Buzz, Viral or Word of Mouth Marketing: What’s the difference?

Dave Balter, founder of BzzAgent, does a great job in defining the differences in Buzz, Viral and Word of Mouth Marketing in this edition of ChangeThis. Here are excerpts with Dave’s great definitions: What is Word of Mouth Marketing? Word of Mouth Marketing (WOMM) is the most powerful medium on the planet. It’s the actual sharing of an opinion about a product or service between two or more consumers. It’s what happens when people become

What is Growth Hacking? Does it Really Differ from Traditional Marketing?

Growth hacking is a term that’s all the rage right now. In all honesty, I can’t stand it… I feel like we’re on a merry go-round with terminology sometimes when it comes to marketing. Growth hacking is simply guerilla marketing applied to the web with technologists. Because technology startups have a lot of analytical and programming talent internal, it’s only natural that those resources execute alternative marketing strategies utilizing their talent. What is the Definition

Free Ebook: Listen Up! Social Listening for Smarter Business

Do they really like you? It’s not so hard to find out these days. Social listening is arguably the most significant technology to hit marketing since social media itself. Those of us with a traditional marketing background remember the days when understanding who your customer was and what they thought of you required polls, focus groups, and/or outsourcing tedious research to another firm, all of which took a lot more time and money than we