Navigating Social Crises and Community Building with Ease

Navigating Social Crises and Community Building with Ease

Jessica Kalbarczyk gets candid about social strategy, crisis communication, and community.

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Episode Summary

In this tell-all episode of Behind the Post, Host Olivia Messina is joined by a social media expert with over a decade of social media experience!

Jessica Kalbarczyk, Senior Social Media Manager at Corel, takes the hot seat to discuss strategy, employee advocacy, and community. She dives deep into her content strategy for corporate social versus employee advocacy and the specific content types she creates for her employees to share.

Jessica gets candid about her time at Sprint and T-Mobile, and how she handled the merger from a social perspective. She details her methods for crisis communication during the Covid-19 shutdown. One of her biggest tips? Have a really close relationship with PR to ensure the tone of voice and messaging is in line with the brand.

And if you’re looking to pursue a career in social – tune in to hear Jessica’s favorite part of working in the industry and a breakdown of what a typical day as a social media manager looks like!

Hot Topics:

  • Golden community building tips for B2B brands
  • Crisis communication and the importance of working closely with PR
  • Corporate social media content vs. employee advocacy content

Meet Jessica

Jessica has over a decade of social media management experience. She’s worked for big brands such as T-Mobile, Sprint, and Samsung, managing social media from daily content to analytics. She has also worked in higher education and tourism, establishing the first social media presence for Furman University and built a tourism-focused social media community for VisitGreenville in Greenville, SC.

She currently resides in Cleveland, OH, with her husband and 6-year-old daughter. A native of Buffalo, NY, Jessica graduated from Canisius College with a BA in Communications focusing on PR and a master’s from St. Bonaventure University in Integrated Marketing Communications. Now at Corel, she is helping to manage 8 different brands from their day-to-day content, community management, and analytics.

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