Should all your employees follow the same social media policy? #SMShowdown

Written by Joanna Belbey, January 21, 2015

By Joanna Belbey <@belbey> Social Media and Compliance Specialist, Actiance and Phil Gerb <@philgerb> Director Social Strategy,Actiance


Marketing would say from a branding and corporate messaging point of view, it makes sense for everyone in the company to...

Facebook at Work: Facebook for the Enterprise

Written by Phil Gerbyshak, January 20, 2015

Facebook at Work

In case you missed it, Facebook announced they are releasing Facebook at Work for a few select companies. At Actiance, we are really excited to see what might happen with Facebook at Work, yet another internal enterprise social media tool. While it's too early to tell how this will occur, one thing is certain: this will disrupt the...

Highlights Of FINRA Priorities Letter For 2015

Written by Joanna Belbey, January 13, 2015

Each year, FINRA warns firms what to expect in upcoming exams. Savvy compliance professionals align their firm’s compliance activities with FINRA’s priorities. Pre-warned is pre-armed, right?

Below are some of the highlights of FINRA’s tenth edition of the “Regulatory and Examinations Priorities Letter:

No Hiding Behind The “Suitability”...

Can you use your social media policy to drive social strategy? #SMShowdown

Written by Joanna Belbey, January 13, 2015

By Joanna Belbey <@belbey> , Social Media and Compliance Specialist, Actiance and Phil Gerb, <@philgerb>  Director Social Strategy,Actiance

What next after you have established a social media policy?

Well, for marketers,...

Collaboration and Social Commerce from Behind the Great Wall: China

Written by Sarah Carter, January 09, 2015

The second item to hit the news sites following the September 2014 protests in Hong Kong was not further details on the Hong Kong desire for universal suffrage and the right to select who they can vote for, but a news story that Instagram was now blocked in mainland China.    That goes some way towards the perception that we all have in the west about China and social media as a whole...

Why is it important for a regulated company to have a social media policy? #SMShowdown

Written by Joanna Belbey, January 05, 2015

By Joanna Belbey <@belbey> Social Media and Compliance Specialist,Actiance and Phil Gerb <@philgerb> Director Social Strategy ,Actiance Photo


Vietnam: Same, Same, Different

Written by Sarah Carter, December 19, 2014

“Same, same, different” is something that you’ll hear everywhere here in Vietnam.  It’s a phrase generally used to tell the buyer that this much cheaper version of the bag, dress, bargain that you’re looking at buying, is pretty much the same as the legitimate brand that you spotted back home.  When it comes to the Internet and social media, Vietnam is – when it comes to Asia – just about same, same, different.

Vietnam ranks eighth in Asia when it comes to number of Internet users,...

Wrap Your 2014 Content Presence

Written by Joanna Belbey, December 15, 2014

belbeyWrap Your 2014 Content Presence Tweetchat #ActianceROI Follow Joanna on Twitter @Belbey.


A Spiral of Silence encompasses Social Media: When opinions aren’t mainstream – mainstream social isn’t where they are shared.

Written by Sarah Carter, December 12, 2014

Born and brought up in Great Britain, I’m completely au fait with not discussing certain issues in public – especially those of politics and salary, a recent survey has shown that I’m not too far off the norm – especially when it comes to views being perceived as in the minority.

Similar in a lot of ways to politics, Edward Snowden’s 2013 revelations of US government surveillance of phone and email records were divisive amongst the general public and that’s what the Pew Research...

Records Management for Enterprise Social Communications. An Attorney’s View.

Written by Joanna Belbey, December 03, 2014

This blog was written by Jim Obrien, General Counsel at Actiance, Inc.

As General Counsel at Actiance, I was asked to write a little about the attitudes of us in-house lawyers towards enterprise social communications channels, such as IBM Connections, Lync, and Jive. The people here who asked me are the same ones who chuckle about how lawyers can be a little backwards and how slow we are at adopting new technologies. I kind of chuckle along (nobody likes a lawyer without a...

It’s 10 PM. Do You Know Where Your Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Is?

Written by Joanna Belbey, December 03, 2014

This blog was written by Jim Obrien, General Counsel at Actiance, Inc.

Back in the old days, TV networks would run public service spots before the nightly news saying: “It’s 10 PM, do you know where your children are?” The fact that the spots ran for twenty years in cities like New York, points out that it is easy to lose track of stuff, even important stuff. Which brings me to ESI—Electronically Stored Information. Not that it is as important as your kids, but in the...

Social Nomad amongst the Nomads: Mongolia

Written by Sarah Carter, November 27, 2014

When I was based in Actiance’s headquarters in California, I used to say to folks that I was actually based on – because I spent a lot of time on the road for business. I was one of those folks you read about, the road warriors.  I never checked bags, I could pack for a two week international trip in less than 10 minutes, my purse usually weighed more than my roll-a-board.

Here in Mongolia there’s a...

What’s New in Socialite? November 2014

Written by Joanna Belbey, November 10, 2014

The November release of Socialite is now available, and we’d like to share with you what’s new and how these updates and features can help you manage risk and be more successful on social networks.


Socialite’s web-based and mobile applications are designed to help your employees, especially those who are part of distributed...

South Korea: Where ubiquitous social and Internet access comes with restrictions

Written by Sarah Carter, October 31, 2014

In South Korea, the country’s most popular social network and messaging platform, Kakao, with 152 million users, generated 546 million Korean Won (just over a half million US dollars) from gaming applications along in the first half of 2014, up from 348 million KRW in the same period in 2013 -

Gross revenue of game sales


KakaoTalk (Korean: 카카오톡) is a free mobile Instant...

Actiance Tweetchat Social FaceOff #ActianceROI

Written by actadmin, October 08, 2014

Actiance ArrowPhil Gerbyshak @PhilGerb and Joanna Belbey @Belbey Of Actiance Debate The Benefits v Risks Of Social Media in regulated Industries


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