Word of Mouth Marketing

Author: Andy Sernovitz
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ISBN: 9780983429036
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With straightforward advice and humour, word of mouth expert Andy Sernovitz will show you how the world's most respected and profitable companies get their best customers for free through the power of word of mouth. Learn the five essential steps that make word of mouth work and everything you need to get started. Understand how easy it is to work with social media, viral marketing, evangelists, and buzz. Start using simple techniques that start conversations: 3 Reasons People Talk About You; 4 Rules of Word of Mouth Marketing; 5 Ts of Word of Mouth Marketing; 6 Big Ideas: Deep Stuff That Changes Marketing Forever. Find out what sparks the irrepressible enthusiasm of Apple and TiVo fans. Understand why everyone is talking about a certain restaurant, car, band, or dry cleaner -- and why other businesses and products are ignored. Discover why some products become huge successes without a penny of promotion -- and why some multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns fail to get noticed. Open your eyes to a new way of doing business: Honest marketing makes more money, because customers who trust you will talk about you. Learn how to be the remarkable company that people want to share with their friends.

Word of Mouth Marketing

Author: Andy Sernovitz
Publisher: Pressbox
ISBN: 9780983429029
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Word of Mouth Marketing: The Comic Book By Andy Sernovitz with Cale Johnson. Illustrated by Shane Clester. Quickly learn to get people talking about you in this fast, fun, comic edition of the New York Times bestseller Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking. The original is the #1 word of mouth marketing book since 2004, translated into 14 languages. This exciting new graphic novel edition makes these fantastically useful ideas even easier to read, implement, and share. The comic edition is a great way to teach word of mouth marketing to teams that need it most but don't have the time to sit down with the complete book. For fans of the full book, the comic makes a great back-pocket guide for your day-to-day marketing. With straightforward advice and humor, Andy Sernovitz will show you how the world's most respected and profitable companies get their best customers for free through the power of word of mouth. Learn the five essential steps that make word of mouth work and everything you need to get started. Understand how easy it is to work with social media, viral marketing, evangelists, and buzz. Start using simple techniques that start conversations: Reasons People Talk About You 4 Rules of Word of Mouth Marketing 5 Ts of Word of Mouth Marketing 6 Big Ideas: Deep Stuff That Changes Marketing Forever Learn to use word of mouth marketing to make your company more profitable, how to spend less on marketing, and how to make your customers happier.

The Secrets of Word of Mouth Marketing

Author: George Silverman
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814416691
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The first edition of The Secrets of Word-of-Mouth Marketing provided readers with step-by-step guidance for constructing a word-of-mouth marketing campaign that would penetrate successive audience tiers and build sales exponentially. Extensively revised to reflect the profound changes in the marketplace, from new attitudes and communication methods, to new ways of relating to increasingly wary Web 2.0 customers, the second edition of this groundbreaking book shows readers how they can move beyond traditional approaches to inspire the kind of word of mouth that catches fire and generates revenue. Featuring enlightening case studies and examples, as well as an updated version of the author's innovative Decision Matrix for identifying potential buyers and determining and crafting the right kind of message, The Secrets of Word-of-Mouth Marketing simplifies the process of choosing the delivery method, harnessing the power of influencers, and measuring results. From how to navigate the latest digital media to what Malcolm Gladwell got wrong, this is still the last word on word of mouth.

The Face to Face Book

Author: Ed Keller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451640064
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Shares secrets to harnessing the power of word-of-mouth marketing, challenging popular misconceptions while explaining how to render a brand a subject of profitable conversation.

The Passion Conversation

Author: Robbin Phillips
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118768361
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No passion, no conversation. No conversation, no word of mouth. No word of mouth, no successful business. If you think you are in the marketing business, think again. You’re in the people business, and The Passion Conversation teaches you how to get people to fall passionately and madly in love with your organization or cause. The author’s mash-up of the latest in wonky academic research with practical, real-world stories shows how any business can spark and sustain word of mouth marketing. Readers learn how loving your customers results in not just building a thriving community, but also driving meaningful conversations, ultimately impacting the financial success of a business. The Passion Conversation will change your perspective on marketing by: Explaining the three motivations for people to talk about businesses and causes Detailing how every marketing problem is a people problem in disguise Giving heartfelt evidence that marketing materials are now conversation tools Showing how customer communities sustain word of mouth while also sparking financial impact Helping your business apply these marketing lessons through a series of workbook exercises called "Passion Explorations" The time is now for marketers and businesses to go beyond the product conversation to understanding, sparking and sustaining the passion conversation for why your business is in business.

