With its new management company, IOA has ramped up its online presence. The organization joined Facebook in March 2013 and Twitter in May 2013. However, the pages were merely placeholders as IOA tried to develop a social media strategy.
As The Sherwood Group has taken on more oversight, the Twitter and Facebook have become important complements to IOA website. Meanwhile, IOA's LinkedIn page, which was established in July 2011, remains as mostly a discussion forum with little official IOA oversight or input.
Ombuds and aspiring Ombuds should be following IOA on these social media platforms.
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