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Click-to-Call [Infographic]

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

  Most dealers understand the importance of making it easy for customers and prospects to find contact information. Websites often have prominent &…

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Car dealers have a terrible reputation. It's such a negative experience for so many that people are electing to make a major purchase like a vehicle fr…

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

Jim Roche is the Divisional VP of Marketing & Managed Services at Xtime. We asked him to tell us the biggest mistake he sees dealers making today when …

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

It seems that every year has a theme attached to it in terms of where dealerships’ focus will be. Which themes or buzzwords will dominate 2018? We…

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Today's customers walk into your showroom better-informed than ever before. Because they've done their research ahead of time, 89% walk into t…

Myth: Negative Comments are Bad For Biz

Many businesses have avoided social interaction for fear that an existing bad reputation, or possible negative comments will come back to bite them.  These ideas may be true if the issues are left unchecked, but for a business that is highly active on social media, negative comments can turn into a positive experience.

Legitimate customer comments around a product or service will definitely start to pop up when a business decides to start regularly using social media to promote their business.  Many of these could be negative comments which may cause some alarm to those not well-versed in the ways of social media marketing.  However, there is one simple solution - use social media as a platform to address customer issues head-on and allow customer service to shine.

Rather than hiding legitimate concerns or negative comments, a business should provide a thoughtful response with options to further assist a customer via phone or email.  Also, someone should follow up internally to ensure that these concerns are addressed before they spread to other customers.  The more these issues are professionally handled, the more brand evangelists will emerge to come to a businesses' aid to fend off the negative comments and critiques!

While it can be tough to see negative comments and feedback, a business should view it as an opportunity to show that they can turn a positive into a negative.  How do you all handle less-than-positive feedback on social media?

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