This week brought a number of interesting stories that will affect nearly anyone who uses a multi-channel distributed marketing approach to sell products or services, regardless of their industry. Here are five of the most interesting: NLRB Targets “Facebook Firings” and Social Media Policies — North Carolina law firm Nexsen Pruet publishes a monthly employment law update that always contains interesting information for managers. The July issue looks at several recent cases taken up by the National Labor Relations Board which involve blogging and social media policies. In one case discussed, the NLRB ruled that the common practice of requiring employees to sign a social media Read More
Most marketers understand how Facebook works very well from a personal standpoint — but some of the recent rules and changes that Facebook has made in how it treats business users make it easy to commit a Facebook faux pas. Creating a Profile Instead of a Page — People have profiles, businesses have pages. What’s the difference? That’s worth a chapter in a thick book, not a short blog post. Here are a few of the big differences. Pages can have tabs, and page owners have much more control over how their pages look, what kinds of features they can Read More
Licensed from Cartoonstock.com. It’s Friday the 13th — so we thought a little humor was in order. This cartoon, like all good satire, has a kernel of truth we all need to remember: if we as marketing and sales professionals don’t know what’s being said about our brand in social media, we’ll soon find out that others will create an image for us, perhaps an image we don’t like much.