Posts tagged social media
Posts tagged social media
Happy Halloween! I just love this time of year…the candies, the costumes and the decor but you know what I love more twitter! I can share everything on twitter and I can track the latest updates on the people I follow
(I admit it’s kinda stalker-ish)?
Twitter becoming so in demand…
Why Google+ is Important to Your Business.
Frankly Speaking Blog post by Angela Shugarts (@angelashugarts with @franklycomm).
Just one of the Frankly Communications logos. The creative designer is a genius.
The Denver meetup for Mashable’s Social Media Day (#SMday) is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at Japoix Restaurant & Lounge (975 Lincoln Street). There will be giveaways, raffle prizes, food and drink specials.
Put on leave? No.
After reporter Barrett Tryon posted a link to an article on his personal Facebook Timeline, his boss told him it violated the company’s social media policy. He was asked to remove the post, but when Tyron refused he was put on leave.
Let me make this clear - I’m 150% for companies to initiate and implement social media policies, but reprimands such as in this case are a testament as to why companies should also have a plan for a crisis situation and to have CLEAR and CONCISE definitions as to what constitutes a violation to a company’s policy.
Clearly, the boss (or his bosses’ boss) reactions were quick to point the finger and react in a way that was unnecessary because and in my personal and professional opinion, the post Tyron put on his Timeline was not disparaging or defamatory to his company. Tyron was simply using a pull quote from the newspaper article. No personal opinions, derogatory remarks, negative comments, etc. was posted. If he did, well, this would be a different situation.
COMPANY: have a clear and concise social media policy that has examples of what is and is not appropriate. If you don’t want employees engaging in social media, say so. If you don’t want employees talking about your company, which includes sharing another publication’s or company’s content, say that too. The policy should not have loopholes (yes, the company attorney should be involved), yet it should be written in way that’s easy to understand. Social media, social networks and the way we communicate often changes (including mobile) - keep up with the time. Review policies with employees often.
EMPLOYEE - review and read your company’s social media policy. When in doubt of what you’re allowed to post, like, friend, follow, pin, etc. - ASK QUESTIONS!
We’re learning every single day about the ins/outs of engagement and the way we communicate using social networks. One definitive lesson here, there’s no such thing as privacy.
Since the Facebook IPO we’ve seen the Pages, Messenger and now the Camera app from Facebook. All great tools for the savvy Facebook addict.
It was a quiet launch, but not so quiet anymore.
Microsoft launches their new social network called So.cl (pronounced “social”). The social network is an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s @fuselabs. It’s primary focus is to use social search for the purpose of learning.
Read more about So.cl
Get involved and join us at Denver’s event with Mashable’s Social Media Day!! #SMDay Free to attend.
If you haven’t yet checked out Klouchebag, it’s a must. Probably the best social media measurement tool on the market.
One of the better infographics for social media timing for B2B and B2C.
All Media People - newly launched social network where PR and media professionals can exchange ideas/comments via forums, or check out the job board. It’s a great resource for communication professionals!
At least this will help explain the sales and creative development/process to those that are “stuck” or not “getting” Facebook for marketing purposes. But, I do have to say this one important thing - Facebook is not for every company, or individual. Do a social media audit before launching a Facebook page - please.