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Lanyrd: Social Media Conferences & More

Jason Yormark

It seems like almost every day more and more cool sites are popping up taking advantage of the social web.  A few weeks ago I stumbled across another gem, Lanyrd and it’s officially my go to site for all things conferences.  I’m always a fan of great UI and simplicity in execution, and Lanyrd nails both.  Lanyrd uses your Twitter account to effectively crowdsource conference information and it’s working.  In addition to simply listing conference details, you can get information on speakers, sessions & content. Also Facebook integration would be a plus.

How to Apply Social to Conferences


Do you work in the Meetings or Conferences department of your association? Social media and conferences, just like chocolate and peanut butter are better together. When it comes to engaging conference participants before, during, and after, a face-to-face event, social media is a remarkably effective tool. Here’s a taster from the Conferences guide. 1. This is how.

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. The first was blogger relations. in Southeast Asia. The second thing is public speaking.

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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? 

6 Great Conferences to Attend Before the End of 2012

Convince & Convert

And when it comes to getting educated on how you can grow your business and attract positive (while properly handling negative) attention through social media, there’s nothing quite like the experience of an in-person conference with the brilliant minds of digital unloading all of their tips to attendees. The first conference kicked off last year in Konstanz, Germany.

How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the Kent State University YouToo Conference. It is the next step if you’ve already spent time carefully cultivating a community of peers, colleagues, employees, customers, and prospects. You can create a private Facebook group, Google+ community, or LinkedIn group. What are you trying to achieve? Open application process.

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Blogger Outreach ~ Make it tough for Influencers to ignore you!


So if you connect with top bloggers and influencer, that’s sure to expand your reach big time. One of the main issues we face as bloggers and online entrepreneurs is being able to connect with the right people and get them to stick around our blogs for a long time. You must first of all kick out anything that can compromise any attempt to build a community of influencers.

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012


As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!”. Her work is highly regarded in the social media community and she was recommended multiple times in the comments section on last year’s list. He had a popular blog, Free Pursuits, but focused on creating a legacy rather then  just  being a blogger. He More bloggers to watch.

6 Ways to Right Size that Big Blogger Ego

Geoff Livingston

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. Notice your name isn’t on it. 3) Attend a Different Web Conference. Reality blogger relations ego humility Narcisism

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. 1. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?

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Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery


Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation. Nonmembers can use the online community ALA Connect to view and add public content.

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association


Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation. Nonmembers can use the online community ALA Connect to view and add public content.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers


took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. They are not only bloggers, but many are also published authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, experts in their niche, and overall inspirations. Enjoy!

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager? Determining whether your brand needs a community manager comes down to efficiencies, trust and skill.

How Social Media Has Changed Public Relations For Brands


According to recent data shared by Facebook, there are over 900 million objects that people interact with like groups, events and community pages. An average user is connected to 80 communities and pages while 30 billion pieces of content get shared each month (blog posts, notes, photo albums etc). Press Conferences vs. Blogger Outreach. Conversation Versus a Speech.

Top blogger-tastic takeaways from #BWENY


We weren’t able to go to Blogworld NY (this year Blogworld is in NY and later in LA, instead of the usual Vegas) but I did pay attention virtually to the flow of tweets coming out of the conference, and here are a couple of takeaway posts that caught my eye. And finally, last but definitely not least, here is a great slide deck by Shel Holtz from his session at the conference.

8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community


All successful blogs are communities and if you want to turn your blog into something special, something that will grant you financial freedom, and something that will help countless people then you must create a community out of your blog. There are a lot of great blog posts about creating communities , but this one is different. Build your community on a single powerful idea.

10 Tips to Be a Social Media and Digital Marketing Rebel

Pam Moore

Many don’t know the most basic analytics of their blog or website traffic, conversion funnels or social media community engagement. They trusted what they read by the numerous bloggers and “thought leaders” delivering the step by step guides to overnight online fame. They talk about differentiation and how to stand out from the crowd. We must ask WHY. Are you ready?