Likeable Social Media How to Delight Your Customers Create an Irresistible Brand and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook Other Social Networks

Author: Dave Kerpen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071769501
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THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The secret to successful word-of-mouth marketing on the social web is easy: BE LIKEABLE. A friend's recommendation is more powerful than any advertisement. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and beyond, that recommendation can travel farther and faster than ever before. Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word. Praise for Likeable Social Media: Dave Kerpen's insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of brilliant. Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com Alas, common sense is not so common. Dave takes you on a (sadly, much needed) guided tour of how to be human in a digital world. Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box Likeable Social Media cuts through the marketing jargon and technical detail to give you what you really need to make sense of this rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. Being human — being likeable — will get you far. Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications, Ford Motor Company Dave gives you what you need: Practical, specific how-to advice to get people talking about you. Andy Sernovitz, author of Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking

Social Media Intelligence

Author: Wendy W. Moe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107656036
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In the world of Facebook, Twitter and Yelp, water-cooler conversations with co-workers and backyard small talk with neighbors have moved from the physical world to the digital arena. In this new landscape, organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies to political campaigns continuously monitor online opinions in an effort to guide their actions. Are consumers satisfied with our product? How are our policies perceived? Do voters agree with our platform? Measuring online opinion is more complex than just reading a few posted reviews. Social media is replete with noise and chatter that can contaminate monitoring efforts. By knowing what shapes online opinions, organizations can better uncover the valuable insights hidden in the social media chatter and better inform strategy. This book can help anyone facing the challenge of making sense of social media data to move beyond the current practice of social media monitoring to more comprehensive use of social media intelligence.

Pow Right Between the Eyes

Author: Andy Nulman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470443842
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Pow! Radical new methods for reaching jaded, cynical consumers Put simply, when it comes to your business, your new idea, even yourself, this book can be the difference between a "Who cares?" and a "Holy cow!" Business, both big and small, is in desperate need of new ways to inspire bored and cynical consumers who have grown weary of the same old song and dance. In today’s information economy, it doesn’t matter how many people you reach, but how much attention they pay. And the best way to get attention is with the powerful, but largely misunderstood, element of surprise. Pow! Enter Andy Nulman with the art of surprise marketing. An explosive new outlook, surprise marketing solidifies the bond between you and your customers like nothing else, and keeps them coming back for more by providing a continuous flow of what they never expected. Pow! Right Between the Eyes reveals the secrets, theories, and tactics of surprise marketing, and wields outrageous real-world examples (and even more outrageous tools like "The Lubricant to Yes" and "Euphoric Shock") to help expand the boundaries of the extreme and create a bigger bang for bigger profits. On his quest to unlock the secret of why some things knock your socks off and others put you to sleep, Nulman shares insights from director Alfred Hitchcock, designer Philippe Starck, playwright David Mamet, Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane, Harvard psychologists, songwriters, bloggers, and even the inventor of Pirate Booty snack chips. And he shows how today’s smartest companies are winning big with surprises stories like: • How Oprah’s shocking announcement that "Everybody gets a car!" sent her Web site traffic up 800% and helped the Pontiac G6 outsell its competitors by 20% • How Target earns $7 billion a year in free publicity with stunts like a floating temporary store in New York’s Hudson River or putting on a vertical fashion show where acrobat models walked down the side of Rockefeller Center • How Bear Naked Granola reversed the trick-or-treat tradition by sending costumed street teams door-to-door to give away granola samples on Halloween Andy Nulman is a wildly-successful businessman and even wilder public speaker who first learned the power of surprise working with Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, and many other comedians as the cofounder and CEO of the Just For Laughs Festival, the world’s largest comedy event. His book shares hilarious and effective surprise promotions that he himself dreamed up for the event and in his current position as cofounder, President, and CMO of Airborne Mobile, which brings brands like Maxim, Family Guy, and the NFL to the mobile media world. Don’t forget to read the book’s two forewords by the legendary John Cleese and CBS Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson. Surprising choices for a business book? Well…what did you expect?

