71% of Airlines See Mobile as the Future of Airline Payments

The Realtime Report

Mobile and social media will be a focus for airlines over the next few years, according to a recent survey from airline payment processing company WorldPay. A whopping 83% of airlines believe that improvement and deployment of new payment technology is a major business priority. Over two-thirds – 71% – of respondents believe the future of airlines payments lies in mobile. 18% of airlines will accept e-wallets on board by 2016.

United Airlines PR Disaster: What you Can Learn from Their #FAIL


There are times, though, where companies fail to properly communicate on these platforms. When left unchecked, they turn into PR disasters like what happened to United Airlines recently. The post United Airlines PR Disaster: What you Can Learn from Their #FAIL appeared first on Devumi. Social media has become an indispensable tool for brands to connect with their customers and the general public.


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United Airlines: Principle Over People & Profits…Was It Worth It?

Myrland Marketing

Unless you’ve been stranded on a remote island for a few weeks, you are well aware of the incident on United Airlines that resulted in a passenger being forcibly removed from the plane. As ugly as that incident was, and that word doesn’t do it justice, the response from the airline matched it. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz responded to the incident with what felt like a knee-jerk comment. Every airline does it. We are the airlines, and we are in charge.

Dear United Airlines, Invest your money where you really need it. Customer Service

Josh S Peters

Good customer service and a caring company could have taken care of it without it ever being more than a blip on the web. I’ve been traveling a lot for business lately and so far the only airline I can say I will absolutely use again is Virgin Airlines. You pay $50 – $150 depending on the airline change fee, pay any additional airfare, and you’re good to go. Customer Service Uncategorized Phones Social Media United United Airlines

How a Volcano Created a World-Class Social Media Program for KLM Airlines

Convince & Convert

Karlijn manages social media at KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), which is no small task, as KLM gets about 60,000 mentions per week on social media. KLM had a social media presence as most companies did at the time, but they were getting flooded with questions on Twitter and Facebook about travel plans. After all, for an airline, people aren’t traveling on a 9-to-5 schedule. Social is too public; the company is vulnerable if something goes wrong.

United Airlines: Principle Over People & Profits…Was It Worth It?

Myrland Marketing

Unless you’ve been stranded on a remote island for a few weeks, you are well aware of the incident on United Airlines that resulted in a passenger being forcibly removed from the plane. As ugly as that incident was, and that word doesn’t do it justice, the response from the airline matched it. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz responded to the incident with what felt like a knee-jerk comment. Every airline does it. We are the airlines, and we are in charge.

9 Productivity Tools I Use to Run My Company

Convince & Convert

that causes so many companies to waste time and leak effectiveness like a 1973 Gremlin dropping oil in the driveway. Plus, the company has a remarkable blog of their own , and the team at Buffer is widely recognized as leading the charge toward business transparency world-wide. Plus, the PRO version alerts you to flight changes and other real-time drama, usually before you hear about it from the airline or other company.

Five Ways to Boost Your Brand Value Using Social Amplification

Webbiquity SMM

For example, Southwest Airlines rebranded themselves by implementing a yellow, red, and blue tri-color scheme. Here’s a snapshot from their website that showcases their new color scheme: Images via Southwest Airlines. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, influencers with digital products, and a number of A-List celebrities. Guest post by Shane Barker. Building a brand is more important than ever.

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Be Here Now Marketing: How United Airlines Can Take Advantage of.

Bare Feet Studios

Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > Branding , Strategy > Be Here Now Marketing: How United Airlines Can Take Advantage of Flight Delays Be Here Now Marketing: How United Airlines Can Take Advantage of Flight Delays by Roxanne Darling on July 1, 2008 Everyone knows the airlines are hurting.

Use of Social Media to Inspiration for All Businesses


Tweet Laurel Moffat , who is a Communication Specialist at Southwest Airlines, has made a presentation about the company’s successful social media strategy at a January 25 Kansas City American Marketing Association lunch event. Here, Laurel is referring to how important it is to listen to what is being said about you and your company out there, because this can provide insight into which content that is meaningful and appropriate for your audience.

Three Things Twitter’s Marketing Team Needs to Do

Webbiquity SMM

At the other end of the spectrum, the reaction on Twitter was brutal when United Airlines forcibly dragged a passenger off a plane in 2017. Missing out on what customers and prospects are saying about your company and its offerings—because you’re not listening and responding on Twitter—can seriously damage brand image. Social Media Marketing Twitter BizBash event marketing Motley Fool Oreos twitter lists Twitter marketing United Airlines

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Media companies and losing talent

The Way of the Web

And related to that was Neil Perkin, with a typically insightful post asking ‘Why big companies get rid of talented people?’ To quote: Despite talking a good game, many large organisations remain relatively poor at moving talent around the company. So companies take the easy option. How big media companies can keep talented people. Barely any companies ever actually do anything similar.