Remain Teachable

Geoff Livingston

This weekend I attended the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. If I attended the conference as a know it all writer who had published four books, then I would have denied myself a great experience. Here is a list of ways to exercise one’s mind: Attend an industry conference. What would a four-time author have to learn at an event like this?

Why Bloggers Should Consider Engaging on Google+


Rather, I’d like to share a few first impression thoughts on how I see it as being useful for bloggers. Community plus. As a blogger who blogs in multiple niches, I’ve always had to have multiple social media accounts to interact in a relevant way with different groups. What other bloggers are saying about Google+. It’s not going to replace my blogs.

Conference: Public Sector Web 3.0 and Future of Social Media Government

Laurel Papworth

Government 2.0 is such a hot topic. I’m speaking in Canberra next week - a workshop on social media and government one day and presentation on online communities and voters/constituents the next. How can you provide press releases that will be read and passed on through social media sites, blogged by bloggers and published by journalists. Did you know you can measure influence of a blogger or Twitter? And the main conference session I am presenting on Tuesday 26th October: A selection of case studies of how social media is being used in Australia and overseas.

Business Development for Communications Firms

Spin Sucks

Your own research, which could be gigantic like Edelman does with their Trust Barometer  or like what Andy Crestodina did this summer with his blogger survey. Also think about: Participating in LinkedIn groups, Google+ communities, and Twitter chats. Creating your own events (could a Spin Sucks conference be coming soon?). By Gini Dietrich. You heard me right. Segment targets.

Bloggers To Watch: Jen Bishop talks about how to become a full-time blogger


In this interview, we discuss what she has accomplished since becoming a full-time blogger. You became a full-time blogger earlier than planned. You do a lot of in-person networking at events and conferences. How did you get people to trust a ‘new’ blogger? Vignettes is a creative online community centred around Instagram. Not really. Never! Growth.

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime


What can a blogger learn from the worst criminals in America? Combining his wedding with a business conference (he was a romantic at heart) Lansky brought together diverse faces in the crime world, including many who had never worked together before. Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime. This is a guest contribution from Steven Gomez. General

How David Blogger Can Beat Goliath with Triberr

Geoff Livingston

Join me on September 22 in New York City for the Triberr Takeover conference. How can a small independent Davina or David blogger compete with Goliath brands like AOL, Gawker and Mashable? Brands and Razoo, I compared my blogger list with PR firm’s list of preferred social channels. The recovery could not have happened this quickly without the blogger network.

Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?


One of the other impacts that I had not expected of this journey is that as I’ve shared my story (with the above post) and in conversation I’ve noticed that it’s sparked others around me to make changes. I was at a conference last week when three people told me that they’d started their own ‘Project Me’ campaigns. Hey Bloggers!

The 5 Cs of Blogger Relations

Sep 17 The 5 Cs of Blogger Relations by Heather Whaling Logically, when a PR person sends a quality pitch to a blogger, the blogger will want to cover it, right? Ahh, if only it were that easy … The top bloggers receive hundreds of pitches a day. Even bloggers with less traffic to their site are still being pitched on a regular basis. giveaway? guest post?

9 Benefits [and 3 Costs] Of Building Community On Your Blog


In fact one of the most common questions that I hear from bloggers is: “How do I get my readers to interact with me?” But first – today I’d like to talk about WHY community and interaction on a blog is so important. The impact of adding more and more opportunity for community engagement on the site was immediate and big. Why Build Community on Your Blog?

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Sign Up for CopyBlogger’s Authority Rules Conference Today (closes Tuesday 17th)


If you haven’t signed up for Copyblogger’s Authority Rules conference yet, you still can… but only until Tuesday May 17 at 5:00 PM Pacific (U.S.) Here’s where you can go to snag your conference pass. The conference kicked off this week with some fantastic sessions. Sign Up for CopyBlogger’s Authority Rules Conference Today (closes Tuesday 17th).

