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New Structure of Global Facebook Pages: Focus on Local Activation


Yesterday, Facebook announced that a new structure of Global Pages is available for all brands working with Facebook. Facebook users will be directed to the best version of a page based on the country those users in which they are situated, creating a better localized experience for your customers while remaining a part of the global brand community. Mindjumpers Network.

How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

We talked a lot about engagement and networking and building community. In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build a community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. Everyone should have a community. What is Community? But let’s back up and talk, first, about what it means to build a community.

135 Million Users Are Active in Google+ Stream

The Realtime Report

Out of the 500 million users that have signed up for Google+, 235 million are “active across Google” (aka +1′ing apps in Google Play, hanging out in Gmail, connecting with friends in Search), and 135 million are active just in the Google+ stream. What do you think? Is 135 million the only real important number – and will it continue to grow?

Facebook Messenger Tops 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Messenger  surpassed a significant milestone, topping 1 billion monthly active users Wednesday. Today we are announcing that more than 1 billion people now use Facebook Messenger every month, making Messenger one of only a handful of apps worldwide that touch so many lives. Thank you for using Messenger and being part of our 1 billion-strong community.

Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool


In my blog post How to Boost Your Number of Followers on Instagram , I wrote about the importance of monitoring your activity on photo-sharing application Instagram at the same level as  you monitor your other social media presences. Instagram is a growing mobile-only social media platform that shouldn’t be ignored by brands in their social media activities.

Social Networking Stats: Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Facebook: 1 billion active users. via  Facebook. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. LinkedIn: 200 million active users. Google Plus: 135 million monthly active users. Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users. According to AllThingsD , this is the first time that Instagram has released data on monthly active users. via  Twopcharts.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely. Go Viral.

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Having a Community Means Having a Brand: Listen to Feedback!


Having a community such as a Facebook brand page equals engagement! The key element is not only to promote your brand or a new product launch, because if you had no community, where would your business actually be? community is an indispensable part of your product placed within the user engagement cycle, which it would not be if it was not for people seeing a value in it.

Are you a community manager?


Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). Join us for an 8-week online certificate program , providing 15 hours of CAE credit , where you will: learn from experienced community managers about the fundamentals of community management strategy. WEEK 2: Launching your new community

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. In this example, Instagram has improved a facet of the Facebook platform.

The Value of Matching Your Brand with a Local Community Manager


Mindjumpers Network is a global platform of local country Community Managers, enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value. Being a global brand wanting to practice local community management, might seem like quite an unmanageable challenge.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

Then you started distributing said content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… maybe other platforms as well. You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Smart, active engagement. Content Marketing: a scenario. So you put it together.

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community. What sort of community will it become? It became a community dedicated to change…a community of action.

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Waxing UnLyrical

In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Now, definitions aside, I think community building (and, therefore, the management thereof) is one of the biggest differences between “old” and “new” PR. That’s ok.

The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India


India has the 2nd largest audience on Facebook, with a 9% user base (USA being no. Here in India, Facebook is the most commonly used social media platform followed by Whatsapp, Google+ and Twitter. Facebook are investing Rs 50 million per annum in 100 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: West Africa/Nigeria. Brand Advice.

The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities

Convince & Convert

What are the defining characteristics of a community? To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to, a community is. As community managers, it’s our job to manage a brand’s online (and offline) presence. It’s fairly natural to assume that as the leader, you are building and growing a “community.” After

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This post will depress all the Facebook Ninjas who’ve drunk the Facebook Koolaid. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. But their Facebook Page has just 23 fans so far. Three of those are my two Facebook accounts, and the third is that of my partner. Image via niallkennedy on Flickr, CC 2.0.

Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management

Convince & Convert

It is Jay Baer joined today by a very special guest, my friend who is the Director of Community and all things fabulous at BlogWorld and also the author of Online Community Management For Dummies , Ms. It really is a treasure trove of advice and best practices around community management. They weren’t sure people would want to buy a book about community management.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). percent), Facebook (28.8

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why is the up and coming community platform


———– If you’re actively planning (or dreaming) how an engagement platform could breathe new life into your nonprofit or association, there are a daunting amount of options to choose from. For many associations, engagement happens exclusively online, and getting an online community to an effective place is a long-term, detailed task. In all,

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank


Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community. Jen and her Wilmington-based colleague, Jen Caslin, have been adopted by their local “plugged in” social media communities.

