Social Media Strategy: Connecting Within The Bounds Of Your HR Policies

SocMed Sean

There are so many benefits to using social media; increased networking, growing your influence, and generating leads for your business, but some organizations have a hard time finding the balance between effective social media and staying within their human resource policies.

Google’s new privacy policy

Sherrilynne Starkie

Most Gmail users will have received at least one message from Google this week (I received ten) explaining the company’s new privacy policy. Changes to Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service ( New Google Privacy Policy (

Facebook Announces New Ad Restrictions, Outlines 'Free Speech' Policy

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced new restrictions on ads relating to bail bonds and addiction treatment, while also offering new insight into its policies on free expression

Twitter Updates Privacy Policy to Comply with GDPR

Social Media Today

Twitter has decided to update their Privacy Policy to help users feel more in control of their data and to comply with new GDPR regulations

Twitter Revises Terms of Service, Privacy Policy

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Friday announced revisions to its terms of service and privacy policy. The social network announced the changes via tweet (embedded below), and it offered more details in a support post : We've updated our Terms & Privacy Policy. In our terms of service, we’ve reorganized and simplified the structure, removing sections that are duplicative of the Twitter rules and the privacy policy.

Facebook Updates Branded Content Policy to Include Verified Profiles

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Users with verified Facebook profiles can now share branded content on Facebook, as Facebook announced it updated its Branded Content Policy to include verified profiles. Facebook previously announced changes to its Branded Content Policy in April 2016 , which allowed verified Facebook pages to bring their sponsorships onto Facebook by posting branded content and tagging the associated marketers in their posts.

Implement a Social Media Policy: Make Your Employees Brand Ambassadors


In order to ensure effective stakeholder communication and avoid any unfortunate situations, it is a good idea to create a social media policy for your employees. What is a social media policy? How does a social media policy benefit your company?

A 12 Word Social Media Policy


Continuing my “awesome finds on the interwebs” series this week, here is the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media’s 12-word social media policy. You may want to elaborate in your social media guidelines or policy, but these 12 words provide a solid foundation.

12 Most Common Elements of Effective Social Media Policies


I was shocked to learn that only 20% of companies worldwide have implemented a social media policy. The policy should be in tandem with the technology use policy, but its main focus should be to appropriate the use of social media platforms, tools and websites and also to clearly describe the consequences of inappropriate use. Consistent enforcement of the policy, once implemented, is absolutely essential to maximize the policy’s effectiveness.

12 Guidelines for Corporate Social Media Policies

Harp Interactive

12 Tips for Corporate Social Media Policy Guidelines. Corporations should include social media policies in their general business conduct policy and guidelines. Social Media Policies should be vetted by legal experts to control liability and risk.

How to Write a Social Media Policy for Your Business

In their 2013 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey Report , Protiviti, a management consulting company found that a staggering 73% of organizations don’t have a social media policy in place for their employees. What is a Social Media Policy?

“Facebook Terms and Policies Hub” Has Been Launched


Tweet We’ve all experienced at some point how frustrating and confusing the ever changing policies and terms of the mother of social networks, Facebook, can be. Have a look at the website: Facebook Terms and Policies.

Facebook Updates Messenger Platform Policies, Speeds Up Review Policy

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Monday announced a policy update for its Messenger Platform , as well as a revamped review policy for submissions by developers. If a business or developer is providing live chat support through the Send/Receive API, this is also subject to this new policy.

Facebook Advertising Policies in a Nutshell – Get Your Ad Approved

Pam Moore

The email states it violates their policy. “What policy?” ” Instead, it’s time you educate and empower yourself to better understand the Facebook advertising policies. Walk-through of the key highlights of the Facebook advertising policies.

Best practices for developing a social media policy

Corporate culture: Encourage a policy of open communication that includes respect for and willingness to listen to ideas from customers, employees, and influencers. Feedback: Develop policies regarding comments and publish them on the blog.

Trump and Nieto Reinvent Foreign Policy on Twitter

Ari Herzog

Donald Trump and Enrique Pena Nieto, the respective Presidents of the USA and Mexico, are reinventing decades of foreign policy protocols — on Twitter.

How to Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Essential Topics for an Organizational Social Media Policy. This is the most critical element of the policy, the area where the ground rules are made explicit.

How are you training your staff about your social media policy?


How are you training your staff about your social media policy? Risk and Social Media social media policiesCheck out this awesome training video from the Victoria (Australia) Department of Justice for their employees. The good part starts about a minute into it).

Is Auto-Posting for Social Media a Good Policy?

The Social Media Incubator

Whether you’re posting on behalf of your clients or your own company, every business needs a social media policy. Do you have a social media policy in place? Have you been forced to deal with an unfortunate social media disaster?

