A Valentine’s Day Gift to Businesses

February 14th, 2013 | Shonali Burke | 24 Comments

valentine taped to wallI know, I know. 

You’re tired of posts telling you to use Valentine’s Day that show you “Five Ways to Show Your Clients Some Valentine’s Day Love,” or “How Not to be a Bloody Valentine,” or “A Valentine From My Business to Yours.”

You’re not? Oh, ok. Then I might file away some of those headlines for future posts.

Image: Patrick Beeson via Flickr, CC 2.0

Frankly, if you have been working on a Valentine’s Day promo for your business, it was likely planned a while back; if it wasn’t, then you’re way late.

Ditto for any PR efforts piggybacking on the day, regardless of how bad they are (what, exactly, about WUL says “pitch me for politically-themed dating sites” I really don’t know)… if you’re just getting to them today, you’re really, really late.

Which is not to say they won’t work, it’s just that the likelihood is pretty low.

So instead, I put together a Listly list (my new favorite toy!) of posts that might spark ideas on how to incorporate social media and customer service into your business in a smart way. Some of the posts might help you directly; some might help you indirectly (because of the media they use, or the way they’re framed). A couple are from WUL, but most are not. But they are all, IMHO, good posts.

I’ve started the list with 12 posts; if you find others you’d like to add, go for it (I did turn on moderation for the list while I’m getting used to Listly, just so you know). And if you enjoy some posts more than others, do vote them up or down; I’m curious to see what you think of them.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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A collection of blog posts that will encourage business, social media and customer service smarts. Consider it a Valentine's Day gift to you and your business.

Source: http://www.waxingunlyrical.com/2013/02/14/a-valentines-day-gift-to-businesses/

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Head honcho of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. She also loves ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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23 comments
Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

Great list @shonali funny I am right now deal with Motorola on an apology with no solution. I am having @KDillabough call them up today for me.

BreRoz
BreRoz

@leaderswest Good idea.

shonali
shonali

@bdorman264 @janlgordon @sherrilynne @kmueller62 @ericamallison @sheriewinston @kdillabough Thanks for sharing today's #VDay @listly post!

EricaAllison
EricaAllison

Listly List!?? Love. Thank you for including me in this list - most impressive. I am going to have to really dig in to this new tool of yours - and read up on the posts I missed that you've included here!

Happy Valentine's Day, Shonali!

bdorman264
bdorman264

Hey, where was mine? What? I didn't have one? Well if that don't beat all..........

KDillabough
KDillabough

Wow: thanks so much for including my post Shonali: I look forward to checking the others out. And of course...happy Valentine's Day! Cheers! Kaarina

janlgordon
janlgordon

@shonali My pleasure Shonali, great to meet you here, thank you for posting great content everyday!!

Shonali
Shonali moderator

@KenMueller You're welcome! Your post popped right up when I did a search on your site. Good internal SEO, Ken. You should definitely try @listly, as you can see, it's really easy to use and a lot of fun. @Nick Kellet is super helpful too.

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