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How Do You Craft a Successful Social Media Policy?

April 3, 2013


The Birmingham Business Journal asked its social media followers and local experts, including RMLG’s DeWayne Pope, about their best practices for creating a social media policy. DeWayne’s tip? “While there are laws and other legal concerns employers should be aware of, employers should also remember that social media is about developing community and organic, two-way […]

Firing Your Employees And Facebook

December 14, 2011


Social media sites and the workplace can be a risky combination for both employees and employers. Beyond the obvious drawback of distracting an employee from his or her actual work, some employees have faced termination for posting unflattering remarks about their employers or customers on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Some employees […]

It’s Not Competition, It’s A Learning Opportunity

October 26, 2011


In a recent blog, Mark Suster examined the trend of conducting product reviews through social media sites amongst technology start-ups. For anyone unfamiliar with a Facebook or similar “review,” visitors or users of a site are offered a chance to “like” or “favorite” a particular good or service. (“Review” offerings on social media sites range […]

Protecting Your Business: Social Media Policies at Work

October 21, 2010


With the recent explosion of social media tools for both personal and professional use, as usual, the law struggles to keep up with technology. For years, stories have made the news about employers letting employees go for thoughts and comments posted on their personal blogs. Today, career counselors warn recent graduates about the content of […]

The Gap v. Gapnote

October 13, 2010


On September 27, 2010, The Gap, Inc. and Gap Apparel, LLC filed a trademark infringement suit against Greg Murphy dba Gapnote Inc. and the Internet-based company he operates under the name  The website serves as a social media and networking webpage. In the suit filed by the Gap, the company argues that Gapnote’s logo […]