LinkedIn Dilemma for Money Managers

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Past Corporate Topics, Past Topics for Professionals, Social Media

Are LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements forbidden for use by money managers?  The answer appears to be: it all depends upon whether you’re a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) or you’re covered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA: FINRA’s policy regarding LinkedIn recommendations and endorsements seems pretty straightforward:  all social [...]



The Naked Truth

Sep 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Impactful Changes, Past Topics for Professionals, Social Media

“…two naked people (no hidden recording devices) with their hands over their mouths (no lip reading) whispering to each other in a huge meadow (they have to be so quiet and the meadow has to be so large that no recording devices can pick up their voices) on a cloudy day (no satellite pickup)”—this situation [...]



Social Media as a New Signaling Device

Apr 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Career Development, Impactful Changes, Past Corporate Topics, Social Media

After looking at the sample statistics and numerous examples of the over 13,000 Boston region investment management professionals currently present on LinkedIn, attendees at our workshop on “Hello—It’s Your Career…So Create the Correct Social Story” had the following comments in response to being asked if they thought social media is the new signaling device. Before [...]



New Media Expert Interview re: PINTEREST AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS FOR COMPANIES AND FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

Feb 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Business Growth, Past Corporate Topics, Social Media

The HQ Companies’ very first  YouTube videos are four interviews with New Media Expert Toya Mitchell. The first video talks about why Facebook and YouTube are still huge marketing tools for businesses and professionals alike…and how you use each one differently.How to Use Social Media for Business Professionals-Part 1 The second video is all about [...]



Kathy Graham’s cutting edge blog makes the news

Feb 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Business Growth, Impactful Changes, Past Topics for Professionals, Social Media

“Kathy Graham has seen the future.  It’s filled with tweets, Facebook business page postings, phablets, LinkedIn, maybe Pinterest and probably Skype.  But the key to her businesses’ future is Graham’s blog…There are good reasons to watch what Graham is doing: She’s had success, has a five-year growth plan and is getting help from knowledgeable people.  [...]



Monthly Newsletter? Yes. Monthly Blog? No. Readers complain, and, boy, have they!

Feb 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Business Growth, Past Corporate Topics, Social Media

Content, quality over quantity, is what The HQ Companies provide.  Never one to snow our search clients under with hordes of unqualified candidates, or produce books/articles without substance, or speak to anyone without having done significant research into the subject of interest first—that’s how my four firms work because that’s my modus operandi..and I’m the [...]




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