They’ll notice it, and they’ll appreciate it.
(And maybe they’ll stop ignoring your salesy mailings and pay attention to those, too.)
Great example: A nice thank-you note from Discover Card.
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September 30, 2011
I teach word of mouth marketing. My New York Times bestselling book, Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, is full of practical, how-to tips on how you can get more people talking about you tomorrow. Learn how to rally fans for your business, your art, or your cause.
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I taught word of mouth marketing at Northwestern University and internet entrepreneurship at the Wharton School of Business. I’m a serial entrepreneur who founded and advises startups and nonprofits. And I’m a rabid purist on the topic of marketing ethics.
"Damn, I Wish I'd Thought of That!" is full of unusually useful ideas borrowed from the smartest marketers. Good marketing is more about brains than bucks. The best business ideas are easy to do, inexpensive, simple, and fun. Learn to simplify your business, earn word of mouth, and thrill your customers.
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