100 Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies

Koka Sexton

The following table contains the names of over 100 companies and organization that have published their Employee Social Media Policies or Guidelines online… The left side column is the name of the organization, and it is linked to their organizational or corporate home page. Blog Policy.

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. Here are 57 61 great social media policy templates and resources to use when building your own. Social Media Policies and Guidelines. 3 Great Social Media Policies to Steal From (Kodak, Intel, IBM). Policy on Staff Use of Social Media. Social Media Policy. Internet Postings Policy.

The 2012 Social Networking Privacy Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Guest post by Athena Newton. If you were to do a Google search for some of the top social networking sites , you’ll almost certainly stumble across a news story concerning privacy issues with user data.

Do You Have A Social Media Training Policy?

Small Business Mavericks

If you don’t have a social media policy in place, I strongly encourage you to figure it out and get it going because your employees are active in social media already and some of them might handle your email and postings. policies on personal posts regarding work — show the fallout from viral disasters as examples. Social Media employee training social media marketing social media policies social media training

What Pinterest’s Updated Policies Mean for Marketers


———— With the changes to Pinterest’s Acceptable Use Policy, marketers may have to rethink the way they use the social site. The policy update includes modifications to the rules on compensation, accessing data, and contests.

How to Create An Effective Social Media Policy (Before It’s Too Late)

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If there is more than one person involved in your social media accounts, then it is essential to have an effective and clear social media policy. But a good social media policy will go beyond simply preventing disaster and improve company productivity and increase conversion.

Social media policies | Sherrilynne Starkie

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Who Should Write Your Corporate Social Media Policy?

Webbiquity SMM

When it comes to writing a social media policy , who should decide what goes into it? The policy could end up looking very different, depending on the answer. A well-crafted social media policy helps channel the efforts of all toward common goals while avoiding missteps. Fortunately for enterprises that have not drafted a policy, there are many examples online including lists from Social Media Governance , 123 Social Media and Dave Fleet.

Does your organization need a social media policy?


Well, maybe, maybe not. Tip o’the hat to Liam Barrington Bush aka @hackofalltrades. The flowchart is funny, but the reasoning behind it is pretty serious. Do you trust your staff? If not, why are they your staff?

Is Your Social Media Policy Against the Law?

Convince & Convert

Social Media Policy photo from Flickr user: cambodia4kidsorg. Social media policies can be unlawful. In 1935, Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act to protect the rights of employees, encourage collective bargaining and curtail dangerous workplace policies.

The New Facebook Policy Can Get Your Existing Facebook Page 'UnPublished ' - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

The New Facebook Policy Can Get Your Existing Facebook Page ''UnPublished '' Facebook has recently updated its Policy, Terms and Conditions.

Semantics: Social Media Policy, or Guidelines?


As associations continue to embrace social media, there have been extensive conversations about the need for an organizational social media policy. Almost all of these discussions support the development of a social media policy. Policy. But I digress; back to policies.

Coca-Cola's Shrewd New Social Media Policy


As a result, many companies are just beginning to develop corporate social media policies. Coca-Cola just released a new social media policy that’s short and to-the-point, offering common-sense guidelines for its employees. Read the 3-page policy in its entirety.

What’s Your Company’s Social Media Policy?

The Social Media Incubator

Do you have a social media policy in place for your business? FERF) has provided a few statistics that might make business owners consider putting a policy in place. A press release from Grant Thornton LLP finds that “executives of public and private companies see social media as a growing set of marketing tools, but have not yet developed the necessary compliance and risk policies and procedures.” ” Why have a policy for social media?

How do you train staff on your social media policies?


We are working with many organizations on their social media policies, including training staff on how to apply them. Watch this great video introducing social media guidelines. Hat tip to Christina Stallings for the find!

Coca-Cola Adopts New Social Media Policies | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Coca-Cola Adopts New Social Media Policies Written on January 12, 2010 by Justin Levy in business , social media , social media strategy , video 28 Comments - Leave a comment!

[Cool Infographic Friday] Facebook’s Privacy Policy Changes


This infographic is a little hard to read, but has some interesting food for thought nonetheless. Infographic by WebpageFX. Debunking the Hype

A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies


Read our privacy policy.”. If social media websites really did respect your privacy, would policies be so littered with jargon that the entire document reads like fine print? One of the social media privacy (or “data use”) policies to capture the most heated attention is Facebook’s. “A

Blog comment policy | Sherrilynne Starkie

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What To Include In a Social Media Policy


Building on my last blog post the Social Media Policy – not just for the big players I felt it was worth sharing some pointers on what should be included if you are drafting this document on behalf of your business or client. What To Include In a Social Media Policy ( [.]

The Social Media Policy – not just for the big players


Being a small to medium sized business you may not have thought about a Social Media Policy. All businesses should make a plan Before I hear a collective virtual *sigh*, a social media policy is essential for any business who wants to get online – no matter how small.