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SNCR Award Winning Case Study on Reputation Management 2011

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SNCR Award Winning Case Study on Reputation Management 2011

  1. 1. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC SNCR Award-Winning Case Study: "Best Practices for Online Reputation Management"  Presented by Shashi Bellamkonda Director Social Media – Network Solutions aka Social Media Swami 02/21/15
  2. 2. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC Network Solutions- Enabling Small Businesses Success Aspiring Entrepreneur Aspiring Entrepreneur New Business New Business Growing Business Growing Business • Local Search Visibility • SEO • Managed PPC • Press Release • Email Marketing • SMS Marketing Identity Domain | Email Presence Profile | Site | Store | Blog Visibility Local | Directories | Org Search Marketing Email | Paid Search | Press Release Security Trust | Encryption | Assurance Back-Office Apps (SaaS) Financials | Customer | Collaboration • SSL Certificates • Vulnerability Scans • Assurance Seals Aspiring Entrepreneur Starting Small Business Mature Small Business
  3. 3. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 3 Our Objective: Win Favor from the Public Customer Objective -Easy to do business with -Quick Resolutions -More purchases Financial Objective -Save customer service costs -New customers at lower costs Marketing Objective - Build new audience for Network Solutions Branding Objective - Build brand value for Network Solutions
  4. 4. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 4 4 Point Social Media Strategy Brand / Reputation Management Connecting with Customers Community Outreach Get new business
  5. 5. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 5 Service Providers Challenge More than one million viruses wreaking havoc on the internet for both businesses and at-home users alike ( Hosting providers faced with security threats that were proactively mitigated, but still posed a threat to the online reputation. Hosting providers are constantly on alert, combating these threats Customers voice their discontent on social networks and open online forums Recognize the need to bolster positive online sentiment beyond reactive crisis mitigation
  6. 6. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 6 Mitigation Tactics Take steps to proactively foster ongoing positive conversations around the Network Solutions brand Communicating with customers using social media channels Answering customer complaints about security issues on Twitter, blogs and public forums Move fast and respond quickly to customer complaints, by posting updates on their blog and via Twitter and Facebook Reaching out reporters and bloggers who were covering the issues
  7. 7. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 7 Key initiatives to generate favorable brand impressions Sponsored the Small Business Success Index (SBSI) The SBSI is a survey and report that assesses the current state of the U.S. small business, positioning Network Solutions as a small business authority and ally.  Hosted the very first GrowSmartBiz conference The first event of its kind in the DC area, Network Solutions hosted the GrowSmartBiz conference in September 2009 to help the small business community to learn first hand from experts in key areas of small business growth and development. Continue Influencer and Community Outreach Conference participation, grassroots events Social Advisory Borad Communit y Blogs
  8. 8. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 8 The Network Solutions Listening Post Tools Search Teams Game Plan Twitter/ Facebook Customer Service PR/Social Media response to alerts Respond to calls for help in forums, blogs, comments Brickbats and Bouquets The Network Solutions social media SWAT team worked around the clock, monitoring and responding in real time, and answering user questions across major social networks
  9. 9. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 9  Blogs = new audience  Organic traffic  Link back  Guest posts  Foster community  Conversation  Useful for crisis response Community Building Through Content Resource tip: Ann Handley & CC Chapman
  10. 10. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 10 Small Business Success Index The SBSI is a survey and report that assesses the current state of the U.S. small business, positioning Network Solutions as a small business authority and ally Sponsored in conjunction with the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the survey offers insight to the future of small businesses, helping them plan for their futures and assess their current needs The Small Business Success Index (SBSI) was released in February 2010 announcing the state of U.S. small business and its performance in the following six key dimensions: Capital Access Marketing & Innovation Workforce Customer Service Computer Technology Compliance Network Solutions and CRT/tanaka developed a targeted promotion plan to generate media mentions online
  11. 11. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 11 Maintaining Reputation Amidst Crisis Created an online forum to provide information to merchants and customers. Generated over 50+ blog posts, which Network Solutions team responded. Applauded by many for use of social media in crisis management support.
