PQ Media WOM Forecast Report

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Did you see this? PQ Media has released its second Word of Mouth Marketing Forecast Report. The report offers a deep dive into the size, scope, and growth of the Word of Mouth Marketing industry.

It’s a hefty read at 115 pages.

re: Blogging with Integrity

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Mommy Bloggers have been on the frontlines of the ethical battles involving disclosure and compensation as detailed in this Ad Age article and sidebar video.

We live in a world where people trust the opinions of people like themselves more than they trust marketing messages from corporations.

Twitter Tips from Twitter

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More and more businesses are using Twitter. However, the return on the investment of time and money needed to use Twitter effectively might be stopping some businesses from using Twitter. Other companies might still be confused as to what Twitter is, why it matters, and how it can be used.

If your business is still on the sidelines when it comes to Twitter and you, as a marketer, need some ammo to better sell-in the benefits of using Twitter … consider reading the just published TWITTER 101 GUIDE.

Be Everywhere Customers Expect You to Be

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Charlene Li (Altimeter Group) and Ben Elowitz (Wetpaint) just released an interesting paper linking financial success with social media engagement. Their findings reveal, “… the most valuable brands in the world are experiencing a direct correlation between top financial performance and deep social engagement.

Don’t Tell. Do Ask.

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More chatter is happening regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s forthcoming guidelines on endorsements and testimonials in online marketing. It’s not an easy topic for us marketers to understand.

Word of Mouth is the Original Social Media

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The term “Social Media” is sexy. Twitter. Facebook. Blogs. All sexy in today’s marketing world where people are sharing opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other online.

A simple Google Trends search shows how much sexier a term “Social Media” has become compared to “Word of Mouth.” In early 2007, “social media” overtook “word of mouth” in online search activity.

WOM TRUTHS

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I’m starting a new series on the ALL THINGS WOM blog. Over the next couple months, I’ll be sharing bite-size lessons on key ideals that make word-of-mouth marketing more effective and ethical. It’s being called WOM TRUTHS.

This WOM TRUTHS series is somewhat inspired by NPR’s “This I Believe” essay series, which was based on a radio program hosted by Edward R.