A year after a Morgan Stanley advisor scored a $70 million client via Linked-In, the wirehouse is letting its advisors share their news and views on Twitter. Advisors will be allowed to post their own tweets after they have been approved by the firm’s compliance department. They also can send pre-approved tweets whenever they like.
“Now, we have opened up the advisors’ ability to do self-authored tweets in addition to tweets on our thought leadership content,” said Valentina Chtchedrine, executive director for wealth management digital marketing strategy, in an interview. “Since we launched our social media program in July 2012, they have been able to self-author updates on LinkedIn.”
According to the wirehouse, all custom LinkedIn and Twitter content is subject to moderation and approval. Morgan Stanley uses Socialware for such tasks.
How long will it take for advisors’ tweets to get approved? “It’s a fairly quick process,” said Chtchedrine, meaning “several hours, depending on the volume of tweets at the time.”