Where Do You Get A Social Media Policy?

January 2, 2010

4:17 am

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Shashi Bellamkonda. He blogs at: blog.networksolutions.com and shashi.name. You can follow him on Twitter at: @shashib.

Social Media Books Section

Social Media Books Section

I spoke at SXSW 2009 on the topic “A Hard Sell? Social Media & Your Boss” along with Raj Malik Sr. Director legal at Network Solutions. Several people in the audience wanted to know if there were any Corporate Social Media guidelines that they could use as a model. In case you have the same question here are some places that you can get examples of Corp Social Media guidelines.

Here are some other considerations if you are beginning to implement Social Media guidelines for your company.

  • Your employees may already be in social networks. Encourage them to be your evangelists
  • Teach your employees “How to” instead of only what not to do
  • Hold regular sessions on the progress of your social media efforts to socialize your efforts.

Here are some suggested Social Media readings :

You may have other great suggestions for social media guidelines or books – let us know by commenting below.

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Shashi Bellamkonda is the Chief Marketing Officer at Surefire Social. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Shashi is passionate about helping startups and small business and has been recognized twice as one of the Top 100 Tech Titans by the Washingtonian and Top 100 Small Business Influencer Champion 2011 by Small Business Trends. Follow him on Twitter @shashib.

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