One piece of advice we have often repeated to those getting started on social media, or even just getting started with their business in general, is to become a member of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). WOMMA offers conferences, webinars, and other free or reduced-price resources when you become a member. Today they released the Word-of-Mouth Marketing Forecast 2009-2013, produced by PQ Media. In it, PQ Media reports on the size and projected growth of the Word of Mouth Marketing industry, highlighting industry trends such as a 14.2% increase in WOM Marketing last year. The report is incredibly extensive, and free for WOMMA members! If you haven't already, be sure to get your copy!