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Reputation Management: Eight Steps for Online Repair

Spin Sucks

If you lose reputation, I will be ruthless.”. Reputation management, today, is only as good as an organization’s search results. But reputation management should be handled with the utmost care…it shouldn’t be something that is left simply to sorting itself out, though that is a good starting point. Reputation management requires communication.

This One Thing Has Become The New SEO Reputation Management Secret This Year

Webbiquity SMM

As a business and/or brand, nothing is more important than maintaining a solid reputation throughout your respective industry. It is critical to maintain a solid reputation because an increasing number of consumers have started to use it as a way to dictate their purchasing behaviors and decisions. How do you actually do it? 1) Create Social Media Accounts For Your Brand.

It’s 2015 and #PRDiversity Is Still An Issue

Waxing UnLyrical

” As Barrett shared, “Some firms have made real (diversity) efforts and there has been some progress; but this is still not properly represented at the senior levels of agencies,” adding that this is “not a new issue” and that “little has been achieved in terms of real tangible progress that can be shown to young people looking for senior PR agency role models to aspire to emulate.”.

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6 Must-Dos for Best-In-Class Social Media Customer Service

Ignite Social Media

If your customers were to grade your customer service on social media, how would your brand do? If you’re not at the top of your class and on your way to valedictorian, it’s time to rethink the experience your brand is providing your customers on social media. In short, it takes a village to improve the customer experience on social. Would you be an A student?

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Four Common Online Reputation Problems

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Anyone with a vendetta and enough determination can eventually tarnish a company or an individual’s online reputation. Online defamation is a particularly big problem for smaller brands; not only must small business owners contend with bad reviews and damaging allegations, but also with the many internal errors that can create online reputation nightmares. Lack of Awareness.

Four Ways to Combat Audience Negativity on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Trust me, we’ve all been there before on the community management team — audience negativity is an inevitable part of being in social media. Let’s go over four ways you can manage this common issue. The same goes for social media. But, on social, a brand’s generic apology can come off as hollow and insincere without any additional action or context.

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Social media marketing evolved from something only a few cutting-edge brands did to an integral piece of every company’s marketing strategy. It’s no longer a question of whether or not your brand should be on social media, but how can you best use sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to grow your business. Choosing Your Social Networks. Quick Stats 1.65

8 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis


Rage spills over to other social networks and influential bloggers are decimating your reputation. The The social media crisis is quickly spreading, but you are silent. Social media can be a useful tool to build your company brand or a nail in its coffin. You must take this quote to heart: It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.

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7 Popular Types of Social Media Fans [Infographic]


If you’re using social media to market your company, you know that social media fans are not all alike. Many different types of people follow you on social networks. While every person is different, social media fans and customers can be broken down into roughly 7  categories. These social media followers think You Rock! Awesome!

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How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Your CSR Efforts


Social media has become the primary hub for marketing among brands of every size. Open platforms for engagement are an enticing and powerful tool, and the focus has really shifted from traditional media to digital advertising campaigns. Whole companies grow from bootstrap startups to multi-million dollars companies using an almost entire social media strategy.

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Social Media ROI: Mythic or Measurable? Six Experts Weigh In

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has now become almost a universal practice, the question of whether or not its value can be quantified with any precision remains open. Does social media marketing produce measurable ROI—and if so, how does one measure it? Six experts continue the argument below, three on each side of the issue. What do you think? by Forbes.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. They are refining tactics, integrating social with other marketing channels, taking a hard look at new networks, and continuing to refine their measurements of success. Relevanza ). 2.

How to Master Ratings and Reviews on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Like all actions on social, responses to reviews should be a part of your brand voice and strategy, and handled by a trained team that knows the ins and outs of your business. Keep it short and simple, and prioritize addressing the major issues first. For more tips, tricks, and expert knowledge on responding to social media reviews, contact the Ignite team. The post How to Master Ratings and Reviews on Social Media appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency. We know, we know. Don’t get defensive.

