Corporate Blogging and Social Media Guidelines


Koolaid_manOkay blogging pundits, take an extra gulp of the Kool-Aid, because not only is blogging becoming an industry, companies are drafting guidelines for employees whose responsibilites includes blogging. Once that happens can the HR department be far behind in their zeal to rewrite job descriptions that include goals and objects?

Let's make sure that when those goals are written company bloggers take an active role in developing them. To help you here a few resouces for corporate blogging guidelines:


Links To Corporate Blogging Guidelines & Suggestions

Update: Corporate Blogging and Social Media Guidelines

Thomas Nelson Publishers
Sun Policy on Public Discourse
Ray Ozzie's Weblog
Business Blog Consulting
PR Opinions
Charlene Li, Forrester
Hill & Knowlton
The New PR Wiki
EFF Legal Guide for Bloggers
Suggestions from David Pollard -Thanks Debbie
Chrysler Group Media Blog
IBM's Social Computing Guidelines - thanks! BL Ochman

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Live World

Intel Social Media Guidelines

Wells Fargo-Wachovia Blog Comment Guidelines

Harvard Law Blogging Guidelines Thanks Daniel Hoang

US Air Force New Media Guidelines

Department of the Navy

Mayo Clinic

Kodak - page 10


Online Data Base of Social Media Policies (data base of 100+ organizations)


The Coca Cola Company - Social Media Principles

Ford Motor Company's Digital Participation Guidelines

Michael Hyatt - Comment Policy

United States Marine Corps 


Gap (highlights only)

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Another resource is the Blogging Policies page at the NewPR Wiki:

Posted by: Constantin Basturea on Mar 24, 2005 5:24:43 PM

Opera's policy is here:

Posted by: Meryl K. Evans on Jul 6, 2006 2:24:41 PM

what is corporate blog ? How can I achieve ? What suppose I do ?

Posted by: jaka kristanta on Dec 5, 2006 9:22:54 AM

Blogging is turning out to be quite important and can be the key to google rank. Corporations are foolish to not take advantage of this and have employees who's job does include daily blogging. There are other ways to optimize web sites, of course, but what could be easier?

Posted by: Maile Taylor on Feb 24, 2007 6:28:20 PM

Thanks for the links! Corporations are foolish to not take advantage of this way to optimize your web sites. Employees should certainly have this is their job description.

Posted by: Maile Taylor on Feb 24, 2007 6:31:11 PM

If you're an employee and are starting a blog, you better use a lot of common sense. Though it can be bad PR for the company, many bloggers deserve to get fired for some thoughtless postings.

Posted by: Sandy Wojokowski on May 7, 2007 11:22:30 PM

Good ..
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Posted by: Gaurav on Jun 9, 2007 12:53:10 AM


Posted by: weer on Aug 19, 2007 11:44:02 AM

Corporate blogging is, indeed, a great industry to be in right now. The advantages of organic search and blogging are too great for any corporation to ignore. I hope some day you share the only blogging platform targeting businesses and corporations. ;)

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Posted by: jeff paul internet business on Jan 14, 2009 1:42:26 AM

Corporate media and social network channels are great resource in promoting your services to the target audiences .

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