“Customer service is the new marketing” – Gary Vaynerchuk
What should you do when you receive a nasty email or Facebook complaint? Should you ignore it, defend your business robustly, or respond genuinely with the aim to help?
What should you do when a major crisis erupts? How can you counter the wave of negative public opinions that emerge, especially online?
Well, it really depends on the circumstances. As the saying goes, having the best hammer doesn’t mean that every problem is a nail. Similarly, managing communication crises requires you to first diagnose the cause and effect of the issue before prescribing the right public relations strategy.