Guest Post by Jen Zingsheim Phillips
We had a lively group on board for the #measurePR chat held on March 4, with very special guest Eric Schwartzman of Comply Socially. The primary discussion centered on privacy, and what the boundaries are for those who monitor social media.
The chat was kicked off with a question about the risks of social media monitoring in the workplace. Eric noted that the biggest risks of social media monitoring are: intrusion of privacy, invasion of privacy, and the potential to use social media for job applicant screening. This tweet caused some to bristle a bit:
Social media “monitoring” is really just a nice way of saying surveillance. #measurePR #measurepr
There are a lot of pros and cons about being an independent business owner, but one of the pros is that, if you try to build your business right, you (mostly) get to pick your clients. And that’s really lovely.
Weren’t able to picture it, were you? Ha!
I don’t often write about clients, but today I will. And that’s because it’s such a great blend of profit and purpose, that you should know about it. It’s especially fitting today, as International Women’s Day is tomorrow (and you remember how much fun I had working with Oxfam America on their IWD initiative a few years ago, in fact, you should check out what they’re doing this year too!).
It was #measurePR’s 4th birthday! Yes, the chat which has become somewhat of an institution as far as industry-wide digital PR events go (and I am thrilled about that), has been going strong for four whole years.
Back in 2010, Ms. Katie Paine was our very first guest. Seeing as how she’s not just the @queenofmetrics, but has been with #measurePR right from the beginning, I thought it was only fitting that she mark its fourth year.
Happy birthday to us!
Here’s some of what we talked about: