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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.

22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

Spin Sucks

In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has  created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. lively community has developed and grown on  Facebook  and  Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.

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How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

This post by the super smart Bill Johnston originally appeared on his structure3c blog   and is reposted here with permission. What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Shared Purpose of Community .

Building Your Online Community

Spin Sucks

One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. Drew recently wrote a blog post where he used some Spin Sucks content. make that point because some people have email automation set up to send you a note after you comment on their blog. I don’t like that. When I began blogging, I did the same. Via email.

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind

Starting an Association Online Community? Five Tips for Building a Strong Foundation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the  Online Community Results blog. ———– Recently, Ernie Smith wrote a good piece  about starting online communities in Associations Now. In the article, he referred back to the Reddit volunteer moderator revolt I wrote about last August , and offered some tips for organizations just beginning to build online communities.

The Secret Sauce of Online Community Building

Spin Sucks

Everyone always wants to know what is the secret sauce to building a community. Mitch Joel , for instance, thinks blog comments are nice , but the real juice is in the content. Three years ago I began blogging for the sheer purpose of figuring it out so we could counsel clients on the pros, cons, and how to make a blog effective. built a community. Seriously.

Working to build scientific communities? Please take the AAAS State of Scientific Community Management Survey

SocialFish

The folks over at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are currently running a survey to determine what community management within science looks like. If you’re working to build communities within a professional association or other scientific setting, please do take a look. photo credit ). Featured From the Trenches Implementation

Would you join a Community Manager Association?

SocialFish

Maggie McGary posits the question on her blog  [my bold]: How many associations pay not only ASAE dues, but also registration and travel for multiple staff to attend one or more ASAE conferences a year–easily more than $1,500 a year per person? A lot. Or, to take it a step further, what about an association for association community managers? Featured From the Trenches Open Communit

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM). The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning. Stay positive.

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.  I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount. Contact me for details!

Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas

Spin Sucks

Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums. The post Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas appeared first on Spin Sucks. by emmahardy This is a smart blog. Related Stories Fear of Feedback Needs a New Perspective Why Spin Sucks is the Best Blog for Guest Posts Gin and Topics: Tom Cruise is Still Hot.

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? And today, I’m going to show you some of my favorite strategies for creating an engaged and growing community on Instagram using some advanced tricks of the trade. know: You’ve read 100 blog posts about the power of emotion in content marketing. But It’s not exactly an easy question to answer. But ” 3.

Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go read it now and come back). Now,  I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. To tell great stories you have to stop having your community managers produce your content. Big brands have a tendency to think community management is a rank and file position.

How to Create Facebook House Rules or Community Guidelines

Harp Interactive

Facebook Page is an excellent venue for community building among brand advocates and customers (or potential customers) seeking more information, discounts, insight or customer assistance. Blog Facebook How To Policy Social Media Marketing Facebook community guidelines Facebook house rules how to set up Facebook Community Guidelines How to set up Facebook House Rules

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend  Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday,  Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Suppose you’re not obsessed with online communities like I am–you might wonder how online community can help increase member retention.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Taking Your Blog Post Series on the Road.

Community Managers Need To Be Community Focused

Firebelly

As a community manager you have to think about how you can support them, find the answers they are looking for, and add value for the brand you represent. Personally my belief is community managers should focus on interactions and not the number of fans. Blog brands community Social Media Social media is so much more than how many fans or followers you have.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

You spent the first few months creating great blog content (in your opinion, and let’s assume, for the sake of argument, your opinion is spot on). 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. Content Marketing: a scenario. So you put it together.

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

PRStack began life as a blog post railing against the t he lack of mature workflow for public relations. 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.

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. Emma has a strong interest in writing, whether it be for her  personal blog , reviews for online magazines, or contributing articles about social media to the  Edelman digital blog

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.  I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount. Buy our book.

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. Community. Today’s guest post is written by Christopher Ryan. Email.

Ten steps to building a community blog that rocks!

SocialFish

It was a simple case study, using associationTECH to look at why we created the blog, what considerations were involved in setting up moderation policies etc, how we connected it to the wider tech blogosphere, and how we measured success. Ten steps to creating a community blog that rocks! It was a great discussion; thank you so much to those who attended.

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

SocialFish

This post  originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.  I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our  Essentials of Online Community Management  program at a special discount. Contact me for details!

Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity

Unspoken

We’ve heard it time and time again: Twitter is a great community-building tool. And I agree, in part – there is the potential for Twitter to be a fantastic place for deep, meaningful connections and powerful communities. Creating Community With Nestivity. Nestivity is the first and only community engagement software for Twitter. Blog Influence Social Media

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. Now, especially if you work in the PR field, you may be familiar with #soloPR (and the excellent Twitter chats); you may not be as familiar with Hoop.la , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform. measurepr.

Community Management 101

SocialFish

The association I work for is making the leap many associations have already made: launching a members-only community platform. It’s exciting and something I, as the association’s online community & social media manager, will obviously be intimately involved with. Again, a great place to start and find lots of other blogs and resources from. From the Trenches

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

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! Jonas also blogs at his personal site. 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. in Southeast Asia. The third is customer service.

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Five Tips to Grow Your Facebook Community

Spin Sucks

Someone recently told me they are the admin for their company’s Facebook page but didn’t know what to post about in order to help grow their community. We get this question all the time, “H ow can I grow my Facebook community ?”  The answer?  Community news.  This helps build our community and also helps build some of our friends and clients pages. Post engaging stuff.

Building Community with MarketMeSuite

Spin Sucks

spent some time getting to know some of the features and experimenting with it for Spin Sucks Pro as a tool to help build community. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. From my perspective, what really differentiates MarketMeSuite, is their community. You may have seen Tammy here on Spin Sucks guest blogging for us.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# Or whether the two terms are synonymous? know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! Likewise, a lot of job seekers who want to “do&# social media for a company are thinking that they want to go into community management. Are you confused.

Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver

Firebelly

The fun facts, random questions, and product advertisements all keep the consumers coming back to the brand and builds the community, but if and only if you sprinkle in some of what they actually want. Build your community using relevance and use something you can have through an email newsletter: conversation. Not every community and following is the same.

Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. There are several community building tools for blog promotion. If you think it is time to take a leap with your promotional plans and take some new pathways for promotions, a community building tool can be a perfect opportunity.

Community Management Lessons in a Rock Climbing Gym

Spin Sucks

By Anne Reuss A couple of months ago, I found myself somewhere I would have never pictured myself: Working at a rock climbing gym. I was in need of work, and, at the same time, I had started a new blog to act on my passion for helping people build better bodies and minds for stronger business. The post Community Management Lessons in a Rock Climbing Gym appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site

SocialFish

This excellent post is by Molly Talbert and originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog.  It’s reposted for SocialFish with permission. And you definitely don’t want this to happen to your community members when they use your site. The better your UX, the less cognitive load you’ll put on your members and the more people will enjoy using your community. To watch videos.

Calling all online community software vendors

SocialFish

Is your community software company serious about the association market? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about your community platform among association executives. Online Community Results is currently accepting sponsors for the 2016 Online Community Software Selection Guide. Download the 2015 guide to get a sense for what it’s all about.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

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.

Etsy.com: Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth

Etsy is a funky boutique of an online community, an independent online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods where hand made jewellry, with tailor made skirts and vintage jackets live side by side with chocolates and photography. Etsy blog ). The value that Etsy provides to its shareholders and community is much, much longer-term. 2005 – $166,000 in sales.