Social Media Tips for Business (Part 2)
Here are some more things to think about when managing your business social media.
3. Be in touch.
I recently checked the Samsung Twitter feed and found that they respond to their followers’
Samsung? That enormous tech company with all the billboards we see everywhere? Those
guys? Those who tweet them tend to get a response back, even if it’s just “Thanks!” for
someone saying how much they love their new Samsung smart phone. Even if followers
tweet a complaint, they will try to send a tweet with helpful contact information.
My friends once tweeted the wing restaurant Pluckers and got a response. We didn’t think
they actually would tweet us back, since they’re Pluckers and we’re nobodies, but we got the
notification and there they were.
Why does this even matter? If someone sends your page a message or a tweet, make sure to
respond. Naturally, you don’t need to respond to spam or the like, but those who have a
question or perhaps a complaint should be given some sort of attention. Don’t let it sit in your
inbox to gather dust. Social media has now made it possible to communicate instantly with
those all around the world, so ignoring messages and posts will probably do more harm than
good. Customers and clients will feel noticed if you give them a tweet back or respond to
their postings. It’s a part of being treated well, and everyone likes that.
4. Be creative.
This is a tip that’s harder to explain, but I’ll try anyway. Since a small business can be just
about anything, creativity and your service really go together. You can use what you do with
imagination when making a post. Something Halloween-themed with your product is
something fun to post (when it’s Halloween, of course). If you have lights, post a video of a
Again, it’s not the easiest thing to write about, since it depends entirely on your company and
your unique creativity, not my words. It’s also why I saved this topic for last so you won’t be
put off by my lack of any real information. Just use your creativity. I know you have it, so try
to bring it out and show your community that side of your personality.
At the end of the day, discretion is key. Who follows you and your demographic make a
difference. Use social media to post about your company or related topics, but practice
moderation. Check out part one of these tips for more elaboration about social media post
Read Part-I On http://www.webii.net/blog/2013/11/social-media-tips-for-small-business-