Social Media Wake Up Call

This week I attended the Cork Chamber Business Skillnet’s seminar entitled Social Media Wake Up Call.

The seminar was chaired by Colm O’Regan, Stand-up comedian, broadcaster and author of “Isn’t it well for ye”, The Book of Irish Mammies and creator of the @irishmammies Twitter phenomenon. Colm facilitated a panel discussion and Q&A discussion at the end of the seminar.

The speakers included: Pat Mullins – Mullins Lynch Byrne Solicitors, Conor Lynch – CEO of and Krishna De award winning communications strategist, commentator and mentor.

So, here are the tweets from the event:

  • @CorkChamber: Social media is not the whole story, it’s a tool but people like tangible things too @colmoregan
  • @corkbiztraining: Social media policies are critical – make sure they are legitimate and bespoke for what you want @mlbsolicitors
  • @CorkChamber: You should have an email, computer, internet, intranet & social media policy -Pat Mullins explains
  • @corkbiztraining: You need to have email, computer, Internet, intranet and social media policies
  • @CorkChamber: What are you trying to protect and prevent in your social media policy?
  • @ClaireBergin: Pat Mullins clearly stating that all org’s must have a social policy-some of his examples seem obvious however have clearly happened
  • @CorkChamber: Constitutional right to privacy, compensation issues, incitement to hatred, defamation – complex issues linked to social media
  • @CorkChamber : If you are going to use social media for business, do not let the kids use it without instruction -Conor Lynch
  • @corkbiztraining:: Cardinal rule: don’t drink and tweet, put the phone away. Don’t say something you wouldn’t put on letterhead. You can’t take it back
  • @CorkChamber: Hashtag hijacking could lead to a hashtag becoming a bashtag
  • @corkbiztraining: Social media is about the ability to share content @KrishnaDe Make sure you have the right to share images
  • @KrishnaDe : How to manage your personal online reputation in 6 steps  for delegates at today’s
  • @corkbiztraining: Policies for when you will delete content is necessary. Have you published policies to protect your online communities?
  • @CorkChamber : In the US 42% of consumers expect a response within 60 minutes – what does this say for your social media protocols?
  • @corkbiztraining: Can you respond to an emerging online issue or crisis within 60 minutes?
  • @socialmedia_ie: Social Media Screw-Ups – The Definitive Collection – What’s your favourite?
  • @CorkChamber: If you are going to use social media for business, do not let the kids use it without instruction -Conor Lynch
  • @aoiferigney: “Audit your identity. Manage your privacy settings. Review your digital profile. Educate others.” Super tips from @KrishnaDe
  • @CorkChamber: “Do you have a process in place for social customer support”?
  • @CorkChamber: Style guide provides an operational guide for your people using social media
  • @aoiferigney: It’s very important to operationalise social media. Build capability beyond the one person who manages your social media. @KrishnaDe
  • @aoiferigney: Be careful when RTing. Be sure to have read the content
  • @aoiferigney: Visual content marketing is so important.. Are you confident you are not breaching copyright laws for images? @KrishnaDe @aoiferigney: Brand reputation monitoring is essential for brands both big & small. What are people saying about you? @KrishnaDe @corkbiztraining
  • @CorkChamber: Krishna De highlights the need to: audit your identity, manage your privacy settings, review your digital profile & educate others
  • @CorkChamber: Krishna De closes her insightful presentation asking “what actions will you take next to manage your online reputation”?
  • @KrishnaDe: Guidance to help you develop your own social media policy  < though do not copy someone elses!
  • @corkbiztraining: Start today – manage and monitor your online reputation consistently @KrishnaDe

These are just a sample of the really great tips given on the night. There are lots more over on the #biznet stream on Twitter.

Do you have any more social media tips? Comment below to add them in!

Were you at the event? See all the pictures from it here!

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Aoife Rigney is a digital marketing and social media strategist, advisor, trainer and event speaker. Aoife loves her work – it’s her passion! From training one to one or a large group, advising a business on their digital strategy or speaking to a room of people – she simply loves it!


  1. Thanks for sharing the tips from the event – you were very busy curating that evening!

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