Guest Post: 4 Reasons #PR Pros Need Customer Service Skills

PR Expanded

A Guest Post By Corina Manea, PR & Social Media Strategist. During my career, I have noticed that one particular skill is often overlooked when it comes to training new PR pros and that is customer service. You might wonder what has customer service to do with PR?

The Case for Customer Service Marketing: Social Media Marketing World Recap

Cision

If you’re in an agency, leads are just new business and customer service is your account team.). I want to talk to you today about a topic that may turn you off of this post; customer service. You’re in PR, communications, social media or any other marketing function.

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5 Social Customer Service Best Practices

Cision

Twitter introduced a feature that allows customers to send you direct messages directly from your site. Late last year, Facebook improved pages’ customer service tools and integrated customer service bots into its Messenger app. Recently.

Social media unpopular for customer service

PR Daily

There are many potential benefits for brands that have a robust social media presence. According to a new study, customer service is not one of them. M2Talk surveyed 1,000 people nationwide to see which platforms are the most popular forms of customer service.

Customer Service Is The “New” PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Good PR and great customer service have never been more intertwined. The best way to understand a company’s reputation — and its values — is to look at its response to customer reviews and complaints. It may invest heavily in customer service and response.

Comcast triples social media customer service team

PR Daily

Comcast has become synonymous with terrible customer service, but now the cable and Internet giant is trying to change that—by throwing more people at the problem. These 40 “social care specialists” will solely handle customer complaints on social media, according to reports.

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How to use social media to win at customer service

PR Daily

Social media has become the customer service center for most organizations, large and small. After you have provided enough information and have uploaded company images, the next important thing to do on social media is interact.

Spirit Airlines touts automated social media customer service

PR Daily

That now includes social media. Spirit has a history of an almost adversarial relationship with customers, and has gotten its fair share of negative comments in social media. A big social media team costs money, so we put our feed on autopilot to save you cents on every ticket,” Spirit explained on Twitter. Because that’s what irate customers want—another automated response.

6 Quick Tips to Keep Up with Social Customer Service

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As more and more customers turn to Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and other social channels to ask questions or make complaints, keeping up with customer service is no easy task. Use a Monitoring Hub to Track Social Activity. Customer service is a 24/7 job.

How to leverage customer service to boost your bottom line

PR Daily

The value of providing excellent customer service has now been clearly established , and you should build your own brilliant customer service. But, how do you take the next step and leverage that service into increased sales? Request reviews after providing service.

Dear Facebook your customer service for social media agencies sucks!

Norton's Notes

We all know Facebook is the behemoth of the social media world, our clients have to use it, and now it’s gone pay to play, we all have to spend our budgets to use it to get some kind of decent reach, unless you are in the camp that says it’s time to ignore the platform altogether.

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Infographic: 8 tips for better customer service on social media

PR Daily

How are you interacting with your consumers on social media channels? PR pros might not want to think that customer service falls within their sphere—but taking care of consumers online is a huge part of protecting your reputation. Empathize with customers.

3 social customer service lessons from Olive Garden

PR Daily

About a year ago, if you posted a question, complaint or compliment on one of Olive Garden''s social media pages, the company probably would have ignored you. Take social media from marketing and give it to PR. SmartBlog on Social Media

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. It was the first way that brand managers connected with people through social media, and it remains a crucial function of these platforms today.

4 ways to improve your customer service online

PR Daily

Customers frequently use social media to interact with organizations whose products and services they favor. It’s important for brand managers to be aware of their online presence and to use social media to provide customer service.

26 Thoughtful Marketing Predictions that Could Actually Happen in 2019 Across PR, Content, Digital, Social Media and Customer Success

Sword and the Script

There’s something in here for every discipline of marketing – be it strategy, PR, content marketing, SEO, digital, social media, customer marketing, and so much more. 1) Owned media gains on distrust of mass media. 3) Emotional connection with customers. “I

Why Customer Service and Social Media Must Learn to Work Together

PR 20/20

She enjoys sharing tips on media monitoring and analysis. As social media has become more and more popular throughout the world, it is important for companies to adopt a new outlook toward customer service. Social Business

How Social Media Drives B2B PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We associate social media platforms with splashy consumer campaigns, but social is increasingly important in B2B public relations. According to an IDC study , 75% of B2B buyers and 84% of C-level/vice president executives use social media to make purchasing decisions.

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PR and Social Media: How to Adapt Your PR Strategy

B2B PR Sense

Fifteen years ago, if you had told me that PR and social media were going to work together and that we would use social media for PR, I may have chuckled. After all, social media was initially created to connect family and friends, not brands.

One Very Important Element that Most Customer Service Programs Lack Today

Melissa Agnes

Customer service programs and trainings are important. These programs and trainings should be strategic and focus on things like real-time communications, social media and using the right tone. Issues management is an important part of customer service.

