Use Social Media for Urgent Announcements about Flooding

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If you run a business in the Peoria riverfront area, or any flooded section of a town, you owe it to your customers, employees, and vendors to make timely announcements about the dangers of your area and whether or not you'll be closed for an amount of time, until the flood waters subside.

Post these notices on your website News page, in your email newsletter or a special message to everyone on your contact and subscriber lists, and on your Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, Pinterest (post a photo of the flooding), and other social platforms where you maintain a presence.

Many businesses are NOT doing this.

Please take this suggestion and fulfill your obligation as a good member of your community. This is a terrific chance to build good will, to provide value to customers, to show concern for employees, and to position your company as caring and alert to the needs and concerns of others.

Social media is for communicating with your constituents -- and this historic, record flooding represents an ideal and vital opportunity to take advantage of these online messaging tools.

Thanks for your wise and altruistic cooperation


About the Author
Steven Streight is a man of many skills. He’s a talented writer, web content developer, internet marketing consultant and photographer. He’s a trustee on the Peoria Historical Society, a member of SCORE Peoria and the author of the Peoria technology history book, “Bicycle Fever.” In his downtime, he’s hangs out with his beloved Min Pin and tries to get some rest. Considering how involved he is in the community, it sounds like he could use as much as he can get.