XYZ Company

XYZ Company, a heating and cooling company located in Western Massachusetts, is a new business that has taken on the social media world. I think taking a good look at the analytics provided for the week of March 11, 2015 for XYZ’s Facebook page will show that the small HVAC company has a lot of potential.

With XYZ being a new company, I greatly applaud their engagement activity. As you can see below, in this particular week they are consistently increasing likes as well as their total reach each week over. For having less than 200 page likes, the engagement level for this growing company is rather impressive.

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My views of XYZ’s Facebook analytics is that the company is growing on social media. I can see from their recent posts that they are currently running a special, but even without this special I believe that they will continue to increase in likes and the amount of people their posts reach for several weeks just due to the fact that they are new to the Facebook community. Chances are they already have several fans outside of social media, it just takes time for these fans to discover companies on Facebook and actually like their page.

Facebook’s analytics show that XYZ Company’s Facebook page reaches more men than women, but it’s liked by more women than men. These statistics are always important to consider so that the company knows who to gear their posts more towards. Age and location are always important also, and as expected, the majority of XYZ’s fans are 26+ years old and in the immediate Massachusetts area.

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Now, onto XYZ’s actual Facebook post.

On February 27th XYZ posted “March Mini Split madness is here!…” and hit a maximum reach of 3.5k people. They again followed up with a similar post on March 15th but only received a reach of 731 people. What should be noted though is that even with the reach being a fifth of their first post, they still had some of the strongest engagement numbers over many of their other posts. Clearly this March special they are offering is a big deal, and it gains a lot of attention. XYZ should make note of this for the future. If the announcements of specials and giveaways continues to yield high engagement numbers and reach, it could pay off for them to continue marketing in this way.

One great thing that XYZ Company can take away from this breakdown is that the majority of their page likes come from ads, therefore that part of their IMC campaign is definitely working. But there is only one time that someone found their Facebook page from an external site. This is great information! This means that XYZ Company has the ability to increase how people find their Facebook page, and the ways to do so are infinite. In addition to their Facebook page, XYZ Company is active on Twitter, Google+, and Yelp. They could use these sites, as well as their main website, to cross promote and increase the amount of external referrals. XYZ Company also markets their business with direct mail, which they could consider adding social media icons on to let their current and potential customers know they can be found on social media. Email blasts, as well as banner ads promoted strategically on other websites (local newspaper website, radio websites, etc.) could also link to XYZ’s Facebook page and help to increase these numbers as well as overall page likes.

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Overall, XYZ Company is on the right track. The first thing they should focus on is increasing the number of page likes they have. The more page likes XYZ Company has, the stronger the company will look and the more likely their SEO will increase as well. An article on Meltwater.com points out some of the best ways to increase Facebook likes for a new business. The number one thing they say about increasing likes is “to achieve success on Facebook you need a community” (source). XYZ Company is already following a lot of these suggestions, such as posting quality content that is relative to their company and running a contest, but they should also be sure to interact with similar businesses on Facebook as well as ask their current friends, business partners, and customers to like their page.

With more page likes comes increased engagement. Setting social media goals should definitely be a priority for XYZ Company. Whether this goal be to increase reach to 5000 people, or to hit 500 page likes by the end of the year, striving for these goals will only help boost how strong their Facebook page is, and probably their other social media channels as well. An article by Constant Contact suggests that using a Facebook business page can help small businesses get discovered by their next big partner/customer, therefore using Facebook strategically is critical XYZ Company, and I think they are definitely on the right track (source).

Customer Review Responses

The following is a sample post specifically for class. Below are my responses to sample reviews on TripAdvisor.

Hyatt Regency

The Post:

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My response:

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

We are very proud of our unique pool and happy your kiddos got the chance to ride the slide! Unfortunately afternoon storms are quite common in Orlando, but we want you to know that we will take your comment into consideration and work to clean the pool area immediately after bad weather has passed. After all, we want you to be able to enjoy every minute of your stay.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may have had at Fiorenzo. It is our most popular restaurant and during prime dining hours can be a bit busy. We want our guests to enjoy their dining experience as you did, therefore we never want to rush a table’s meal. Though our goal is to immediately seat those who have made reservations, we appreciate your patience and understanding. Next time give Urban Tide a try! If you and your family enjoy coastal cuisine in a stylish setting, you are sure to enjoy this popular restaurant. Bonus! Diners of Urban Tide also get to enjoy picturesque views of the Grotto Pool.

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How was your trip to the theme parks? We hope you had a great time! Our resort is conveniently located within minutes of Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and even the Orange County Convention Center, so when you visit next remember we have shuttles to each destination! We understand that paying for parking can be a hassle, but we strive to provide stress-free and secure parking close to our hotel. We also provide valet services, and a concierge service should you be looking for additional local travel techniques.

We can’t wait to have you visit again! We appreciate your generous review and critique of our hotel and plan to take your comments into consideration. We aim for all of our guests, whether visiting for business or pleasure, to be able to enjoy their entire stay from the moment they walk through the doors.

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

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My Response:

We understand that you did not enjoy your stay at our resort and we would like to offer our sincerest apologies. We pride ourselves on providing a great guest experience and are very disappointed that we could not provide you that experience during your exciting trip for your 10 year reunion.

First off, we would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property. We truly value the opinions of our customers. Though we cannot go back in time and fix the problems you encountered, we want you to know we have heard you. Since your stay we have addressed the issue with housekeeping, as well as with the cleanliness of the showers.

We want you to know that we enjoy sharing our destination with visitors, and that there is no excuse for a pool in South Florida to not be kept to the highest of standards. We have since made our pool area a higher priority so that it can be enjoyed at all times by all guests with no concern of cleanliness.

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Lastly, we would like to thank you for pointing out the dangers of our metal gate box, as well as the furniture in our rooms. Without someone pointing out things that do not work on our property, there is no way we can improve them for future guests. Your critique is very critical to us providing the best hospitality for guests.

If you decide to give us a third chance, we would love to have the opportunity to speak with you directly. We wish you the very best, and hope that we may see you again in the future.