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Community Building: Post-It Note Success Stories

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Laura Petrolino explains why successful community building only requires one simple ingredient—understanding your audience. The post Community Building: Post-It Note Success Stories appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories The Campfire Strategy for Online Community Building Six Steps for Success with Online Communities The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Robert Moore.

How to Build a Community that Thrives

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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.

The Campfire Strategy for Online Community Building

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Your online community is like a campfire. Laura Petrolino explains the campfire strategy for community building will help you create strong, engaged, and effective communities. The post The Campfire Strategy for Online Community Building appeared first on Spin Sucks. Do you help it burn, or do you dampen the flame? Comments Really like this analogy

Six Steps for Success with Online Communities

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Laura Petrolino explains why you must learn the language of the online communities you want to target and provides six steps to become "fluent.". The post Six Steps for Success with Online Communities appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Community Management Lessons in a Rock Climbing Gym Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun Gin and Topics: A Tribute to Prince.

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

The State of Community Management 2014

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From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities. Those objective markers – developed in conjunction with members of TheCR Network – enable community teams to validate their approach and develop roadmaps. The State of Community Management 2014 from The Community Roundtable. Report: State of Community Management.

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?

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This post  originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an  ongoing series  related to Millennials and online community.   And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our  Essentials of Online Community Management  program at a special discount. We need our online communities to morph and shift with the changing landscape.

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” We ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. Putting “we” in 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. 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.

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

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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.

Are Bloggers Community Managers?

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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? Schedule community events and Ustream chats.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?

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So money isn’t the issue; it’s the value that associations place on the discipline of community management…which, at present, stands at about…not much. Or, to take it a step further, what about an association for association community managers? Is it so far-fetched to think that there could–and should–be one for association community managers? There’s obviously ASAE.

The Secret Sauce of Online Community Building

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Everyone always wants to know what is the secret sauce to building a community. built a community. Building Community. wanted community. Back to Mitch Joel …I read a blog post he wrote about community. He said (I’m paraphrasing) that you don’t have a community until people begin talking to one another without your participation. Seriously.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Communities in particular were by their nature filled with people who already have an affinity or interest in your product, right? At the same time, the community-building interactions that drove many of us to this space have dwindled with a lot of companies. This happens a lot, as community management tends to get lumped in with content marketing when it comes to measuring social.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

The Community Managers (CM). What kind of creatures are they and how can your brand benefit from having a CM on-board? I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager. The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning. Stay positive.

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

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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

Online Community Manager Job Description

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Here’s the best job description we’ve come across so far, courtesy of our friend Ben Martin at Online Community Results. We’re doing lots of cool work with Ben, who’s our go-to for outsourced community management. Check out his site and all the awesome community management stuff he’s offering. JOB DESCRIPTION: ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGER.

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

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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! ” Right?

The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task.  Perhaps you are feeling the strife of defining “community management”, or trying to figure out where a discipline that touches so many areas of your business fits on your org chart. Let’s Get Grounded: What’s Community Management, Really?

Are you a community manager?

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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

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

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I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM).  We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management. You don’t need a deep dive into the finer points community management. Going live.

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Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun

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Digging into your customer stories, employee stories, community stories. UGC brings communities together , it makes people part of what you are doing and pulls them into the story. Riff app is much simpler in design than either and most different because it leverages the connections already formed through the Facebook community. At least, not at first. Thanks Mom! Storytelling. We

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. But this, of course, makes social community more expensive and less efficient as brands are forced to pay for Reliable Reach.

The State of Community Management 2015

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The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! You know I look forward to this research every year and I’m excited to see communities definitely maturing this year. Strategy: Community-minded organizations must invest in people and systems, not just platforms. Operations: Community advocacy programs are more than just a checkbox. GET THE FULL REPORT HERE.

Do’s and Don’ts for Community Management [Infographic]

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Tweet It is always important to draw up guidelines for how to manage your social media channels – both for the everyday community management and if your brand changes community manager. An example could be guidelines for editorial planning to strengthen the identity of your community, to create and plan content and to monitor feedback.

Calling all online community managers!

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Guest post by Ted McEnroe, The Community Roundtable. ———— A few months ago, I made a switch moving from the nonprofit sector to The Community Roundtable , a leading provider of community research and support for business, association and nonprofit communities. Maddie, I should note, is a great champion for our nonprofit and community members.).

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers

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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. Did you know that at least half of that time is spent guiding staff who should be using the community as part of their daily work? This is time-intensive work. photo credit ).

How to Get Engagement From Your Community

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But bear with me – watch this great (and short) TED Talk and tell me it’s not a great metaphor for how to get engagement from your online community. “Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. I know, I know.

Should your online community be open or closed?

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This post originally appeared on  Online Community Results. We partner with OCR on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. If your community is completely open, anyone can see everything, post anything, and participate as a full member of the community. Your community is less than 6 months old.

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. For more tips on cultivating a thriving Instagram community, take a look at this Slidedeck,  How to Generate Your First 20,000 Followers on Instagram.

Want to know how much Community Managers are paid?

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The Community Roundtable’s Community Careers and Compensation Report 2015 is out! Community strategy development was the most valued skill of the 50 we asked about in the CCC survey, for each of the three job roles we examined in detail – community manager, community strategist and Director of Community. Key finding #4: Communities are everywhere.

Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple

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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. ———— Here’s an online community that is simple and elegant and works really well. Let’s look at a few key parts of the community. 1. YES, SERIOUSLY!

By: Week 8: Online Communities, Communities of Practice | alh.meshari

Conversionation

[…] of the main reasons people succeed with social media marketing where others fail is that they think of those with whom they’re communicating not as pixels on a […

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.

Membership as Living Community

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She will explain and explore for us how “d emand-centered models require a re-orientation of an organization from products and policies to people—customers, members, stakeholders” — and these are ideas which clearly relate very directly to the themes we’ve been exploring both in  Open Community  and in  Humanize. . And why wouldn’t it? the higher the retention rate.

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

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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. Community Consultation – Offline & Online.

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.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Pushing out content is all very well, but unless you build a community, there will be limited-to-no engagement with your content.  Content Marketing: a scenario. So you put it together. ” Aaaahhh!!!