Some of the challenges holding regulated industries like those in health care, finance, or government back from embracing social media are unique, and some aren’t so unique. However, whether the industry is heavily regulated or not, rules and regulation over time often become myth. To read the complete post, you’ll need to go over to Identity PR’s blog, id tags. Thanks to my friends, Nikki Stephan and Brandon Chesnutt for asking me to contribute.
The key to moving things forward in a regulated industry is to separate the weight of the myth from the actual rules of engagement:
There is something incredibly rewarding about helping a business navigate the rules brought by regulation in a way that helps them embrace this new dialogue-driven style of communication to connect them with customers and other stakeholders in a meaningful way, yet also respects the notion that most regulations are intended to protect consumers — never forget that.
There are a lot of things that make social media communication in a regulated business challenging to say the least, but many myths often permeate this environment.
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