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Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?


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.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?


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? There’s obviously ASAE.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. Today, the comment section provides a tool to build community engagement around a publisher. socialmedia longtailseo communities

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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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.

Top Takeaways for Bloggers from the International Food Blogger Conference 2015


Each year, the International Food Blogger Conference brings together USA-based and foreign food bloggers under the same roof. As a participant myself in this year’s conference held in Seattle, I share the highlights: FOOD –the center of all activities. Food was the main event of the conference, so to speak! The This is a guest contribution from Thei Zervaki. Who made it?

Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

Like many of my peers, speaking at industry events and conferences is a growing part of my business. That means typically I get paid for my time, so it is rare for me to pay my own expenses to travel out of my local area for a speaking gig. What I want to get out of a conference is to be intellectually challenged, emotionally refreshed, and professionally inspired. about.

4 Ways To Lead With Authenticity In Uncertain Times

Twist Image

Many of the best leaders (in business, community, politics and entertainment) study leadership traits like presentation skills, body language, persuasion with a depth and riguer that few of us do. Professionals will spends thousands of dollars each year to attend conferences where these specific topics are covered. With over 2000 employees in over 20 countries and under the WPP banner, I still get to travel the world and present on stage to businesses (small, medium, large, b2b and b2c). community. conferences. There is something that all great leaders do.

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn


Enjoy cocktails, good conversation and plenty of networking opportunities with others in the field at Lean Kanban Conference that will be held in Paris this October. This is a must-attend for anyone in the IT community, and will have plenty of workshops on top of the keynotes and lectures so you can get your hands dirty and really delve into the industry improvements involved.

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. Travel to a different country and study a different culture.

Listen up! Here's 10 top snippets from Social Slam!

The New Strategist

” - @jeffbullas My take: Jeff’s own presence at Social Slam after over 40hrs of exhaustive delay-ridden travel time reminds us all that there are no borders in social media. “Use your social media to tell your whole story: employees, community, environment.” Don’t seal up your story away from your community. by Jonathan Barrick. Want comments?

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Not community driven content. But they are also about COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST and linking your content to groups that would be interested. Easy to track a conversation on a topic, conference or emotion by #DoctorWho, #TEDx #Love if you can click on the word. Jump In on One-off #hashtag threaded conversations (one time, temporary community). 16 Tips for Using Hashtags.

How to Get Heard in a Noisy World

Convince & Convert

He saw the CEO tweet that he’d traveled to a conference without his trusted piece of technology, so the business owner had one shipped to him with a personal note. Digital Marketing community engagement content marketing content overload digital marketing marketing strategy trust Image via People do strange things when they’re desperate to be heard. How well?”

New Media Artist-in-Residence Program for Lanai

Bare Feet Studios

I’ve been meaning to write more about the innovative travel blogger program I am doing with the L?na?i started the conversation here with some advice for travel destinations. I am very grateful to my clients at the Maui and L?na?i Six of the seven are currently in the top 100 Travel Bloggers. Interested travelers can follow and join the online conversations in real time.

Cool Social Tools: BigMarker


Don’t have time to travel to headquarters half way across the country? BigMarker is a Chicago based, online webinar and video conference system. They can also host video conferences for organizations, company meetings and general online conferences. BigMarker Read more about  webinars  and  video conferences  on our blog. Before Your Conference.

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180: 7 Types of Facebook Live Videos that Grow Your Audience, Build Your Brand and Make Money


Similarly if you’re a travel blogger to show a destination. know a lot of you go to conferences, you go to workshops, you go to different types of events. Building Community FeedSplice by FeedBlitzWays to Use Facebook Live to Grow Your Blog. We’ve seen Facebook continue to develop it over the last 12 months. Stay tuned my quick top 7 ways to use Facebook Live!

It’s Our Birthday!

Spin Sucks

Last week, we let the ninth birthday of Spin Sucks quietly pass by for three reasons: 1) I was crazy to launch a blog on the day America changed forever; 2) It was a crazy, hectic travel week and I wanted to be here to chat with all of you; and 3) We were one week away from our free webinar with Michael Smart so we followed our normal schedule. And we wrote content from conferences.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform. What is it?

Monday Roundup: PRSA Counselors Academy 2015

Waxing UnLyrical

Emergency surgery prevented me from traveling to Laguna this past week for PRSA Counselors Academy 2015 … gah! Why: “I think ‘community’ was just becoming a social media buzzword at the time. Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation. Have you learned any memorable lessons from past #CAPRSA, or other, conferences? And why?

7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity. Once you fire up your social media strategy, it doesn’t travel as fast as that silver bullet either. month? Three?

Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

Tradeshow organizers can use a widget to help promote attendance at an upcoming conference with a countdown timer to the date and include an RSS feed with event updates, sponsors, ticket sales, etc. Company-Focused Community Site – Instead of reaching your customers on a 3rd party social network, build your social network. So how do you find new content that engages audiences?

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It’s Time to Take Facebook Seriously for Location Marketing

SocialTimes Facebook

Incidentally, as part of the latest round of location marketing updates, Facebook has also made it easier for its community to find recommendations for things to do and places to go. When you use Facebook to ask about a place to visit (which can happen often when you’re traveling), you can organize your friends’ recommendations in one place. Facebook really jumped into the on-demand world with its launch of chat bots for Messenger  at the F8 conference this year. What’s your location marketing strategy for Facebook? How often do you update your pages?

