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3. Get really crazy
To promote "Future M," a series of gatherings in Boston to discuss what's ahead in marketing, Bettina Hein, CEO of video marketing software firm Pixability, came up with a funny idea. She organized a group of about 150 local businesspeople to lurk around Copley Square and, after a secret signal, in broad daylight to burst into a dance they'd rehearsed. In exchange, she let these brave souls put their company logo on the video. "It's already brought us customers," says Hein.

By Verne Harnish, contributor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 06 2011: 6:02 AM ET
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