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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When it comes to brand presence management, a business’s employees are both an opportunity and a risk. On one hand, they can be your brand’s best ambassadors by promoting products and services to current and new audiences. On the other hand, they can also cause damage if they share protected information, intellectual property or even misinformation or damaging opinions.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brandle, Inc. was honored to present at the Incite Group Brand Marketing Summit last month. The Brand Marketing Summit brought together senior brand leaders from across the country for this two-day event in San Francisco. Presenters empowered hundreds of marketing leaders with strategic insights, best practices, and information on the latest marketing innovations. Brandle’s co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Janet Church, presented alongside other industry leaders from major corporations such as Facebook, Google, and Qualcomm.