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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Tear Repair

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Knight Equipment

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

American Changer

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Laser Star

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Bulbtronics

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

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.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Art Attack

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

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