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

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Embed

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Laser Star

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Spectrum Sports

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Tear Repair

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Knight Equipment

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

Art Attack

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Aquaventronics

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

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