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Archived Since:October 21, 2009

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Newsletter #991: The “Little Trees” 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.] We’ve all seen those tree-shaped air fresheners hanging from someone’s rear-view mirror. They’re called Little Trees, and apparently, you can find […]

Newsletter #990: The “Lessons from an Ancient Industry” 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.] Did you know that the oldest piece of jewelry discovered dates back to 100,000 years ago? That’s a long time for […]

Superhero word of mouth marketing

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. People love talking about those rare moments when companies make someone’s day or, even better, when they save the day. It’s all about the small stuff, like amazing customer service experiences, and […]

Newsletter #989: The “Rethink It” 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.] Tesla, Amazon, and Dollar Shave Club all have something in common: They got everyone’s attention by being unlike everyone else — […]

If your office is raving about it, your customers will too

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. Guess what? The passionate conversations you have at work that spread throughout the entire office, that’s word of mouth. We’re not talking about the daily email threads or the normal work stuff […]

Do you know what might be killing you?

I love this great new website we use to manage recruiting. It’s a huge step up from our old platform, with many more features.  But it’s sloooooow. It makes the same job take twice as long. Which may be a deal-killer. I don’t have the time for better if it’s also more time-consuming. Creating the […]

Newsletter #988: The “You’re Looking at the Problem Wrong” 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.] Ideas that make other people say “Damn, I wish I’d thought of that!” don’t come from rocket scientists. They come from […]

3 ways to hold more remarkable events

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. Holding an event can be an exciting (and sometimes stressful) way to raise more awareness for your business and to help people get to know you. But if you’re putting so much […]

Newsletter #987: The “That’s Just Crazy” 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.] Average ideas and products don’t start average conversations. They start less-than-average conversations. Having a great idea is the bare minimum. It […]

Video: How Grainger makes their customers the heroes

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. Grainger supplies the stuff that helps businesses run: from janitorial supplies and fire extinguishers, to Lipton tea bags and labware. It’s the kind of stuff you probably don’t notice that often (and […]

How to know when your user interface is bad

If you have to tell people how to use it, then you’ve made it too complicated. Example:

Newsletter #986: The “Experts” 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.] As entrepreneurs, marketers, and creative people, it’s natural for us to feel like we’re the experts on talking to our customers […]

You’re already making it — why not make it remarkably?

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. These days, it’s not that unusual for a store to sell something “artisan,” organic, locally grown, or environmentally friendly. But one ice cream shop in LA that has all of these things […]

Newsletter #985: The “Lessons from Gyms” 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.] Gyms are complicated. They’re a physical space, a support community, a self-serve product, a commitment, and sometimes a chore. And to […]

More personal = more remarkable

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. If you’re like most people, your mailbox is full of bills and junk. Nowadays, it’s not often that people get truly personal stuff in the mail. So to make their direct mail […]

Newsletter #984: The “Tell Them Why” 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.] You can have all of the fantastic features you want, but if your customers don’t know why they’re fantastic, those features […]

How many perspectives do you have

Problems always get easier when you look at them in more than one way.  If you and your coworkers think alike, you’re going to miss things that are obvious to folks with other backgrounds. Example: My engineer father-in-law sorted out all these puzzle pieces by shape. I would have done color.  Who is missing from […]

How to get everyone to see your fans’ love

This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. Got big fans? Make a big deal out of it. Amplifying your customer love helps them feel great, helps your employees feel great, and shows everyone else why you’re great. Here are […]

A different way to ask for feedback

Don’t send a generic survey. Definitely don’t send a long survey. Instead, ask: What one thing can we do better? You’ll get great ideas you can actually use.

Newsletter #983: The “It’s Not an Ad” 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.] People don’t share advertising with their friends — but they will share something fun, exciting, and surprising. Are you doing that […]

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