The Internet’s become an easily accessible and influential forum for current or prospective customers to share their opinions of your company’s service. And, a negative review — whether it’s warranted or not — can crush your company’s credibility in just a few sentences.
In part one of this series, I discussed how Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest can help your HVAC business grow. Now that you understand a little more about social networks, I want to take the time to share some general best practices for using social media and some platform-specific strategies that I’ve found work well.
There are a lot of social media networks out there that can help you connect with your customers online and on their mobile devices. In part one of this series, I’ll share some of the networks I’ve put to work for me and why they should be a part of your marketing strategy.
Of all the social media sites out there, which are most important to use? What content should be posted? How often should that content be posted? These are all reasonable questions for contractors to be asking and, luckily, sufficient answers exist.
I can’t get over how many HVACR contractors place social media icons prominently at the top of their sites — often next to their phone numbers or the schedule-an-appointment button. Why would you pay money to bring prospects to your website only to direct them to the world of endless distractions that is Facebook, Twitter, etc.?
HVAC contractors face some of the same difficulties all contractors face: working for frequently frustrated and uncooperative customers. To overcome this you need to do many things, namely, understand your customers, have transparent pricing, get a contractor license bond, and embrace technology.
To celebrate the NCAA March Madness tournament, Bardi Heating, Cooling and Plumbing is now hosting a themed contest open to the public on its social media sites. The contest will run the duration of March Madness and the grand prize winner will be announced following the final game on April 7, 2014.
There will always be a huge need for improving interpersonal skills in selling, but every day social media impacts our lives a bit more. How can sales professionals make the most of social media in their selling efforts? Here are three tips.