Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Where is talking getting you? Measuring WOM

Be sure to check out the current issue (April 2009) of Admap which has a series of articles on word of mouth. Articles include:

Where is talking getting you? Measuring WOM
Comparing new models for measuring word-of-mouth ROI, such as Conversation Value, Momentum Effect and Net Promoter Economics. 
Dr Walter Carl, ChatThreads

Influencers are essential in driving WOM
As demand for word-of-mouth marketing has grown, so has the need for insight into how influencers stimulate demand. 
Ed Keller and Brad Fay, Keller Fay Group

Empower consumers to shape the brand
Getting word-of-mouth right is not about telling people what to think, and may require a change in corporate culture. 
Ivan Palmer, Wildfire

Paying lip service is not enough
Word-of-mouth needs to be integrated into the whole brand development process, not tacked on as an afterthought. 
Geoff Gray, Naked Communications

Tap into passions of brand advocates
To ensure productive and long-term conversations with consumers, a brand must first identify its discursive matrix. 
Molly Flatt, 1000heads