Practicing Digital Hygiene

Darius M. Fisher is a sort of digital doctor. Fisher and his team at Status Labs, an online reputation management firm, act like a triage center, stanching the flow of harmful digital attacks that threaten to drain the lifeblood from business and personal reputations. Darius Fisher, president of Status Labs, has grown his business into the premiere online reputation management company, with over 1,500 clients in over 35 countries.
Fisher, an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University, gave up his career as a copywriter and went to work for himself. The key to Fisher’s success is his commitment to his team and innovative vision to make the internet safer for companies and individuals by giving them tools to manage their digital statuses.
In a recent article, Fisher offered some basic digital hygiene tips to keep your reputation from becoming a digital fatality.
Fisher advises being aggressive when it comes to protecting yourself on social media. Changing all your accounts to private and being cautious about what kind of personal information you share can aid in keeping yourself and your reputation safe. Change your passwords often. Fisher recommends at least four times a year. Not just on your social media accounts, but any site you use that contains sensitive personal information, such as online banking and bill pay. Fisher advises using different, difficult to guess passwords for each site you visit. Fisher recommends writing them down on paper and keeping them in a safe place instead of online where they risk being hacked. Fisher also suggests doing a Google search on your name to see if any damaging information comes up in that search.
If you do fall victim to a privacy breach, there are things you can do. Taking screenshots, changing your passwords and phone number, and filing complaints with media sites and in extreme cases, the police are some of the ways to stop the problem before it ruins your professional reputation.

How a Reputation Management Firm Rebuilt its Own Reputation

What do you do when your company takes a hit in their reputation? Well, you turn to a reputation management firm like Status Labs.

And that’s just what Status Labs did when their reputation was dragged through the mud by a former executive. However, Status Labs knew they would OK, after all, this is what they do.

Status Labs in an online reputation management firm who specialize in engaging their client’s audience with insightful and thought-provoking content. The aim of this content is to help their client’s drive participation from their audience and to help them translate that back into sales.

With their headquarters in Austin, Texas but with offices in New York and Brazil, Status Labs can truly claim to have a global insight into the industry of online reputation management.

When Darius Fisher, President and Co-Founder of Status Labs, found his company fall under scrutiny he knew what to do.

“We began our own slow-but-steady rebuild by making a change in leadership,” Fisher said. “Our employees unanimously called for the resignation of the executive in question.”

But that was only the first step. Fisher knew they had to be proactive and get their own face out in the public.

“Our public relations team then took this news to the media along with an open letter from our Status Labs employees and a team photo.”

The aim of this move was to put a face, or this case faces to the company.

“we implemented a stock option plan so employees could earn equity into the business,” Fisher said.

They even began catering lunch, encouraging employees to bring pets, and scheduled group outings such as kayaking trips.

Now with a better understanding of what their clients are going through, and a stronger team than ever to help serve those clients, Status Labs are excited what their future holds.

“I feel better than ever before about the company culture, our growth, and the future of Status Labs,” Fisher concluded.

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