Have you considered using social media to thank your best clients for their patronage? This is one of the newest and best-received ways to let the people most important to your business see how much you appreciate them! Not only does it complete the service of giving thanks, it does so in a public way, thus performing a dual service. People will see this, and reputations are enhanced, and possible new alliances are born.
One more advantage being whispered about lately, is that even non-linked social mentions will be the recipients of some Google love in the search results.
Let's take a peek at 7 ways you can integrate this into your business.
7 Ideas for thanking your clients using social media
A Shout Out on Twitter – If you have a nice sized twitter following, this can be a fantastic way to give some recognition. Share news, images and links here easily.
Endorse them on LinkedIn – This is one of the purposes of LinkedIn, and it is well set up for this. You can leave a review on your page, their page, your groups, or post in status feed. This can easily result in more work for them!
Leave on online review – Leaving a review on a site like Yelp can help both you and your client! All small businesses need online citations in the form of reviews.
Post about them on Facebook – Your business page on Facebook is another place to get a positive image in front of loads of people fast!
Record a Testimonial for YouTube – Leaving a well done video testimonial is a wonderful way to thank someone. And, if you can show their work, do so! This can help them in search also.
Share an image on Pinterest – Pinterest users are very eager to buy, and sharing images of their work for you there can work very well. Especially with the female demographic! (70% of Pinterest users)
Write about them in your newsletter – Writing a short piece in your company newsletter is a great way to shine a light on them and show your thanks.