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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Penny Press

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

Tear Repair

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

American Changer

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Knight Equipment

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Laser Star

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Rio Syrup

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Soft Play

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Max Flight

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Aquaventronics

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

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