Brandle Social Media Governance Blog

Janet Church

Janet is a co-founder of Brandle, and is focused on Marketing and the Customer Experience.

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Brandle Adds New Social Media Monitoring and Compliance Features

By Janet Church on April 30, 2020

Brandle is excited to announce POP POSTS, our new content monitoring feature of the Brandle Presence Manager GRC Module. Since our launch in 2011, we have always monitored the profile content on the social media properties. Our focus was to discover and monitor the representation of the social property to catch bad actors creating counterfeit sites and to discover stale POPs (points-of-presence) that our customers needed to remove from their digital footprint. We left the content stream to publishing and listening platforms. But as social media governance and compliance needs have grown, our customers have requested that we expand our compliance features to the content stream (also called "post" area) of social media. Now, Brandle proudly boasts that POP Posts for the Brandle Presence Manager delivers comprehensive social media monitoring and compliance for all content in social media!

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2 Tools for Social Media Security and Team Transitions

By Janet Church on April 08, 2020

During this challenging time of working-from-home, we are all trying to stay motivated and focused to produce the work that can make a difference in the world. Eventually, we and our co-workers will return to the office and the work we do now will help us transition into the business that will be required of us later. At this time, the visibility of what may be "required" is foggy at best, but for those of us in the social media governance space, we do know that the digital world is not slowing down. In fact, social media security is more critical than ever with bad actors taking advantage of consumer fears and political campaigns lying in wait.

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Brandle Tasks! Easier Governance for Remote Workers

By Janet Church on March 19, 2020

We are fortunate that much of the Tech industry is able to work from home during our current Covid-19 pandemic. Brandle fully supports our employees to be remote workers during this time, and we are ready to help our customers in anyway we can. This is why we turned our attention to release a new feature set called Tasks

We know that teams get into their own work rhythm inside a company. Managing team duties and tasks around social media and digital governance can be more complicated when everyone is working from home. So we decided to create some features to make it easier for remote workers. Brandle Tasks has been on the development roadmap, but we expedited the code and testing this past week to help our customers who are newly working from home. This feature is offered to all of our customers at no additional fee.

Brandle Tasks can now help you manage team responsibilities, track specific tasks, and mark them as complete from within the Brandle System.

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3 Social Media Governance Essentials

By Janet Church on March 09, 2020

Sue Serna loves dinosaurs but is not one - here at the Christmas Market in Paris December 2019

Brandle has some amazing customers and we are fortunate to be able to work with top-tier professionals at global companies. These social media governance professionals not only stay on top of changes with each social network, they also must stay on top of what is happening with their brands across the company and across the web. It's a difficult job that balances strategic thinking, risk management practices, marketing trade-offs and extreme detail (all while keeping an eye to any crisis that may arise).

One of our most advanced social media governance professionals is Sue Serna, global Social Media Lead at Cargill. In January, Sue wrote an excellent LinkedIn post titled:

"Don't be a dinosaur! 3 social media governance must-dos for companies of any size."

We thought it would be a great review for Brandle readers, and I have received permission from Sue to share her post here. She got the idea for the post after  speaking with a student about social media governance. 
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The First Cross-Platform Social Media Ad Accounts Manager

By Janet Church on January 02, 2020

Brandle, Inc., the pioneer of corporate social media governance, is pleased to announce our newest module for the Brandle Presence Manager — the Brandle Ad Accounts Manager. This module solves the challenges large enterprises face managing cross-platform ad accounts across the company and around the world.

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Why Digital Brand Presence Consolidation Leads to Better CX

By Janet Church on November 22, 2019

A company’s digital brand presence is represented by the number of points of presence (POPs) –– social media accounts, web pages, micro pages, and digital profiles –– associated with that company. (Note, a company does not have to have control of a POP for it to be a part of its brand presence.) Some companies have a very large brand presence (or digital footprint), which contain hundreds, or even thousands, of POPs. But if the brand presence is disjointed, off-brand, or filled with rogue accounts, how strong can the customer experience (CX) be?

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5 Steps to Monitor, Protect, & Review Your Digital Landscape

By Janet Church on August 29, 2019

The process of governing your digital landscape is a risk management practice that is never finished. The web is a fast-moving place and nothing in digital is static. This means that a quality governance program needs to quickly adapt to changes in social and digital environments as well as corporate priorities and policies. 

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How to Optimize Your Digital Brand Reputation

By Janet Church on August 28, 2019



Social media governance is a two-pronged approach. The first aspect of social media governance relates to protecting a business’s brand from internal and external threats. The second is directed at improving brand reputation. Companies that focus on both of these areas will ultimately  protect and strengthen the corporate brand. This article will focus on how to optimize your brand reputation in four steps: 

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5 Essential Elements to Prepare Your Digital Governance Foundation

By Janet Church on August 16, 2019

At Brandle, we spend a lot of time guiding corporations on how to create a successful social media and digital governance plan. However, for real governance success, it is essential to prepare a digital governance foundation. Creating this foundation is the way to ensure executive support and global adherence to the plan! And working the plan is how the corporation can strengthen its digital brand reputation and reduce risks that may threaten brand health. While each company faces unique challenges in regard to digital governance and compliance, we see the greatest success with companies who first, prepare the groundwork, second, centralize governance, and third, introduce a corporate digital governance plan.  

This post will take you through the five elements to prepare the groundwork for a successful digital governance plan and program!

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6 Phases to Secure and Optimize Your Corporate Digital Footprint

By Janet Church on August 01, 2019

For most companies, brand reputation and recognition is a priority. And if you read global risk research, you know that "cyber risks" and "damage to brand reputation" continue to rank in the top risk concerns of global CEOs. (You can take a closer look at research by Deloitte, PwC and AON.) And when you are talking about brand reputation and cyber risks, you are talking about your branded digital footprint! 

Additionally, a significant portion of a CMO’s budget is allocated across digital channels and social relationships. So ensuring that these channels are secure, effective and monitored is critical. This is why digital governance programs are becoming a key function in major corporations.

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