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Membership as Living Community


Anna Caraveli’s monthly column for SocialFishing focuses on “the building blocks for constructing new membership and business models” for associations. The factors that contribute to success are equally applicable to virtual and professional communities. However exotic this experience might sound to some, it has the same characteristics of a successful online community

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.

Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership


The community was shaped to her needs and facilitated the kind of interactions, learning and development paths she needed to practice successfully. She could post and read about cases on this community platform; ask for advice; compare results; brainstorm on solutions; and go as deeply as she wanted into a specialized issue. We all have had these moments.

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? 

Is Technology Ruining Online Community

Convince & Convert

Online community and our lust for it is at its apex. Today, we spend considerable time and effort and emotional capital on how to construct the ultimate online community , festooned with custom tabs and iframes and videos and the sparkling Christmas ornaments of social media. Let’s shift our focus under the water line where the real mass of online community floats.

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. " Compared to other peer groups, scientific communities are often surprisingly egalitarian and broadly international. Community Data Systems.

Four Ways to Combat Audience Negativity on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Trust me, we’ve all been there before on the community management team — audience negativity is an inevitable part of being in social media. But what ultimately sets a community manager apart is not just how she handles normal or positive engagements; the greater challenge is finding a way to respond appropriately to negative feedback. Always Respond. The same goes for social media.

The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them


They post a ton of content on their social networks from trivia to humorous images, but still keep it industry tailored to their niche, construction. Content Strategy Implementation communications community community managers creativity social media social networking strategic thinking Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. Caryl M.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Check it out!

Survey: Blogging within the architecture, design and construction.

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Survey: Blogging within the architecture, design and construction industries 21/04/2010 tags: blogging by Annalisa Morgan In January of this year, we conducted a survey on the use of blogging amongst professionals in the architecture, construction and design industries. Why did you launch the blog?

PR Lessons from DroughtShaming

Spin Sucks

Distrust Does Not Build Community. Distrust among neighbors does not build a caring community. We need to help people realize a mutual goal of creating a pleasant community is bigger than the issue of sprinklers. Some events are inevitable in the life of a community. By Paula Kiger. have a confession to make. But it’s a new day, a new year, and perhaps I have evolved.

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“Social Media Citizens” is under construction

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio “Social Media Citizens&# is under construction November 25th, 2009 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share Well the new year is coming along with the new face for Social Media Citizens. thank you for your patience, Giedrius. SMC QUOTE “.As Valid XHTML 1.0

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

poorly constructed and executed social plan often leads to results more problematic than had the business done nothing at all. Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process. Blogging Business Facebook Google+ Social Media Tips Twitter community etiquette Marketing and Advertising Networking Online reputation spam trust

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Lisa Peyton highlights three examples of successful Google+ brand pages such as the NASA page , where “The active space and science community on Google+ may support speculation that platform users are mostly tech-savvy early adopters. With Google+ Communities, Google launches its own version of Facebook Groups by VentureBeat. So what makes Google+ special? You can! Think Again!

Stop Believing These Common Social Media Myths

Sprout Social

For example, our agency does lot of community management work for the Shell Houston Open, a PGA TOUR event in Houston. Through our community management efforts and our paid media measurement and optimization, we grew our fan base by 23% in 2016 and increased ticket sales revenue by 25% YOY. They sell heavy construction equipment direct to local dealers. Community ManagementMarketing professionals can agree on one thing–we live in an industry that’s constantly changing. Our industry moves rapidly. Google tweaks its algorithm constantly. Instagram turns into Snapchat.

Fear of Feedback Needs a New Perspective

Spin Sucks

You would lose constructive feedback and suggestions that could enhance your offerings. Constructive Conversation and Contribution. Cultivating a community that engages with respect in discussions should be a top priority for any organization using social media. Give thoughtful, respectful responses and contribute constructively to the dialogue they’ve started.

Living The Heretically Productive Life [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

while back, I was asked by the estimable Thursday Bram to contribute to a blog post on Constructively Productive that would focus on “heretical’ productivity. That’s constructively productive. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. fine idea, I thought. It’s fine.

