Posts Tagged ‘public relation’

Saying Your Opinions Do Not Reflect The Company

Saturday, May 18th, 2013 by

I saw an interesting message today where a person who was employed for a fairly large company started to criticize another in a pretty brutal way. Of course, he was saying how the opinions are his own and so he should be able to freely say what he wants. The public opinion of that though didn’t seem to agree with that notion as they simply labelled his comments as the company’s comments with reasons such as if they are willing to employ him then overall the company itself must have a similar mentality.

It seems like a no win in this scenario huh? Basically, you don’t really have much of a choice other than to keep your opinions to yourself if you know that it can in some way create animosity or burnt bridges between two businesses. I’m almost inclined to say the only time you can really say it’s your own opinion and not the company is if it deals with something of a fun nature such as your preference when it comes to the weather.

Nowadays a lot of people not only see employees as some kind of extra body to do work but at the same time as like some kind of ambassador for your business as well I think. With that in mind, you often to be on your best behavior even outside of your work/business time and remember that people will often see you as the company whether you like it or not.

Giving A False Sense of Being Listened Too

Friday, April 26th, 2013 by

It was interesting today as I was reading how a company sent all of its customers surveys that asked questions on how they felt about some potential changes that they were interested in implementing. Essentially, the change is big enough where it would affect everyone and so they want people’s feedback about it. Funny thing was people saw memos that indicated they have already decided what to do anyways and so for the most part people giving opinions are more for show.

Not a good thing to get caught doing. At the same time, I guess many business choose to do that to kind of show that they at least tried. Almost sounds like something you would normally only see in politics during election times huh? One of those sneaky business tactics that should give you an insight in terms of how they perceive you as a customer for you determine if you should do business with them I suppose.

Being Seen With A Competitor Product

Saturday, February 9th, 2013 by

I was told today of a company where they hired various people to do promotional work for a certain brand and a funny situation occurred where an employe was seen using a competitor’s product and seemed very happy. I guess you can say that was bad PR for them as the competitor took pictures of it. I guess the main issue is people knowing knew that they did work for the company so it’s almost like a celebrity doing a commercial for a company for people to then see in actuality they prefer competitor product.

At first I was thinking that must be a little harsh for an average day person to be super conscience about stuff like this. Imagine like waitress working at a restaurant and then having to be paranoid about going to any other restaurants of the same type. I know business often try to find people who are genuinely passionate about their products to work for them. Makes you wonder if in the future companies will be so picky as to ask in the application process on whether or not you prefer using a competitor item/service.

Consumers Read Business News Too

Friday, February 1st, 2013 by

Today I was reading about a company that entered into an agreement to be sold of to a different company. It seemed that for the most part operations wouldn’t change drastically as they will simply be operated as a separate subsidiary. However, they decided to not announce this detail to the customers and of course news did break out about it. Afterwards a lot of loyal customers were scared of the deal and are already planning to do business with a different company as to them this showed instability.

Kind of interesting I thought as I guess if you are one of those suit and ties in the corporate level you would think that no regular consumer would bother to read about these kinds of things. However, with almost everyone connected to someone in the know online nowadays odds are fans and consumers of a business will pick up on the news immediately. Therefore, it’s not something you can ignore. I would imagine even some kind of simple acquisition message is better than simply saying nothing too.

Allowing Others To Treat You Bad To Get An Edge

Monday, January 21st, 2013 by

This was interesting I thought as I saw a scenario where for some reason a group of people really despised this person where it could only be because of things such as jealousy of the person’s success. Indeed they were trying everything possible to maliciously take him down. The funny thing was by not doing anything the bystanders who witness this suddenly want to side and support him. Like in this case people specifically wanted to do business with him as a result.

Kind of interesting when you think about it as many people would assume that you would have to somehow silence or control people that are always trying to attack you. But in many ways it can help you as people are likely to become skeptical where if people feel that malicious towards a person that maybe their opinions are a bit jaded which would encourage people to find out for themselves. In that case it’s more about you focusing your time to those who will judge you without bias.