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

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Bulbtronics

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

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.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Laser Star

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

Spectrum Sports

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

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.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tear Repair

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Soft Play

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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Extreme Engineering
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Rebound Unlimted, Inc.