The Re-Branding of Me: Website Under Construction | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

14 Responses to “The Re-Branding of Me: Website Under Construction&# Silouan says: June 6, 2009 at 9:30 am Site looks nice and crisp. If we are not going to put our best selves out there, why bother showing up at all? It takes hard work to stand out from the crowd. If we are lucky enough to be noticed, we have only a brief opportunity to make an impression. Confused yet? Bring it on!

Monetize Influence and Lessen It

Geoff Livingston

Influencers considering monetization of their online trust should also weigh how such strategies can lessen trust within a community, and hurt search rank. Influence online is often a result of becoming an integral part of a community and providing good information. Both of those types of media are less trustworthy to communities. No one wants to begrudge monetization.

Start Your Community With Role Models, Not Influencers

Social Media Strategery

In it, they highlight some of the ways in which Pinterest defied best practices when they first started – they didn't include any leaderboards, they didn't highlight the most popular pinners, they used an infinite scroll layout instead of pushing for more clicks and pageviews, and most interesting to me, their first community members weren't "influencers" with high Klout scores. What if we focused our efforts on the people who will become the community leaders, rather than simply the people with the loudest mouths? She's the founder's mom.

Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. Is it constructive criticism, a straight problem, or an attack? If the comment is from a turd, your community will see them for what they are, and they will lose their credibility. Guest post by Yvette Pistorio. The best tip I can give:  don’t take them personally.

How Social Media can Fix the Troll and Bullying problem

Laurel Papworth

Bullying can be a contributing factor in suicide and damages whole communities not just the bullied. Because they reflect back the community values with a twist. We use email, telephone and social media in peaceful, person-to-person counter-protests against groups that target abortion facilities, providers and patients, as well as their families and communities. Yahoo.

Connecting 2 the World: Is constructing knowledge based on analysis a work literacy skill?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Is constructing knowledge based on analysis a work literacy skill? have been reading "Constructing Grounded Theory" by Kathy Charmaz for my dissertation. The idea came to me, as I was reading, that I could use the framework presented in the book to help develop analytical skills in my students and to help them to learn to construct knowledge from data by: learning how to collect relevant data. In addition, the deeper thinking skills needed in good qualitative research could create opportunities for the construction of new knowledge and more complex ideas. Ka kite.

Realignment #3: Value Propositions Are Not About You


Without an outside-in perspective, you cannot discern the true market value of your assets and, hence, construct meaningful value propositions, beyond recitations of programs and products. Three things emerged in my research as prerequisite to the construction of a true and compelling value proposition. From the new book:  The Demand Perspective: Leading From the Outside.

Do Shopping Centers Have A Future?

Twist Image

Shopping malls used to be very linear in their construction and they were anchored by the big department stores. What we're currently seeing are more shopping malls that have a more circular construction to them. gathering place for our community that transcends the former single-function of buying stuff.And this is just the beginning. They are places for us - as individuals - to be a community. community. Retail, consumerism and how we buy has changed in the past few years, like never before. " It's important to understand the new retail landscape.

Where The Consumers Are

Twist Image

He doesn't have stress over union strikes and other anomalies that can impact a retail store (like construction or even if the stadium decides to move). Since when was a business not about being a true value to the community that it serves? If that community is now anywhere and everywhere (including online, where consumers are looking for ratings and reviews or more in-depth information), what does it say about a brand that is completely ignoring the situation (and opportunity). community. Consumers are not just people who see media and advertising. It's not a fad.

PB125: How to Handle Critical and Attacking Comments from Blog Readers


suggested that having a bit of a thick skin might be useful because from time to time you’ll definitely get ‘feedback’ that may not be as a encouraging, helpful or constructive as it could be – and which at times may even enter into the territory of it being aggressive, attacking and personal. Let the Community Respond – Sometimes the community notices and responds.

Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic

Janet Fouts

Give people a constructive way to interact with you and resolve the issues. Give them a forum on your Facebook page or community pages, a number to call, an email address, anything they can use to contact you directly for information. If you’ve built up a strong community your community will often rally to your support when you are wronged. Have a plan.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning


Learning and Collective Knowledge Construction With Social Media: A Process-Oriented Perspective. Breezio — Breezio is a new private community platform that I’m kind of obsessed with, and that I think is a great example of how private community platforms can be used to enable social learning. Defining and Designing Social Learning. Social Learning in the Association Space.

Realignment #5: From Products to Solutions


My small community bank added a new feature which is immensely convenient to me: the ability to transfer funds to and from other banks! I am sure that the bank would prefer that I keep all my accounts with them, yet they make it easier for me to keep and manage accounts at different banks. It looks like VIN is bringing the community together around issues of importance to us.

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. You want to give me constructive criticism? But let’s be honest here. It’s really not that new. month? Three?

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Facebook, on the other hand, has a customer community who is primarily focused on sharing personal updates with their friends and family. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts or constructive criticism. Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience. Like clockwork, we would begin each fiscal year (and each quarter) working on serving the customers. One simple word.

Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update


Our Vision is to lead a workplace (r)evolution that is based in the power of human community, the intricacies of thriving workforces, and authentic connections with today’s and tomorrow’s talent—all driven by the Workplace Genome.™ Our Every quarter, I’ll post what we’re up to over at WorkXO. Overview. Our Mission is to upgrade work. membership stats. member findings.

Santa, the Communications Pro

Spin Sucks

Master Community Builder His story, the buzz and excitement it generates, and the annual build up of anticipation and wonder build community around a mutual participation in tradition. When you really look at the power of this story to form and perpetuate community , it’s absolutely amazing…and inspiring. Maybe even the universe! Martians need holiday cheer too. HAHAHAHA!!

Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down

Jason Yormark Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community , Social Media / Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down | Subcribe via RSS Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down September 14th, 2009 Posted in Community , Social Media Tweet Share Because so many of my family, friends, friends of friends, etc. came out in hordes to support my Vanns Community Manager role video application, I felt it was important and appropriate to write a follow up for everyone. Be more transparent.

Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Have Social Network

Spin Sucks

This blog post is for all of the women Spin Sucks community. ” She says, “The male-dominated start-up community can be intimidating;  it seems to thrive on competition and bravado. Meridith (co-founder Meridith Dennes ) and I wanted to create a safe, positive, constructive forum for women to discuss and fully develop their ideas before having to defend them.” . Project Eve launched just three weeks ago and already has 630 members, which shows there clearly is a need for women business leaders to have an outlet for discussion, resources, and community.

21 Social Media Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without

Sprout Social

Join in on Communities. Within large social networks, smaller communities form. Whether it’s Facebook Groups, Twitter Chats, Google+ Communities or LinkedIn Groups, there are plenty of opportunities for you connect with like-minded people and companies within your niche. Participating in these communities will help you establish yourself or your company as an authority.

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Who Will Become the Tesla or AirBnB of the Home Category?

Social Media Strategery

What if a tool brand created a branded online community where customers were able to buy, sell and share their tools with a very targeted and engaged group of people? Miscellaneous airbnb brunner building supply construction Hardware HBS HBSDealer home sharing economy tesla uberThis post originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of Hardware + Building Supply Dealer. .

Create a Positive Website Customer Experience

Spin Sucks

If you have a strong and engaged community , consider adding an onsite social network to your webpage. Show, rather than tell, what your company has to offer by presenting viewers with a well-constructed website that serves as a one-stop shop for all their needs. By Ben Shwartz Customer experience can make or break a business, and that often happens right on your website.

Social Business Failure Is a Choice: Speaking a Common Language


Others refer more to dynamics and underlying principles of phenomena driven by the social and mobile reality and most of all its impact on how people behave, interact, inform themselves, form communities, co-create, etc.  We are warned. Gartner predicts 80% of social business efforts will not achieve intended benefits through 2015. In practice, social business is a huge Babylonian confusion.