Are Bloggers Community Managers?
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic , wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Because this post began as a comments-section Q&A, we’ll continue it in the same vein: What Is Community Management? Are Bloggers Community Managers? So What’s a Blogger to Do?
How to Build a Community that Thrives
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
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.
#FollowFriday: For Bloggers, By Bloggers
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
Well, this isn’t a #FollowFriday for a particular person; rather a site that is written for bloggers by bloggers. The brain child of Danny Brown and contributed to by Joey Strawn , Frank Dicksinson , Aaron Lee , and Judy Dunn , For Bloggers, By Bloggers is chock full of tips for everyone interested in blogging to the most sophisticated blogger. Get my drift?
Building Your Online Community
APRIL 5, 2011
One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. He has a seriously engaged community. always say social media, and building a community in general, is all about stroking other people’s egos and scratching their backs. Building Your Online Community originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 5, 2011.
Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]
APRIL 24, 2015
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.
Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!
Social Media Citizens
MAY 12, 2011
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. The first was blogger relations. in Southeast Asia. The second thing is public speaking.
How to Influence People in Online Communities
JUNE 4, 2012
All of them are smart and savvy bloggers, and we know you’ll enjoy what they have to say! would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct. Have you developed and adopted a code of conduct statement for your community?
How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right
APRIL 28, 2014
Related Posts How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups Community Management Fundamentals Five Web Design Trends to Watch Adapt Your Website to a Mobile World Did You Miss? My presentation for the Grouphigh Outreach Marketing Summit. Enjoy! ————– ( photo credit ). 22 MUST READS of 2013.
Open Community Case Study – Food Bank
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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.
Top tips for bloggers and brands
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. Here are some tips for new bloggers to help get the best out of brand relationships: Seattle-area Blogger Meetup Group Photo (2) (Photo credit: Chris Pirillo). Should the blogger tweet throughout the event? Related articles.
How to Get Your Readership Involved and Grow Your Audience with Community Challenges
JULY 13, 2016
One of the things we’re always told is to build community – it makes all the difference between traffic who don’t care and an audience who are invested in you and your story. And if it’s Instagram you’re after, one of the biggest communities on the platform is made up of hundreds of thousands of people across the world who play Fat Mum Slim’s Photo A Day.
How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. Below I’ll highlight a couple of simple and effective methods that’ll help grow a B2B Facebook community through engaging content curation. How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Go Viral. Provide Value.
How To Get Results From Your Blogger Outreach Campaign
APRIL 13, 2011
Bloggers are a unique breed. This is precisely why conducting a blogger outreach campaign can be the most difficult type of social media campaign. Part of the strategy included reaching out to bloggers in the nonprofit space in hopes that they’d write a blog post about the grant. An additional 103 bloggers participated throughout March. Results. How we did it.
How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right
MAY 2, 2014
Related Posts Awesome Nonprofit Social Media Decks from #14NTC How Smart Nonprofits Do Blogger Outreach Right BREAKING: LinkedIn is Shutting off the Jobs Tab for Groups How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization Get Open Community on Audible Why They Don’t Follow You On Instagram. Here’s my presentation from the GroupHigh Outreach Marketing Summit. Enjoy.
What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr
JULY 15, 2015
There is no secret formula here; these are techniques every business blogger can adopt, and their marketing counterparts can help them build it. Get real with your community. The post What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Aly Saxe. Great investors love to send reading recommendations to their investees. SaaStr Groupie. Every. Single.
5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists
SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For Look for online communities of bloggers and contribute to their conversations to begin building contacts in your focus area. Do you have a great community building strategy? How do you connect with other bloggers and gatekeepers?
Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore
MARCH 16, 2015
Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). AG George Brandis ‘I don’t regard bloggers as journalists.’ And we may need those bloggers in the future.
A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com
MARCH 3, 2011
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?
Building a New Kind of Cruise Community
APRIL 15, 2015
Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. And I’m hoping you can tell us if our strategy makes sense or if it sucks (don’t hold back!), so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So our ragtag army of cruise bloggers, travel writers, technologists and travel professionals teamed together to reverse-engineer the cruise discovery, planning and booking experience. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community.
Open Community Case Study – GoPlow
MARCH 9, 2011
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. GoPlow is not only the center of their online community-building efforts, but an already profitable revenue center too. Check them out: GoPlow Community.
Social Media Community Manager's Management
Social Media Network Marketing
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager? Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming.
