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Video: SocialMedia.org CEO Andy Sernovitz shares simple steps for keeping your word of mouth ethical

Social media and word of mouth marketing is all about trust. You’re not going to recommend someone to a friend if you’re not confident they’ll treat that friend well. SocialMedia.org and WordofMouth.org CEO Andy Sernovitz says social media ethics is not a topic of debate, it’s a legal requirement. In the video below, he explains…

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Video: 3 big questions all disclosures should answer

Word of mouth and social media rely on a mutual trust between the marketer and their customers. If people don’t trust you, they won’t share your message, they won’t represent you, and they won’t be willing to recommend you to a friend. And not only is being trustworthy a good marketing idea, it’s the law….

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Video: Andy Sernovitz on how to stay ethical and out of trouble

Ethics is the foundation of word of mouth and social media success — because no one is going to share your message if they don’t trust you and respect you. Just as important: It’s the law. Government agencies are enforcing disclosure rules — if bloggers don’t catch you first. It’s up to you to learn…

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Andy Sernovitz’s Social Media Ethics Briefing: Staying Out of Trouble — live from BlogWell

Come to BlogWell: How Big Brands Use Social Media on February 2 in Austin to hear Toyota, REI, Texas Instruments, Kellogg’s, Dell, Sabre Holdings, Coldwell Banker, and InterContinental Hotels Group share case studies in corporate social media. You’ll learn how to get started, get past roadblocks, and make your social media program phenomenal — in…

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