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  • Logistics Companies using Social Media

    Hello-

    I am researching an article and would appreciate any information/comments regarding logistics companies that are using social media. Thanks.

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    I use it. twitter dot com slash containercrew

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    • #3
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      Just a quick comment - many companies (including mine) ban the use of social networking sites like Twitter, FaceBook, etc. We cannot access these at all through the network. I have seen a number of articles mentioning the power that these tools could have in supply chain, but many companies restrict access.

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        Originally posted by CJW View Post
        Just a quick comment - many companies (including mine) ban the use of social networking sites like Twitter, FaceBook, etc. We cannot access these at all through the network. I have seen a number of articles mentioning the power that these tools could have in supply chain, but many companies restrict access.
        Banning such sites in corporate situations should be discretionary. It has it's advantages and disadvantages, for example...

        If IT is sophisiticated enough to allow access at Senior Management level only and restrict lower graded personal then that is how it should be applied, howevr many companies Firewalls are not that flexible and once a site is restricted it is restricted to all..

        Given the scenario, that the Junior member of staff spends a few hours a day of the companies time surfing facebook and twitter, then that is time lost. However restricting access to a senior manager to access Linked In, or indeed this forum seeking an answer to a business question, then it is justified..

        It is a fine line, and not always Black and White, but in principal I agree with you that opportunites are wasted, at the expense of the few who would abuse it.

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        • #5
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          In terms of marketing, SEO, communication, advertising? What is better than free publicity?

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          • #6
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            The organisation I belong to (one of the largest logistics companies in the world) uses LinkedIn for people search and recruiting, and Facebook for new business creation.

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            • #7
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              Social media has been very effective for B2C (business to customers).Mostly used by companies.
              We use linkedin for business purposes...!!

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              • #8
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                I don't think my organisation uses Twitter or Facebook, we are more B2B based though. In fact we have only just launched our first smart phone app.

                Do your companies offer those too?
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                • #9
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                  I am also not using any social media website for the promotion of my website. My website is B2B and B2C. I think its very important to do social media effectively otherwise its no use of doing it.

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                    Also it needs to be done in a professional way as you need to consider what is being linked to your brand and how that is being represented.
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                    • #11
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                      It has it's advantages and disadvantages
                      Definitely, Social Media has its own advantage and disadvantage. Thus, no one can deny the fact that most people have use it more on their advantage!

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                      • #12
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                        I have tried to give the answer of your question.

                        Social media is becoming one of the important sources for promoting any kind of business.
                        For logistics business also social media plays a significant role.

                        The following points will tell you how this social media would help logistics business.
                        1) Social Media used for publication of logistics business.
                        2) Through social media you can be able to keep a good relation with the customers of the logistics business.
                        3) It can also helps for employee communication and operation which is going into the business of logistics.
                        4) It can also used for the sales for the logistics business.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Logistics Companies using Social Media

                          Originally posted by Caroline View Post
                          4) It can also used for the sales for the logistics business.
                          Thanks Caroline, u just give such a useful post!!

                          May be to add one point....

                          It can also serve the organization to obtain a quick responses from the environment ie Customers and community in general....

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                            Hello,

                            I am just sharing my view about the social media for the logistics companies.
                            Social media plays a crucial role in any of the business.
                            In logistics companies if it is using social media, it can able to interact with the suppliers as well as buyers more frequent manner.
                            Customers needs can be able to understand with more prominent manner.
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                            • #15
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                              Use of social media is not much effective in case of logistics business as most of the social media is accessed by those people who are there to be in touch of friends and make new friends and so it is useless to promote that business which requires lot of detailed attention to be considered for the information.
                              Logistics business requires a to promote precise services that they offer as there are variety of services in logistics business and most of the service providers do not provide all. Despite of social media a company should promote online on those site which relate information of there business and that promote B2B promotion and communication.
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