Tag Archives: social media

Getting Great Online Customer Reviews

For the huge number of firms using digital media, getting great online customer reviews is a must. And this post addresses that topic. These prior posts relate to today’s topic: Do Shoppers Really Believe Customer Reviews? How TripAdvisor Works Building … Continue reading

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How Shoppers React to Bad Social Media Comments

What happens when consumers complain on social media? According to eMarketer: “Data from social media analytics and monitoring service Sprout Social revealed that many US internet users believe social media has given them more of a voice to expose unfair … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Get Great Customer Reviews

We know that lousy customer reviews can be the KOD (kiss of death) for some retailers. We also know that strong customer reviews can enhance sales in a meaningful way. So, how do we get great customer reviews? Consider these … Continue reading

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Social Media Dos and Don’ts

Are you and/or your firm actively utilizing social media? If yes, do you know what behaviors that consumers feel are “cool” or “annoying”? As Felix Richter reports for Statista: “The rise of social media has presented brands [retailers] with a … Continue reading

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Supermarket Chains and Social Media

Are supermarket chains active users of social media? There are two important answers to this question: (1) Overall, much more than many observers probably think. (2) There is a wide disparity of use by company and by social media platform. … Continue reading

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More Bad PR for United: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!!

After its recent public relations nightmare, when it forcibly removed a passenger from a seat due to overbooking (overloading)  and dragged him from his seat, you would think that United Airlines would have learned its lesson. Social media and TV … Continue reading

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Don’ts for Retailers Using Social Media

In this new era of fake news, alternative truth, and inflammatory messages on social media, it is a good time for us to appraise (or reappraise) our own use of social media. Are we doing the best we can to … Continue reading

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