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Top 5 “Duh” Moments From #WOMMU

By Cara Friedman

On May 20th WOMMA held its annual conference, WOMM-U, in Chicago. I was lucky enough to attend (and speak!) and see a variety of sessions focusing on word-of-mouth marketing. I learned a lot, but often found myself thinking, “DUH!” in response to session take-aways. But while the some of the lessons seemed so obvious, there was still always something that made me stop, think, and re-evaluate what I was doing on social media. Sometimes the most obvious statements are the ones that hit home the most. It’s important to not overlook the simple concepts and make sure you are applying them to your social strategy. Here are my top 5 “duh” moments from WOMM-U: Continue reading

Three Key Takeaways From The #WOMMASummit

 

Last week I attended the Word of Mouth Marketing Association’s annual Summit in Las Vegas. The three day event featured social media marketing and word of mouth thought leaders as well as brand pioneers in the digital space. Topics ranged from social media measurement, content strategies, offline events, and customer engagement. One overarching theme throughout the conference was brand advocacy. As more brands become savvy in social media, it is crucial to develop strategies that empower your communities on these platforms. While there were lots of key takeaways from the Summit, here are three highlights: Continue reading

The Likeable Podcast 2: The Power Is In Your Hands! (with Suzanne Fanning)

By Frank Emanuele

On this week’s episode, WOMMA President Suzanne Fanning joins Frank & Cara for a chat about the power of word-of-mouth marketing and its role in the future of marketing and advertising. Frank & Cara also discuss their favorite uses of memes in marketing, and they round up the latest social news headlines!

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4 Truths About Customer Advocacy

By Jenna Lebel 

I just got back from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association’s annual Womm-U conference. The 3-day event featured prominent figures in the digital and word of mouth space as well as a breadth of topics ranging from content strategies to offline programs and measurement. A major theme throughout the conference was advocacy. Advocacy is a term that gets tossed around a lot and is often misused in the process. As the marketing paradigm shifts from traditional push-based marketing to trust-based marketing, advocacy is critical. It’s an important issue for brands that is largely ignored by many. Your brand likely has dormant advocates just waiting to be activated. But before you can really harness the power of customer advocacy, you need to know these 4 truths. Continue reading

5 Takeaways from #Womma's School of WOM: Day 1

By Sida Li

Every year WOMMA, the Word of Mouth Marketing Association, holds a conference called the School of WOM. The primary goal of the conference is to share ideas on the art and science of making brands talkable, searchable, and recommendable. Some of the best minds in word of mouth and social media marketing hold sessions ranging from workshops to case studies of successful campaigns. Some of the sessions I attended included a keynote address by Brian Solis, a workshop introducing word of mouth marketing by Ted Wright, and a brand session led by 5iveCanons and Chick-fil-A. Here are some of my key takeaways from the first day:

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What You Missed at the 2010 #Womma Summit

By Jenna Lebel

We’re thrilled to share with you the news of our 3rd WOMMY award from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association! We won the Innovation Award for our work with  OurJewishCommunity.org, making us the only agency ever to win 3 consecutive WOMMY awards. We are truly humbled by the honor and could not have done it without all of your support! Here’s the full news.

We received the award at the WOMMA Summit which was filled with great sessions from hundreds of brands covering a variety of topics including best practices for engagement strategies, measurement, brand ambassador programs and ROI. While there were lots of key takeaways from the Summit, we wanted to share a few highlights with you.

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