  12. 12. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 12 Leveraging the Network Solutions Social Media Advisory Board Advisory Board. Comprised influential bloggers Advisory Board served as advisors for the company to strengthen Network Solutions image online Helped spread the word of Network Solutions Small Business efforts 12
  13. 13. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 13 Influencer Outreach / Brand Efforts 13 • GrowSmartBiz Conference and event outreach has helped establish Network Solutions Small Business thought leadership • Only 8% of people we engage in conferences are customers • Customers who attend our conferences/ engage with us have a high per year ticket price • Influencers have stopped talking about us negatively and started liking us • Conferences generate inbound links and inc revenue • 500 small business attended the GrowSmartBiz conference
  14. 14. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 14 Manage Online Reputation via Offline Events /3851709164/sizes/l/
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  16. 16. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 16 Monitoring the competition helps too
  17. 17. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC Results
  18. 18. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 18 Great media coverage 18
  19. 19. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 19 Network Solutions featured in books
  20. 20. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 20 Awards and Peer Recognition 2008 & 2010: Excellence in Online Reputation Management Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) 2010 Excellence in New Communications Award. Prestigious awards program honoring corporations that are pioneering the use of social media and Internet communications technologies (ICT). Award is testament to Network Solutions’ high positive online sentiment from entrepreneurs and small businesses for providing resources and tools to advance their businesses in a tough economy. 2009 & 2011 Washingtonian 100 Tech Titan’s List for Community Leadership 20
  21. 21. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 21 Social Media Biggest ROI: Online Reputation @ 72% Positive/Neutral • NetSol maintains 72% positive/neutral sentiment • Negative mentions were mitigated by proactive commenting, especially during the hacking crisis. • Network Solutions community engagement and social activities generated organic positive mentions. • Speaking engagements, SBSI-3 and the GrowSmartBusiness conference increased positive mentions. 21
  22. 22. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 22 Quantitative Results: Small Business Success Index Press release pick-ups- More than 52 sources picked up the press release within the first week of distribution Total blog posts/mentions: 65 Podcast interviews- 350 total views Blogs- Top tier feature coverage included Allbusiness (1.8 million unique monthly visitors) (26.8 thousand unique monthly visitors) ITBusiness Edge (17.9 thousand unique monthly visitors) eMarketer (13.3 thousand unique monthly visitors) Marketing Pilgrim (8.9 thousand UMV)
  23. 23. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 23 Results : Network Solutions SBSI tweet chat with Anita Campbell The GrowSmartBiz URL reached 84,060 people via 32 tweets 302 unique visits to the site on the day of the tweet chat February 23, 2010 Overall Tweet Chat Results: More than 1,676 tweets included the #sbbuzz hashtag More than 200 participants Top influencers participated including: Moderator: Anita Campbell, 40,000+ followers on Twitter Richard McLaughlin, consultant from Paris, 38,000+ followers on Twitter John Lawson of 3rd Power, 18,000+ followers on Twitter Mack Collier, #blogchat Founder, 16,000+ followers
  24. 24. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 24   GrowSmartBiz Conference Results More than 400 attendees took a whole day off to join the Network Solutions GrowSmartBiz conference. Livestream- 5,025 unique visitors joined the conference via Livestream. The conference was viewed online by unique visitors from Italy, France, UK, Germany and Canada. Twitter- @GrowSmartBiz Twitter handle following increased by over 250 followers #GrowSmartBiz hashtag mentioned 2,000 times over an eight hour period on the day of the conference Blogs- More than 50 feature articles, including 30 pre-event posts and 27 post-event posts Influential Blogs pick-ups included Mashable,, Direct2Dell
  25. 25. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 25 Qualitative Results Then came the GrowSmartBiz conference and by then I realized (yes, it took a while!) – Network Solutions isn’t just a domain registrar. They are a complete resource for small businesses – online and offline. Jenn Consalvo of Techcocktail I've just returned from the Grow Smart Biz Conference sponsored by Network Solutions, and while I did play a small role by giving a presentation on what it takes to be an entrepreneurial leader, I learned a lot from the other speakers Rieva Lesonsky -
  26. 26. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 26 2011 Activities Engagement with customers Facebook community building Expansion of employee use of SM Incorporating coupons, ads, offers into blogs, tweetchats, webinars and meet-ups and speaking/sponsor opportunities Thought Leadership/Reputation Management: Blogs/content generation SBSI Tweetchats GrowSmartBiz Conference Speaking/sponsorship ops Meet-up tour (4 to 5 cities) Ease of use: Monitoring & reporting Eguides Workshops 26
  27. 27. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 27©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 27 • Build relationships early • Changing perception requires participation • Humanizing the business • Approaching people at a personal level to change minds • Building trust and credibility overtime with small business thought leadership Final Thoughts
  28. 28. ©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 28©2011 Network Solutions, LLC 28 Questions Managing Editor: Personal Blogs: Technology & Social Media: Digital Thoughts: Restaurant Reviews: DC public interest : Interesting PR : Shashi Bellamkonda Follow On Twitter: @shashib