Engaging in Social Media (ANA Today Insights)

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) is the advertising industry’s oldest trade association, founded on June 24, 1910 in Detroit, Michigan by 45 companies to safeguard and advance the interests of advertisers and consumers. ANA Today Insights is a newsletter that provides market information on indispensable business insight, collaboration opportunity & industry advocacy. Visit the ANA web site for more information and how to become a member.

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A Social Intranet – Part 2: Critical Steps to Building a Social Intranet

Having just launched a new intranet site that allows for a more collaborative and, what I hope is considered, a more productive environment, this post from the IABC CW Bulletin resonates very strongly with me. So much so that I thought I would make it available here. Enjoy! 🙂

Social Intranets: The magic is in the culture, not the tools

by Stephan Schillerwein

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A Social Intranet – Part 1: Two-Way Communication between Management and Employees

Having just launched a new intranet site that allows for a more collaborative and, what I hope is considered, a more productive environment, this post from the IABC CW Bulletin resonates very strongly with me. So much so that I thought I would make it available here. Enjoy! 🙂

Making Your Intranet Social

by Jonathan Pollinger (via IABC)

Social media continue to see huge growth: Facebook now has over 500 million users and Twitter has 175 million. In November, YouTube announced that 35 hours of video are uploaded onto its servers every minute.

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Will the Real You Please Stand Up?

An exploration of authenticity in social media and in real life.

In one of my recent social media gatherings, a group of us reflected on what it’s like to eventually meet each other in person. Someone mentioned that they find it interesting when they meet people and there is a disconnect between the online persona and the physical person. Someone that is an introvert in real life can easily become an outspoken extrovert when shielded by a monitor screen. No matter who you are, it’s always nice to bridge the online and physical connection, but it begs the question: which you is the authentic YOU? The introvert or the extrovert? The person you are putting forth in real life or the person you present to your online counterparts? And how do you choose who sees what?

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Employee Profiles: It's not Just the 'What' You Are, but the 'Who'

Just came across this excellent post from Michael Gotta, a senior technology solution manager at Cisco. He provides some very powerful insight into collaboration sites within the enterprise. One of his most compelling points is that when creating employee profiles for collaboration sites, make sure that you’re not just creating them as another form of the employee’s HR record, but instead as a means for employees to establish their personal identity. Approaching from this mindset gives employees higher control over how they are presented to their colleagues — the who and what they are within your organization. From this standpoint, you will achieve a higher adoption rate of employees creating and using profiles, and a much more effective collaboration network overall.

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Unifying Your Enterprise Through a Global HR Portal

This post could be considered (in the Internet world) from many moons ago. I just found it. Yes, I’m very progressive that way. It’s an absolutely wonderfully written article filled with great information on unifying an enterprise with an HR portal. Originally published in HR Magazine back in 2006, I found it to still resonate in 2010 and even beyond. The points explored by Drew Robb are THAT good. I’ve reposted it below for your reading pleasure.

I encourage you to share it with your HR colleagues.

HR Magazine cover, Vol. 51, No. 3By Drew Robb, Volume Number: 51; Issue Number: 3

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