A company’s business reputation is what can give it a huge edge in a competitive market. In particular, a good brand image can boost the loyalty of the existing clients and attract more — who will trust what other people write about you on the web.
But imagine that one searches for some information about your enterprise and only finds all the negative feedback. Apparently, people will avoid you. Or, there might be too scarce—or no—information about your company. People won’t trust you either. Even your potential customers are likely to hesitate when deciding to buy your product if they can’t find any reviews.
This is why reputation management and marketing have turned into a must for fintech projects in recent years. We will tell you what it is, why companies need it, and how it can benefit your business.
Reputation marketing is a process of creating, promoting, and monitoring positive brand-related content on mass and social media. Considered a new direction in marketing, this field fuses together some elements of online reputation management and brand marketing.
There are 6 types of positive content a business should create:
Positive content about your brand, which third parties share on social media, mass media, and online forums, can strengthen your reputation on the web.
Here are the places that you can use to build your company’s reputation:
Quite often, companies only start reflecting on the brand reputation when they face a burst of negative reviews, ratings, or other responses. This is a bad way. Having suffered from such a barrage of criticism, companies spend up to a couple of years recovering their good name.
In fact, a poor reputation may even send all your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts down the tubes. If a potential client comes across multiple negative reviews on your company, they are likely to leave you for your rivals. Even if your website is highly ranked on search engine results pages (SERP) for commercial and navigational queries.
For a future client to prefer your brand or product, make sure your online reputation is flawless. This is the key task reputation marketing addresses.
It combines both managing a company’s reputation and building a brand. Covering all these fields, reputation marketing tackles the following tasks:
There’s the one but hefty point about how reputation marketing can affect your business. Your online reputation is the most powerful promotion tool. Ratings, reviews, and user-generated content boost your website’s popularity, contribute to SEO, attract new customers, and fill your communities with members. But all this only works if you stick with a powerful strategy.
Moreover, using reviews as a means of advertising, as well as promoting your brand on social media can improve your marketing performance. As proof, here is some statistics based on user surveys:
These are good reasons to adopt reputation marketing if your company wants to succeed in fintech and increase profits.
Reputation marketing offers the following advantages:
These are not the only benefits your fintech company can get. Contact us on Telegram or use the feedback form to learn how our reputation marketing manager can help your business.
An effective reputation marketing strategy can improve your brand’s awareness and image. You need a strategy that would correspond to the general goals and promotion efforts such as content creation, SEO, and community management.
Using an effective strategy, you will be able to promote any positive content about your brand on the web. It will allow you to earn trust, and people to get a great customer experience. In the end, there will be a higher chance that clients will stay with you and recommend your company to other people.
Recommended reputation marketing practice includes data collection and the following 6 stages.
Before you embark on your reputation marketing strategy, check the current health of your brand’s reputation on the internet and print media. Have a walk through all the sections of your website and websites of your rivals. Flick through articles, detailed reviews, and forum threads about you and your rivals. Read some reviews on your competitors and compare them to yours.
Such evaluation will help you find out what people love or hate about a specific brand — and eventually identify the areas that need improvement. As a side effect, you can come up with a bunch of new promotion ideas to make your brand stand out from the crowd.
By analysing your company’s reputation, you can find what you need to work on. Take note of any cases when people left helpful reviews or mentioned what your brand or product could do to be better. Use these insights for future improvements.
For example, if you noticed a review on a forum in which someone said your website could be more user-friendly, you might want to revisit your website’s functionality. After that, you can start promoting the revamped website.
Keep track of feedback on your brand or product. Read reviews and comments, and study all relevant messages on social media and other websites. It’s easy to monitor hashtags on social media. People use them to mention brands and thus draw attention, share their experience, or ask for a response.
Responding to reviews as soon as they appear will help you find out what people are disappointed or what they praise you for. Deal with any case of discontent and eliminate the cause. Encourage the praise.
Powerful reputation protection implies creating a plan that will help you resolve a problem once it emerges. This response plan will allow you to smooth out any conflicts and prevent negative emotions from spreading.
If there are no reviews on your company yet, order some sponsored feedback. Also, have comments at hand to use if negative reviews appear. And if they have already appeared, cover them with sponsored positive reviews.
When someone leaves a negative review in which they describe their displeasing experience with your product, you will have a ready-to-use response. Offer an apology for the inconvenience and explain what you are doing to resolve the problem and prevent similar situations. A bunch of positive reviews, in turn, will thin the negative.
In addition, prepare a media plan you will employ in case someone publishes any bad news about the company based on the negative feedback they found. You can publish a press release or announcement devoted to the root problem, sharing your official position and describing how you are tackling it.
If you have clients who regularly leave positive feedback on your product or brand, encourage them every time they share their good experience with other people. Studying a company they don’t know, potential customers usually look for reviews and personal stories from other clients.
Ask your repeat clients to share a product review or opinion about your company. In exchange, offer them deals or other personalized benefits. This will stimulate more positive feedback appearing online — all to help you promote your brand and attract your target audience’s attention.
Building a positive presence means that your brand needs to achieve high awareness online. This will showcase your expertise, boost your company’s reputation, and get your website to the top of SERP. This will get you noticed by many potential customers.
To upscale your presence, double down on publishing valuable, unique, and catchy content on your website and social channels. This way, your audience will access industry-specific knowledge or learn more about your product. Share information about your company on thematic websites so people learn about it and find contact info. Be sure to keep this information up-to-date.
This is what we call effective reputation marketing. Polygant is ready to take care of all these aspects competently so that you achieve shining performance on the web. Call or write to us to learn how we will implement a reputation marketing strategy designed just for you.