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The Social CEO

The line that once sat between what is online and offline has been permanently erased. Leaders who understand the importance of communicating online build authentic, trusted platforms that advance business objectives and lead to tangible, real-world outcomes. From recruiting new talent, to fostering investor and media relations, to leading through crises, investing in effective digital leadership is now a business imperative.

4 to 1
By a 4 to 1 ratio, employees prefer to work for a CEO who uses digital and social media.

86% of financial readers say it is important for business leaders to use social media to communicate.

6 to 1
Financial readers trust Connected Leaders more than an executive who does not use social media by a 6 to 1 ratio.

We frequently hear apprehension from executives, but for every concern, there’s a scalable solution.

  • Scale and control of messaging: Digital channels allow an executive to speak directly to stakeholders around the world, with control over the messaging, timing, and delivery.
  • Lead and inspire employees: Not only do employees prefer to work for a CEO that uses digital, but executives have used their digital platforms to publicly recognize staff contributions and signal transparency to better engage and retain employees.
  • Break out of the CEO bubble: Gaining unfiltered insight and engaging directly with stakeholders is invaluable in helping an executive better steer their organization.
  • Build the ark before the flood: Investors and employees expect to hear from a CEO during a crisis. And while a CEO can’t simply sign up to social media amid a crisis, they can establish deep-rooted trust with stakeholders before it’s needed.

We can help your team at every step of the way, with a strategic approach rooted in expertise, research, and data to develop an effective CEO social media strategy.

Our team can help any executive or leadership team seize these opportunities with a proven approach that includes strategy, executive vision and values, content, and measurement. Through experience with hundreds of top leaders around the world, we have learned that the priority is to keep the process simple, efficient, and flexible.

Whether developing a strategy, accelerating an existing program, or deepening the bench of online leaders, we begin with research grounded in business objectives to ensure leadership communications are meaningful, valuable, and sustainable. We work across the spectrum from advisory to support to full execution, with individual leaders or teams, and support our clients’ capabilities along the way.

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