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Thursday, 02 April 2020 18:51

How to handle a social media crisis

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A social media crisis is an incident that happens on social media with the potential to damage the reputation of an individual, business, or organisation.

It could arise as a result of making the wrong statement or misinterpretation, the quality of products you claim to sell, or as a result of a questionable action you took in the past that has been revealed.

As long as we're humans, social media crisis are inevitable. Truth be told, your business is likely to face it one way or the other.

The big guns have had their fair share of it such as the Uber Crisis in 2017 and the Facebook crisis in 2018.

The question is; What do you do when your business is faced with a crisis?

Well, the first thing you do is not to panic, remain calm and try to understand what might have steered up the crisis

Secondly, try to understand people's emotions as regards to the crisis. Pay attention to feedback, comments, sentiment, and false information that could be spreading. This will go a long way in helping you give the appropriate response.

Ensure you have the ability to monitor all the incoming social conversations to get the sense of the urgency of the crisis or problem

When responding, be sincere and transparent as possible, if there's a need for apology do it immediately within an hour.

So remember, when faced with a social media crisis;

Remain calm

Understand people's emotion

Monitor social conversation

Be sincere and transparent as possible

Will Instills

transforming starters into professionals

 

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