For those of you who don’t know, social networking isn’t all social, at least not anymore. It’s also about business. Recently,companies have started taking their messages to social channels like Facebook and Twitter for two main reasons: the potentials users within these hugely popular sites, and customers’ growing desire to interact with the businesses with whom they spend their money.
But just like getting an advertisement on a billboard,it won’t get your message out, it’s simply not enough these days to create and manage a Facebook page for your business and leave it at that. It’s all the useful information and insights your share on that page that make up that social work for your business and clients. After all, your fans don’t want to just look at your page, they want to get something valuable after a visit.
So, mentioning all this, once you’ve created and established your company’s Facebook or Twitter page, how do you keep it alive and interesting for your fans? Very simple! Think, the “3 V’s”… Value, Variety, and of course Voice (your own):
Value: Many customers “like” businesses because they want all the information on offers and discounts, and upcoming promotions and sales that you present to them through Facebook tips, guidance and article, blog and resource links that educate and inform are also valuable to your fans.
Variety: Multimedia is a very important aspect to your page – your customers can tell a lot about your business through photos, and even videos. Keep in mind, you don’t want to use your page for ads too much. You will lose your current or potential fans if you never give them an opportunity to respond a wall post because they will lose that important sense of being attracted to your brand.
Voice: The Facebook page isn’t really meant to communicate with your customers. Build your reputation as an accessible, friendly business by often proposing topics and positive fan input. There are lots of available Facebook survey applications that allow you to poll your fans, which can give you valuable business information.
Remember, a Facebook page is also an ideal place to promote positive reviews of your business, since consumers are relying on social recommendations to influence purchases more than ever.
All of these values you can achieve using Rating System service, you can share your customers’ feedback directly from your product page and drive more traffic to it.
Let's humanize ourselves, Then our business! Sometimes it is forgotten that change needs to happen internally (human behaviors) before expectations can be made to follow suit. Somewhat like a manager who decides to email his team during late after-hours but bases his work balances on Mondays. It’s a kind of like a life lesson well further the giant world of “social business” that we have a pleasure of having.
Recently, people chit-chat a huge amount about needing the business to be more to say, “human”. In all honesty, a brand or business will never completely reach that level of humanity; unless employees within their business first change their own behaviors, all the way from the top to the customer support crew. Said so, it’s only a business and marketing program.
It takes a lot more from a business owner to speak out, “We are a social business” but actually exemplify the behaviors that they praise to the majority of its organization. In other words, they should: Put their money where their mouths is Social network (facebook, twitter) Forget to write department memos Hold majority of a “team” accountable for collaboration Get out of there and collaborate Maintain trust with co-workers There is one certain thing. All human behaviors spread through the organization while imitating and copying. When these business owners change the way they work and communicate, it’ll hopefully spread super quick and everyone else will end up following. Only then, we can have meaningful “humanize the brand” talks.
Happy New Year and good luck in 2015