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3 one-sentence word of mouth wonders

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. Short is sweet when it comes to word of mouth topics. Why? Because word of mouth is lazy. To get people to talk about your stuff, don’t ask them to remember long […]

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Newsletter #1008: The “Lessons from a Parking Lot” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Offering remote airport parking is pretty much the same for everyone, right? Well, at Austin’s FastPark & Relax, they’re doing things […]

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We’re hiring Council Managers in Austin and Chicago

My company, GasPedal, and its brands, SocialMedia.org and WordofMouth.org, are growing fast. And we’re looking for talented, passionate people to join our team in Austin and Chicago for one of our most important roles: Council Manager. This is an intensely interesting job: Council Managers deliver our flagship product — an amazing community experience with deep […]

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Be amazing to earn the amazing review

There are a lot of air-conditioning repair companies. They are all fighting for the same customers.  It’s a tough fight. Ad by ad, flyer by flyer, referral by referral. But this kind of action (consistently applied) is a knockout punch: What are you doing to guarantee that you are the must-call company?

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Newsletter: #967: The “Lessons from I Luv Video” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Video may have killed the radio star, but Netflix, Redbox, Hulu, and Amazon are all out to get the video store. […]

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Save 3,000,000 gallons of water. Get 100 new customers.

Radiant Plumbing has a fantastic idea — and a great example of word of mouth marketing for a small business: They offered to fix 1,000 leaky toilets in Austin for free. This would save 3,000,000 gallons of water each month. Which saves a ton of money for homeowners and is a great community service here […]

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It’s good to have friends in high places — a big thanks to Spike Jones and Fleishman-Hillard

When you’re new in town, it helps to have a friend show you around. It’s especially helpful if that friend happens to be Spike Jones — a brilliant, talented, and all around friendly guy who knows a thing or two about word of mouth marketing. We begged him to let us hang out with him […]

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We’re opening up an Austin office

I’m excited to announce that my companies, GasPedal and the Social Media Business Council, will be opening up an Austin office and I’ll be moving down there this summer. Our Chicago office remains home base. All of our awesome people are still here. Kurt Vanderah is stepping into the role of General Manager for the […]

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