Beware Social Media Faux Pas During The Holidays

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By Peter LaMotte No business sets out to commit a social media faux pas—especially during the holiday season. But as the following examples illustrate, even big brands fall prey to social media missteps that cost them some holiday goodwill, and even worse, paying customers. Hallmark and Holiday Cheer Hallmark also ran into social media trouble in 2013.

5 Ways to Check Your Online Reputation


Maybe your online reputation is killing you. From bad reviews to malicious forum posts to negative word of mouth, your reputation precedes you for good or for ill. The only way to increase sales, when this happens, is to tackle the issue head on. Or use these tools to monitor your reputation online. How to React to Comments for Your Reputation Management. Use SEO.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments


The growing trend of support-based interactions taking place on social media represents major challenges for brands seeking to maintain positive reputations online, but the trend also makes for major opportunities. While the “ real time social media war room ” model might not be a possibility for every business, a social media support coverage schedule is pivotal.

Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic]


Tweet This infographic from MBA Programs takes a look at how and why social media is going corporate and how small and large businesses alike are tweeting, pinning and posting like never before to gain extra exposure and interact with their customers and fans. Corporate social media usage is skyrocketing. Similar Posts: How Social Is B2B? Blogging: an exception.

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them


Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. They post a ton of content on their social networks from trivia to humorous images, but still keep it industry tailored to their niche, construction. These types of users are already boosting your social visibility, because consumers are more likely to trust their friends’ brand recommendations.

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Your Definitive Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Convince & Convert

Social media platforms are always being updated, which means they’re constantly changing their profile and cover photo dimensions, layouts, and dimensions for uploaded images. It However, high-quality and creative imagery is imperative to your social media marketing success, so it’s important that you know the proper dimensions for each network you use. Facebook. Tumblr.

How to Recover From Social Media Fails

Sprout Social

Every company’s worst nightmare is experiencing a social media fail. This article isn’t about the biggest social media fails of 2016. Instead, we’re going to focus on the steps your brand can take to avoid ending up on those lists and what to do after you have an embarrassing social media blunder. How to Avoid Social Media Fails.

How To Gain Value From Social Media Feedback


Tweet Many businesses hop on the social media train, since this is what everyone else is doing these days. However, this requires that you as a business set goals and work strategically with social media instead of creating a presence where you are fumbling ahead and not having a presence that is consistent. Read our previous post Social Data Is An Important Key.

Social media is not a weapon

Janet Fouts

This one is about people using social media as a weapon to bully brands and service providers into getting what they want. As luck would have it an issue developed with the cat and the volunteer had given them her email, so instead of contacting the shelter they contacted her. She never even had time to offer to resolve it before he brought out the heavy social media artillery.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook by Tamar Weinberg on December 10, 2008 Share Social media mimics real relationships — in many cases.

Get a Bad Review Off the First Page of Search Results

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By Gini Dietrich A couple of months ago, I did a breakout session at Social Media Marketing World on crisis communications. Because of that, I have had the opportunity to help some organizations with  some interesting cases of both issues and crises. They are issues that could be blown into crises if not handled well, but they can be handled. Don’t Panic!

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Are You A Social Media-Savvy Leader? You Should Be!

Small Business Mavericks

I just came across an interesting survey, BRANDfog’s 2014: The Global, Social CEO. This annual look at social media engagement in the C-Suite explores the changing role of a business leader’s involvement with social media by surveying 1000 employees in both the UK and the US. Here’s the three results from this year’s 15-question survey: Social CEOs make better leaders — and agreement with this statement has jumped from 45% in 2012 to 75% in 2013. Size Does Not Matter. Business Leaders Take Note.

Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media

SocMed Sean

Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Laura currently works on behalf of Sentiment Metrics, a leading provider of social media management software. appreciate Laura sharing her thoughts/experiences with customer engagement via social media channels! But how do you know if someone has posted about you?

