Editor's note: The following excerpts are adapted from John Jantsch's new book, The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself.
There was a time when marketers would simply create a product or brand, broadcast a compelling message, and send the sales folks out to hunt down new business. Over the past few years, in large part due to the explosion of online tools and networks, customers and prospects are now active participants in the creation of products, services, brands, positioning, messages, and subsequent buzz—for good or bad.
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