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Online reputation repair - Steps to rebuild a damaged corporate reputation

By Daniel Threlfall on 4/30/18 9:14 AM

Your company has fallen from grace. Maybe your CEO was arrested for fraud. Maybe E. coli was found in your food and made your restaurant customers sick. Or maybe you’ve just made some ill-advised business decisions over time, and it’s finally caught up with you.

A reputation crisis can happen unexpectedly, and can be a difficult thing to overcome, but it is possible to repair your reputation. Although a damaged corporate reputation may seem impossible to reverse, the journey to rebuild it can be summarized in a few key steps:

  • Take control of your brand's online presence
  • Know and monitor what is said about you online
  • And, most importantly, apologize for any missteps
Topics: Business Reputation Management
12 min read

Fake News: The New Face of Corporate Reputation Warfare

By Daniel Threlfall on 4/20/18 2:38 PM

Today, it’s easier than ever before to spark misinformation, watch it spread, and then witness it take down corporations, crush reputations, and topple political figures.

A brief glance at the news tells you all you need to know. Fake news is powerful enough to shake technology juggernauts, crush world-famous personalities, and wipe entire businesses right off the map. And yet people still believe it. 

Topics: Business Reputation Management
8 min read

Avoiding 5 Common Brand Reputation Catastrophes

By Jerome Okutho on 3/29/18 1:56 PM

Your brand reputation is the single most crucial factor in the success of your company. An excellent reputation increases your customer loyalty, lead generation, and your competitive advantage. A bad one lowers your sales and makes people look at your business in a negative light.

Topics: Business Reputation
12 min read

Saving the Boss's Bacon - Executive Reputation Guide

By Daniel Threlfall on 3/26/18 5:04 PM

Here’s the deal. The media thinks your CEO screwed up. According to rumors, she siphoned the company’s quarterly earnings into a private yacht spending spree.

The truth? Your CEO is innocent.

But what does the media care about truth? They’re hanging onto the rumors like a toddler clutching a Snickers bar. The Internet’s news minions are intent on vilifying a corporate leader, weaving tales of oversized yachts funded with ill-gotten gain.

Topics: Business Reputation Management
8 min read

When Google Reviews Say You Suck

By Gregory Heilers on 3/25/18 8:44 AM

How many times have you said "You suck, Google". Sometimes Google says the same thing about you. Despite all of your time and money invested on ads, fast-talking copywriters, and brand consultants, Google just keeps telling you, and all of your prospective customers, that you suck. 

Topics: Review Management
7 min read

How to Increase Content Marketing ROI

By Susan Guillory on 3/24/18 8:31 AM

In sales there is a method known as "predictable revenue". It's an outbound sales method of marketing and sales that enables a business to predict what their revenues might be. But is there a way to do that with content marketing?

How can one predict whether a content campaign will be worth it? It’s a constant battle: executive leadership and check-signers won’t approve a marketing budget unless they can be assured of a Return on Investment (ROI) of X%. Marketing departments continue to push to develop new marketing strategies, but without budget approval, their hands are often tied.

Topics: Content Marketing
8 min read

How Brands Shouldn't Deal With Scandal

By Gregory Heilers on 3/23/18 10:46 AM

Can you imagine how it felt to be the Chief Marketing Officer at Oxfam after their deputy CEO, Penny Lawrence, resigned because of a sex crimes scandal? If the first word that enters your mind is “stressed,” that’d be an understatement. A serious CEO scandal can mean the ruin of the reputation of an entire company, not just those at the top.

Topics: Business Reputation Management
10 min read

How to Brand Yourself Online with Citations and Mentions

By Brian Liang on 3/21/18 10:16 AM

Many businesses focus on SEO, social media and content to build their online presence. One way to accelerate your online growth is to focus on growing your brand through citations and mentions. Both Google and Bing have indicated that they can track brand mentions and that they matter for search engine rankings. Duane Forrester, a former senior product manager at Bing, stated that unlinked mentions can be just as strong a signal as links for measuring a site’s authority.

Topics: Online Reputation Repair
5 min read

Finding Online Influencers in Any Industry

By Carmine Mastropierro on 3/19/18 2:41 PM

The best reputation management firms use some degree of influencer outreach to promote a positive online image for their clients. They're working to change the narrative about a person or brand, so third-party affirmation and brand amplification is important to reinforce brand messaging. Here are a few methods to find influencers online.

Topics: Content Marketing
4 min read

How Fake News and Influencers are Created and Promoted

By Kent Campbell on 2/21/18 3:36 PM

Remember when Donald Trump said "America should never have given Canada its independence"? Well, that was fake. Fake news has a long and storied history. Ben Franklin spread propaganda stories by creating a fake issue of the Boston Independent Chronicle. Today celebrities, politicians and everyday people are affected by it. Tomi Lahren of Fox News was recently quoted as saying "If you die in a mass shooting, it's not the fun's fault, or even the gunman's fault. It's your fault for not believing in God enough". She didn't say that either.

Topics: Online Reputation Repair

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