Social Media Calls For Pro-Active And Re-Active Actions

Social Media Network Marketing

What this goes to say is that you need a plan that is pro-active along with a plan that is re-active. Allow me to explain this: Just creating a Facebook Business / Fan Pages is not enough. Developing a community is time consuming job. The community is to be nurtured and fed with information. As Facebook rightly calls posts as feeds! For instance suppose you are administrating the Facebook Fan / Business Page of consumer goods. Who will you approach if one day your community member on Facebook mentions that the goods bought are defective.

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global  community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. The best resources can be found by looking simply around online and seeing what other brands are doing with their communities. It should always be organic).

The Performance of 100 Icon Brands on Facebook [report]


Mindjumpers Network is a global network of local country community managers enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value. Local activation for global brands is on the rise. Facebook Private Messaging for Brands. Probably not.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook reported strong second-quarter-2016 financial results Wednesday, with revenue up 59 percent year-over year and net income soaring 186 percent compared with the second quarter of 2015. Facebook reported net income of $2.055 billion, or $0.71 per share, up 186 percent from $719 million ($0.25) in the second quarter of 2015. Facebook reported an average of 1.13 billion.

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Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger


Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. Facebook is now venturing into their next Messenger-based project: bots. Facebook Reactions – Three Months On. Open for Business.

HOW TO: Activate Your Brand's Super Influencers

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Facebook by the Numbers [infographic]


Tweet The online social media news site, Mashable , has put together a very nice infographic giving an overview of the current state of the social platform Facebook. We all probably know that more than 800 million active users are currently on Facebook, but what we should especially notice is that more than 50% of these log into Facebook every day.

How to Convert Facebook Fans into ‘Superfans’


The recent cry-out following the changes in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm has helped social media managers focus on what really will make brands gain value from social media: To value your existing Facebook fans by providing them with relevant content and thereby making them grow into becoming Superfans over time. times more comments than less active Superfans. Know your fans.

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Understanding Facebook EdgeRank [Infographics]


The News Feed — in the center column of your home page — is a list of stories from the people and pages you follow on Facebook. News Feed stories include likes, status updates, app activity, photos, videos, and links. According to comScore, 40% of time on Facebook is spent on the News Feed. Weight is a system that increases or decreases the value of actions within Facebook.

How H&R Block Activated 90,000 Seasonal Tax Pros in Social Media

Convince & Convert

This week: From ExactTarget , a free white paper called “ 3 Truths Every CMO Needs to Know About Social Media and the Customer Experience “ From Expion , a case study about how H&R Block mobilized 90,000 tax professionals in social media using Expion to guide their activity. Social Media Stat of the Week: 665 million daily Facebook users. via Facebook Newsroom.

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. Another thing that is needed for a community to thrive is community guidelines.

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Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager

Geoff Livingston

In online circles we believe a community manager is someone who cultivates and activates a group or a brand following on a social network. But unlike his American counterparts, Joseph doesn’t use a Facebook Group, Instagram or Twitter as primary tools of his job (though he is on those networks ). His community needs him, as does the overall Wildlife Works effort.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. admire a lot of the community and social media work done by the Xbox team. If you don’t put the effort in then your community will wither and die. Just start talking.

12 Secret Facebook Features Every Marketer Should Use


Mastering hidden Facebook features will help you get ahead of your competition. Managing an active and successful Facebook page with a thriving community can be a daunting experience.  As your fanbase grows, so does their insatiable appetite for content. To save something you see on Facebook: From your newsfeed:  Click   and select Save. Select Pin to Top.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II –


This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger  Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at  NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book,  Open Community. Salesforce is actively running their communities with fervent involvement.  Read Part 1 here. Productive? 

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies


Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Many have discovered how to leverage their Facebook communities to strengthen brand loyalty and communicate directly with customers.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow


Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. Manage educational content in more meaningful ways, deliver training for specific technical programs and increase the potential for active learning. Facebook.

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. software , vendors and clients alike have come to realize that these communities don’t just magically appear. Good luck! It’s you.

How and Why Data Syncing Matters to Your Online Community Setup


This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ———– The connection between your back office CRM or AMS and your online community is the most critical part of any community implementation. Single sign-on. This