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The Many Ways Twitter Engages Stakeholders for Sustainability and CSR Communications

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:30+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Social Media Marketing|

The path of business sustainability is a journey.  And what makes up a journey?  Experiences.  As sustainability consultants, we're aware that high level sustainability concepts are universal and easier to understand.  However, what is compelling is the expression of how an individual or a company embraces those sustainability concepts to deliver results.  We're all captivated by the unique sustainability experiences but equally important [...]

3 Misteps to Avoid in Social Media Communications and What to Do About Them

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:44+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Social Media Marketing|

Social media, although a relatively recent phenomenon, is becoming an essential tool for value creation in sustainable business, and within all businesses, an increasingly important part of any business’s marketing and client base development platform. The perception of social media marketing has shifted quickly—no longer viewed as a trendy or passing fad, having a flexible and well-managed presence has [...]

Not Sure What to Talk about on Social Media? Ask Your Stakeholders!

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:44+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Corporate Communications & PR, Social Media Marketing|

While some executives and communication teams falsely believe that social media is just a “trend,” social media marketing has proven to be an excellent and cost-effective way to promote a business.  After all, social media engagement provides the opportunity to personalize a business or brand and develop business relationships with both potential and current customers as well as other [...]

5 Ways to Train Employees to be Social Media Ambassadors of your CSR Communications 

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:44+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Social Media Marketing|

Sometimes, corporate sustainability is like playing telephone.  Witnessed from a high level, a company's corporate sustainability plan may embrace all the right frameworks, include the buzz words, and authentically and credibly, embrace sustainability initiatives. However, witnessed from the employee level, all that jargon and vision may be lost.  In addition to executive management playing a critical role [...]

5 Post to Ramp Up Your Online Sustainability Communications in 2015

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:45+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Social Media Marketing|

The path of business sustainability is a journey.  And what makes up a journey?  Experiences.  As sustainability consultants, we're aware that at a high level sustainability concepts are universal and easier to understand.  However, what is compelling is the expression of how an individual or a company embraces those sustainability concepts to deliver results.  The sustainable business strategies used to deliver results [...]

How Do You Define Success in Online Sustainability Communications?

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:45+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Social Media Marketing|

Social and environmental responsibility remains an important part of communication strategy for today’s organizations, and now thanks to social media, there are more tools than ever to engage your audiences and share your message. As we mentioned in our post, Communicating Sustainability on Social Media - The Right and Wrong Way, new tools and strategies are  changing the way [...]

 Can Social Media Makes Employees More Productive?

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:46+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Social Media Marketing|

Does Social Media Make Workers More Productive?   According to a study from McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), there is a great deal of potential value in using social media “to enhance communications, knowledge sharing, and collaboration within and across enterprises.” In other words, if employees can access Facebook and Twitter at work, a small amount of time may [...]

Sustainability Context Matters When Communicating with Stakeholders 

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:46+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Corporate Communications & PR, Social Media Marketing|

Sustainability has emerged as an important component to our everyday lives, directly shaping our daily activities— the products we purchase; the materials we recycle; and our views on politics, business, climate change, and more. While its exact definition may vary, the concept of sustainability is generally recognized as integrating the environmental, social, and economic aspects of our [...]

Why Your Green Business Needs to Drive Social Media Engagement on Social Channels for Sustainability

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:47+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Social Media Marketing|

"There's only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that's not being talked about."  Oscar Wilde, 1890 This quote written over a century ago summarizes one of the driving factors for today’s social media engagement strategy developments.  With increasing speed of communication now available through the variety of social tools, most [...]

How to Get Employees Involved in Social Media for Sustainability in 2015

By | 2016-11-12T11:53:49+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Brand Strategy and Thought Leadership on the Social Web, Social Media Marketing|

Does Social Media Make Workers More Productive?   According to a study from McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), there is a great deal of potential value in using social media “to enhance communications, knowledge sharing, and collaboration within and across enterprises.” Paring this with employee engagement, CSR, and business sustainability, the post 3 Ways Social Media Promotes CSR Communications shares how the [...]