From David Meerman Scott: At many orga­ni­za­tions, the legal depart­ment is heavily involved in marketing and commu­ni­ca­tions initia­tives, frequently requiring every blog post and press release to be vetted by a lawyer. In some extremes, corpo­rate legal eagles even forbid employees from starting a blog or partic­i­pating on Twitter and Face­book at work. This problem can be so perva­sive that I know people who call the legal depart­ment the “commu­ni­ca­tions preven­tion depart­ment.” I’ve found that the restric­tions come down to two factors: igno­rance of social media and a lack of trust in employees. · Go to When lawyers stupidly get in the way of marketing →