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How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

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.

Download Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Geoff Livingston

Please feel free to download the book here. I’m sorry that it’s only available to you in this PDF format. The first chapter details the media theories driving social networks and communities online. Welcome to the Fifth Estate by Geoff Livingston. It almost been two years since my second book Welcome to the Fifth Estate was published. Enjoy! Feedback is certainly welcome.

Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun

Spin Sucks

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

I Brainstormed 180 Blog Post Ideas for You [Free Download]

ProBlogger

Initially I was going to just send the list on to my blogger friend but as I looked at it I realised many of them would be useful for the ProBlogger community to use not only as blog post prompts but also as prompts for podcasts, videos, live-streaming and many other kinds of content. The post I Brainstormed 180 Blog Post Ideas for You [Free Download] appeared first on ProBlogger.

Calling all online community software vendors

SocialFish

Is your community software company serious about the association market? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about your community platform among association executives. Online Community Results is currently accepting sponsors for the 2016 Online Community Software Selection Guide. Download the 2015 guide to get a sense for what it’s all about.

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. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. From my perspective, what really differentiates MarketMeSuite, is their community. If you want to check it out, you can download it here. Engage.

Community Management Continues to Mature [REPORT]

SocialFish

The Community Roundtable’s essential 2012 State of Community Management Report is out. Run, do not walk, to go download it.  It’s free. community management practices have matured and educational resources abound , alongside concerns about how to distinguish the value/quality of individual programs (just like the social media guru/snake oil issue).

Get your Online Community Software Selection Guide!

SocialFish

Remember the white paper we produced in 2009 that included a comparison of private online community vendors? In November, Online Community Results (the private online community experts) will have a one-of-a-kind resource that will include detailed information from the top vendors in the not-for-profit private online community software space (say that 10 times!). Whether

2016 State of Community Management Survey – We need YOU

SocialFish

The Community Roundtable have launched their annual State of Community Management research survey. Now in its 7th year, this research has helped tens of thousands of community management professionals evaluate their approaches, educate stakeholders, secure budget and prioritize resources – and they make it freely available to you.  Download last year’s SOCM here.

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

Guest post by Teri Carden and Ben Martin of Online Community Results. And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. It was our pleasure to team up with SocialFish for the 2014 Online Community Software Selection Guide — there were more than 3,000 downloads! ————— Due diligence. It’s a real thing.

Join the @SocialEmployee Revolution! Start by Downloading Chapter 3 Now! #IBM #Cisco #SouthwestAir

Blue Focus Marketing

At its heart, The Social Employee is about community, that’s why we’re asking you to help us spread the word.  We’re very excited about this book, and we want the whole world to know about it. Share The Social Employee with your communities on Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Branding from the Inside Out!   Join the Revolution Now! JOIN THE SOCIAL EMPLOYEE REVOLUTION! ZK7EXj4lDkA.

Ready to Grow ROI? Online Communities Can Help You Generate New Revenue Streams

SocialFish

Resource: Case studies on how to leverage your online community to find untapped revenue sources. Online communities are inherently useful outlets for growth and increased revenue. Any community can use advertising, vendors, events and other unique revenue streams to help its organization to flourish. says Ben Martin, CAE, from Online Community Results.

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Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Open Community is now on Audible! We have FIVE DOWNLOAD CODES AVAILABLE  - all you need to do is drop us a comment below. Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed  the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g. In what way?

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Martin

Social Media Citizens

Ben Martin is Global Community Manager at AVG. Previously, Ben was a Communities Executive for an Online PR and Social agency called Content & Motion. Over the last six years he build his experience in managing online communities for large, multi-national brands across many different sectors. On-site communities (e.g. That’s not to say I don’t read the “thinkers”.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

The FutureOfMedia Discussion site The New Fourth Estate is Social Media The Function of News in Community Commercialization of Human Stories De-Commercialization of Human Stories Problem Journalism vs Solution Journalism Product vs Process Journalism What is a Newspaper’s Product Anyway? The Function of News in Community. And by community I don’t mean articles with comments.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

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

#measurePR: Learning From the Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week, Spin Sucks ran a guest post I authored on how Twitter chats can be a doorway to your community. With no agenda and no guest, we ended up having what I called a “fireside” or community chat. If you download the transcript of #measurePR, the Nov. What an opportunity to teach, and learn from, a student, and introduce her to the community.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

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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The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets

SocialFish

pulled up an old file with random notes about online communities and started researching. Something big is happening in the world of professional communities – the world that associations are used to dominating – and I can’t ignore it. Unlike VIN, the communities I’m going to discuss here are free, bigger and well-funded. Meet the cast of new community players.

The 2013 State of Community Management Survey

SocialFish

Each year, The Community Roundtable , a peer network of social business professionals (I’m a member), does a really great report on the state of community management. What difference does community management make? What are the standard roles and responsibilities of community managers? How big should I expect my community program budget to be?

