SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate

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Peachpit Press, Jan 28, 2009 - Computers - 208 pages
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This book will help companies of all sizes develop and implement a strategy to become a SocialCorp, a company that has adopted social media intelligently and effectively, in a way that does not compromise the company's primary obligations as a corporation. While the conversational and engagement values of social media are well understood, many social media theorists often overlook the realities faced by the large corporation, like accountability to shareholders and regulators, and how these factors cannot be overlooked in corporate social media adoption. Using case studies and analysis of available social media tools, and proven corporate social media strategies, the book will help corporate communicators understand the new communications landscape, the power of social media, and how to adopt it intelligently in a corporate environment.

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CHAPTER 1 Social Media Goes Corporate
CHAPTER 2 What Does It Take to Become a SocialCorp?
CHAPTER 3 What Are Social Media and Web 20?
CHAPTER 4 Can You Control Your Brand or Just Share It?
CHAPTER 5 Using Social Media to Reach the Right People
CHAPTER 6 Balancing Social Media Risk and Reward
CHAPTER 7 Can You Count Everything That Counts?
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Joel Postman is the principal of Socialized, a consultancy that helps companies take advantage of social media in corporate communications, public relations and marketing. Prior to founding Socialized, Joel was EVP of Emerging Media at Eastwick Communications, where he led the agency's social media practice and helped companies like Fujitsu, StrongMail, and Seagate Technology adopt social media initiatives. Joel is a 20-year corporate communications veteran. He worked for five years at Sun Microsystems, where he as a senior manager of executive communications and speechwriter to then-CEO and chairman, Scott McNealy. After Sun, Joel joined Hewlett Packard.

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