The recent Olympic Games were the ‘Socialympics’ and, as our colleagues at arnoldi mcpherson illustrated in their excellent report, there were more than a handful of social media issues that sport organizations needed to address. Though National and Provincial Sport Organizations (NSOs and PSOs) … [Read more...] about Does Your Organization Need a Social Media Policy?
Guest post by Janice Arnoldi, Arnoldi McPherson. Canadian sports organizations and athletes should keep the social media momentum coming out of the London 2012 Olympics. These Games were truly the "Socialympics". A record setting four billion people worldwide tuned-in to watch the Olympics on TV … [Read more...] about Socialympics – How Sports Organizations and Athletes Used Social Media at London 2012
A recent story involving two Australian athletes underscores the difficulty that some Canadian National Sport Organizations (NSOs) may face leading up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. One Australian swimmer posted a picture, on his private Facebook account, of himself and another … [Read more...] about Guns, Athlete Behaviour, and Social Media
It is easy to get lost in social media guidelines and policies. Every organization has their own informed (and sometimes uninformed) views and ideas for how its employees and members should, could, or must engage with social media. But there is no standard practice and no legal regulation. … [Read more...] about Simplifying the Social Media Discussion
Recently the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released its annual report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). PIPEDA sets the ground rules for the management of personal information in the private sector - and the Privacy … [Read more...] about PIPEDA Review Should Focus on “Networked Publics”
Through social media, information can reach a greater number of people more quickly and more directly and this has consequences for sport organizations. A side effect of the pervasiveness of social media is the requirement for greater organizational transparency. Understand that communicating … [Read more...] about Strategic Options in Social Media – Addressing Member Negativity