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BlueGrace’s Social Media Ambassadors

More companies are turning to the true last frontier of social-media use in business: allowing employees to leverage social media on behalf of the company. BlueGrace Logistics, for instance, encourages all 160 staffers at its $150-million Riverview, Florida-based company to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social media to talk about the company and its services and to mingle such ...

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Checklist: Is Blogging Right for You?

If you can answer “Yes” to four or more of the following questions, chances are you will enjoy and succeed at blogging. Do you enjoy writing and have a knack for it? If it’s a burden to write a staff announcement, blogging is probably not for you. Y/N _____ Are you a thought leader? Do you write articles, publish op-ed ...

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Do’s and Don’ts for CEO Bloggers

Do Authentically share insight and information. Encourage and support feedback. Take responsibility for developing readership. Invest the time in thoughtfully reflecting on blog topics. Post at least once a week. Don’t Outsource the writing task. Your own voice is critical. Be self-serving. Avoid corporate-speak. Be too formal. Abuse the trust of customers, employees or readers. Be boring.

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The Risks of CEO Blogging

The risks of CEO blogging are low but ever-present. Here are some of the potential downsides: Compliance. There is always the risk of saying something inadvertent that will create problems. Competition. It’s easy to predict who will be the most loyal readers of a CEO’s blog: the competition. They will pick the blog apart for clues on new products, company ...

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Chief Executive’s Top Ten CEO Blogs

A small but growing number of CEOs have decided it's a good investment of time to share their thoughts about the trends and issues they face, questions that bewilder them, and sometimes even their personal lives. Here is a list of the top 10 CEO blogs you might want to follow.

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CEOs and Social Media

Social media involvement is deepening quickly at most companies. Ford already is spending about 25 percent of its mammoth marketing budget to leverage its early auto-industry leadership in social media. And the overall trend is clear: Social media investments are gaining an average of 5 percent this year while companies are typically cutting at least 5 percent from print, television and outdoor advertising budgets.

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