Grumpy Cat’s owner faces income loss risk without social media insurance

Social media insurance loss - Image of Grumpy Cat

In the absence of coverage for animal influencers, owners risk financial losses when their pets die. Following the death of Grumpy Cat, the lack of a niche social media insurance product for animal influencers has fallen into the spotlight. As a result, the popular meme cat’s owner is at risk of some major financial losses. Under the law, a pet – even a social media influencer – is comparable to any other possession. Grumpy Cat left a fun and beloved legacy behind, along with a business that had been highly…

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Cyber insurance now offered for protection against social media hackers

Social Media cyber insurance

Facebook and Twitter account attacks are causing notable damage, but coverage is now available. A company in the United Kingdom has just released a first of its kind form of cyber insurance in order to help protect against hackers that break into Facebook and Twitter accounts. This social media coverage is the first of this nature in the U.K. The policy provides services that are geared specifically toward protecting against damage to a reputation, identity theft, and hijacked accounts. This has made insurance news across the country and around the…

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Facebook clashes with employers over passwords and user accounts

Facebook is a majorly successful social network. Hundreds of thousands of people use the network each day to share information with their friends and participate in various online communities. The network is also popular amongst businesses, though not in the same way as it is with consumers. To many businesses, Facebook is a tool for social media marketing. It can be used to market to a specific demographic, or to investigate a potential hire. The latter purpose is becoming more commonplace, and Facebook is looking to put an end to…

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Consumers being warned to protect their social media information from insurance companies

As social media becomes a popular tool for the insurance industry for investigating claims and, at times, pricing insurance policies, consumers are being warned to watch what information they share on their favorite networking platforms. A new study from the Paw Research Center, a market research and trend analysis firm, shows that the majority of adults in the U.S. (64%) have an active social media presence. The study finds that a scant few of these people have any knowledge on how to protect the information they share on these platforms…

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What does reputation insurance have to offer?

Both individuals and companies run the risk of having malicious statements made about them in the social media, online forums, websites, along with growing mobile commerce trends as well as blogs, and as this is the case, they may benefit from purchasing insurance coverage that has been designed to protect their reputation on the internet. However, at the same time, these individuals and companies may wonder whether or not this coverage will indeed be worth their while. Many people would argue that because reputation is a person or business’s most…

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Reputational risk a growing concern for companies and insurers

In the advent of social media, a person’s reputation is beginning to play a much more important role in the world of business. A new trend has been born in the insurance industry in the form of reputational risk. This risk is most apparent in companies that have had their reputations damaged by some sort of incident that caused consumer backlash. Companies with bad reputations tend to fare poorly in their given industry, as consumers often steer clear of such companies. In some cases, this avoidance can mean the end…

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