Traditional marketing is dead. Today's consumer is empowered. Tell and sell marketing is no longer effective. Companies need to differentiate themselves to stand out in a sea of sameness. Brands need to find ways to leverage their most important asset: their current customer. Referrals and word of mouth are keys to future growth. This presentation features nine customer-centric marketing lessons from leading brands such as Apple, Disney, Five Guys, Kimpton Hotels, Southwest Airlines, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, Zane's Cycles, and Zappos.