The title of this post is meant to be a generalization and to grasp your attention because it’s an important matter – data security that is. The bigger companies seem to understand its importance, and many do take the necessary precautions to maintain some level of data security. They don’t always do it very well, but quite often they have the basics covered. SMEs on the other hand very often don’t have much demonstrated concern for the privacy or security of their website visitors.
First and foremost, we’ll agree with the title of this blog post. Yes, you can manage your Facebook Page on your own, and in this respect, yes; you don’t need an agency to manage it for you. But then again, if you want to impact your business positively and actually make a return on your investment, then perhaps professional help should be considered.
Being professional is undoubtedly one of the most basic aspects of business. From freelancers to small businesses to multinationals, the vast majority of us understands, appreciates, and respects the importance of professionalism. It can easily mean the difference between acquiring a new client and losing one, or getting hired for your dream job and being fired from it.
Social Networks have very wisely made it very easy to setup a digital presence without the need to get all technical with domain names, hosting accounts, programmers, and other potentially complex things(and it gets easier every year). Facebook is a great example. It takes little more than five minutes to setup a profile, upload a few nice photos, and voila – you have a digital presence, albeit a very basic one.
It’s quite surprising to see how many companies across the Middle East still do not have proper customer service channels set up. Customer service, in the traditional sense, may be seen as needing a significant investment and is often considered out of reach by many smaller businesses. This, however, is no longer the case. When it comes to offering your customers a proper customer service channel, all you really need is one or members of your staff who are willing to invest a little bit of time every day, responding to inquiries.
“There’s an app for that!” is something we’ve all laughed about at some point. It’s a funny look at the reality of mobile apps and the flood of ideas that get turned into them.
One of our colleagues recently closed down his LinkedIn account after being on the social network for close to six years. Considering that most of our clients, partners and staff are on the network, we found it a bit odd that he would decide to close his account. After all, if everyone is virtually out there, it really must be valuable. Don’t you think?