4 Social Media Policies For Small Business

Now that business and Social Media are getting closer, we need to find ways to introduce Social Media policies so that employees understand what is expected of them when working on sites like Facebook and Twitter. 4 Social Media Policy guidelines To get your Social Media guidelines in place, follow these steps: Define your company philosophy – you […]

3 Social Media Policy Mistakes to Avoid

If you’re writing Social Media Policy Documents for LinkedIn, then you need to include guidelines that show staff how to interact with others so that they do not, by accident, cause any damage to the company. Social Media and LinkedIn LinkedIn is different than Facebook. It’s a professional network. People come here to do business […]

7 (More) Must-Haves For Your Social Media Policy

Here are seven more Social Media policy guidelines that help clarify what is Social Media and how it can be used correctly. These guidelines work when they are practical, useful and easy to apply. Here are twelve ways to get started. Social Media policies must define what “social networking” or “social media,” means as the term means […]

How to Write a Social Media Policy (With Examples)

Struggling to write your first social media policy? Twitter Usage Policy Learn more about these social media policies here Let’s look at how to get started. The first step is to identify its purpose. The second is how it relates to other policies. Once you have defined the purpose, the rest of the Corporate Social Media […]

How to Write a Social Media Policy – Part 2

Social media policies create a dilemma for HR. Should it be part of the Employee Handbook or created as a standalone document? As someone who writes social media policies for a living, I’m inclined to recommend the latter. Cross-reference it from the Employee Handbook, so it’s easier to manage as a separate document. Of course, […]

How to Write a Social Media Policy – Part 1

The Soci­ety for New Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Research Best Prac­tices com­mit­tee has spent a year research­ing cor­po­rate social media poli­cies. The project included gath­er­ing case stud­ies on com­pa­nies’ blog­ging pol­icy devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion for com­pa­nies man­ag­ing inter­nal and exter­nal cor­po­rate blogs and other forms of social media. From this research, the com­mit­tee devel­oped a set of SNCR-endorsed best prac­tices. We now present these 27 best prac­tices and poli­cies for devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing cor­po­rate blog­ging poli­cies and guidelines.