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CiQ Podcast With Bryan Kramer

DeniseHolt
So much podcast goodness coming at you this week! Bryan Kramer is on our show! We talk Human to Human #H2H. We talk TED Talks. We predict the future. We also have some great listener questions. Ever wonder about social media in regulated industries? Social media marketing automations? How about Employee Advocacy for B2B? We've got it covered for you.
CiQ Podcast With Bryan Kramer

Employee Engagement: A Philanthropic Feel-Good Factor?

greykite
Giving to worthy causes has a real feel-good factor about it – but when times are hard, the average family budget often doesn’t stretch to helping out others. Savvy employers have latched onto corporate philanthropy as an opportunity for engaging more closely with stakeholders, and the recent Sustainable Brands conference in London showcased a great – and highly successful – example from the Hewlett Packard Company Foundation, working in partnership with Kiva, a leading global microfinance nonprofit organization.
Employee Engagement: A Philanthropic Feel-Good Factor?

Beyond Engagement: Back to Basics at IBM – Reimagining Employee Advocacy

greykite
Start a discussion about the pioneers of employee advocacy, and one organization that always gets a mention is IBM. There are plenty of great online examples of how IBM drives ROI through employee advocacy, so I was delighted when Amber Armstrong, Program Director of IBM’s Social Business Team, found time in her schedule to talk me through a recent, highly successful initiative.
Beyond Engagement: Back to Basics at IBM – Reimagining Employee Advocacy

3 Reasons You Should Rethink Becoming an Employee Advocate

JacobCurtis
While harnessing the power of employee advocates can be a lucrative business opportunity, employers and employees alike need to recognize and appreciate the risks each one brings to the table, and ultimately develop a mutually beneficial advocacy program. Until that time, you may want to rethink the idea of becoming an employee advocate.
3 Reasons You Should Rethink Becoming an Employee Advocate

When It Comes to Employee Advocacy: Safety First, Speed Next

madhuchamarty
Planning a successful Employee Advocacy program and, most importantly, being mindful of short term strategies that may fuel a quick launch, while potentially hampering the longer term goals and livelihood of such a program.
When It Comes to Employee Advocacy: Safety First, Speed Next

Why Change Management Is the Essence of Employee Advocacy

greykite
Business leaders or organizational heads who have “employee advocacy” on their to-do lists for 2015 have no right to expect their people to welcome these initiatives with open arms. Effective change management is essential for success; people need to be convinced of the benefits before they commit to participating, and that means senior management setting the example.
Why Change Management Is the Essence of Employee Advocacy

Freelance Vs. Permanent

amy_edwards88
If you’re looking for a new job, particularly in the digital sector, in a few weeks you’re probably going to be spoilt for choice as new recruitment budgets start to get allocated and job adverts start appearing here, there and everywhere, so right now you’ve got a bit of time to figure out exactly what it is you want from your next position.
Freelance Vs. Permanent

SMT Shorts: Amber Armstrong on Influencers and Employee Advocacy

carianneking
In our latest edition of SMT Shorts, Amber Armstrong, Program Director of Social Business Market Making and Evangelism at IBM, discusses how to work with influencers and how to build an employee advocacy strategy.
SMT Shorts: Amber Armstrong on Influencers and Employee Advocacy

How Corporate Giving Builds Employee Advocacy

Jody Biagini
By creating the opportunity for your employees to give back, you are adding an even more engaging and ultimately human element to your story.
How Corporate Giving Builds Employee Advocacy

My Favorite Sales Enablement Tools

DaveBrock
Sales Enablement tools are hot! Developing and offering sales enablement tools is a multibillion dollar industry. It seems every week I get at least one email of a tool that is intended to help improve the effectiveness of sales people, managers, or anyone involved in sales.
My Favorite Sales Enablement Tools