Brand Advocates

Author: Rob Fuggetta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118336542
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Praise for Brand Advocates "Ignite your Advocates! Fuggetta shows you how." —SCOTT MONTY, Head of Social Media, Ford "Creating and amplifying authentic Advocates should be front and center on every marketer's agenda. This book is a blueprint for how to turn genuine Advocates into a powerful marketing force." —SUSAN HELSTAB, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts "Advocacy is the ultimate goal for every brand. And Rob Fuggetta has given us the ultimate guidebook to brand advocacy. Simple, clear, and filled with practical advice, this book shows you how to turn your enthusiastic customers into a powerful Brand Army." —PORTER GALE, former Vice President of Marketing, Virgin America "In an era of connected consumerism, advocacy puts the word in word of mouth. Nothing is more authentic or effective. This book shows you exactly how to find and engage your advocates." —BRIAN SOLIS, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group, and author, The End of Business as Usual "Inspiring Advocates is one of Method's seven obsessions. Get this book and be inspired. Highly recommended!" —ERIC RYAN, Cofounder, Method "Fuggetta's equation for building great brands in the social media age is proven and powerful. Every hotel marketer should read this book." —CHIP CONLEY, Founder, Joie De Vivre Hospitality, and author, Emotional Equations "Brand Advocates is a book every public relations professional should read. It's the definitive guide to authentic advocacy." —AEDHMAR HYNES, Chief Executive Officer, Text 100 Public Relations "Companies aren't trusted, brands aren't trusted, and nor are your executives. People trust each other, and now they have the tools to communicate with each other using social technologies and mobile, with or without brands involved. As a result, trust has shifted to the participants. Many brands, knowing their credibility has diminished, rely on advocacy programs where trusted members of the community are given a platform and encouraged to speak. Fuggetta shows you exactly how to create an advocacy program that empowers your trusted Advocates." —JEREMIAH OWYANG, Partner, Altimeter Group

Fizz Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth

Author: Ted Wright
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007183575X
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DRAMATICALLY IMPACT YOUR BOTTOM LINE WITH A POWERFUL WOMM CAMPAIGN "Word of mouth marketing has always existed. We've just found a better and more efficient way to do it." -- Ted Wright It may not be the oldest profession, but word of mouth is the oldest form of marketing. It's also the most effective. Now, however, it's being executed in ways that are methodical, replicable, and consistent. In this groundbreaking guide, Ted Wright, WOMM pioneer and founder of the marketing firm Fizz, reveals everything you need to know to create, drive, measure, and leverage word of mouth for maximum impact on the bottom line. Learn how to: Develop and test your brand's stories for maximum word of mouth impact Build a reliable communications network to deliver your message Harness the incredible power of Big Data for profit-generating WOMM campaigns Find, engage, and train influencers to promote your brand Measure your campaign’s success with accurate analytics Along the way, you'll find out how Wright used the very same methods to breathe new life into what was once the tired old brand of Pabst Blue Ribbon. You'll discover how he dramatically expanded the market for Chocolate Milk. You'll read how he orchestrated the turnaround growth of Bissell. Best of all, you'll learn which techniques work for your needs, and you'll have the tools to begin a WOMM campaign right away. Today's consumer is too sophisticated to respond in a meaningful way to intrusive, interruptive, or TV-centric media models. A dispatch from the front lines of cutting-edge marketing, Fizz is a one-stop guide to making your brand the talk of the town. Your company's best friends are already out there. Use Fizz to find, engage, and leverage them. PRAISE FOR FIZZ: "Juicy, generous, and actionable, this one is a keeper. Tell your friends." -- Seth Godin, author of Unleashing the Ideavirus "A great read. Brand managers seeking both practical advice and insight on the realities of modern marketing need look no further than Fizz." -- James M. Kilts, former chairman and CEO of The Gillette Company "Ted's actionable truths ('for influencers, sharing stories is an expression of love') make this excellent book the guidebook for brand professionals interested in word of mouth marketing. Buy it today, and start growing your business faster tomorrow." -- Sam Calagione, president and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery "Ted Wright is the foremost thought leader on word of mouth marketing, and Fizz is the bible in this area. . . . If you want to truly understand how to harness the power of people talking, this book better head up your musthave reading list." -- Dr. Americus Reed II, Whitney M. Young Jr. Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania "The best and most practical book about word of mouth marketing, ever. Fizz combines real-world case studies and smart counsel with discussion of the theories and research that build understanding of WOMM principles. It's effervescent!" -- Jay Baer, New York Times bestselling author of Youtility