In this ever-changing era of the Internet, social media is becoming more and more vital on every level: from kids with Instagram accounts to the White House and its Twitter account, and everyone in between. It’s becoming more and more important for both emerging and established companies to have a social media presence.
I don’t believe the HVAC industry in which you work and the publishing business which The NEWS plays in have very much in common. There is one fairly significant similarity though: We both need to be where our customers/readers are at all times.
Everywhere we turn, businesses are urging us to visit their Facebook pages, read their blogs, or follow them on Twitter. HVAC contractors are following that trend, having been thoroughly schooled by keynote speakers at just about every industry event on the importance of embracing social media or being left in the dust.
Cambridge Engineering Inc. announced that it has launched a new Facebook page. The company said the new social media site is a place to learn more about Cambridge Engineering and interact on a number of topics related to energy efficient heating equipment and HVAC market trends.
1st Source Servall, one of the largest distributors of appliance and HVAC parts in North America, announced that it has launched a new digital marketing services division, Profit Partners Solutions, to assist small businesses in the appliance and HVAC sales and service industry.
American Sensor Technologies Inc. (AST) has updated its social media platform to include company news and product updates on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. AST said these platforms help it communicate with employees, sales partners, and customers on various levels.
With the growing acceptance of social media in business, many of the social debates have shifted from if an HVAC contractor should employ social media to how to govern its use. Enter social media policies. These policies can help protect contractors and their companies from libelous or malevolent online conduct from employees.
With just over 100,000 downloads, CertainTeed Corp. said its mobile QR code app is helping to simplify how architects, contractors, distributors, and consumers access information about the company’s products. In conjunction with reaching this milestone, the company announced new features.