Social media platforms have become today’s most favored means of publicity. Of the 4.5 billion people using the internet at the start of 2020, 84% of them were using a form of social media, increasing by more than 9% since last year. From small scale enterprises to giant conglomerates, all are avidly trying to establish a strong social media presence. During these tough times that people are facing globally, social media has helped businesses to remain afloat and even flourish.
“They obviously didn’t know who they emailed.”
We’ve all had this reaction to a spam email that’s missed the mark. Sometimes it’s funny, but it’s mostly annoying. It’s wasting your time because you have no intention of taking action after reading it, but depending on how good the spammer was, you have to read it first before deleting it. If you’re the spammer, you don’t care if the majority of your recipients are the right ones, because as long as a few are, you’re happy.
As a marketer or business owner, however, it’s a different story.’ BARE shares an article by Syed Balkhi for Customer Think on Why You Market to People and Not Your Customer Database.
‘Starbucks, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and several others have been upgrading or introducing their programs as they hope to build traffic coming out of the pandemic.’ BARE shares an article by Jonathan Maze for Restaurant Business with new and upgraded loyalty programs.
‘Most managers are struggling to navigate the impact Covid-19 is having on their organizations, but how the pandemic is affecting different parts of the enterprise varies dramatically from one department to the next.‘ BARE shares an article by Matthew Dixon, Ted McKenna, and Gerardo de la O for Harvard Business Review on how to support your customer service team, and subsequently your customers, through the coronavirus crises.
‘Hotels and vacation rentals may seem the same since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. They aren’t. New cleaning procedures and guest restrictions are in effect. But what are the new rules for hotels and vacation rental stays after the pandemic?’ BARE shares an article by Christoper Elliott for Forbes with new guidelines in the hospitality industry.