Building a Corporate Culture for Social Media
The best company cultures that work for social media are just like people who embrace conversations and two-way interactions — they are open, trusting and talkative. Jennifer McClure, executive director of the Society for New Communications Research talks to Marketing Voices host Jennifer Jones about corporations like IBM that embrace the idea of blogging employees (more than 25,000 IBM bloggers attest to this) and are willing to talk directly with their customers and employees. McClure also discusses how she would assess a company’s readiness for social media. Fear used to reign in corporate cultures, but McClure sees fear waning, as trust becomes more prevalent in Fortune 500 environments.