Word Of Mouth (WOM) and influencers. Those words may sound like a foreign language or jargon that has nothing to do with event and conference planning. Yet they can have a tremendous impact on your
Word Of Mouth (WOM) and influencers. Those words may sound like a foreign language or jargon that has nothing to do with event and conference planning. Yet they can have a tremendous impact on your next meeting or event. Do you know how?
$3,500 Taylor Guitar$1,200 to repairSpent $150 to create the music videoLoaded it onto YoutTube July 2009 25,000 views 1st 24 hours
CNN, Today Show, The ViewWebsite gets 50,000 hits per dayCTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, hired him as a songwriter.Got endorsement deal with Carlton
Positive sentiment in social media networks decreased from 34% to 28%. Negative sentiment increased from 22% to 25%. Positive stories in traditional media dropped from 39% to 27% while negative stories increased from 18% to 23%. (data from Syomos) Six months after the story broke, United PR continues to receive requests to talk about the incident.United has since changed its policies. The video is now used in United training. United now monitors social media
Marketers count the number of views people receive. One ad campaign might create seven million impressions. And the costs of that one ad campaign can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollarsUnited Breaks Guitars online video has more than 9 million impressions
Word of Mouth Marketing: Giving people a reason to talk about your products and services, and making it easier for that conversation to take place. It is the art and science of building active, mutually beneficial consumer-to-consumer and consumer-to-marketer communications
91% Prospective Association Members learn about organization by WOM.67% learn about organization from a colleague.WOM is most effective membership recruitment tool. [Marketing General 2010 Membership Marketing report - http://www.membershipmarketing.blogspot.com/]
WOM can be encouraged & facilitatedempowers others to share experiencesfocuses on providing good customer service firstacknowledges unsatisfied customer is equally powerful
WOM can not befaked or inventedAttempting to fake word of mouth is unethical and creates a backlash, damages the brand, and tarnishes the corporate reputation.
Three out of four consumers in America and four out of five in Western Europe have a mobile phone. Think about these devices as mobile information conduits. 130,000iphone apps as of 10/20/10.
Cisco estimates that by 2013 video will represent 91% of all data flowing over the Internet which is very different than today’s text and graphics medium.In one month in 2009, 100 million Americans watched a total of 6 billion YouTube videos ~ Comscore
These cloud Internet services are accessible anywhere with a login from a web-connected device. The servers, software and storage are in the cloud. Cloud computing enables improved system integration, data exchange and user experience. This is a great tool for attendee collaboration and online customer service.
Social networks have exploded and your event participants can influence their peers, tap their community for information and spread communication–both positive and negative. By 12/09, 59% of all online consumers use social networks.
Define Influencer - Influencer person who has a greater than average reach or impact through word of mouth in a relevant marketplace. 8 in 10 Millennials say they have taken action on behalf of brands they like and trust.9 in 10 U.S. Millennials take action once a week on behalf of bands66% Millennials recommend brand76% Millennials say their family and freidns depend upon their opinions54% Millennials tell family and friends not to purchase products or services41% Millennials boycott an organization32% Millennials post something negative abot a brand in social network29% join community of people who dislike the brandEdelman 8095 Global Liaison Network – Report For Millennials Taking Action Is A Core Value
7 million are both Mass Connectors and Mass MavensGoogle biased toward content with lots of inbound links like blogs, discussion forums reviews and these end up near top of search rankings. They have opinions and love to spread them.
How to amplify event fans?Get an outside perspective. (Monitor, collect and analyze customer perspectives.)Respond (Create profiles in the places your customers go and reach out to them.)Enable (Give customers tools, content and opportunities to talk about you.)Amplify (Find ways to connect fans to each other, and to the rest of the world.)Change (Help organization leadership learn from fan activity, improve and change for better.)
Old sales funnel: Eyeballs to awareness to consideration to preference to purchase to customer.New marketing funnel continues: Supported to empowered to delighted to fan to broadcaster.
Unleash Your Conference Participants To Become Energized WOM Influencers