From Richard Edelman’s blog:
- We are undertaking a thorough audit around the world to ensure we apply best practice guidelines to every program in every market and specialty area.
- We are requiring that all employees attend an Edelman University class on ethics in social media, hosted by members of me2revolution team as well as external experts. This will take place before the end of next week
- We are establishing a 24/7 hotline so our me2revolution team can review, provide counsel and apply best practice guidelines on social media programs before their implementation. This ensures that programs adhere to the WOMMA guidelines or best-in-class standards around the world.
- We are creating ethics materials that will be distributed to each office and all new hires.
This is just the beginning. We recognize we have further to go. You can and should be helping us. I appreciate all the invaluable feedback you have provided during this week–and we have taken action on at least of one of your comments. If there any other actions that you would advise us to consider, I would welcome them.
The question is then, is this enough?Â On the surface, I’d say it’s a really good start.Â Time is going to have to tell though.Â I suggested in a comment on Richard’s blog that they need to tout some successes and start a blog with a client that really follows all the principles and ethos of WOMMA.Â And hire some outside biz bloggers as coaches wouldn’t hurt either.
You can bet this is going to be talked about at Blog Business Summit next week!