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How to provide excellent customer service on social media

PR Daily

Of all the social media benefits and uses for organizations, none compares to customer service opportunities. RELATED: Want to get your employees involved and active online? Customer service is a “feast or famine” function. If done well, the benefits can be enormous—even viral. When handled poorly, these instances are almost guaranteed to go viral (in a way no brand manager wants).

DiGiorno takes advantage of viral Little Caesars video

PR Daily

DiGiorno’s social media team showed it was “hot ’n’ ready” to spar with Little Caesars over a viral video. Eater reported : The video quickly went viral, according to People , and was fueled by all-around best person on the internet Chrissy Teigen, who.

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Report: Consumers want to be entertained on social media

PR Daily

The study asked 1,000 social media marketers about their current campaigns and goals and then asked 1,000 consumers whether brand managers were satisfying their desires. Going viral still seems the favored way to score a big social media success. Brand managers prioritize “likes” and comments, shares and retweets, and interaction with customers. However, social media has a lot more to offer than just viral moments. At the top of the list: poor customer service.

Dillard’s apologizes after breastfeeding mom’s post goes viral

PR Daily

To accommodate consumers, many department stores have established policies that permit women to breastfeed anywhere inside their establishments. It’s usually a matter of an employee enforcing their personal preferences and not upholding the store’s policy. The employee at customer service nodded. Upon becoming aware of this situation, our store manager immediately reached out to our customer and apologized.

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Instagram fights bullies, Blue Bell’s viral mess, and the top reason consumers unfollow brands

PR Daily

Blue Bell faces viral challenge meltdown. A viral video of a person opening a carton of Blue Bell ice cream, licking the top layer and putting it back in the store freezer has inspired others to do the same with ice cream and other products under the hashtag #icecreamchallenge. Why you should care: The Wall Street Journal called the challenge “ the wrong sort of viral advertising.” Make sure your crisis response plan is ready for an unwanted viral moment.

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South Dakota meth PSA goes viral, Chick-fil-A drops donors after LGBTQ protests, and 72% of consumers switch to competitors after bad service

PR Daily

The ad went viral as Twitter and other social media users ridiculed the slogan. Though Chick-fil-A’s messaging is on point with its brand voice and vision, it remains to be seen whether consumers will take this as a welcoming move or merely clucking to attract attention. The Northridge Group’s State of Customer Service Experience 2019 report revealed that 72% of consumers are likely to switch to a competitor after only one negative customer service experience.

5 lessons from America's most hated companies

PR Daily

It takes a lot to make consumers hate you, but many large companies did admirably at it last year. The site reviewed customer service metrics along with employee satisfaction, company policies and price performance to determine who earned the dubious distinction of “most hated companies in America.”. Remember, PR pros: People will talk about your organization or client no matter why they’re in the news, but bad publicity won’t make anyone a loyal consumer.

Putting the public in public relations: PR is everyone’s job

Media Bullseye

Almost any consumer-facing company has had an unhappy customer or two (or more), but the difference between pre-social media and post-social media is the amount of attention any one interaction can have. Small issues—like a squashed burger or fast food that doesn’t quite look like the promotional pictures—might elicit a chuckle or two and receive some level of viral attention, but they are unlikely to rise to a level of even minor crisis.

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, McDonald’s tests meatless option, and email’s the go-to for ‘conversational marketing’

PR Daily

However, Forever 21 is assuring consumers it’s still in business. We look forward to continuing to provide you with the great service and curated assortment of merchandise that you expect from us. Drift and Survey Monkey have released the 2019 State of Conversational Marketing Report , which shows that even though consumers say email is dead, 33% use it more often than they did last year.

3 guidelines for using social media monitoring during a PR crisis

PR Daily

examples feature an automobile repair shop employee using Twitter to find a pot dealer and a daycare employee ridiculing toddlers via Instagram. Tuned-in organizations realize that social media improves their businesses and fine-tunes critical customer service, employee relations and operations, one tweet or snap at a time. Sure, a media monitoring service for capturing print and online placements, broadcast segments and general mentions is crucial.

What American Airlines’ crisis response can teach brand managers

PR Daily

An employee comes into the frame and the male passenger says, “You do that to me and I'll knock you flat.” The employee repeats, “Hit me,” and the passenger says, “I'll knock you out.” The captain pulls the employee away. What we see on this video does not reflect our values or how we care for our customers. We are deeply sorry for the pain we have caused this passenger and her family and to any other customers affected by the incident.

Businesses Should Fight Back Against Online Attacks

David PR Group

Social media and online reviews bring an incredible new level of accountability to the customer service equation. The internet enables consumers to reach out to companies and service providers in brand new ways, and I believe the transparency that exists because of these online tools is a great thing for commerce. We can ask for and even demand great customer service, but we can’t be defamatory, and we can’t be jerks about it.

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The Top PR Threats To Your Company’s Reputation

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Or a crisis can strike closer to home; it can be a rogue employee action or supplier lapse in a single region that affects an entire brand, like the Chipotle E. In some cases it’s a creeping cultural problem that turns malignant over time, like the pressure that drove Wells Fargo employees to open a few million fake accounts to earn commissions without the knowledge of their customers. The Viral Customer Complaint.

The Ultimate Checklist: 20 Points that Will Lead You to the Best B2B Content Marketing

B2B PR Sense

Use Customer FAQs. What are your customer’s questions? What questions do your customer service team field most frequently? Don’t hesitate to ask customers what type of content they want. A simple one question survey asking customers to rate topics is one easy way to gauge interest. Go beyond what your customers actually ask, and get into questions that you wish they would ask. Give Your Pieces a Viral Headline. What are your content goals?

Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Livecast talking Crisis PR

The Stalwart Blog

Maybe it’s an employee claim against the supervisor, or maybe it’s an errant rogue, a Yelp review. Maybe it’s a poor customer service call that somebody threatened to go on their blog or talk about them on Instagram. People aren’t consuming news reports like they did 20, 30 years ago. We know it’s a competitor, or this person never stepped foot in my physical shop or my virtual shop, never was a customer.”

Earned Media Rising Podcast With Cision CMO, Chris Lynch

Cision

And communicators, especially now that they pulled more of social into their overall domain, I think they have this ability to say, “You know what, based on what we’re seeing in the market, how our influencers are getting engagement from certain types of customers, or consumers, we can actually give you some insight into what you might want to think about for those campaigns.” So, marketers work at doing things like customer Journey mapping, customer experience mapping.