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

Mission Control:A Gremln Company Update

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on July 25, 2013

 It’s been a stellar year for Gremln – since launching an updated version of its social media platform in the spring of 2012, we’ve been hard at work creating a compliance toolkit to help regulated industries get social, and working to keep you up to date on the latest industry news, tips, and social media best practices. With offices in St. Louis; Springfield, MO; Chicago; Dallas; and San Jose, Costa Rica – and over 150,000 system users – Gremln is growing fast. We’re excited to share a few highlights from the past year, as well as a bit of what’s to come.

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Topics: compliance, gremln, Gremln News, social media, social media marketing, social media platform, social media tools, twitter business, twitter business tools

The Main Event: Social Media Privacy Laws vs. Financial Industry Regulation

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on May 22, 2013

In one corner, there’s employee protection. In the other, securities regulation concerns. In the battle of security, what’s more important: employee privacy or industry regulation? As the number of U.S. states passing social media legislation to protect employee rights increases, so does the pushback from regulatory bodies.

In cases where your social media profile is public, the gloves are off. Your employer has the right to view your posts – as does everyone else in the world (you know, being public and all).

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Topics: Business, compliance, Compliance, employee privacy, FFIEC, internet privacy, legislation, regulatory bodies, secure social media, social media, social media compliance, social media legislation, social media privacy

The SEC and Social Media – Together at Last?

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on April 8, 2013

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Topics: Business, compliance, Compliance, FFIEC, regulations, SEC

5 Ways to Stay Safe & Compliant with the FFIEC Social Media Guidance

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on February 25, 2013

On January 23, 2013 the FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) released proposed guidance for social media use by institutions within the regulated banking industry, providing an outline for financial institutions to monitor & manage the risk associated with becoming active with social media. Below we share  tips to help you keep your bank safe and compliant. 

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Topics: archiving, Business, compliance, Compliance, FFIEC, filtration, keyword moderation, reputation management, social media, social media for banking, Social Media for Banking, social media policy, team management, training

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

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on February 19, 2013

December 2013 – UPDATE:

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Topics: Business, business, compliance, Compliance, facebook, google+, regulation, regulatory, social media, Social Media for Banking, social media for business

Creating a Social Media Policy: Where to Begin?

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on February 5, 2013

Does your company have a social media policy? Maybe you’ve determined your business needs one, or perhaps you’re on the fence about the value of such a policy. Maybe the one you have needs a little finesse. In any case, you need to know where to start, what to include, and why it matters. We have some tips to get you on your way toward compliant, secure, and engaging social media success.

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Topics: 101, Business, business, compliance, gremln, Marketing, policy, regulation, social media, social media policy, strategy, tips, twitter business tools

Let Them Post: Why You Should Allow Your Employees to Use Social Media at Work

Posted by Emily Lange Rodecker on January 24, 2013

You’ve jumped on the “Bring Your Own Device” bandwagon at the office – your employees are accessing company email on their personal devices, working remotely on their own laptops, taking company calls on their cell phones. It’s time to think about how social media fits into the picture. Are you also allowing your employees to “Bring Your Own Social” (BYOS)? Before you cry “Distraction! Information leaks! Inappropriate posts! Oh, the horror!” – remember this: your employees are smart. That’s why you hired them. Not to say that mistakes can’t happen, but Gremlin Social is here to help with ways your employees can BYOS to the business world while still being responsible to your brand.

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Topics: branding, bring your own device, bring your own social, Business, compliance, facebook, gremln, small business, social media, Social Media for Small Business, strategy, twitter business, twitter business tools

5 Steps to Social Media Self-Regulation

Posted by Clayton Smith on November 1, 2012

Pharmaceutical companies have a fairly unique problem when it comes to social media. Like financial services companies (insurance agencies, banks, investment firms, etc.), pharmaceutical firms have to follow strict compliance guidelines in their social messages, or else risk punishment from regulatory bodies. Unlike the financial services industry, though, Big Pharmaceutical doesn’t have a set list of guidelines to follow. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can fine pharmaceutical companies if they misuse social media, yet they haven’t really set forth any clear social media guidelines for those companies to follow.

Sure is a tricky situation.

And on second thought, maybe it’s not so unique after all. If you manage the social media for a shoe store, or a delivery service, or a bakery, or a design firm, or a theater, or any number of companies, you don’t have government agencies telling you what you can and can’t post to Facebook, but you also don’t have free license to just post whatever the heck you want. You don’t need a regulatory agency to tell you that posting curse words, tasteless jokes, insensitive posts, misspelled words, and poor grammar to your company’s social networks is a bad idea. All of these can all land you in hot water with your boss, and maybe even the company’s Board of Directors.

But fear not! Whether you work in pharmaceuticals or for a company that has internal, self-imposed social media guidelines, there are steps you can take to make sure your (and your team’s) social media posts are always compliant.

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Topics: 101, analytics, Business, business, campaign, compliance, dashboard, education, facebook, filter, google+, google plus, gremlin, gremln, keyword, Marketing, media, post, regulation, regulatory, ROI, social, strategy, twitter

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