Are people talking about your company online?
Many companies simply can’t afford to hire a social support team.
So what are your options to manage these conversations with little to no resources?
Keep reading for tips on how you can create a free or low-cost social support team.
Why You Need a Social Support Team
The NM Incite 2012 State of Social Customer Support Report shows that 47% of social media users are turning to social care.
For those who think their customers aren’t using social media, the 2013 Infinite Dial Report from Edison Research revealed that 62% of Americans have a social media profile on one or more social networks, up from 56% in 2012.
Further, the number of casual social media users is declining. “Approximately 71 million Americans check their social networks several times a day, up from 58 million in 2012.”
As Jeremiah Owyang states, “as internal and external demands mount, companies become mostly reactive, relegating themselves to a ‘Social Media Help Desk’.”
With strategy, planning and communication you can ensure that your company won’t be caught off guard. If the day hasn’t come yet when your social media team is thrust into fielding customer-service problems, it’s fair to say that it’s just a matter of time before they will be.
In this post, the seventh installment in the A-Z guides published here on Social Media Examiner, I’ll discuss the importance of developing an integrated social media and customer relationship management program for your company.
Plus, she looks at the Wibiya social toolbar and how it can create social buzz for your business. Then Mari shares insights into three social CRM tools and how they can have a big impact on your business networking.
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