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How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

During that conversation, one of the questions posed to me was: What role does social media play in content marketing? 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. What is Community?

Facebook Pages: Using Content & Conversation to Build Community

Firebelly

During the AllFacebook Marketing Conference , I was particularly excited about attending the Facebook Pages: Using Content & Conversation to Build Community session. However, I did come out of the session with some interesting opinions, statistics and tips for community managers. Here are some highlights from the panelists: Be authentic to your brand.

Monday Roundup: Conversations

Waxing UnLyrical

Conversation.” Conversations, when initiated and managed well, can drive reputation, expand reach, and build brand loyalty. This This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on conversations. Exercises for Writing Conversationally. Why: Is your brand using multiple social media sites to converse with potential customers?

A Little Bit of Conversation. A Lot More Insights.

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s simple – call a few people and have some in-depth, one-on-one conversations. But to keep it brief, here are some highlights: We learned that Facebook’s algorithm means many utilities no longer post messages about short-term outages. LinkedIn posts go beyond job openings, to highlighting employees on the job and in the community. Guest Post by Kristie Aylett. Analytics.

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.

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want a Conversation…Just Not the Conversations You Want to Have

Social Media Strategery

Somehow I don’t think these are the conversations consumers are looking for from brands. Fast Company just published another article discussing how customers are no longer satisfied just with good products and services or low prices – they want collaboration and conversation from brands. ” What kinds of conversations is your brand having with its customers? Are

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Our conversation reminded me of Jeff Jarvis’   What Would Google Do ? Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

Then you started distributing said content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… maybe other platforms as well. 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. This means looking for the right places and conversations in which to participate (e.g.

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. Some are great conversation wranglers, s**t-disturbers even. Community managers?

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:  Community managers have a challenging job. Following a hilarious video on improving your private life, in which the company introduces guru Fille Güte, Ikea Singapore took to Facebook to launch the Shelf Help Guru Contest. Continue the conversation on our Facebook or Google+ pages. Include a visual or video response.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# Or whether the two terms are synonymous? know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! Likewise, a lot of job seekers who want to “do&# social media for a company are thinking that they want to go into community management. Are you confused.

The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities

Convince & Convert

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. It’s fairly natural to assume that as the leader, you are building and growing a “community.” After

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. Before the rise of MySpace and Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr, the “original” social media was created in the unglamorous yet impactful world of discussion boards and forums. Why not use the mass reach of Facebook, et al, to also try to CREATE new customers and fans, from whole cloth?

Building Community with MarketMeSuite

Spin Sucks

spent some time getting to know some of the features and experimenting with it for Spin Sucks Pro as a tool to help build community. Like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck , it allows you to manage all of your social media accounts from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can monitor your lists, and the conversation. What are you using to build and manage your community? Engage.

5 Facebook Conversation Generation Tips You Need To Know

Firebelly

I’ve used these 5 tips with my own community management work and have seen outstanding results. Look closely at your community demographics. If your community is 70% 25-44, then the bulk of your conversation starters should be geared towards this demo. Many of us aren’t as deeply immersed in Facebook during the day as we are at night. Be inclusive.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

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. They start conversations that will get their fans talking and thinking about hunger. Their Facebook. See, it works!

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global  community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. The best resources can be found by looking simply around online and seeing what other brands are doing with their communities. It should always be organic).

8 Questions to Ask After Facebook Community Growth

Firebelly

Your community has grown significantly. People have responded to your story and your conversational style. Your last contest brought hundreds of new members to your Facebook community. How has the conversation changed? Can you become a part of their lives on Facebook? 7. Will you be able to convert business out of this community?

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager. With a boom in social media presence of brands, the role of a Community Manager is growing.

Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver

Firebelly

If you need to open a new tab and check Facebook or Twitter, go ahead. The fun facts, random questions, and product advertisements all keep the consumers coming back to the brand and builds the community, but if and only if you sprinkle in some of what they actually want. Build your community using relevance and use something you can have through an email newsletter: conversation.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. Facebook is now venturing into their next Messenger-based project: bots. Facebook Reactions – Three Months On. Open for Business.

How Much Do You Know About Your Consumers’ Cultural Communities?

Convince & Convert

Social media engagement and community building is such an important piece of growing consumer advocacy. Starting on Twitter, hashtags have been used since 2007 to make conversations about similar topics or events easy to find and participate in. While this is still true, hashtags are now used to provide context and add emotion to conversation as well. Image via Unsplash.

