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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International Special Events (ISERA)

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

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Namco

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Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

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Family Fun Corp.

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Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

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Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

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Center Edge Software

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Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Spectrum Sports

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Flagship Carpet

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Soft Play

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Northeast Insurance (NIC)

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Splashtacular

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

Max Flight

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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Laser Star

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Friedman Group Ins.

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

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Playsmart

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Funovation

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