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Social media – Five tips for cyber safety

A recent article published by Discovery explains that social media, apps and devices can leave any business vulnerable to crime. With cybercrime, it’s important to remember that criminals will take their time to research every aspect of a person or a business online so they can find ways to raise a person’s curiosity or to […]

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Social Media – Not just for millennials

“Aside from the controversy it’s found itself in because of its involvement in spreading ‘fake news,’ Facebook is still possibly the most powerful social media platform on Earth”, Johnny Sandquist, owner of Three Crowns Copywriting and Marketing, recently shared in an blog post published on the Covisum website. He further explains that although the social […]

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What financial services content are consumers looking for on social media?

According to LIMRA, an international company specialising in research and education in the financial services industry, financial advisors could stand to benefit from having more of a presence on social media, especially if they are looking to work with younger consumers. Although their research is based on an American sample, the results can be educational […]

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How social media played a key role in the #Knysnafires

Social media is becoming an increasingly important dynamic in disaster response; one that the authorities must engage with in order to remain current. This is particularly important given the potential for both intentional and unintentional misinformation. This was one of the key points of the independent disaster report that was released by Santam last Thursday. […]

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Social media – Blunders you should avoid

Opening a social media account is easy. But, simply opening an account and posting a few updates is not good enough to say that you have accomplished social media. By avoiding some basic missteps, many businesses, including financial advisors, have the ability to increase ROI and create more opportunities from their social media accounts. Greg […]

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POPI and social media

The purpose of the POPI Act is to ensure all South African institutions conduct themselves in a responsible manner when collecting, processing, storing and sharing another entity’s personal information by holding them accountable should they abuse or compromise personal information in any way. Linda Graham from FinCommunications recently questioned how the rules of POPI apply […]

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Who owns your LinkedIn profile?

Nowadays everyone has a social media account. In some cases employees also use their personal social networking accounts for work. The question now is: who actually owns those accounts? Even if you’ve never ever used it to manage a company page ‘your LinkedIn account’ may actually belong to your employer based on your employment contract. […]

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Expand your reach via Facebook

Whether you like it or not, social media and technology have changed the way that we do business. It has changed the way that we interact, not only with our friends, but also with our clients. A recent US research study has shown that 81% of the financial advisors surveyed are using social media in […]

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