Why Brands Face a Greater Risk from Clicks Than Hacks
Internet risks to your enterprise are no longer restricted to cybersecurity threats such as data breaches, phishing attacks, or ransomware. The future financial and reputational health of your organization is at risk simply by virtue of being online.
The Glow and the Shadow of the Halo Effect of Influencers
The ascent of social media influencers as a marketing tactic for brands has encountered occasional turbulence. Ranging from “It’s a little bumpy, so we’re going to leave the seat belt light on” to “Watch out for falling luggage from the overhead bins!”
How a Brand’s “Get Out the Vote” Message Can Help or Hurt
Brands have traditionally steered away from politics for the same reasons you don’t get into it with your angry uncle at Thanksgiving. No matter which side you land on, discussing politics will always alienate someone—a risk most brands aren’t willing to take. Until now.
Someone Wants to Kill Your Brand. Just for the Fun of It.
If you’re not looking for it, you may never see one red laser dot trained on your brand, but of course, you would notice 10 million of those dots. By then, though, it’s likely too late to avoid harm from an orchestrated, grassroots attempt to take down your brand.
When the Company You Keep Can Put Your Brand at Risk
Social media platforms are bracing for what is widely expected to be an inflammatory and highly contentious election period, anticipating a firestorm of hostile online exchanges about politically- and socially-charged issues. Against this backdrop of belligerence, brands could face unprecedented reputational risk, which very well could originate from the organization's most valued stakeholders.
Go Beyond Listening and Monitoring to Social Media Moderation
As long as social media has been around, brands have worked to interact with consumers online to figure out what they want and how to satisfy those expectations. This has traditionally been achieved through social media listening and monitoring. These tools have provided a way for companies to understand what’s happening on their brand-owned social media channels concerning their products, services—and even competitors.