The impact of social media in the digital bazaar is undeniable. Consumers now demand more transparency, authenticity and engagement from their brands, and the businesses smart enough to pay attention are happy to oblige. But, for many businesses both large and small, a communication disconnect exists between executive leadership in the C-Suite and their customers. Many companies typically turn to focus groups, surveys, and customer satisfaction analyses to understand their audience, but stop there. While all of these techniques remain part of the marketing mix, the communication gap remains.
In today’s social world, CEOs, CMOs, CIOs and senior management must become aware of the many reasons for joining social networks. According to a study by Brandfog, consumers and employees hold company leaders who engage through social media in high regard.
The survey found that executives who engage their customers through social media can increase the company’s brand profile, instill confidence in their leadership team and build greater trust, loyalty, and purchase intent for customers. In fact, 82 percent of survey respondents stated that they were more likely to trust a company whose CEO and leadership team engaged on social media.
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By Cheryl Burgess
At Creative Sage™, one of our specialties is mentoring, training and coaching CEOs, founders and other C-Suite executives to use social media effectively, including for innovation, open innovation, and collaboration, as well as for outreach. Find out more about how we can work with your organization’s leaders to maximize their social presences and results! We also mentor and train executives and other staff members how to measure the results of their social business programs. You can email us or give us a call, at 1-510-845-5510 (San Francisco/Silicon Valley) to set up an appointment for an initial conversation. We look forward to talking with you or your CEO.