10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it
JUNE 4, 2013
Today, I’m going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your business or blog. Identify valuable members of your Twitter community. Check out the top tweets in your community. Why I Use Commun.it. Commun.it
The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities
Convince & Convert
MAY 8, 2012
Jessica Malnik is a PR/marketing coordinator, social media specialist, videographer and an avid blogger. What are the defining characteristics of a community? To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to dictionary.com, a community is. As community managers, it’s our job to manage a brand’s online (and offline) presence.
PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers
APRIL 9, 2011
It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. The first is the one I wrote about online community and the second is the one Matt Royse wrote about how social is changing PR. PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 9, 2011. My mission today is to change that! also win in average points per event.
What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community
MAY 2, 2014
Other things take priority over the time one spends blogging, tweaking, editing, linking… and when there is a team of bloggers to manage, that is a lot of time, even if one has help. tell you all this not to make excuses for being away, but because part of being in a community means we share what’s going on. We are a community. We just kinda… went away… and came back.
Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?
APRIL 12, 2011
Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. How does a blogger generally relate to a forum? There are several community building tools for blog promotion. You get to know bloggers from different places, communities and of varied blogging spheres. Is that all?
Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media
OCTOBER 22, 2011
The usual suspects were there – bloggers and twitterers I see around from time to time – and a handful of new faces. No journalists, except a journalists that now work in social media and a few bloggers now paid to bring their audiences and expert knowledge to journalism (blogournalists?) Why invite Bloggers to a News.com Press briefing? Their own staff? Fairfax?
Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both
AUGUST 20, 2011
As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. more social and real-time community will self-perpetuate content.
A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
This post is the first 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. This post will focus on the Volkswagen community. Open Community Means Collaborating with a Purpose.
Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com
Social Media Citizens
MAY 5, 2011
Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. You can follow Helen on Linkedin or Twitter. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? H: I started out in forums and IRC chat rooms, first as a user then as a volunteer mod and eventually moving into the role professionally. where I sometimes get to play with gadgets/toys and pretend it’s work! G: What are you top resources for community management? H: The emint mailserv, mentioned above. And what you mean by community – no two CM roles are exactly the same.
General Mills Embraces Collaborative Storytelling with “Hello, Cereal Lovers” Social Media Community
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 8, 2013
Inspired by the passion and enthusiasm people have for cereal, there’s a new, “Hello Cereal Lovers” co-branded social media community from General Mills that is generating buzz for its creative and collaborative visual storytelling approach. What’s unique about this community is that it’s inspirational, versus highly branded. Love cereal? You’re not alone.
The Other Side Of Comments And Community
APRIL 6, 2011
What can someone new to the Social Media world do to find and attract readers while building their own community? She answered today on her Spin Sucks Blog with a post titled, Building Your Online Community. Her answer was: "I always say social media, and building a community in general, is all about stroking other people's egos and scratching their backs. " Gini goes into detail about certain Bloggers who email a personal note of thanks to people who leave a comment on their Blog to others who send handwritten notes to those who leave comments. blogger.
How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India
MAY 1, 2014
Well, this is exactly what Milaap lets you do, all through the power of online community and collective goodwill. It’s that critical element of community that drives them to lend, and we hear wonderful stories as a result. These 12 incredible women raised over $10,000 in just under a week on Milaap, all because they believed in change and the power of community. Let me explain.
What Do the Best Bloggers Have in Common?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
If you haven’t read about that many blog success stories , you may or may not know that it is in fact, the blogger’s attitude which plays a major role in the success of any given blog. As a blogger, your mindset defines your attitude. In any case, a blogger must always identify the end-goal before beginning a write-up. Someone you might call a “hobby blogger”. Good luck!
Why Char-Broil’s Blogger Outreach Program Gives Me the Warm and Fuzzies
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 28, 2014
A few months ago I was struck by the number of posts floating around that discuss digital marketing “fails,” and blogger outreach gone bad—so many posts that just focused on what not to do. While these posts are important, educational, and often very funny I had trouble finding positive examples of PR professionals going above and beyond when it came to blogger outreach. Enjoy!
8 Questions for a Big-Time Marketer Turned Influential Blogger
Convince & Convert
JULY 17, 2015
Recently I conducted and published a survey capturing the input of 4,000 of the top bloggers on marketing partnerships. One of the key takeaways was that the majority of bloggers want to work directly with the brands. Bloggers don’t want to be used as a campaign or marketing asset—they do their best work when they are a part of the brand. Waking up at 7:30 a.m.
6 Ways to Right Size that Big Blogger Ego
AUGUST 12, 2011
Ever find yourself or one of your blogging friends suffering from a case of big blogger ego? Go to your community grocery store for the weekly eats. And when you talk to them, tell them you’re a blogger or an Internet personality. Go to a conference about a different part of the web, one that is not in your community. false sense of importance takes hold.