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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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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Why Unknown Social Media Accounts are Critical to Your Digital Risk Management Practice

By Janet Church on July 18, 2019

What large corporations don’t know about their digital brand presence can hurt them. Corporations that conduct global business and have a global following are likely to have hundreds –– if not thousands –– of points of presence (POPs) that relate to their brand. And hundreds more POPs that they aren’t aware of. Sometimes these accounts are created by well-meaning fans. Other times, they’re made by counterfeiters or cybercriminals who are planning to damage a company’s sales (and brand reputation). In this post we’ll highlight four key benefits of discovering your unknown brand presence, and why it’s critical for your digital risk management practice. 

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New 2019 Facebook Changes That Will Affect Brands

By Janet Church on July 16, 2019

Facebook is making big changes, and as a result, businesses are going to be affected by them. In March, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook services would be moving toward a more privacy-focused model. Given the social media “climate” of the past several years we can agree that some changes are good, even though we feel the pain when it requires unplanned changed is our business activities. 

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Social Media Compliance for Financial Advisors: 6 Errors and Omissions!

By Janet Church on June 27, 2019

When it comes to social media compliance, omissions and oversights can prove almost as damaging as “active mistakes.” Investment firms and brokerages have to ensure that brand compliance is maintained at all times online. Running an audit of existing social media accounts is a great way to accomplish this. However, it can be easy to overlook certain aspects of social media governance. Here, we’ll provide a checklist to help corporate compliance professionals cover their bases and protect their brand reputation:

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The Top 4 Mistakes in Mortgage Social Media Compliance

By Janet Church on June 18, 2019

Businesses in the mortgage and financial industries that commit social media compliance infractions face a number of issues including legal and regulatory concerns, loss of consumer trust, and deterioration of brand reputation. These businesses simply cannot afford to make mistakes in regard to regulatory compliance. In the ever-changing landscape of the web, avoiding social media compliance mistakes can be difficult; employees may unintentionally break from corporate and regulatory policy, and companies may not have the resources or tools to manage their digital presence effectively. Here, we’ll outline four major digital compliance mistakes that are common in mortgage companies and explain what your organization can do to prevent them.

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The Digital Footprint Challenges of Mergers & Acquisitions

By Janet Church on June 13, 2019

Business mergers and acquisitions are complex and delicate transactions with many moving parts to the process. With so many business assets and liabilities in review it’s easy to forget about the details of the digital branded portfolio of the acquisition target.  However, it is a critical part of a company’s asset offering and often is a significant representation of a company’s intellectual property (IP). And if the acquiring company is not careful, it can quickly uncover that the digital assets are actually liabilities.

The bottom line: is the digital footprint of your target acquisition healthy and does it present a strong brand reputation to its customer base? And when these assets are transferred, can you secure, transfer and (hopefully) improve that brand reputation?

This post is intended to highlight the areas to watch for so you can say “YES” to each of those questions above!

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Brandle Announces Platform Support for VK and Weibo!

By Janet Church on May 07, 2019

We are excited to announce that the Brandle Presence Manager has added native support for the global social networks VK and Weibo.

This is great news for our global brand companies who need to discover, monitor and manage the digital presence of brands that are sold around the world!

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