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Tips to Help Keep Yourself and Business Protected from Social Media

Social media platforms have become a bit of a double-edged sword for businesses. In one sense, they’re essential for marketing your business and driving new traffic to your website and services. Alternatively, any bad press or bad reviews on social media can turn online crowds against you and cause significant reputational damage to your business. Just last year, the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA, received thousands of negative online reviews within days after the owner asked press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave . It also resulted in a ripple effect on the town’s local economy, forcing the city government to spend money on digital marketing to boost tourism in the wake of the controversy. The damage went even further. Multiple restaurants by the same name and unconnected to the event also received negative social media attention as a result. Small businesses have some major watch-outs when it comes to social media: Not only can negative attention spread quickly on...

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Jan 7, 2020