Book Review: The Social Employee

Webbiquity SMM

Invite bloggers to your company events, give them a peak “under the hood,” and the collective “media coverage” generated can be tremendous. They know the company’s products, people, policies and procedures from the inside. They (presumably) want the company to do well, as their livelihoods depend on its success. Yet companies big and small have struggled to capitalize on this potential.

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Social Business Is About Actions Not Words

Convince & Convert

Mid-way on a Southwest Airlines flight home from a speaking engagement in Ft. Will Abraham’s parents ever fly any other airline? For companies that are social at their core, social media just lets the rich get richer. For companies that don’t truly believe in the primacy of the customer, all the Twitter and Facebook and blogs and YouTube in the world won’t change their fortunes. A cried a little on a plane last week.

The Most Engaging Industries on Facebook and What to Learn from Them


Tweet As consumers in social media, we rarely go look for information on company websites. Rather, we go to a brand’s Facebook page, since it’s much easier for us to communicate with companies where we are already spending so much of our time online. When visiting a company’s brand page on Facebook to search for help, we can’t always be 100% sure that we actually get an answer to the question we post. KLM Airlines.

7 Ways to Infuse Your Company Website with Brand Personality

Writtent Blog

Research by the NN Group has found that while the average website visit lasts less than 60 seconds, the first ten seconds are the most important in how a prospect will perceive your website, and ultimately your company. The modern marketer’s job is to create a web experience that communicates everything wonderful and unique about their company in mere seconds. Here are some examples of companies getting it completely right: 1. 3-5 seconds.

You Are The Company That You Keep

Twist Image

It's a question of scruples: is what you do off of the company's time any of the company's business? That being said, when you're on the job, you are the company (or at least a representative of it). This past week, two of their executives got drunk on a flight, allegedly became belligerent, were restrained by airline staff and passengers, forced the flight to land and the story just keeps on getting uglier. You are the company that you keep.

United Breaks Guitars: Case Study in Old Media Failure


A YouTube video by a musician upset at United Airlines for breaking one of its instruments has reached nearly 3 million views in just a few days, and is creating a lot of buzz in social media circles. United Airlines led the musician on a year-long goose chase for reimbursement, and finally told him “no.&# The airline also tweeted that the video “is excellent and that is why we would like to use it for training purposes so everyone receives better service from us.&#

Is Tech Moving Faster Than Regulation Can React?

Convince & Convert

I was on my laptop using the wifi on Southwest Airlines. Bryan and his company, Pure Matter, do a bunch of work for IBM around influencer marketing. More Jay Today Videos From This Week: Jay Today TV bryan kramer IBM jay today southwest airlines technology Video Get all JayToday episodes at [link]. We’ve got all kinds of new technology, but can regulations keep up with it?

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Are You Worthy of Social Media? The 2 Types of Talk Triggers

Convince & Convert

The single most important element of your social media program is making your company worthy of discussion. So why do so many companies toe the line of average, yet expect customers to shout from the digital rooftops about amazingly mediocre products and services? How do you build a Talk Trigger for your company? I encountered a fantastic, planned Talk Trigger recently from an outdoor fireplace company called Blue Rooster.

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Social Media Marketers: Time to Get Personal


Airline companies and telephone companies are especially targets of a constant, daily stream of negative comments: In the two examples above, the brands found support in brand ambassadors. Community Management Marketing & Communication Social Network American Airlines Brand Ambassadors brand identity brand loyalty Crisis management Facebook Nicki Minaj Persona Social Media Virgin MobileTweet.

Do Brands Have Rights When Their Own Data Is Used Against Them?

Twist Image

Why would the airlines mind? Was Zaman looking to bring the airlines and travel sites to their knees? It''s a dangerous game because I''m often finding better flights than the ones that the airline websites are showing at the top of their internal search engines. Of course, the most practical thing that the airlines could do in a situation like this, is to sue. airline. This is an interesting one, isn''t it?

Selfie Shootout

Jeff Esposito

One company to tie into the craze was Turkish Airlines with this great video: social media Viral Video Kobe Turkish Airlines Messi Selfie Love it or hate it, 2013 was the year of the selfie. Everyone did one at some point or time in the year, some folks should have shown some restraint, but alas is the selfie.

Get Engaged at Work – #MindfulSocial with Carson Tate

Janet Fouts

Make It Work she reveals why you don’t have to rely on your company, your coworkers, your boss, or anything other than yourself for your professional fulfillment and engagement. Company Website.

The New Business Traveler

Twist Image

If you have a smartphone, make sure to download the app for the airlines you fly with. Most of these airline apps allow you to not only be notified of flight delays and airline schedules, but they also allow you to check-in and receive your digital boarding pass. Being checked-in also means that you do not have to deal with lines at the airline counter (another massive frustration for travelers). airline app. Tags: airline.

