Sunday, November 28, 2010

Do you have a social media policy?

We live in a world where social media has changed the way we communicate. For many individuals social media is second nature and very prevalent in their personal lives. Many individuals do not thoroughly understand how their personal social networks can directly reflect on their place of work especially when they directly associate themselves with their place of work. The explosion of social media has brought with it a wide array of difficulties in the business world including but not limited to:

· Privacy in the workplace
· Legal issues (harassment, confidentiality, etc.)
· Communication issues
· Productivity issues
· Inconsistency is representing the company brand image
· Misuse of company time and resources
· Disclosure of confidential and non-public company information

Does your company have a social media policy in place? If not, you should. Social media has an effect on both HR and marketing. Companies spend a great deal of money putting processes in place to create a productive and profitable business. A simple social media policy can ensure that user generated content is aligned with all the policies that are currently in place.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bing, not my thing

I have been working on our search engine optimization at work and we recently submitted our company to Bing Local. We received the letter confirming our submission and I went to verify and enter the pin number on the webpage that was provided in the letter and the web page didn't work.

So my first impression of Bing... not good. It first started when I tried opening the https page and it indicated that my browser was unsupported. It said that it required at least Firefox 2.0, odd, I'm using Firefox 3.2. Then it proceeds to tell me that I have to sign up for a MSN Live account before I can move forward. I sign up and it doesn't get me anwhere!

So I spent 20 minutes playing around with Bing Local and still couldn't figure it out. I did a GOOGLE search and found that lots of people have had the same problem.

Again, not a good first impression. I'm sticking with Google.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Horizons

I recently accepted a new position with a recording studio and a digital media company. I am absolutely elated to be back in the entertainment field and I'm happy to say that I go to work excited to start each and every day! It's such an amazing feeling to be able to have passion for my work and love what I do. I feel incredibly blessed but I also worked very hard to get where I am today.

I am more than halfway done completing my capstone course for school. Bewteen work and school committments I have been so busy that it's almost overwhelming. I love being busy, but at the same time I also enjoy having some personal time. I can't wait to finish this degree and take a short break. I've decided to start my Master's program within 6 months of graduating. I need a break but I don't want to take too long off.

I'm happy to say that after struggling for a few years to find my place in the world the pieces are finally coming together.