Word of Mouth Marketing

Author: Andy Sernovitz
Publisher:
ISBN: 0983429030
Release Date: 2015-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

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: Greenleaf Book Group Llc
ISBN: 1608323668
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers advice for using the power of word-of-mouth recommendations to gain the attention of customers by producing the type of product or becoming the type of organization that people want to spread the word about.

Word of Mouth Marketing Revised Edition

Author: Andy Sernovitz
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 1427798613
Release Date: 2009-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Who Is Talking About You? Master the art of word of mouth marketing with this practical hands-on guide. With straightforward advice and humor, marketing 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 using them. Understand the real purpose of blogs, communities, viral email, evangelists, and buzz—when to use them and how simple it is to make them work. Learn 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—that 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.

The Secrets of Word of Mouth Marketing

Author: George Silverman
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814416693
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Word of Mouth Marketing

Author: Andy Sernovitz
Publisher: Pressbox
ISBN: 0983429022
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Marketing

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 Face to Face Book

Author: Ed Keller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451640069
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

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: 0071769501
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

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: 9781107656031
Release Date: 2014-02-24
Genre: Computers

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.

The Referral Engine

Author: John Jantsch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101429518
Release Date: 2010-05-13
Genre: Business & Economics

The small business guru behind Duct Tape Marketing shares his most valuable lesson: how to get your customers to do your best marketing for you. The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company. Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends-it's an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire. Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch's strategies include: -Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before-but the key is listening. -The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the company's main link to customers, who are the main source of referrals. Getting them on board with your referral strategy is critical. -Educate your customers. Referrals are only helpful if they're given to the right people. Educate your customers about whom they should be talking to. The secret to generating referrals lies in understanding the "Customer Referral Cycle"-the way customers refer others to your company who, in turn, generate even more referrals. Businesses can ensure a healthy referral cycle by moving customers and prospects along the path of Know, Like, Trust, Try, Buy, Repeat, and Refer. If everyone in an organization keeps this sequence in mind, Jantsch argues, your business will generate referrals like a well-oiled machine. This practical, smart, and original guide is essential reading for any company looking to grow without a fat marketing budget.

The Passion Conversation

Author: Robbin Phillips
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118768365
Release Date: 2013-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Contagious

Author: Jonah Berger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451686586
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Dynamic young Wharton professor Berger draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious. Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral?

Customer Centricity

Author: Peter S. Fader
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
ISBN: 9781613630150
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Not all customers are created equal. Despite what the tired old adage says, the customer is not always right. Not all customers deserve your best efforts: in the world of customer centricity, there are good customers...and then there is pretty much everybody else. Upending some of our most fundamental beliefs, renowned behavioral data expert Peter Fader, Co-Director of The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, helps businesses radically rethink how they relate to customers. He provides insights to help you revamp your performance metrics, product development, customer relationship management and organization in order to make sure you focus directly on the needs of your most valuable customers and increase profits for the long term.

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

Author: Ted Wright
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071835756
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Business & Economics

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

The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Øyvind Ihlen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118078730
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Social Science

This book represents the definitive research collection for corporate social responsibility communication, offering cross-disciplinary and international perspectives from the top scholars in the field. Addresses a gap in the existing CSR literature Demonstrates the relevance of effective CSR communication for the management of organizations The 28 contributions come from top scholars in public relations, organizational communication, reputation management, marketing and management

Do It Marketing

Author: David Newman
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814432877
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

As a small-business owner or solopreneur, you wear many hats-perhaps the most important of which is marketer. But these days, with so many new ways to reach customers and clients and only so much time in the day, it's hard to know where to start. Should you be using social media? Email? Blogs? Video? SEO? Small-business marketing doesn't have to be a mystery. It's just a series of simple decisions (and the action steps to implement those decisions) that will help you regain the clarity, confidence, and control you need to succeed. Do It! Marketing is a quick read and an encouraging kick in the pants that will reignite your marketing mojo. The underlying premise is that "only action creates results." Packed with do-this-now ideas to attract, engage, and win more customers and clients, this no-nonsense book reveals how to: Avoid blah, blah, blah marketing * Use magnetic marketing strategies that pull-not push-qualified decision-makers into your world * Get noticed * Position yourself as an expert * Become the obvious choice in your market * Do social media right * Zero in on your customers' pain/gain factors * Learn to speak their language * Get a steady stream of referrals * Identify and focus on high-payoff activities * Cultivate and leverage enthusiastic advocates * And more! Energetic, inspiring, and filled with concrete strategies, tactics, templates, and tools, Do It! Marketing shows you how to stop "marketing by accident" and start outsmarting, out-positioning, and out-executing the competition.