5 ways social media has reshaped the PR industry

PR Daily

If you are a PR pro, you spend a lot of time on social media. With a global usership in the billions, social media has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Social media is immediate and noisy. Featured Media Relations Social Media

TCIP #014 – Toronto Police Service, Their Customer Service and Crisis Preparedness with Chris Boddy

Melissa Agnes

Like many others, the Toronto Police Service is looking for opportunities to build efficiency and effectiveness within their agency. For starters, they’ve developed a Strategy Management Unit with a strong customer service component. Within this unit, they’re in the process of developing a customer service strategy for the Toronto Police Service, with a heavy focus on internal customer service to start.

Study: Get personal with customer service on Twitter

PR Daily

In a piece of advice that should not come as a surprise to social media practitioners (yet probably still will), Twitter suggests that you should make your customer service more human. Download our free guide: 6 steps to crafting an internal social media plan. ].

5 skills anyone in customer service should master

PR Daily

Poor customer service always has the same result. The customer never comes back and alerts their friends, causing a ripple effect perpetuates until the problem is solved. Personalization of the customer journey. Having a holistic view of the customer.

Report: Consumers want to be entertained on social media

PR Daily

A new study from Sprout Social reveals that PR has a lot to offer online campaigns, including understanding the target audience, content generation, brand visibility and more. How invested is your organization in social media strategy?

4 social media waves to ride in 2020

PR Daily

Social media has emerged as one of the most important tools for public relations and marketing over the past decade. As social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn mature, the debate over their future grows. Whatever happens, social media will evolve.

4 often-overlooked platforms for social media marketing

PR Daily

The social media marketing world does not end after Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. The “big four” encompass about 90 percent of all social media marketing. However, a slew of niche social networks could help your social media marketing efforts.

5 ways social media has revolutionized PR

PR Daily

Online platforms have upended the media landscape and changed how PR pros perform their jobs. billion people active users around the world, almost half of the global population is using social media. Social media has impacted nearly every industry, but has had a profound influence on the media and public relations professions. hours on social sites every day. Here are five essential ways that social media is changing PR: 1.

Study: Marketers struggle to prove social media ROI

PR Daily

Though most marketers believe that social media boosts their organizations’ bottom lines, communicating its value remains a stumbling block. A recent Sprout Social report revealed that in 2019, roughly $18.4 billion will be spent on social media advertising.

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3 roles every social media team must have

PR Daily

What are the essential members of any social media campaign? What are the unique abilities social media teams should have? Now that social networks have become a mainstream form of communication, 78 percent of companies now say they have dedicated social media staff.

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

I am a social media advocate. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved. This is the nature of digital media. Social media by definition is a space where people share ideas and information.

How To Monitor Social Media Like a Boss

Cision

Most communications or marketing professionals realize that social media management is difficult to scale without some automated solution. Inevitably many companies choose a platform that offers monitoring (such as Cision’s new Communication Cloud™ ) to handle their social media.

9 trends to watch for social media marketers

PR Daily

Social media is always changing. When it comes to social media, the year ahead should be quite an interesting one for marketers. Which features, content types and tactics have the potential to significantly affect social media marketing efforts in the months ahead?

Social media dos and don’ts for 2019

PR Daily

Whether you are looking to expand your social media efforts or just keep up with the competition, there are some rules you must follow. How can you better ensure your social media efforts will help you accomplish your brand’s objectives in 2019? Marketing Social Media

4 rules Grubhub follows to drive social media success

PR Daily

The company’s senior manager of social media says online marketers must put consumers first, think of each platform and prepare with mobile devices in mind. Social media users are hungry for excellent, captivating content. Tailor your content to each social media platform.

3 lessons in social media brilliance from Rihanna

PR Daily

The music star gives a master class in how to use social media to connect with fans (consumers) and elevate a brand. See these insights for how match her game—at least on social media. Who are your favorites to follow on social media, PR Daily readers?

6 reasons to invest in organic reach on social media

PR Daily

Of late, engaging in organic or unpaid social media marketing has gotten a bad rap. Though this shift to a pay-to-play model is indisputable and continuing , it does not mean that brands should only use social networks for advertising. Social media is a customer care channel.

A Quick Guide to Social Chat Channels for Businesses

Cision

Recent updates to Facebook Messenger and Twitter DMs have renewed interest in social chat for customer communication, yet this is a medium that has been productive for communications professionals for quite some time. Could these apps be considered social chat platforms?

3 Steps To Convert Critics To Clients

Cision

You need to adapt your customer service strategy for social media. Today, it’s easier than ever for customers to share their experiences with your brand – and if their experience is bad, it’s also easier for the rest of your audience to see and take note.

Does Social Media Marketing need a Reboot? Drew Neisser Chimes in

Flack's Revenge

I have been blogging about challenges confronting digital PR and social media marketing. Are the social media waters still safe for marketing? What’s not safe is ignoring social conversations, especially those related to your brand and category.