways), a better option is feature it, respond to it, or explain how you’re incorporating the feedback into future products. The negative stuff might cost you a few sales today, but…

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Andy Sernovitz: How to stay ethical and out of trouble

11:55 — Cale Johnson introduces WordofMouth.org‘s CEO, Andy Sernovitz. 11:55 — 11:56 — It’s all about trust. 11:57 — This is the basis that all your social media efforts are based on. 11:58 —  Disclosure – The difference between honesty and sleazery. 11:59 — THIS IS THE LAW! 12:00 — This is not a new…

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