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20 Questions Toward Ethical Word of Mouth
2/2/2007
Summary:

The impact of social media is increasingly becoming a part of entrepreneurial strategies for growth. The "Word of Mouth Marketing Association" cautions that disclosure of the firm's relationship with its bloggers should be transparent so that an opinion expressed might be judged more appropriately. Marketers are encouraged to demonstrate honesty of relationship, opinion and identity, as well as to take responsibility for the acts of recruited agents or volunteers.

Go To Source (www.churchofthecustomer.com)
External Sales Methods
FastTrac
2/2/2007
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This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an external sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of external sales methods--licensing, existing distribution channels, and sales or manufacturer's representatives.

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Internal Sales Methods
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2/2/2007
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This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an internal sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of internal sales methods--solo approach, direct sales force, and internet.

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Marketing Strategies Worksheet
2/2/2007
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This tool will help entrepreneurs review their primary marketing strategies, selecting those that will be a high priority throughout the next two to six months.

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The 4 F's
2/2/2007
Summary:

"Citizen Marketing" is a form of influence that capitalizes on the persuasive power of consumer relationships in cyberspace. Entrepreneurs using web-based technology to promote their firms increasingly are looking to their customers to promote their brands via four categories for user-created sites: filters, fanatics, facilitators, and firecrackers.

Go To Source (www.churchofthecustomer.com)
True Believers
2/2/2007
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Transforming customers from passive buyers to active participants will likely require a shift in marketing strategy for most entrepreneurs. Yet building a community of passionate consumers can be an effective way to create long-term growth and competitive advantage.

Go To Source (www.businessweek.com)
Advertising
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1/25/2007
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Many forms of advertising can be used by companies today but the only effective form of advertising is the one that reaches the eyes and ears of your intended audience.

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How to Implement a Corporate Social Media Strategy
1/25/2007
Summary:

Podtech's director of corporate media strategy, Jeremiah Owyang, shares his thoughts on the "practical approach" to listening to the marketplace. He provides an outline of a five-step process to integrate corporate marketing strategies into the blogosphere, and methods to develop prospect/customer trust and credibility.

Go To Source (www.podtech.net)
Promotions
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1/25/2007
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Promoting your products and services is a great way to stay in front of the potential or existing customers and to create interest to buy again.

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Publicity
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1/25/2007
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Publicity is known as "free advertising" but can be expensive in terms of the time and resources you invest. This article will discuss how to make publicity work for you.

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