How to Create Fandom: Your Employees Are Your Best Asset


Just look at Trader Joe’s and Southwest Airlines, two companies that have beaten the competition through investing in fandom. Creating fandom around your business is something you can do right now. The excitement and energy fans bring serves as rocket fuel for any business. Best Practices Fanocracy

7 Powerful Reasons Why Companies Will Pay for You to Blog


Bloggers worldwide are proving to be fierce competition for mainstream media, as companies decide how to get the best return on investment for their marketing buck. If you have the following seven things, then your blog and social media networks will be highly valuable digital assets, sought after by major companies. If companies are already paying big bucks to advertise to your audience on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers, then you’re in a profitable niche.

5 Advantages of Doing Business in Dubai


Here are five of the advantages associated with forming a company in Dubai. The DMCC free zone hosts many multinational corporations and DMCC company formation is one of the best ways to register a business in Dubai. Emirates Airline is the largest airline in the Arab world.

3 Ways to Engage Your Team and Improve Your Blog

Convince & Convert

To help us do this, we selected the blog, Behind the Seeds , from Canadian seed company Canterra Seeds. Let Your Experts Free According to Sheena, one of the goals for Behind the Seeds is to develop a ‘human’ image for the company and to establish Canterra as a voice or authority on seed in the market. Make the Blog Part of the Company Culture Blog Rescue isn’t a series on company culture, but let’s address it for just a moment.

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4 Reasons Why Charter Flights Make Sense for Business Trips

The Realtime Report

Avoid the Hassle of Conforming Your Schedule to an Airline. It may also mean that if you’re representing the company at a conference, convention, or trade show, you can get to the destination and be well rested before it’s time to begin your duties. 4 Reasons Why Charter Flights.

How Businesses Use Twitter Today

Social Media Network Marketing

Monday, February 15, 2010 How Businesses Use Twitter Today How Businesses Use Twitter Today Southwest Airlines is using it to let people know about flight changes, conditions and more. Zappos is a great online shoe company. You can set up a search for your company name or your competitors' names and receive notifications whenever something is said.

Heroes are Always Heroes

Ari Herzog

It’s great that California pledged support to essential workers , and that Massachusetts sued rideshare companies for its drivers to be classified as employees. The White House should bail out child care , for instance, to the same intensity as it gave billions to airlines.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

Airline staff greet me by name and not just because I’ve left my conference name tag on my jacket. This article first appeared in on Smart Company. Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail TwitterI travel. A lot. So when I’m in a new city and looking for a place to eat, I amble down the street to see what I can find.

Coverage Questions !

The Marketing Blog

helps the company in its marketing communications efforts. When you write an email to me for example – Please address me by name ‘Daksh’ instead of Hey, ‘You got a cool blog’ Hey XXX(well I’ve seen some funny names really We’re a cool company and we think this might be useful for your product. Home About In the Media ATM Redefined A Pleasant Gift December 9, 2007.7:05 05 am Coverage Questions !

One Social Media Metric to Rule Them All

Visually SM

For instance, you could post a ton of content to your page that you know will go viral online—gaining tons of impressions in the process—but if that content isn’t actually relevant to your company, it doesn’t really help your cause. One amazing example is Royal Dutch Airlines which has surpassed its industry average of 11.3%

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Launches Interactive Game Powered By Instagram Photos

Convince & Convert

Hints such as airline, flight duration, and local time can assist in identifying the location, but also deduct time from the clock. The top 50 scores have a chance to win two free airline tickets to a destination of their choice. It’s also somewhat unexpected from an airport versus say, a tourism board, airline, hotel, or other attraction. Future elements of this game could include strategic partnerships with airlines with major hubs at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (e.g.

When The Going Gets Tough

Twist Image

He'll complain about politics, the weather, the airline, the airport, the security and the shoe shining session usually ends with the line, "this will be the last day that I am shining your shoes. My friends at Bazaarvoice have a very interesting human resources policy that they call, "the ride home" : if someone no longer wants to work at the company, they pay them a couple thousand dollars to leave. company. "This will be my last day shining your shoes."

Why Might Yelp Want SeatMe?

Small Business Mavericks

Large companies often acquire smaller companies because they want access to the technology, or they want the personnel involved with the company due to its talent. Another reason larger companies often acquire smaller companies is because they are planning to start offering a similar service. It’s easier to move into a business niche by acquiring a company already there than it is to start from scratch. Travel companies. Airlines.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

Because our behaviors on the social Web leave a noticeable fingerprint, smart companies can modify the way they engage and interact with us, based on our social graph, purchase history, etc. Would the VP of Customer Satisfaction of Southwest Airlines have called Kevin Smith at home (after he was kicked off a plane for being too portly), if Kevin Smith did NOT have 1.6 Fly more miles, get priority seating on an airline.

Making the Perfect App for Travelers

The Realtime Report

With a travel app, you become a true mediator between users and hotels, restaurants, taxi, airline companies, etc. Making the Perfect App for Travelers. People love traveling and seeing the wonders of the world. How great it is to arrange your very own journey!