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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Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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


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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Penny Press

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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


Fresh food and sandwich options.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.


Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Knight Equipment

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Soft Play

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.


Evaporative snow systems.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Max Flight

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Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

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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.

Brunswick Bowling

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

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

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