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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Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Perfect Fry

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

American Changer

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Extreme Engineering

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

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.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Brunswick Bowling

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

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

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