An online reputation can be an organization or company’s most valuable asset. That is why a tarnished reputation can wreak havoc for even the most accomplished company, and a good reputation can sometimes be hard to maintain. Every company will receive negative comments on social media. The trick is not how the company responds, but how effectively the company chooses to act in response.
With that said, when a naysayer on the Internet verbally attacks your company, do not fight back with words or anger. Instead, step back for a second and let your integrity and commitment to your audience dictate your next action. Be direct, honest, and calm, and your professionalism will be transparent to those who matter. Next, once your professionalism is on track, let your customers know that your company will continue to stay in business. Reassure your customers of your commitment to them.
But, the negative comments may still be on your customers’ minds. Detract from the negativity by offering a service that is even greater. Give your customers new content that are designed to help promote your brand in a positive manner.
Finally, remember to seek out support from others. Seeking out support and advice will help you to build a stronger community. A stronger community will be a safe place for you to find some clarity where you can attempt to revitalize your company’s brand. With a stronger community alongside you, always remember to keep going. Do not give up no matter the negative outcomes. Businesses make mistakes but it is important to learn from them to keep growing and to keep building a positive brand image.
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