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Video: Andy Sernovitz shares the latest FTC warnings on social media disclosure

Trust is at the heart of all great social media programs. But too many marketers, focused on short-term goals like traffic or quarterly sales, are willing to put that trust on the line with unethical tactics. They buy some fake reviews, pay for a bunch of promotional blog posts, and disguise ads as content from…

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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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3 ways to teach your team word of mouth ethics

[Welcome back to our Word of Mouth Marketing Lessons newsletter. This is text from the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using this handy form.] Word of mouth ethics isn’t just something for the PR or legal team to handle. At great brands, every employee gets it — from the owner…

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4 key groups to train on word of mouth ethics

[Welcome back to our Word of Mouth Marketing Lessons newsletter. This is text from the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using this handy form.] Nobody is going to put their reputation on the line to recommend you if they have any questions about your trustworthiness. It takes a long, long…

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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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The Disclosure Best Practices Toolkit

This comprehensive guide by SocialMedia.org members will help your brand stay safe and ethical.

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The Word of Mouth Ethics Checklist

Download and share this simple checklist with your staff and your agencies to use every time you launch a new word of mouth initiative.

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