Sunday, September 18, 2011

Five Ways Banks Continue to Use Social Media

It's been a couple years since Lon S. Cohen wrote his "5 Ways Banks Are Using Social Media" article for  But two years later, the five ways remain.  So here they are again.

1. Community Building

Foster community rather than appear monolithic and imposing. Focus on customer service and adopt the personality of the people served.

2. Product Research

Whether you’re crowdsourcing to find out what customers think of your services or using social media as one tool in your arsenal to enlist customers to help develop new products, a social network is an undeniably powerful research and development resource.

3. Customer Service

Real-time search can be helpful in addressing problems with customers. In other cases, a visible Twitter account can be a quick and easy first step in the customer service chain when people want to get specific information.

4. Marketing and Promotion

Use social media to brand and market a specific product or service by integrating social tools into existing campaigns or creating new ones that capitalize on the spirit of the community.

5. Transparency

The current financial crisis has led many customers to distrust banks, which is one reason why many banks are now turning to social media as a way to become more transparent to customers and build trust.


  1. But before they engage entirely on social media, they must also think the negative ways it might create on them. One big example is this is scam and internet hacking. They should strengthen the security of their websites since there are people that are living to ruin such things. And of course banks deals with money which means it's very prone for hacking.get facebook fans

  2. Scammers and hackers are everywhere. They rip you off even if you've changed your privacy settings on social media. Must get rid of them and be careful!

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