45 signs you need to get a grip on social media

Not sure exactly how online networking can help your organization or brand? You’re in plentiful company, but it’s time to get moving.

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Do you have nightmares about a PR crisis or about waking up to see a picture of you passed out at your desk posted on the cover of your Facebook timeline as a joke by your social media team?

If these sound familiar, it’s OK. The first step is acknowledging them. The next steps are taming that wild social media beast and learning how to get a grip.

Here are signs that it’s time to get a grip:

1. You are already wondering how many of these signs are going to hit home for you. Your blood pressure may have even jumped a few points.

2. You have already printed or planned to share this post with your CEO, partner, or boss.

3. You wish this post had more on how to “get a grip on social media” instead of telling you what you already know.

4. Your social media plan fits into one of the following categories:

a. It was implemented with a template you found through a Google search by an unknown author.

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