What is keeping you up at night during this global pandemic? How is the public rating your company’s product/service on social media?
Marketers are saying that the impact of social media is so strong that companies have changed the way they set out to attract customers to increase sales. In fact, Fortune 500 companies revamped their marketing strategies to appeal to “social media influencers” due to the power they have on consumers’ purchasing decisions—many have 500,000 and more followers.
In their book, Raving Fans, Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles introduced the concept of raving fans—customers being so impressed by an amazing experience, they can’t stop telling everyone about it.
Prior to the onslaught of the social media craze, raving fans would communicate their experiences by word of mouth. Now, social media magnifies the reach to global proportions. Everyday, raving fans create virtual communities in which businesses are lauded or given a poor review.
Take a look at your own company to make room for improvement. Set the industry standard for delivering amazing experiences. For example, create and implement a signature value proposition that sets you apart from the competition. Encourage your team to bring ideas to weekly meetings that reveal how they will create lasting memories for each client and their families.
Also, assign a team to go online and research your product/service/company. Evaluate how your team responds to positive and negative reviews. Do prospects and clients know that you take full responsibility for any short falls of customer expectations? If so, where is it expressed? As a statement on your social media? your website? your email signature block?
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