Business Lessons Learned From a Speaking Gig Gone Bad

Waxing UnLyrical

And as far as I can tell, it disappeared when the organizers were having so much trouble with the many moving parts of the conference, that they decided to remove said moving parts that weren’t important enough. Over visas, over how I should dress while traveling and while there, over how I should plan my work, and so many other things. Walk like an Egyptian… not.

Instagram Stories: How 18 Brands And Influencers Are Using It (And You Can Too!)

Buffer Social

Take a look at your event calendar and see if there are any upcoming events and activities that your online community can follow along. Meetups, conferences, or roadshows. Use Instagram Stories to do research and interact with your community. Bring your offline and online communities together. 10 billion. That’s the number of videos people watch on Snapchat every day.

Blog Sabotage!

Geoff Livingston

At this point in my career, continued public successes like the Demand Success conference , and general online visibility matter more. Sometimes the road less traveled is the one that feels best. I can live with the lesser result in exchange for focusing on my current writing projects, as well as writing what my heart desires. Long time readers have probably noticed a metamorphosis.

You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

I travel. A lot. Airline staff greet me by name and not just because I’ve left my conference name tag on my jacket. Because I am nosey – an asset in online community management – I decided to investigate further online. Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail TwitterSo do I pop into the empty restaurant congratulating myself on finding a seat?

Seven Steps to Dealing with Critics

Spin Sucks

When tasked with the idea of using social media to engage the resident’s children, we knew we had to find a way to showcase these Wii competitions and see if we could extend them beyond each community. As they played, it was recorded in real time and uploaded to the community’s website and through Facebook. By Gini Dietrich. When Critics Attack. Right then and there. Be cautious.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Not only leaders in their professional lives, nearly all these women use their social profiles to express their passions outside the workplace, which range from NASCAR, art, travel, billiards, wine and music to community service, politics and, of course, family. Carrie is also active in community work, including work with tornado relief and local sports charities. sacevero.

The Three “Ss” of a Successful Live Event

Spin Sucks

This makes it more difficult for you to get found and engage your community. There are costs involved, which may include renting a space, paying for speakers, marketing, advertising, travel costs, opportunity costs, food costs, and more, so it’s more risky. . Pay them (or pay their travel expenses, or buy a copy of their latest book for your attendees). By Rich Brooks.

How One Company Is Re-Imagining Corporate Website Design

Convince & Convert

Traveling down the site, it’s not overtly obvious that Tumblr powers the site. At a recent 4A conference , Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer cited that the average post on Tumblr gets reblogged about 14 times. By displaying their most popular stories, their team continually finesses their content calendar to be the most relevant to their community. The difference? Not entirely.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform. What is it?

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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How to Immediately Gain Traction on Twitter (and Grow Your Business)

Rebekah Radice

Today I’m going to share with you 11 ways to immediately gain traction on Twitter and grow a thriving community. Staying focused on your niche will make it easy for you to build a community centered around similar interests.   3. Twitter followers that are part of your local area (city, state or community). Travel tweets that help you plan your next vacation.

10 Good Things

Geoff Livingston

The feedback has been provocative, and indicative of a repeatable conference. BlogPotomac was great, pulling together the DC social community in new thoughtful ways. wanted a second chance for a community gathering about the edge of new media. hate business travel, and look forward to my time with her after work and during weekends. Woohoo! 2) My Knee Feels Good.

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With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal > With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme With 4 Days Before Blogger Social, I Bring You the 4×4 Meme by Tamar Weinberg on March 31, 2008 Share As I was traveling on my last of three conferences, Chris Kieff tagged me on the 4×4 meme that’s going around. Here’s why: Just over three years ago, I got married to a wonderful guy named Brian. I’ve traveled more than ever before. Building my first online community 4.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t shy away from giving your community the information needed to find you elsewhere both online and offline. Let it be posted on every social platform of choice and then watch as it seeds through other communities (which is likely to happen and shows that your marketing is viral). In the screenshot above, control is shifted to everyone and empowers your community members.

How to Execute Social Media Takeovers

Sprout Social

This allowed us to establish how takeovers work and what kinds of stories work best. I'll close out our first #employeetakeover with this very fitting mural near my Airbnb in Amsterdam. I'm incredibly fortunate to do what I love in an industry I love among a community I love. I'm lucky enough to blend work and travel without sacrificing productivity or opportunity.

Digital media etiquette: Where do you stand?


Blogging communities are often a friendly place to connect with people in targeted niches. Web Conferences. With more and more people working from home and traveling for work purposes,  conference call services  have become a major hit for businesses. When participating in a web conference, location is key. Social Media. Email/Instant Messaging. Blogs.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

Why not just establish some sort of conversion goal from the web on your own site (blog or www) as hub and create a social segmentation, establish process to campaign tag special links / promos and set everything else as a KPI (community size, engagement events). Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. Wowza! Wowza!

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After all, hourly consulting fees are typically much more costly than a “free lunch&# plus the travel time it took to meet up. Almost everything everyone does in the business world, be it a regular transaction, tourism, or travel, has some financial element to it. Yet with social media, there’s a perception that it’s easy to score freebies. Will You? Failed? Often.