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Do You Use Social Media in Your Practice?
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Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Attorneys are using social media websites more and more. We’re visiting a variety of sites to promote our practices, communicate with our peers, and stay in touch with our clients. But social media presents many ethical...more
Everyone can be a publisher with LinkedIn’s web platform. But is that a good thing?
Blogs and self-publishing venues have opened up audiences to anybody with a computer and a dream. Many new and talented authors have...more
As a LinkedIn user, the decision concerning whether to share your entire list of connections with any individual connection can often implicate a number of strategic questions. As of May 2014, LinkedIn boasts 300 million...more
With the landscape of modern journalism rapidly changing, what does the future look like? With new technology and the internet impacting the way that journalists do their jobs and downward financial pressures consistently...more
Following up on the piece I wrote with Jim Ninivaggi, “Whose LinkedIn Profile is it Anyway,” the information contained in an employee’s LinkedIn contacts were discussed in the context of trade secrets in a recent California...more
Defamation law continues to be in the news, with actions recently being threatened or commenced against municipal and provincial politicians in Ontario. The rise of the internet as a medium through which anyone can (and many...more
Check out Adweek’s recent “Brand of the Day” – Cinnabon! I listened to Kat Cole, their chief operating officer, speak at the Legal Marketing Association’s (LMA) Annual Conference last April, initially wondering what a young...more
So Apple announced its new iPhone 6 etc. about an hour ago — it’s probably old news by the time this post hits the wire, which is kind of my point. I am not sure what you will do about the new Apple products, but I do know...more
When social networking applications started out over ten years ago, they were for individuals to communicate about their personal life. Individuals created networks of friends/connections/followers and shared posts about...more
..In-tweet purchases. Twitter is testing the ability for its users to make purchases directly from tweets. The popular social network is working with a number of sellers, nonprofits and artists—as well as a small handful of...more
On August 22, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued companion decisions in Three D, LLC d/b/a Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, holding that the employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”)...more
The innovative folks at Zappos have eschewed the traditional job application/interview/job offer process for a social-media-driven process on a Zappos platform. While very up-to-date, does this push the envelope to the point...more
Most marketers and marketing committee members routinely attend high-quality marketing programs.
It’s so much a part of the job description that it can be hard to remember that most lawyers rarely get any sort of...more
I confess that up until the huge LinkedIn case last month, I had no idea what wage and hour training even is, or why anyone needed to take it. After all, it’s pretty simple, right? Pay nonexempt workers their regular wage for...more
In the past few years the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has taken an increased interest in whether workplace policies prohibiting employees from discussing the terms and conditions of their employment on social...more
By now, most employers recognize that they shouldn’t peek at the social-media profiles of applicants for all sorts of reasons. It’s sort of like driving past an applicant’s house hoping that you can catch a glimpse of their...more
I belong to a bunch of B2B marketing and sales online forums, and one question that comes up constantly, is: Should B2B companies be on Facebook?...more
“Sales” is a dirty word at some law firms — one that brings to mind “Glengarry Glenn Ross” or a fast-talking used car dealer. But in an increasingly competitive marketplace, where firms fight one another to land work,...more
The National Labor Relations Board is at it again – wading into the social media foray, that is.
In a case that has been percolating since 2011, the NLRB has ruled that an employer must reinstate an employee who was...more
The digital revolution has caused tremendous growth in the volume of documents stored and collected electronically. It has also caused the creation of new sources of digital data, one of the most significant of which is...more
It’s the dawn of a new day for social in the insurance industry.
I spent last week at LIMRA/LOMA’s Social Media conference in Boston. I always like LIMRA events. As an industry association, LIMRA convenes a...more
Twitter is a real-time information and “micro-blogging” social media tool that enables lawyers and law firms to send potential clients and referral sources brief updates on what’s new with their firm. Posts are limited to 140...more
More than 50% of teens have experienced cyber bullying. Parents have historically looked to their children’s schools and local government to address the issue, but what about the social media sites which contribute to the...more
Earlier this month, Facebook announced a significant upcoming change to a section of its policies that will affect the way promotions may be administered on Facebook. Effective November 5, 2014, “like-gating” a page (i.e....more
..Reality test. Facebook has begun to test a new feature that marks as “satire” material from satirical or comedic websites that appears in the guise of “fake news.” Some users, evidently unable to tell reality from clever...more
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