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

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.

A Community of Practice Is More Than a Website

Social Media Strategery

A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger , a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession. Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual collaboration, engagement, platforms, and Enterprise 2.0. There is no reference to the tools that are used to facilitate the communication and collaboration, nor is there a defined set of characteristics that define how a community of practice works or what topics they discuss.

8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community

ProBlogger

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.

How to Leverage a Community of Passionate Fans

Convince & Convert

Click the play button to listen here: Download the audio file: [link]. Jake explains that the outdoor recreation department is huge for Gamin, and Jeff speculates that the people who are a part of the outdoor recreation community are extremely serious about their hobby, which makes them very special customers for Garmin. Jake Jacobson, Garmin @jakesjournal. Listen Now . HolySocial!

How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content

Spin Sucks

Let’s look at three different examples of how to build a call-to-action through building community, generating leads, and driving sales. He then tracks whether or not the person has downloaded the book. If they don’t download it, he knows they’re not a qualified lead for him so he doesn’t waste his time. Did they download a white paper? Our time equals money. You read.

Resources for Small Staff Associations

SocialFish

Also has a downloadable version. Gimp and Paint.net are downloads that are both widely recommended as free Photoshop alternatives. Campaign Monitor  template builder is a free tool that lets you create and download html email templates. Cool Social Tools Featured From the Trenches Implementation Nimble Nonprofit Open Community————-. Here it is.

A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2009 Share After years of trial and error and months of writing, The New Community Rules ( O’Reilly link | Amazon link ) has been released, and I wanted to dive into some of the concepts I discuss in the book, many of which I hope to explore in depth in future blog posts.

Community Building Through Innovative Conferences

Convince & Convert

Click the play button to listen here: Download the audio file: [link]. Jason Keath, Social Fresh @jasonkeath. Jason Keath of Social Fresh joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to tell us about the blooming success of Social Fresh and how to run a more efficient, interesting conference. Read on for some of the highlights or listen below for the full podcast. Listen Now.

Getting to the bottom of community management

Jeff Esposito

This post originally ran on the Community Roundtable. . If you read business publications, blogs or websites to any extent, you have probably heard about community management. Next to social media management, community management might be the hottest buzzword or buzzcareerpath (I think we just made up a new buzzword). Good thing the survey has a question for that .

New Downloadable Guide Helps You Rock Video Marketing

Kikolani

To improve branding, you either need to create an engaging ad for your company/service/blog, build several creative pieces that will generate buzz as a consequence of the creative value, or create informational content valuable to your target community, such as tutorials. For more information and resources, download the PDF video marketing guide. You're reading New Downloadable Guide Helps You Rock Video Marketing , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. This is a guest post by Adria Saracino. News releases.

Open community and clarity over control: American Nurses Association

SocialFish

If you are interested in participating in this review please  download the  document and  submit your comments via the online form below by 5:00pm EDT on  June 9, 2011. Association Case Studies Open CommunityHow awesome is this! Clicking on the link leads you to this : Submit Comments: Principles of Social Networking and the Nurse. Do you have any comments on these principles?

Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community

ProBlogger

With all the wonderful feedback on my guest post about how we utilize WordPress multisite and discussion forums to build community for our rather niche market, I thought I might offer some detail about specific tactics and network plugins we use to keep members informed, active and increasing in number. How to build community on membership sites. Here’s how we did it. Epilogue.

Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool

Mindjumpers

This tool will help your brand to better understand how to get the most out of the photo sharing gold mine by optimising your Instagram activity – and consequently to better reach your potential community within the mobile app’s 80 million users. Simply Measured just made that task easier with the launch of a new Instagram reporting tool. How to Boost Your Number of Followers on Instagram.

How to Build Community for Niche Site Success

ProBlogger

But then again, I never expected the little website I created to keep friends and family informed about Jerry’s progress to become the largest online community for canine amputees and their people either. We considered a number of different ventures during our three years on the road, but that thing turned out to be right under our noses, and the Tripawds Blogs community was born.

Quit Renting Your Audience in Social Media

Convince & Convert

Smart companies are now using leased social communities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et al) to drive participation in owned social communities. Owned, on-domain social communities offer more control, enhanced engagement and interaction capabilities, deeper customer insight opportunities, and reliable reach. Please enjoy, and feel free to download this file.

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!

How Book of the Month Club Is Building a Vibrant Community on Instagram

Simply Measured

10 Tips for Increasing Brand Engagement on Instagram Download. Here are the strategies that Book of the Month Club has used its 268 posts in 2016 to reach 38,000 followers and plant the seeds of a vibrant reading community on Instagram with172% in engagement as a percentage of followers. . How does your brand build its community on Instagram? Multiple Posts per Day. Win-win.