Social Media Do's & Don'ts for Regulated Industries


Don't miss this important PR News webinar that will show you the social media do's and don'ts for regulated industries. Timothy Kane, executive vice president of digital branding for Makovsky Integrated Communications, Allison Fitzpatrick, partner at Davis & Gilbert LLP, and Jonathan Blank, manager of social media at WellPoint, will share social media best practices for organizations in the financial, healthcare, pharmaceutical and government fields—organizations that now need to participate in two-way dialogues with their audiences on social channels.

At this Webinar, you'll learn how to:

What's a Regulated Industry?
A regulated industry is one that is regulated by government to a significant extent, such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare and financial services firms.
  • Convince your senior leaders of the necessity and advantages of communicating with audiences on social networks
  • Insure compliance with the laws governing your industry when using Twitter, Facebook and other social networks on behalf of your organization
  • Balance the need to minimize liability against the opportunity to build new audiences
  • Establish and communicate social media policies
  • Archive social media activity when necessary to report compliance
  • Develop a rapid in-house approval process for social media posts, particularly for times of crisis
  • Work internally with your legal and compliance teams
  • Connect your social media activity with the goals of your organization

You'll learn about the dangers of sharing competitive, confidential and financial information on social networks; when you should consult with legal counsel; how to adhere to the rules of regulatory bodies while communicating in real time on Twitter; how to start and conversations around unregulated topics; and, most important, how to capitalize on the brand-building opportunities inherent in social media.

Webinar Speakers:

Timothy Kane
Executive Vice President
Digital Branding
Makovsky Integrated Communications

Steve Goldstein
Editorial Director, Events
PR News

Jonathan Blank
Manager of Social Media

Allison Fitzpatrick
Davis & Gilbert LLP

Communicators at organizations in highly regulated industries are at a crossroads—restrictions on what they can or can't do on social networks put their organizations at risk, yet to be silent on these networks presents risks of their own. Don't miss this webinar that will give you the strategies and how-to's to improve your social media strategy.


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