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Why People Trust Strangers When Buying Online

Published on 08/07/19 12:22 PM PST by Brianne Schaer

Think about the last time you bought something online. How did you decide what to buy? You probably searched for whatever you wanted and read a few reviews. Maybe you found a negative review and that was your cue to move on to the next option.

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Value of Corporate Reputation as an Intangible Asset

Published on 07/29/19 8:59 AM PST by Brianne Schaer

The success of your business often rides on one thing: your corporate reputation. But how can something so important be intangible? Despite our inability to precisely “calculate” corporate reputation, the future of your business relies on your ability to keep it in good standing.

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How to Manage Yelp Reviews for Small Businesses

Published on 06/04/19 5:29 AM PST by Brianne Schaer

Every additional 1-star improvement can increase business 9%. Think about that. 

Whether you own a coffee shop or an auto body repair, chances are one of your main sources of business is from your Yelp page. By this point, you’ve surely put the time and effort into making your profile stand out from the rest of the crowd. However, the work doesn’t end there. You must continue to manage your Yelp reviews to make sure the right people are leaving reviews, the positive reviews outnumber the negative, and that any issues are being addressed.

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The Cost of Negative Corporate Reputation

Published on 05/01/19 2:28 PM PST by Kent Campbell

Corporate reputation refers to people’s collective opinion regarding a corporation or enterprise. It’s based on such features such as search engine results, news coverage, and the publicized actions of the company. There are there some corporate reputation humdingers out there. The news media loves a sizzling story of a corporation’s fall from grace and with good reason. The public is receptive, clicks ensue, money is made. This is because the human brain seems wired to generate copious amounts of curiosity when the topic is salacious or negative.

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Measuring Corporate Sentiment

Published on 04/30/19 7:12 PM PST by Kent Campbell

Corporate sentiment, or business sentiment, is how people feel about your brand. In more technical terms, it’s the level of confidence that shareholders have in a corporation or business—the prevailing mood or attitude about that company’s success (or lack thereof).

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What Is Reputation Management?

Published on 07/12/19 2:24 PM PST by Kent Campbell

Left unchecked, your brand is portrayed on the internet by a machine. It may not have your best interests at heart. Reputation management enables a degree of message control specifically tailored to the online environment.

For all the effort and attention that we give to character, it’s reputation that really matters. This is especially true in the business world. But today reputation is focused and distorted through the lens of artificial intelligence systems. That's why online reputation management services exist - to provide balance and a degree of control.

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Steps to Rebuild Damaged Corporate Reputation

Published on 05/27/19 9:20 PM PST by Daniel Threlfall

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 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. The following roadmap offers a place to begin your journey to rebuild your online reputation. There will be ups and downs, but with a solid game plan and a lot of hard work, your reputation can be saved. The question is, are you in for the long haul? 

Steps to rebuild a damaged corporate reputation:

  1. Analyze the damage
  2. Regain control 
  3. Create a recovery roadmap

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Fake News: The New Face of Corporate Reputation Warfare

Published on 05/24/18 3:43 PM PST by Daniel Threlfall

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.

Exaggeration this is not. 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 off the map.

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Saving the Boss's Bacon - Executive Reputation Guide

Published on 04/30/19 6:44 PM PST by Daniel Threlfall

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.

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How Brands Shouldn't Deal With Scandal

Published on 09/27/18 4:12 PM PST by Gregory Heilers

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.

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