40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011


Welcome to the 2011 list of bloggers to watch. A few caveats before we launch into the list: This is my own list of the people I’m watching. I was approached to do this list because of my work as a professional connector. It was where thousands of the world’s best bloggers met to network and learn. Jordan Cooper is a blogger that I highly respect. Discovered at BlogWorld.

The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach Its not often that two of my favorite things to blog about happen to intersect but today youre in luck. Mom blogger drama has made its way to the association world. Can you really expect uncompensated bloggers to take heat and defend your industry? Score.

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PB136: The Best Investment of Time You’ll Ever Make as a Blogger


Why Evergreen Content is the Best Investment of Time for a Blogger. ” I was asked this question while on a Q&A panel back in 2007 while at a conference in Las Vegas. Further Resources on Evergreen Content the Best Investment of Time You’ll Ever Make as a Blogger. What New (and Old) Bloggers Need to Know about SEO. What is the best age to go to Disneyland?

mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Monday, February 1, 2010 List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers Every time I see Jeremiah Owyangs list of corporate social media strategists and community managers I wonder when hell do a similar list for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees--or nonprofits, for that matter. Im a BitMom The Community Roundtable About Me Maggie McGary I am an online community & social media manager at an association and am fascinated by (obsessed with?)

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In Defense Of TED

Twist Image

TED is the most important conference out there. TED is so much more than a conference. News was announced this week that the annual TED conference would be moving from its current home in Long Beach, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. While it has been called a "conference," it is much more than that. The event/gathering/conference now has a global event (held outside of North America) and is also associated with TEDx events (local organizers leveraging the TED brand and blueprint to create their own event around a specific geography or topic).

A Community Starts with 1,000 Members


It’s easy to see the successes bloggers like Darren Rowse and Chris Brogan are having with social media and think, “I want that.” Vibrant, engaged and growing social media communities are not the average. They don’t reach the starting point of 1,000 members to form the seed of a community. Communities start with 1,000 members. Only 1% of an online community are active content creators, the rest are not. 90% of a community is silent. They’re the kernel of your community. Grow your community through your network. They simply consume.

Time Management for Ridiculously Busy Bloggers


This guest post is by Stepfanie Cuevas of The Lady Bloggers Society. learned to embrace the new rules for time management for ridiculously busy bloggers like myself. Instead of ad building, maybe you should be participating in communities to network with other people. Instead of applying for all these blogger opportunities, maybe you should try guest posting on blogs to gain more credibility. Stepfanie Cuevas is a blogger and social media enthusiast. Stepfanie is also organizing this year’s Social Online Conference for women bloggers. Focus.

A Nine Year Rant

Geoff Livingston

Maybe their blog communities are the alpha and omega of their business. My blog certainly works to inform members of my community, but meeting, talking with, and seeing people in real life and via other venues is much more important. I’ve come to realize the relationships are most important, not the medium. 2) Strong Relationships Don’t Scale. And that’s OK.

96 Free Professional Blog Topics

Geoff Livingston

The following are 96 topic ideas for bloggers that need a little help figuring out what to write about. By resolving a question, a blogger can write more authentically, and create their own thesis. Practicing with the question-based model empowers bloggers to generate their own ideas without assistance. What are the best conferences in your sector? Image by HansKristian.

The Rise of the Employee Brand

Blue Focus Marketing

However, while the social brands sit patting themselves on the back for their innovation, the really smart brands are busy building engaged communities from inside out.  Recently, AT&T expanded its program to include external bloggers such as Brian Solis ( @briansolis ), Mark Burgess ( @mnburgess ) and myself ( @ckburgess ) to write about social media topics.  Brands.  Employees.

Blogging Takes Super Human Effort vs Blogging is Easy [Misconceptions New Bloggers Have #1]


At a recent conference, I presented on the topic of making money from blogging. Today I want to tackle two of the misconceptions that I heard at the conference from attendees. One of the shocks that await many bloggers once they emerge after their first blog’s launch is that there’s a lot more to blogging than just stringing together a few sentences and publishing posts.