Overhaul Your Social Media Marketing Strategy with These Basic Approaches


As dynamic and potent as social media can be for growing businesses and catapulting causes to million-strong audiences, it’s quite easy for the medium to grow stale. Your social media strategy will need to evolve with the times and cannot be the result or some replica of a common and worn out approach. Rich media content wins as shown in the image below.

The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Is all that social media activity paying off? Listening is just as important as sharing on social media Click To Tweet. The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse. They are very useful to monitor conversations online and deal with any issues (positive or negative) as they occur. Social Analytics. Check out our social media analytics compass.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media


This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media  and editor of the Communications Overtones blog. Then at the end of February, the organization, in an effort to assess the level of the damage to its reputation, sent out a survey that tested messages rather than looking at a more organic approach to restore trust. Lucky for us, she agreed. Enjoy. Photo by WeNews.

3 Things You Don’t Know About Social Media Monitoring

Waxing UnLyrical

Advanced social media monitoring skills are a critical component of effective social media communications. This is why social media monitoring training is so important. It’s becoming increasingly risky to empower workers to listen to social media conversations for work without providing mandatory privacy awareness training. In the U.S.,

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven&# decisions “based on the numbers&# (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. Social Media Facts and Stats. Adam T.

Five Social Media Lessons From Anthony Bourdain

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He sometimes mentions a past filled with drugs and serious issues with authority. So, what did Anthony Bourdain teach me about social media? rookie blogger and student of social media, Craig is originally from Baltimore, but now lives in Seattle, with his wife and two kids. Social Media anthony bourdain craig mcbreen social media lessons

Six Reasons to Practice Social Media Authenticity

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The popularization of social media has created two very different environments. On one hand, social media has produced a world of  vast connectivity. Social media has offered people unconfined opportunities to tap into conversations that were once hidden. Social media has offered more power in the form of selection, engagement, and response.

Best Proofreading Tools for Your Social Media Strategy


————– If you want to promote your business, website, or blog effectively, then social media networks are an inevitable part of your marketing strategy. You are certainly aware that most of your potential customers/visitors are part of one social media platform or another. Clearly, social media users are intrigued by visual content.

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Manage Your Online Reputation in Multiple Languages


E-marketers are now more aware than ever of the difference that a good online reputation can make. To create and manage your web reputation, you need to get involved in digital spaces, communicating with existing and potential customers and, just as importantly, listening to what people say about your products or services. English is not Enough. Listen and Learn. About the Author.

12 Most Common Elements of Effective Social Media Policies


Use of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and now Google+ has become prevalent in people’s lives and in their workplaces. We see a daily increase of social media in the workplace as well. However, my purpose in writing this piece is not to analyze statistics, but rather to point out how to companies can minimize the risks of unauthorized use of social media in the workplace. Doing so is the most effective way to minimize an employer’s risk with respect to social media use in and outside of the workplace.

A Social Media Approach Every Small Business Should Be Using

Rebekah Radice

Would you like to know how to use social media to connect with your target market? While the effective use of social media continues to elude many small business owners, there are proven benefits to establishing a solid online presence. Sure you know that social media can create relationships, establish trust and earn a client for life. Social Media

100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools


From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Businesses also need to measure, analyze, and report on their social media efforts. My reputation has been damaged: why? Looxii is a social media analytics platform.

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Why Do We Need a Social Media Policy?


While giving a webinar, Managing the Risks of Social Media , for Higher Logic , I got an unexpected question:  “Why do we need a social media policy?” My first thought was Duh! Of course you need a social media policy. The structure and need for social media policies or guidelines have gotten a lot of press and more is written every day.

The Biggest Social Media Scandals, Fails, and Blunders of 2013


Social media can do a lot of good, but it’s also a platform capable of killing a reputation in under a minute. Check out these biggest social media fails of 2013. The real issue came in when followers pointed out that the company recently posted a photo on Facebook of a guests’ note that showed their name. Risk and Social Media