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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Art Attack

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Tear Repair

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Penny Press

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Extreme Engineering

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Max Flight

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Spectrum Sports

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

American Changer

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Johnny Rockets
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