Your business reputation is everything. It is basically the factor that drives everything else and as so should be guarded with all we have. However, it is not all times that we will be able to avoid attacks on our reputation. The best thing to do is be equipped to deal with the situation if there is an attack on your reputation. When dealing with negative attacks on your brand reputation, here are a few things that you need to follow;
Respond to Customers
This should actually be the first thing that you do. First, if the attack is as a result of miscommunication or misinformation, ensure that your customers understand what you really do and your processes. Try to clear the misunderstanding respectfully. If the attacker is a customer, write them a mail explaining yourself and making things clear. You do not want to lose the customer, even if it’s just one. This could have an adverse effect on your business
Never Ever Lose your Cool
When faced with an attack on your reputation, the pressure may be too much, and the first thing that might come to your mind is retaliation and getting into it with the attacker. I strongly urge you not to fall into the temptation of doing so. You want to maintain professionalism even as you handle the attack. Therefore, address your attacker with respect. And, if you cannot do that, ignore them and move on. It will not cost you a thing.
Use a Crisis Manager
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Whichever way you choose to address the attack, always stay civil. You want to come out of the crisis as the bigger person and not bury yourself even deeper in the mud. By following this guideline, you should be able to effectively manage reputation attacks. Follow Search Cleanup on Twitter @search_cleanup to learn more.