WVU Marketing Communications Today

You Can Be Fined By the FTC

August 20, 2019

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Well before the current frenzy over “tweets gone wild,” Joe Barnes walked into businesses, for-profits, and non-profits, and would ask: “What’s your social media policy?” The usual response was: We don’t have one, or “Go talk to marketing about that.”

In his travels, he realized that nearly every business and organization he walked into, no matter what size, did not have a written social media policy, nor did they clearly understand or even know what the Federal Trade Commission requires in the way of disclosure. That’s why he wrote his book: “Social Media Ethics Made Easy: How to Comply with FTC Disclosure Requirements.” The book is available from Business Expert Press or on AmazonDigtal3000.net

Our host today is Matthew Cummings.

About Joe Barnes 

Joe Barnes is a highly sought-after digital media marketing strategist, conference speaker and trainer. He consults on major media, social/digital media, strategic communications, public relations, and marketing initiatives. His clients have ranged from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and leading government agencies. Joe understands and leverages consumer insights to provide solutions and ideas that bridge TV, web, mobile, social media, email, search, advertising, etc., and maximize consumer engagement.

He answers key questions such as how brands are communicated and experienced through digital interactions, and how digital interactions fit into broader customer experiences. Joe is known for his passion for innovation and the customer experience, combined with a sound understanding of consumers, social networks, and brands. As a journalist/storyteller he has led teams that have won countless Emmy® Awards and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Journalism. He’s an educator at Seattle University; has an MA Degree; is quoted in two books; is on several boards; and is a certified Leadership Trainer.

Contact Joe Barnes about speaking to your group: [email protected]