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Social Media Response
Assessment
Has someone discovered content about your organization? Is it a positive posting?

O H I O

S TAT E

U N I V E R S I T Y

M E D I C A L

C E N T E R

Content Posting

YES

NO

Evaluate
A factual and well cited response, which may agree or disagree with the post, yet is not negative. You can concur with the post, let it stand or provide a positive review. Do you want to respond?

Concurrence

Is this a site dedicated to bashing and degrading others?

“Trolls”

NO

YES

Avoid responding to specific posts, monitor the site for relevant information and comments.

Monitor Only

Is the posting a rant, rage, joke, ridicule or satirical in nature?

“Rager”

NO NO YES
Are there erroneous facts in the posting?

“Misguided”
NO

Let the post stand — no response.

Let Post Stand

YES

Respond with factual information directly on comment board. (See 5 Social Media Response Considerations below.)

Fix the Facts

“Unhappy Customer”
Is the posting a result of a negative experience from one of our Stakeholdeers?

YES

Respond
Proactively share your story and your mission with the blog. (See 5 Social Media Response Considerations below.)

NO

Rectify the situation, respond and act upon a reasonable solution. (See 5 Social Media Response Considerations below.)

Restoration

Share Success

Base response on present circumstances, site influence and stakeholder prominence. Will you respond?

Final Evaluation

YES

YES

YES

Social Media Response Considerations Transparency
Disclose your Medical Center connection. Cite your sources by including hyperlinks, video, images or other reference.

Sourcing

Take time to create good responses, from a few minutes to a day.

Timeliness

Respond in a tone that reflects the Medical Center’s values.

Tone

Focus on the most influential blogs related to the Medical Center.

Influence

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