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First Impression and Exceeded Expectations Critical for Customer Loyalty

April 16th, 2012 · Add Comment

Companies should forget about trying to build loyalty with customers who are considering switching to a competitor, finds ClickFox in April 2012 survey results. When asked the most critical time for a company to gain their loyalty, 48% of the consumers surveyed said it’s when they make their first purchase or begin service. 4 in […]

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The Fun Theory

March 31st, 2012 · Add Comment

We often talk on this blog about the power of “wow” factor and viral marketing. Is “fun” part of going viral? Acccording to the Fun Theory, an initiative of Volkswagen, something as simple as FUN can change our behavior for for the better. Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator […]

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Word of Mouth Equity Formula – Following up the TEDx Presentation

November 11th, 2011 · Add Comment

During my recent presentation at TEDx in Vancouver, I promised to put here more information on my Word of Mouth Equity formula for those who expressed interest to learn more. As a matter of fact, my article on WOM equity formula has already been published on this blog before (click here to view the article). […]

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Search Engine Marketing Calculator

October 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

American department store magnate John Wanamaker (1838-1922), once said: “Half the money I spend on ADVERTISING is wasted. The trouble is I don’t know which half.” However, we now have more and more tools to track our marketing effectiveness. Here is one – Search Engine Marketing Calculator – feel free to download and share this […]

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Random Acts of Kindness As a Business Trend!

April 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

According to TrendWatching.com, “random acts of kindness” (R.A.K.) is going to represent one of the major consumer trends in the coming months. According to one of the world’s leading consumer trends firm “kind and human brands will thrive in a networked economy”. Here is how the site describes random acts of kindness in a business […]

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Advertising Going Social: Twitter is In!

April 13th, 2011 · Add Comment

We just got used to Facebook ads, but now also Twitter is introducing its own beta advertising program. You can now promote trends, accounts and tweets, get more followers, etc. Interestingly, Twitter introduces new ways to charge advertisers, such as cost per follower (CPF), or cost per engagement (CPE), instead of cost per click (CPC). […]

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Ninety-three Percent of Marketers Use Social Media!

April 8th, 2011 · Add Comment

Ninety-three percent of marketers use various social media to market their businesses, according to a new survey by SocialMedia Examiner. Of all social media, the most popular are: – Facebook (92% businesses use Facebook to market their business), – Twitter (84%) – LinkedIn (71%) – Blogs (68%) – YouTube/other video sites (56%) Tweet

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Word of Mouth: The Future of Marketing (3)

March 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

“Over the course of a typical week, the average American consumer participates in 121 Word-of-Mouth conversations, in which specific brand names are mentioned 92 times… WORD-OF-MOUTH CONVERSATION is retaking the throne in the social order… The evidence is becoming abundantly clear: word of mouth (WOM) has now become the most important and effective communications channel.” […]

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Word of Mouth: The Future of Marketing (2)

February 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In my previous post I wrote about Word-of-Mouth being the future of marketing. WOW factor and WOM not only brings you customers for “free”, but those referred customers are even more profitable! Philipp Schmitt, Bernd Skiera, & Christophe Van den Bulte published the article “Referral Programs and Customer Value” in Journal of Marketing earlier this […]

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Word of Mouth: The Future of Marketing?

February 26th, 2011 · Add Comment

“I see a future in which marketing is customer driven. Instead of being passive recipients of “hits” from mass media, customer will determine what they will be exposed to, in what form, in what sequence, and from what sources. They will increasingly turn to the varous forms of word of mouth” The above is the […]

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