640+ Power Words That Sell to Maximize Your Conversions

Writtent Blog

Do you want to find better words that sell to maximize your conversions? Check out our list of 640+ power words that sell to maximise your conversions, which we’ve divided into different categories to make it easier for you to find what you need. Words to Increase Facebook Shares, Likes, and Comments. Words to Encourage Community. Because. Instantly. Amazing. Announcing.

Social Design for Social Success

Mindjumpers

Tweet Did you know that the number 1 reason why people love Facebook is that it enables us to show our personality? To create an identity shows the human need for sense of community belonging and self-esteem. Social Social Design takes these facts into consideration, in order to bring true value to the community you aim to build. Enable Conversations. Summary.

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Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing  now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches. So what is Facebook video anyway? And what about Facebook Live?

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MoMA Creates @Art140 To Stir Up Conversation

The Realtime Report

MoMA will post 6 pieces of art , representing “a wide range of work,” and then add information about each piece designed to get conversation rolling. ” Conversations will be grouped by hashtags that appear underneath each piece of art; the first round includes #Art140 with #Popova, #VanGogh, #Boccioni, #Klimt, #Gauguin and #Rousseau. million likes on Facebook.

Unlock Facebook’s Secret Blueprint for Successful Facebook Pages

Peg Fitzpatrick

Facebook Page management is one of the most challenging social media tasks due to the complexity of the Facebook algorithm and the amount of competition in the News Feed. In this post, I’m going to examine successful Facebook Pages and see what makes them work so well as well as show you Facebook’s own blueprint. Now for Facebook’s Secret Blueprint !

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5 Reasons Why Conversations Matter to Your Brand

Firebelly

A few months ago, Altimeter Group released a study on Facebook marketing success criteria. More specifically, brands struggle to put the human side first, have a hard time with two-way conversations, can’t get to the point of enabling conversations between others and rarely enable advocacy. You can accomplish a lot with conversation. Sow the seeds of affinity.

Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager

Geoff Livingston

In online circles we believe a community manager is someone who cultivates and activates a group or a brand following on a social network. But unlike his American counterparts, Joseph doesn’t use a Facebook Group, Instagram or Twitter as primary tools of his job (though he is on those networks ). His community needs him, as does the overall Wildlife Works effort. Rangers.

Editorial Planning for Facebook Marketing

Mindjumpers

But still, many companies have a hard time to know what content they should share with their community on social media platforms such as Facebook. “Do not push information, create dialogue” is a common recommendation, but this may be easier said than done. Define your community. To define the identity of your community, consider some of the following elements. Tweet.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Some of these claims can get… heated, so ensuring a strong moderation core is a key part of keeping the conversation from devolving. Discussion builds communities. ADQ started as an extension of a Facebook page experiment on my own personal wall. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. Communities co-create their own culture. Hey there, #WUL. ” 1.

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. software , vendors and clients alike have come to realize that these communities don’t just magically appear. Good luck! It’s you.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Many have discovered how to leverage their Facebook communities to strengthen brand loyalty and communicate directly with customers.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

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? 

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

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.

Facebook Rewards Longer Content: Here’s What We Found

Spin Sucks

About a month ago, Corina Manea wrote here about the hubbub surrounding marketers leaving Facebook. Her post, titled  Are You Sure You Want to Leave Facebook? , was in response to a conversation we’d been having on Slack  about how to achieve better reach and engagement organically. That’s why, when the conversation came up in our team Slack, I was a bit reticent.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Beat the Street, indeed: Facebook’s third-quarter-2016 financial results exceeded Wall Street’s projections across the board, and the social network now boasts 1.79 billion in the prior-year quarter, and Facebook said ad revenue grew by more than 50 percent in all regions of the globe. Facebook reported 1.79 66 percent of Facebook’s MAUs visit the social network every day.

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Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. knew that as a community manager myself, I had to ask her about her own experiences with social media within a company that seemed to have been an early adopter of sorts in the social media community management realm. We embrace them all. 4.

Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

Janet Fouts

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten more than a dozen invitations to Google+ communities in the last couple of days. In case you’re not aware of what that means, Google+ launched a new feature, Google+ Communities on Dec 6. Here’s a video from Google on what these new communities are all about: What Do Google+ Communities Offer My Business?

#Milaap4Hope: A Global Conversation on Sustainable Giving

Waxing UnLyrical

And that is why Milaap is hosting a global, round-the-clock digital conversation on sustainable giving  today. Milaap4Hope: A Global Conversation on Sustainable Giving is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Sorry! Besides! We’re back! What else matters?!