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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Embed

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Max Flight

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Johnny Rockets
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