Drafting Social Media Policies

Learn Social Media Policy for Business, Corporate Social Media Policy Examples. Includes a Social Media Policy Template.
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8,770 students
Drafting Social Media Policies
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (72 ratings)
8,772 students
Includes a social media policy template and resources
More than just one social media policy example
Covers social media policy format
Capitalize on social marketing opportunities
Attract and retain top-notch personnel
Thwart obsolescence
Social media policy development strategies
National Labor Relations Board Guidance on Social Media Policies
Business case for corporate social media policies
Policy statements, objectives, guiding principles and disclaimers
Accommodating for legal matters and security risks
Integration with existing corporate policies
Building a policy stakeholder coalition
Sequencing drafts for review
Policing social media policies
Disclosure and transparency guidelines, sample disclaimers
And much, much more

Requirements

  • You will need to know how to cut, paste, drag and drop
Description
Social media policies are critical to any strategic social media marketing business plan. Without a firm grasp of what's permissible by law as well as what's needed to drive adoption internally, you could wind up with a policy that is ruled unlawful by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Why does that matter?

According to a recent research on 400 companies by Cap Gemini and MIT, digitally mature businesses across all categories generate more revenue, are more profitable and command higher market valuation than businesses that refrain from embracing new media.

Social marketing was where we started. Social business is where we're headed.  You can't socialize the organization without rules.  Social media policy development is a critical component of socializing the enterprise. Learn how to draft social media polices for managers and clients.

This course will save you time and money by accelerating the development time you need to draft and gain approval for a social media policy. It will also minimize the risk of instituting an unlawful social media policy, like many major organizations have done already. Save your organization the time and expensive of having to learn your lesson in court.

You'll also get my world renown social media policy template , to get you off and running quickly with everything you need to be aware of to draft an effective social media policy.  Plus, you'll learn the rationale behind the language, so you can explain to your legal counsel, manager or client.

In this course, you get the benefit of my real world experience developing social media policies for major organizations including Edison International, the United States Marine Corps and many others.

Social media has become an integral part of our personal lives. Unless you take the time to specify how (not if) employees can use social media at work, you risk forfeiting the chance of alienating the best and the brightest candidates.  If you're a US-based organization, you might unknowingly violate the National Labor Relations Act.

But regardless of where you're based, draconian social media policies have the potential to severely tarnish your organization's reputation. Don't follow the International Olympic Committee's example.  Get it right the first time.
Curriculum
6 sections • 38 lectures • 4h 4m total length
  • Overview
  • About this Instructor
  • Promotional Materials
  • Agenda
  • Business Case for Social Media Policy
  • Scalability & Discoverability
  • Updating Existing Policies
  • Building a Stakeholder Coalition
  • Risks and Opportunities
  • Circulating Drafts for Review
  • Ambiguity
  • Clarity
  • Anatomy of a Social Media Policy
  • Policy Statement
  • Policy Objectives
  • Guiding Principles
  • Disclosure & Transparency
  • Contractors & Agencies
  • Disclaimers
  • Compensation & Incentives
  • Respectfulness & Diplomacy
  • Trade Secrets
  • Security
  • During Emergencies
  • Legal Matters
  • Case Study: US Dept. of Defense
  • Policing Policy
  • Instituting Values
  • Multiple Policies
  • Training
  • Follow Up Resources
  • Getting Buy In and Resources For Social Media
  • National Labor Relations Board Report on Social Media Cases
  • National Labor Relations Board Second Report on Social Media
  • Conduct on the Pentagon Reservation
  • NLRB Issues First Decision on Social Media Policy
  • HIPAA Social Media Guidelines
  • Why Your Social Media Policy May Be Illegal

Instructor
Multidisciplinary team leader
Eric Schwartzman
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 11,403 Reviews
  • 191,609 Students
  • 20 Courses

I help organizations turn content into contacts into cash through optimization, digital engagement and lead generation.

I led the center for digital innovation at Howard Industries, a $1B B2B, launched 2 SaaS start-ups and did integrated marketing for entertainment, media and tech clients at one the world's largest PR Agencies.

I’m a best-selling author of Social Marketing to the Business Customer. Some of the organizations I've advised are Boeing, Cirque du Soleil, City National Bank, Hard Rock Casinos, Johnson & Johnson, Korn Ferry, Lucasfilm, US Dept. of Defense, US Dept. of State, Inter American Development Bank.

My complete library of self-paced, online digital marketing, compliance and security training courses have been taken by nearly a quarter million people worldwide on Udemy and at my own website.

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