Delivering a client thank you this holiday season

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year here at Sage Lion Media. But what year isn’t full of highs and lows when you’re running a small business. One thing that has remained steady is our collection of amazing clients. I’ve been racking my brains for a way to tell a client thank you.

The usual Holiday card is always a nice touch and probably something will still do this year. But I thought of an even easier way for thanking your clients this holiday season. I’m going to leave a LinkedIn referral or thank you on as many of my client’s profiles as I can.

Here are three places to give a client thank you today.

1) Facebook

client thank you facebook

Leaving a review on a Facebook page is very easy. More importantly, rating stars help the company’s EdgeRank (think Google Page Rank but for Facebook). The more stars a company has, the better ranking, it will receive on Facebook.

2) Google Maps

client thank you google

Another great spot to leave a review is on Google Maps. A solid review here will help your clients business look respectable. Just head to Google Maps, search for the company, and find the review box on the lower left.

3) LinkedIn

client thank you linkedin

It’s easy to think of my clients as part of a larger organization. They work for X company so shouldn’t I leave a review for the business? Yes, you can do that if you leave an authentic review. But it’s the people who make up the company that really make it great. These people are your clients and you can leave them a recommendation in their LinkedIn Profile. This recommendation adds a personal touch to show your respect for a customer as a person. A well crafted statement helps give them credibility when working with others in their industry and can have an impact on their career. If I woke up tomorrow with 5 new LinkedIn recommendations I’d be ecstatic.

If you don’t feel like leaving a full review in LinkedIn Endorse the skills of a client. It’s super easy, but really not as awesome as writing a full recommendation.

Be Truthful. 

The key to leaving a review or recommendation is to make sure it’s authentic. The old adage, if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything applies here. Don’t make up stuff just to leave a review. It ultimately makes you look bad and diminishes the actual reviews for your client.