Facebook News Feed Changes & What It Means for You

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on January 9, 2014

In early December, just before the holiday season went into full effect, Facebook announced yet another change to the News Feed algorithm.

According to Facebook's blog, survey results show that people are increasingly interested in reading articles and sourcing news from Facebook -- especially from mobile devices. Facebook has been sending traffic to news sources more and more over the past year, nearly tripling the amount of visitors sent from the social network to various news sources. As a result, the social network is putting more weight on high quality news stories and less on viral, meme-based posts.

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Topics: Business, content, content engagement, engagement, facebook, facebook algorithm, facebook engagement, facebook news feed, facebook newsfeed, facebook story bumping, news feed, news feed algorithm, newsfeed, newsfeed algorithm, social media, Social Media, social media engagement, social media updates, story bumping

Updated Social Media Guidance from the FFIEC: Is Your Bank Still Compliant?

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on December 19, 2013

December 2013 – UPDATE:  

Nearly one year after putting out a proposed guidance on social media use for financial institutions, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued “Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance.” This guidance has been adopted by FFIEC member organizations, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (collectively, the Agencies), and the State Liaison Committee (SLC).

These regulatory bodies overseeing financial institutions recognize the importance social media plays in marketing, customer service and audience engagement – but stress the importance of banks, credit unions and savings institutions to remain compliant while participating.

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Topics: Board, Business, CFPB, Compliance, compliance regulationss, consumer compliance, FDIC, FFIEC, NCUA, OCC, risk management, SLC, social media, social media banking, social media compliance, Social Media for Banking, social media regulations

Content Marketing Strategy: Does Your Company Have One?

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on December 10, 2013

Wow. That headline sure has a lot of buzzwords in it… Content. Marketing. Strategy. Put ‘em all together, and we’re talking about a Content Marketing Strategy. So the question of the moment is: do you have one? And more importantly, do you NEED one?

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Topics: Business, content marketing, content marketing strategy, content strategy, digital marketing, marketing best practices, marketing tips, social marketing, Social Media, social media content, social media content strategy

Protect Your Brand from Bad Language

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on November 12, 2013

Four letter words. Yuck. You know the ones we mean… that bad language that makes you cringe when you see it coming from the wrong source -- like a brand's Twitter handle. We all like to think that we would never be that social media manager who makes the mistake, but what can you do to really ensure it never happens on YOUR company's accounts?

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Topics: brand damage, Business, compliance, Compliance, compliant social media, filtration, moderation, risk management, secure social media, social branding, social media, social media for business

Social Media & Banking: Gremln Get Started Guide – Part 3

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on October 29, 2013

Setting Up Your Twitter Profile

Twitter – 140 characters of sheer bliss! Don’t feel that way? Don’t stress. We’ve got the basics covered here for you – from setting up your profile to plotting your online presence – guiding you step-by-step through the process.

Twitter is a micro-blogging site that started in 2006 as a San Francisco-based company’s internal communication tool. It quickly evolved into one of the most communicative social networks available. Friendships, customer relationships, and even marriage proposals have blossomed within its short-and-to-the-point confines.

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Topics: 101, Business, business, Marketing, social media, Social Media Education, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, social media for business, social media marketing, strategy, twitter, twitter business, twitter marketing

Social Media & Banking: Gremln Get Started Guide - Part 2

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on October 22, 2013

Get Friendly with Facebook!

When you think of social media, the first network that probably comes to mind is Facebook, and for good reason -- it currently boasts more than 1.2 billion users worldwide.

Upwards of 15 million businesses, companies, organizations, and public figures have company Pages -- and Facebook continues to gain more and more power as a marketing, customer service, and outreach tool. These Pages can be managed by a number of admin, and are easily integrated into Gremln's dashboard system.

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Topics: 101, Business, business, education, facebook, facebook business page, Facebook company page, facebook fan page, social media, social media 101, Social Media Education, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, social media marketing

Is Your Social Media Policy Legal? Protect Yourself & Your Employees

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on September 3, 2013

You want to encourage your employees to be social ambassadors and share your brand with all their friends and followers. But you’ve also heard horror stories of employees taking to the social networks to post offensive, obscene and inappropriate comments and actions relating to their jobs. (Domino’s Pizza and Taco Bell, anyone?) As you work to strike a balance between inspiring positive social conversations and limiting negative or inappropriate comments, you also need to consider where the law comes into play. What can you legally prohibit your employees from doing? What social media activities can you protect yourself against as an employer, without infringing on your employees’ rights?

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Topics: Business, national labor relations act, national labor relations b, national labor relations bureau, NLRA, NLRB, social media, Social Media Education, social media policy

Get Time on Your Side! 7 Ways Gremln Can Save You Time on Social Media

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on August 20, 2013

The world of social media is continuously expanding; new social networks pop up regularly and the number of people with Twitter accounts, Facebook profiles, and a LinkedIn presence grows by the minute. Needless to say, when it comes to social media - you can easily spend huge amounts of your very precious time feeling lost at sea.

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Topics: Business, compliance, facebook, features, gremln, Gremln News, linkedin, moderation, saving time, social media, social media dashboard, Social Media Education, social media for business, social media management, twitter, twitter lists

Protect Your Company From Rogue Employees & Social Media Meltdowns

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on August 1, 2013

Your employees are often your greatest brand ambassadors. They know and love the company, they’re experienced with your products and/or services, and they probably have a personal network of friends, family and followers who value their opinion. So if they want to talk about your company on their social media channels, we say “Let them!”

But what can you do when employees who are disgruntled or less-than-passionate about their jobs go rogue and lash out on their social channels, or worse – the company’s social channels?

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Topics: bring your own social, Business, compliance, Compliance, employee privacy, employee rights, employees, rogue employees, secure social media, security, social media, social media policy, social media security

Becoming a LinkedIn Super User: Part 3

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on June 26, 2013

Now that your profiles and networking skills are polished and professional, it’s time to look at the numbers and make sure you are getting the traffic and attention of potential customers and employees you need to take your business to the next level.

In our third and final installment of becoming a LinkedIn "Super User" we look at building traffic to your company page, your website, and your business itself. Get a better understanding of the traffic

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Topics: Business, linkedin, networking, recruiting, social media, social media advertising, social media marketing, Social Media for Small Business

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