Word-of-Mouth Advertising: The Drawbacks

March 1, 2014 No Comments
  • “You reach a bigger audience when you go outside of your own circle. When you don’t, the size of your audience is limited to people who are already customers.” – Karen Kleber, manager, East Windsor Bowling and Recreation Center
  • “I believe that a customer is more willing to express a bad experience than a good one. Someone who’s had a bad experience is going to tell anyone that will listen.” – Will Mossontte, owner, Empire Bowling Center
  • “I think one of the drawbacks is that people just don’t talk about it that much anymore. With the advent of technology, people don’t talk as much face to face.” – Sandra Clement, owner, Tumwater Lanes
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Sponsors

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Embed

Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

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